Gausman (shoulder) allowed three hits and three walks over 3.1 scoreless innings while striking out five in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays. The right-hander will begin the season on the IL, but his shoulder didn't seem to be an issue Sunday and the delay in his season debut is simply due to him needing to build up his pitch count. Barring a setback, Gausman should be activated and take the mound ahead of an April 5 home start against the Marlins.
Gausman (shoulder) will begin the season on the injured list, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Gausman is behind schedule due to a minor shoulder issue that delayed him earlier in camp, so the right-hander will stay back at extended spring training to get up to speed before joining the rotation when first eligible (April 5 against the Marlins). He tossed 58 pitches in a minor-league game Tuesday but will need to get up to 90 pitches before being cleared to join the rotation.
Gausman threw 58 pitches in a minor-league game Tuesday but will need to get up to 90 pitches before he's considered ready to go, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Gausman is behind schedule due to a minor shoulder issue which delayed him earlier in camp. He's not yet a lock for the Opening Day roster. The Braves have two off days in the first six days of the season, so they can afford to skip his turn once if he's only slightly behind.
Gausman will pitch in a minor-league game Tuesday, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. It's the time of the spring when teams start having their starting pitchers duck division rivals, and with the Braves facing the Nats in Grapefruit League action Tuesday, Gausman will get his work on a back field while Max Fried takes the bump with the big-league squad. Atlanta remains confident Gausman will be ready to take his first turn through the rotation once the regular season begins.
Gausman allowed three runs on two hits and one walk while recording one strikeout over two-thirds of an inning during Tuesday's spring start against the Nationals. Gausman's second start of spring training was a brief one, as he was forced to throw in the bullpen after exiting the game to reach his desired pitch count. The 28-year-old said after the game he has yet to incorporate his splitter, and is mostly working on his changup and breaking ball, according to 680 The Fan Atlanta. The team recently said Gausman still had enough time to be prepare for his first turn through the rotation and he hasn't experienced any further issue with his shoulder, but his first two spring outings don't exactly inspire confidence.