Honeywell will be shut down for at least a few days after experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired elbow, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He threw an inning in an extended spring training game over the weekend and was scheduled to throw again Thursday, but those plans were nixed due to this setback. Honeywell, who underwent Tommy John surgery in February of 2018, was trending toward a return to game action sometime in late May, but that date can now be pushed back at least a week or two.
Honeywell (elbow) threw an inning in an extended spring game in Port Charlotte on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Honeywell reportedly got through his outing in strong fashion, clocking between 91 and 94 mph through his one frame. The outing marked his first time back on the bump since February 2018 Tommy John surgery. Although he still remains some time away from being considered for activation, the 24-year-old right-hander appears to be on the right track in his recovery.
Honeywell (elbow) will pitch one inning or 25 pitches in an extended spring game Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Honeywell will take the hill in a live game for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in February of 2018. He's expected to remain on the injured list for at least another month before the Rays even consider calling him up to the major leagues.
Honeywell (elbow) threw 10-15 pitches in a simulated game Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Toribio adds that Honeywell remains over a month away from returning to game action at the big-league level, but Monday's level of activity represented the latest step in his path back from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander had been building up his arm strength in batting practice sessions prior to Monday, and it remains to be seen what the next step in his rehab will be.
Honeywell (elbow) threw another successful live batting practice session Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. "Everything today was good," Honeywell said. "The action was good. It was a lot better than the first time because of my comfort level." The right-hander threw 20 pitches Friday after having topped out at 15 in his first live BP on Tuesday. Honeywell missed all of 2018 after spring Tommy John surgery, He'll strive to work up to 25 and 30 pitches, respectively, in his next two sessions, and if he avoids setbacks Honeywell is projected to get into minor-league game action at some point in May.
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