Wendelken (oblique) has logged two rehab appearances for Triple-A Las Vegas, allowing an earned run on two walks and a hit batsman while also recording a strikeout across two innings. Wendelken faced Triple-A Tacoma twice in the four-game series that wrapped up Sunday, making some trouble for himself in the first appearance Thursday by throwing only seven of 20 pitches for strikes. However, that gave Wendelken a chance to test out his previously ailing oblique, and the fact he turned in a much sharper effort Sunday by getting six of nine offerings into the strike zone during his one frame is a good sign he may be ready for activation in coming days.
Wendelken (oblique) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Las Vegas, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports. The right-hander faced live hitters Monday, and the session apparently went well since he's now set to start a rehab stint. It's unclear how many appearances Wendelken will require in the minors before rejoining the Athletics.
Wendelken (oblique) is scheduled to face hitters Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Wendelken threw a 30-pitch bullpen Friday and will move on to facing hitters Monday. If all goes well in that next step, the right-hander will likely go out on a minor-league rehab assignment. A return to the Oakland bullpen within the next week remains a possibility.
Wendelken (oblique) is scheduled to throw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday, Alex Coffey of The Athletic reports. The 28-year-old threw his first bullpen last weekend, and it's unclear what the next step in his rehab work will be after Friday's session. Wendelken has been on the injured list since May 2 with an oblique strain, so he'll likely require a rehab assignment before being activated.
Wendelken (oblique) will throw his first bullpen session Saturday, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Wendelken recently increased his throwing distance to 120 feet, and he'll now throw off a mound for the first time since he landed on the 10-day injured list due to a left oblique strain May 2. It's not yet clear when the right-hander could return to game action, but he appears to be trending in a positive direction.
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