Ramirez (shoulder) threw off a mound again over the weekend and remains on target to start a minor-league rehab assignment soon, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Ramirez also threw a live batting practice session Wednesday, so it's been a notable last few days for his recovery. If he does indeed start a minor-league rehab assignment in the coming days, an early-to-mid-August return might be a realistic proposition if he remains free of setbacks.
Ramirez (shoulder) threw a live batting practice session Wednesday at Low-A Everett and is "moving in the right direction" according to manager Scott Servais, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Ramirez's session was approximately 25 pitches, another step in the right direction for the right-hander in his extended recovery. If he remains free of setbacks in the next 24-to-48 hours following Wednesday's workload, Ramirez's next step is likely a 35-40 pitch live batting practice followed by a minor-league rehab assignment.
Ramirez (shoulder) threw an all-fastballs, 20-pitch bullpen session Sunday morning, David Gottlieb of MLB.com reports. "[This is] the best feeling I've felt, maybe, in the last two months," Ramirez said. "I went so much time without seeing a catcher. [I'm] feeling good. That's what matters right now." The fact that Ramirez came out of the session in such high spirits is certainly encouraging, and it speaks to the level of progress he's apparently made recently. The right-hander is now slated to throw a 25-pitch session Wednesday during which he'll incorporate both fastballs and changeups, which will represent another important benchmark in his recovery.
Ramirez (shoulder) is now playing catch from 120 feet and could throw a bullpen session early next week according to manager Scott Servais, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Ramirez has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 1, and despite the encouraging developments, he remains without a timetable for return. Due to the amount of time he's missed, Servais estimates that Ramirez will have to go through the equivalent of a full spring training before he's built his stamina back up sufficiently to return to game action.
Ramirez (lat) has just begun throwing again recently and has no firm timetable for a return to game action, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The update comes via manager Scott Servais, who's been without the services of the right-hander since an April 28 start against the Indians. Veteran southpaw Wade LeBlanc has proven to be a steady replacement in the rotation for Ramirez, who Servais confirmed will have his stamina built back up for an extended stretch of time before he even begins a rehab assignment.