Manager Bob Melvin said Thursday that Herrmann (knee) has resumed baseball activities, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. Specifically, Melvin indicated the backstop has been swinging in the batting cage, throwing long toss, and catching bullpen sessions. While the Athletics have been satisfied with how Herrmann has looked in each of those activities, the real test of his health will come when he's cleared to start running again. Since Herrmann has yet to resume even light jogging around the bases, it's probably safe to rule him out for a return from the 60-day injured list for at least a couple more weeks.
Herrmann (knee) has not yet returned to baseball activities, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports. The veteran backstop is still recovering from March 8 arthroscopic knee surgery and remains without a firm timetable for the remainder of his rehab. Herrmann's absence has allowed Josh Phegley to thrive and fill the heavy side of a same-handed platoon with Nick Hundley, an arrangement that appears set to continue for the foreseeable future.
Herrmann's knee swelling has gone down, and he's been able to ride a stationary bike and do other exercises, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Herrmann underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in early March. He believes he'll be ready to go 8-to-10 weeks from the date of the procedure, though he won't be eligible to return until his 60-day stay on the injured list is up. Nick Hundley and Josh Phegley have been splitting time in his absence.
Herrmann will be reevaluated in two weeks after undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Since Herrmann's procedure was of the clean-up variety rather than a reconstructive surgery, a lengthy recovery isn't expected to be on tap. Even so, he'll still open the season on the injured list and won't have a target date for a return until he's cleared to resume baseball activities. Herrmann's absence leaves Josh Phegley and Nick Hundley to compete for the Athletics' top catching job.
Herrmann is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Friday, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic reports. Herrmann's recovery timeline won't be clear until the procedure is complete. Nick Hundley and Josh Phegley will split time behind the plate in his absence, with catching prospect Sean Murphy potentially a factor later in the year should Herrmann miss an extended period.