It marked Meyer's debut with the Angels organization after he was acquired from the Twins on Aug. 1. The former top prospect has been sidelined for over three months with shoulder fatigue, but it looks like he's only a couple weeks away from making his debut with Triple-A Salt Lake. Once he proves himself in the minors, he could be a candidate to join the Angels as a September call-up.
Meyer hasn't pitched since May 3 due to shoulder inflammation, although he recently started playing catch. The 2011 first-round draft pick was once Minnesota's top starting pitching prospect, but struggled in the majors and moved to the bullpen. He moved back to the rotation this spring before his shoulder injury. It's not clear whether the Angels regard him as a starter or reliever, but he still has some time to fulfill his promise, as he's just 26 years old.
Meyer (shoulder) has begun playing catch again and could soon throw off a mound, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Meyer hasn't pitched since May 3 due to shoulder inflammation. It's good news he's making progress, but there's not a clear timetable for his return.
Meyer landed on the 7-day disabled list last week, but his shoulder has been problematic since early May. While it's encouraging that he's still only dealing with shoulder inflammation rather than a more serious structural issue, it's frustrating that he won't be able to pick up a baseball for at least three more weeks. Once he's cleared to throw, it could take him a while to rebuild strength in his arm given that he'll have been on the shelf for a minimum of two months by that time.
Meyer will seek a second opinion on his pitching shoulder, but the fact remains that he'll be on the shelf for at least another week due to shoulder inflammation. The hope is that Meyer's second opinion will shed some light on when he could be expected to return. He has not pitched since May 3, when he allowed three runs over 2.2 innings against Houston.
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