Pineda (elbow) was able to throw off a mound for the first time since undergoing surgery, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Pineda's elbow is on the mend, and he took the next step in his rehab process from Tommy John surgery. He still has a long way to go, but it's possible that he could return near the end of the 2018 season barring any major setbacks.
Pineda (elbow) has progressed to throwing off flat ground from 120 feet in his rehab from Tommy John surgery, La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Pineda is expected to keep throwing from the same distance for the next week before taking two weeks off and then resuming his rehab in early May. The Twins have been pleased with Pineda's progress to this point, leaving the door open for a potential return this season, perhaps as a September callup.
Pineda (elbow) will throw from 90 feet Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Pineda is recovering from July Tommy John surgery. The typical recovery timeline gives him a chance to appear for the Twins late this season, likely in a bullpen role. For that to happen, he'll need to continue progressing without setbacks, which he appears to be doing so far.
Pineda (elbow) stretched out his throws to 75 feet Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Pineda underwent Tommy John surgery in July of 2017. He's a long way from returning to the mound, but it's still a good sign to see him continuing to progress in his rehab without issue. He still seems to be on track for a potential return in the back end of the 2018 season, though there's a chance he'd only be ready for a bullpen role at that point.
Pineda (elbow) has progressed to throwing from 60 feet as he continues to recover from July 2017 Tommy John surgery, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Given the timing of Pineda's elbow procedure, the Twins aren't counting on him returning from the disabled list until September at the earliest. Even if Pineda endures no snags in his rehab and is ready to go by September, it's unlikely that he would have built up enough innings at that point for the Twins to consider using him out of the rotation, especially if the team remains in the mix for a playoff spot.
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