Moylan has decided to retire, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. The 40-year-old will call it quits after his 2018 season was cut short due to a forearm injury. Moylan spent parts of 12 seasons in the majors, compiling a career 3.97 ERA and 1.31 WHIP across 418.2 innings of relief with the Braves, Dodgers and Royals.
Moylan (forearm) suffered a setback and was shifted to the 60-day disabled list. Moylan aggravated his right forearm strain during a rehab appearance with Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday and will be sidelined for the rest of the 2018 season. The Braves announced that he was returned from the minor leagues and then moved off the 40-man roster, which will allow for another member of the Braves' organization to earn a call-up once rosters expand this weekend. Technically, Moylan will be eligible to return from the DL in late September, but that would come as a huge surprise considering it's been over a month since he initially sustained the injury and he had yet to return.
Moylan (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. Moylan is expected to require multiple appearances at the Triple-A level after landing on the DL in late July due to a right forearm strain. On the year, he's logged a 4.45 ERA and 1.76 WHIP across 28.1 innings of relief.
Moylan (forearm) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Saturday, David O'Brien of The Athletic Atlanta reports. If all goes well during Saturday's session against live hitters, Moylan could be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett sometime next week. The veteran right-hander has been on the shelf all month with a forearm strain, but he could be back in the big-league in September if all goes well in his rehab.
Moylan was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right forearm strain Tuesday. The move is retroactive to July 29, so Moylan could be eligible to return Aug. 8, but this is the second forearm strain the veteran has suffered this season, which makes that seem less likely. Forearm strains sometimes foreshadow a more serious diagnosis, which would not be a good sign at all for the 39-year-old at this stage in his career. Kolby Allard was promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.
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