Avilan (shoulder) reported that his Wednesday simulated game went well and that he's ready to return to the field, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Avilan -- who threw 20 pitches in his simulated outing -- cleared the final hurdle in his shoulder rehabilitation program and is ready to rejoin the Dodgers' active roster. He'll likely be added to the team's NLCS roster prior to Saturday's Game 1 matchup against the Cubs or Nationals.
Avilan (shoulder) is expected to throw a simulated game Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Avilan missed the NLDS because of a sore shoulder, but if he's able to get through Wednesday's simulated outing with no issues, he could be added to the Dodgers' roster for the NLCS. The 28-year-old owns a 2.93 ERA and 52:22 K:BB through 46 innings of relief this season.
Avilan (shoulder) is expected to face live hitters Thursday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Avilan fired a successful bullpen session Tuesday and is set to throw again two days later. He's already been ruled out for the NLDS, but he could possibly return next week if the Dodgers advance to the NLCS.
Avilan will be unavailable for the NLDS as he's dealing with a sore shoulder, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. This is the first news of Avilan dealing with any sort of injury, though it may explain why the reliever hasn't pitched since Sept. 21. If the Dodgers make it past the NLDS, he may be able to rejoin the bullpen in the NLCS.
Avilan tossed a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Padres. Avilan has been dominant in the second half, posting a 0.53 ERA with a 9.5 K/9 in 17 appearances since the All-Star break. The veteran southpaw won't provide value in terms of saves, but his recent run of success could make him a valuable commodity in holds leagues.
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