The Angels activated Quintana (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list Monday. Since Quintana hasn't pitched since May 30 with left shoulder inflammation, he was expected to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated. The Angels ultimately chose to forgo sending him on the rehab assignment, and the fact that Quintana is being activated despite not being scheduled to start during the two-game series in San Francisco that begins Tuesday suggests that he'll likely head to the bullpen for the time being. Manager Joe Maddon hasn't hinted that the Angels have any plans to abandon their six-man rotation, but at this point, Patrick Sandoval may have secured a starting role ahead of Quintana, who had struggled prior to landing on the IL. Through nine starts this season spanning 33.2 innings, Quintana has posted a 7.22 ERA and 1.93 WHIP while issuing 26 walks.
Quintana (shoulder) threw another bullpen session Monday and will toss a simulated game at Angel Stadium this weekend, MLB.com reports. The southpaw has been on the shelf since May 31 due to left shoulder inflammation, but his bullpen session reportedly went well, and he is now ready to take the next step in his recovery. If his sim game over the weekend goes well, Quintana is likely to then head out on a minor-league rehab assignment before rejoining the Angels.
Quintana (shoulder) will throw another bullpen session Monday and will embark upon a rehab assignment before rejoining the Angels, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports. When Quintana resumed throwing a few days after going on the injured list May 31, there was optimism that he could return to the big club without needing a rehab assignment. However, the Angels are opting to proceed cautiously with the left-hander, and manager Joe Maddon commented Saturday that "there's no reason to fast-track it right now" with Quintana. Per Harris, the club is discussing where the veteran starter will slot into the rotation mix when he returns.
Quintana (shoulder) tossed a bullpen session Monday and could be activated by the end of the week, the Associated Press reports. The left-hander's bullpen went well, so there is optimism that he could return to the big club soon. Prior to going on the injured list May 31, Quintana had compiled a 3.78 ERA and 11.9 K/9 over his previous 16.2 innings, so he'll likely have a spot in the rotation waiting for him. That said, the veteran also registered a less-than-promising 1.62 WHIP and 6.5 BB/9 in that four-start stretch, so he remains a risky play in fantasy.
Quintana (shoulder) has been throwing from 90 feet recently, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Quintana was diagnosed with left shoulder inflammation after he underwent an MRI recently, but he's resumed a throwing program. A timetable for the left-hander's return hasn't yet been established, but Patrick Sandoval will take his place in the starting rotation.
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