Sheffield (forearm) is scheduled to throw off a mound Sunday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. This is a significant step towards a return for Sheffield, as he has been limited to throwing off flat ground to this point. Even so, there's still no clear timeline for his return, though an early-to-mid August activation remains a possibility if he doesn't suffer any setbacks.
Sheffield (forearm) resumed throwing Friday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Sheffield has been on the injured list since July 8 with a left forearm strain. Manager Scott Servais previously said that the left-hander would be out well past the minimum 10 days, but Friday's update represents an important first step in his recovery. A clearer timeline will emerge when Sheffield is able to throw off a mound, but for the time being, an early-to-mid-August activation from the injured list appears to be within the realm of possibility.
Manager Scott Servais said Friday that Sheffield (forearm) won't "pitch anytime in the near future," Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports. Sheffield landed on the 10-day IL on Wednesday with a left forearm strain. The skipper went on to say that Sheffield will likely take awhile to build his arm back up once he's feeling healthy. With that in mind, the southpaw is almost certain to be out of the starting rotation for the rest of July and possibly longer.
Sheffield's forearm strain will keep him out for a while and render him unable to return for his first turn in the rotation after the All-Star break, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Sheffield was knocked around by the Yankees for six runs in just 1.2 innings Tuesday and hit the injured list the next day. It's still unclear exactly when the Mariners expect him to return, but he's not in contention for any of the first five games after the break.
The Mariners placed Sheffield on the 10-day injured list with a left forearm strain Wednesday, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports. Sheffield likely suffered the injury during Tuesday's brutal outing against the Yankees, when he was tagged for six runs in 1.2 innings. It's unclear whether the lefty will be activated when eligible after the All-Star break. Erik Swanson was activated from the IL in a corresponding move.
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