Nuno (hamstring) will start a minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Friday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Nuno is expected to require multiple appearances in the minors before being activated from the DL. He's been sidelined since early July due to a right hamstring strain.
Nuno (hamstring) is close to beginning a minor-league rehab assignment, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Nuno has been shut down since July 3 with a right hamstring strain, with his rehab process taking far longer than the Rays initially anticipated. After his progress plateaued in late July, Nuno was cleared to resume a throwing program a little over a week ago and looks like he's ready to face live hitters again. Once Nuno heads to the minors, he'll likely require multiple appearances before the Rays feel comfortable inserting him back into their bullpen.
Nuno (hamstring) threw off flat ground Tuesday and will throw off the mound Thursday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. Nuno has been out with a hamstring strain since early July. He was nearing a rehab assignment at the end of the month but was briefly shut down after suffering a minor setback. He's back throwing now, but it's unclear how much more time he'll need before he can make a rehab appearance.
Manager Kevin Cash stated Wednesday that Nuno (hamstring) has "kind of plateaued" in his rehab, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. "We're trying to get him strengthened up," he said. "Probably a couple of days of not doing anything, then get him back out there so his arm can stay in shape." Nuno was slated to make an appearance for High-A Charlotte on Tuesday, but that did not come to pass. Instead, the Rays are giving the veteran some down time before they ramp his rehab back up, keeping his potential activation date up in the air for the time being.
Nuno (hamstring) is set to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Nuno has increased his activity this past week, working up to a Saturday bullpen session after playing catch from 90 feet Thursday. It appears he emerged setback-free from throwing off a mound, leading to the confirmation of his rehab assignment. It's unknown whether Nuno will complete all his rehab work with the Stone Crabs, or whether the Rays will have him face a higher caliber of competition at Double-A Montgomery or Triple-A Durham as well before activation.