Salazar (shoulder) may be able to resume throwing next month and is expected to build his arm back up as a starting pitcher, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. According to president Chris Antonetti, Salazar could be utilized as a reliever next year depending on roster needs. Since he's yet to begin throwing after undergoing shoulder surgery in early July, it's too early to project his role on the 2019 squad, though more should be known once the Indians are able to evaluate his progress in the coming months.
Salazar underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Monday and will miss the remainder of the season. Salazar won't end up pitching a game at any level in 2018 after battling shoulder injuries all year. He won't resume throwing for another 12-to-16 weeks, at which point it will be too late for him to get up to speed by the end of the season, even if he's on the short end of that time frame. The Indians will hope that the surgery solves his shoulder woes for good, though fantasy owners will have a tough time next year trusting a player with a well-earned reputation for being injury prone, coming off a season in which he did not pitch at all.
Salazar (shoulder) will undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Monday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Salazar has already missed the first three months of the season and seems poised to remain on the disabled list for the foreseeable future. The 28-year-old won't have an official rehab timetable until after the surgery is completed.
Salazar (shoulder) resumed throwing earlier this week but has yet to participate in a mound session, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Salazar was shut down for just over a week after receiving a second PRP injection near the end of May but looks to be gradually progressing in a throwing program. His return date is still very much up in the air and it's possible that he will remain sidelined through the All-Star Game.
Salazar (shoulder) received another PRP injection Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Salazar will be shut down for the next 5-to-7 days before resuming his throwing program. This is the second time in the past month that the right-hander has received an injection to alleviate pain in his shoulder. He remains without a timetable for his return at this point.
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