Kela (forearm) is playing light catch on flat ground but has shifted his focus to preparing for the offseason, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. Kela has been on the injured list for nearly a month, and he won't return during the 2020 season as he continues to recover from right forearm tightness. It's unclear whether the right-hander will return in time for spring training in 2021 after making just three appearances this season.
Kela (forearm) continues to work toward his return, though the Pirates aren't sure he'll have time to do so before the end of the season, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The righty has missed nearly a month with forearm tightness, though he's been able to throw for almost two weeks. The Pirates haven't officially ruled him out for the year, but general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that "the calendar is starting to work against us a little bit."
Kela (forearm) has thrown off a mound, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Kela has been increasing his throwing program since suffering a forearm injury Aug. 21. The right-hander still hopes to return to the mound this season, but it's unclear when he could do so. The right-hander has made only three appearances during his injury-plagued season, but he could reclaim his closing role once he's healthy.
Kela was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with right forearm tightness, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The move is retroactive to Aug. 24, so Kela could return as soon as Sept. 4, but given the nature of the injury, it's possible he won't return anytime soon. The Pirates said Kela was "available" Tuesday, which was either untrue or he suffered a setback. The back end of the bullpen has been decimated by injuries, so it's unclear who would get a save chance in the short term, but Richard Rodriguez might be the top option.
Kela (forearm) won't throw until the tightness in his arm resolves itself, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Medical staff director Todd Tomczyk said that Kela is taking part in advanced plyometric work that will prepare him to throw, but he has not played catch since his brief one-batter appearance at PNC Park on Friday. The team has no current timetable for his return.