Schugel (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Saturday and outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis. Schugel, who hasn't pitched at the big-league level this season, has a 6.19 ERA in 16 innings split between Indianapolis and High-A Bradenton. Since he's not on the 40-man roster, it's unlikely that the 29-year-old will be called up in September.
Schugel (shoulder) began a rehab assignment at High-A Bradenton earlier this month and has made three appearances with the affiliate, giving up three runs on five hits and no walks over 2.2 innings while striking out six. Schugel has been on the disabled list all season while dealing with right shoulder discomfort, which he first experienced during spring training. He was able to begin a rehab assignment in mid-April, but was shut down three weeks later after suffering a setback. It seems that Schugel is feeling good again following a three-month layoff, but it seems likely that the Pirates will let him build up his arm in the minors for the next couple weeks before activating him from the DL when rosters expand in September. He's slated to shift his current assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis this week.
Schugel (shoulder) is expected to resume pitching in simulated games next week, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said the team would wait and see how Schugel looks while pitching in a controlled setting before a target date for the right-hander's return is established. Since Schugel has been on the disabled list all season with right shoulder discomfort, he would likely need close to the full 30-day rehab window in the minors before being activated. Schugel doesn't appear on track to rejoin the Pirates until at least August.
Schugel is experiencing shoulder soreness and will take a break from his rehab assignment, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Schugel has been sidelined since late February due to right shoulder discomfort. He began a throwing program in mid-March and officially embarked on a rehab assignment in mid-April, but will back off for a bit after his most recent outing with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday. In total, Schugel has participated in seven minor-league outings, and looked sharp for the most part prior to this setback. Expect an update on his status once he's able to restart his rehab assignment.
Schugel (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Bradenton on Thursday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports. Schugel has been sidelined since late February with shoulder discomfort, but it appears that he's rounding back into his pre-injury form. Given that he missed all of spring training, it wouldn't be surprising to see a rather lengthy rehab assignment, though no firm timetable for his return has been revealed at this point.
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