Zych (shoulder) isn't likely to return to active duty before mid-June at the earliest, the News Tribune reports. The right-hander had been given a four-week timetable when he was placed on the disabled list with tendinitis in his rotator cuff May 3, but that gets pushed back by about 10 days. Zych has started to play catch on flat ground, but hasn't yet progressed to throwing from a mound.
Zych (shoulder) is hoping to resume flat-ground throwing this weekend, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Evidently, the inflammation in Zych's shoulder has already reduced some in the week since he landed on the DL. This news does not necessarily move up Zych's four-week estimated recovery timetable, but if he's able to throw by this weekend, it would bode well for his chances of returning early next month.
Zych (shoulder) is expected to miss roughly four weeks, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The Mariners are only listing "soreness" as Zych's diagnosis, but it's apparently relatively severe, and the right-hander isn't likely to return until early June. The team called up right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A earlier in the week to take Zych's roster spot.
Zych was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday retroactive to May 2. It's unclear when the ailment arose, but it's apparently bad enough to warrant a DL stint for Zych. There is currently no timetable for his return, but that should become clearer once he begins his rehab process. Right-hander Steve Johnson had his contract selected from Triple-A Tacoma and was called up to take his spot on the roster.
Zych gave up the Mariners' only run, albeit unearned, in Tuesday's victory over Houston. After Tuesday's performance, Zych's ERA sits at 3.27 and he has brought his K/9 to an incredible 13.09. Despite his ability to strike out batters, Zych has a 1.36 WHIP on the year, as he frequently walks the opponent. If he can learn to control his pitch location more effectively, his ERA should fall, for Zych has only given up seven hits this season.
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