Teheran's scheduled Cactus League start was pushed to Saturday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Teheran was originally scheduled to go Friday, but he'll toe the mound Saturday instead. Dillon Peters will get the start against Kansas City on Friday in Teheran's stead.
Teheran tossed two perfect innings against the Cubs on Monday, striking out two. According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, the hurler touched 93 mph with his fastball during the outing. Teheran mostly sat in the 91-92 mph range with his four-seamer Monday, representing a marked increase over his 89.7 mph average on the pitch last season. Still, Bollinger notes that the right-hander reportedly experienced a bump in his velocity last spring as well, so it remains to be seen whether Teheran can carry over the improvement into the regular season.
Teheran (hamstring) will make his first Cactus League start Monday against the Cubs. Teheran's spring debut was pushed back a week after he experienced left hamstring tightness, but the right-hander erased any concerns about his health after completing a bullpen session over the weekend. Though he's slightly behind the Angels' other starting candidates at this stage of the spring, Teheran should be ready to go for Opening Day if he can build up to around five innings before the Angels head back to California in three weeks.
Teheran (hamstring) said he plans on making his first Cactus League start Sunday or Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Despite being scratched a day in advance of his scheduled spring debut Wednesday against the Dodgers, Teheran said that his tight left hamstring is only a minor injury and nothing that he thinks will jeopardize his availability for the start of the season. If Teheran can get back to game action within the next few days like he believes, he should remain on pace to get enough innings this spring to secure a spot in the Angels' Opening Day rotation.
Teheran was scratched from Wednesday's scheduled Cactus League start against the Dodgers due to left hamstring tightness, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. An MRI came back negative so the right-hander appears to have avoided a significant injury, and it's unsurprising to see the team taking a cautious approach early in spring training. A recovery timeline remains unclear at this point, but a relatively quick return to the mound could allow Teheran to make his usual preparations for the start of the regular season. The 29-year-old signed a one-year, $9 million deal with the Angels in December after the Braves declined his 2020 option.
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