Kela (shoulder) will make a rehab appearance for Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Kela has made a pair of rehab appearances for Indianapolis over the past week, allowing two runs and striking out three across 1.1 innings. The right-hander has been sidelined since early May with shoulder inflammation and will likely need multiple more minor-league appearances before being cleared to return.
Kela (shoulder) is starting a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Kela has been sidelined with right shoulder inflammation since early May and is already eligible to be activated off the 60-day injured list. The 26-year-old will likely require multiple appearances in the minors due to the extended absence.
Kela (shoulder) threw a simulated game Saturday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Kela has been out since early May with shoulder inflammation. He'll be eligible to return from the 60-day injured list immediately following the All-Star break, though it's not yet clear when he's expected back.
Kela (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Kela has been out since early May. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kela wasn't close to returning, though he's already scheduled for a simulated game Saturday.
Although Kela (shoulder) threw on flat ground Sunday, he's not close to returning, general manager Neal Huntington told 93.7 The Fan radio in Pittsburgh. Kela, who has been on the injured list since May 8, isn't expected back until after the All-Star break. "He's coming along well," Huntington noted. "He'll have to throw some bullpens, then live BP, rehab outings. We're still aways away but he's making quality progress." Kela has pitched only 11.2 innings this season, allowing six earned runs and three homers in 14 games. He could pick up some saves later in the season if the team trades Felipe Vazquez, but Kyle Crick has likely moved ahead of him in the pecking order.