Chen received a PRP injection in his elbow Wednesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Chen has been plagued by elbow issues all season, limiting him to just 33 innings. He won't throw again this season, and it's possible he'll miss some time next year due to the lingering issue. The Marlins will be patient with Chen as the PRP injection takes effect before determining his next step, but it appears Tommy John surgery is still an option.
Chen is dealing with elbow issues again and will not pitch again this season, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Not only will Chen be shut down for this season, he is dealing with another long-term elbow injury and could miss time next year as well. He will see a specialist in the near future to determine both the extent of his latest setback and the road to recovery.
Chen (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Chen will rejoin the big club for the first time since early May after a partially torn UCL derailed his season. The lefty was able to get in three rehab appearances in the minors over the past two weeks prior to his activation, but because he never tossed more than two innings in any of those outings, the Marlins won't turn to him as a rotation option -- at least not right away. Instead, Chen is expected to work out of the bullpen for the time being, likely taking on low-leverage duties initially before perhaps working his way up the depth chart.
Chen (elbow) is expected to be deployed as a reliever when he's activated from the 10-day disabled list later in September, FOX Sports Florida reports. Since initiating a rehab assignment Aug. 25, Chen has made three appearances with two affiliates but hasn't covered more than two innings in any outing. With time running out on the season, it doesn't look like Chen will have an opportunity to build up his arm enough to make starts, so the Marlins seem inclined to ease him back into action out of the bullpen once he's deemed ready to return from the DL. When that happens, it will mark Chen's first career relief appearances, as all 144 of the 32-year-old's MLB outings have come as a starter.
Chen (elbow) is expected to cover two innings in a rehab start with High-A Jupiter on Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Chen, who has been on the disabled list since early May with a partially torn UCL, previously made a pair of one-inning rehab appearances in the past week, so his advancement to a two-inning outing amounts to some incremental progress. That being said, until Chen is able to cover about five innings or 80 or so pitches during his rehab assignment, the Marlins probably won't consider activating him from the 10-day disabled list and slotting him back into the big-league rotation. It could be another week or longer before Chen is able to approach that workload.
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