James Kaprielian

#75 SP / Oakland Athletics / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 210 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Kaprielian was diagnosed with a lat strain Wednesday and will be shut down for two weeks, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Injuries are nothing new for Kaprielian, who hasn't thrown a pitch in a game since 2016. Compared to his previous issues, this one appears relatively minor, but it's still hard to be optimistic, given his history.

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    • Athletics' James Kaprielian: Undergoing MRI
      By RotoWire Staff

      Kaprielian will undergo an MRI for a sore lat Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Injuries have kept Kaprielian off the mound for two straight seasons. He believes the latest one was caught early and won't be a major issue, though the full details won't be known until the MRI is complete.

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    • Kaprielian suffered a setback with his previously injured shoulder and will be behind the other pitchers to start spring training, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It's unclear how the setback was incurred, but the oft-injured righty will start 2019 off on the wrong note nonetheless. This adds another poor chapter to his unfortunate professional career, as Kaprielian hasn't thrown in a game since 2016. No word has come forth as to when Kaprielian will get back on track with the other pitchers, though more information will likely come forth once he's able to progress further in his rehab program. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle also reports that Kaprielian will get an MRI on his shoulder to identify any potential issues, so more might be known after those results are disclosed.

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    • Kaprielian joined the Athletics' 40-man roster Tuesday. Kaprielian missed the entire 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2017, but his return to instructional league action in October and addition to the 40-man roster are good indications of his current health. The 24-year-old last pitched in the minors at High-A Tampa in 2016 -- before being traded from the Yankees to the A's -- and officially has only eight minor-league games under his belt.

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    • Kaprielian (elbow, shoulder) began playing catch again earlier this week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kaprielian will be handled with care by the organization, considering he had Tommy John surgery in 2017. The 24-year-old right-hander had been throwing bullpen sessions as part of his rehab when he began feeling the shoulder discomfort that caused him to take time off from throwing. Kaprielian will presumably begin ramping his rehab back up slowly over the coming weeks.

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