Pineda (elbow) will throw his fifth bullpen session Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Pineda advanced to mound work last week for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last July. He's expected to gradually increase his pitch count over the next week or two and mix in more of his off-speed offerings before graduating to facing live hitters in batting practice. While Pineda seems to be trending positively in his recovery from the procedure, he still has numerous hurdles to clear before being activated from the 60-day disabled list. It's not expected that he'll be an option for the Twins until late in the second half, at which point he may work out of the bullpen.
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.
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