Mikolas (forearm) started and threw three perfect innings in Triple-A Memphis' win over Louisville on Saturday. The recovering right-hander's first taste of game action since his only 2021 big-league start May 22 went off without a hitch. Mikolas logged 29 offerings overall, and he'll presumably look to build up to the 35-to-40-pitch range in his next turn with the Redbirds.
Mikolas (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Memphis, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The right-hander threw 60 pitches of live batting practice Tuesday, which was the final step in his rehab before pitching in minor-league games. Mikolas has been on the shelf since late May while recovering from the forearm injury, and he's expected to make a handful of starts for Memphis while building up for his potential activation in mid-August.
Mikolas (forearm) threw 60 pitches of live batting practice Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The righty also threw 30 warmup pitches, so he threw roughly 90 in total. Mikolas said he focused more on recapturing the feel for his pitches rather than throwing with full intensity. Assuming he recovers well in the next couple days, Mikolas should be ready to start a lengthy rehab assignment.
Mikolas (forearm) is set to throw live batting practice Wednesday, after which he's expected to embark on a rehab assignment, the Associated Press reports. The right-hander is finally on the precipice of getting back into game action after an extended layoff; he's thrown just four innings in 2020 and 2021 combined, all of which came this year. Mikolas is likely in for a fairly extensive rehab assignment at what might be multiple affiliates before he's activated.
Mikolas (forearm) will throw one more bullpen session before heading out on a rehab assignment, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. Mikolas has made just a single start this season, as he returned from a shoulder injury in late May only to be immediately shut down with forearm tightness. He's trending in the right direction, though his long absence means he'll likely need a fairly lengthy rehab assignment before returning to the big leagues.
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