Meyer (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.
Friday marks Meyer's first bullpen session since experiencing some shoulder fatigue earlier in May. The Twins have yet to announce how many bullpen sessions Meyer will need before returning to action, but provided that he can get through Friday's session without a hitch, he could be close to getting back into the rotation at Triple-A.
Meyer (shoulder) played catch Monday and is slated to throw again later in the week, LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune reports.
Meyer was optioned to Triple-A Rochester earlier in May and it has since been reported that he's dealing with some right shoulder fatigue. While it's encouraging that he was able to throw Monday, it's worth noting that he did so off of flat ground and has not yet been cleared to throw off a mound. Meyer is set to throw again later in the week, at which point it should become apparent whether he can progress to throwing bullpen sessions.
Meyer hasn't appeared in a game since being sent to Triple-A Rochester on May 3 due to fatigue in his pitching shoulder, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
He hasn't been placed on the DL and he could return next week, but watch to make sure this isn't a significant setback.
Alex Meyer was optioned to Triple-A Rochester following Tuesday's game against the Astros, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Meyer struggled through his start, lasting just 2.2 innings while giving up three runs on three hits and three walks prior to being pulled. The Minnesota Twins will reportedly recall J.R. Graham to replace him on the 25-man roster but is expected to be a temporary call-up until Ervin Santana (back) returns from the disabled list. Meyer could have a future in the MLB, but issues with his command could lead to that being a bullpen role.
Meyer is set to start Tuesday against the Astros, but got some work in ahead of that outing. Meyer's first appearance was ugly, but he dominated Triple-A hitters by only allowing two earned runs in 17.1 innings with a 19:4 K:BB.
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