Faria (abdomen) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Faria is ready to return to action after missing nearly a month with his abdominal injury. He posted quality ratios over 13 starts with the Rays earlier this season -- a 3.32 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 77:29 K:BB over 78.2 innings -- but the Rays' rotation is full, so he will pitch out of the bullpen for the time being -- and maybe the rest of the way in order to limit his innings.
Faria (abdomen), who worked 3.1 innings in a rehab assignment for Low-A Hudson Valley last Saturday, is over his abdominal strain but does not have a spot in the big-league rotation at this point, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks during the outing, while also recording three strikeouts. The one appearance was apparently enough for the Rays to deem Faria is back to full health, although that doesn't equate to a return to the starting rotation. The fact that there are multiple off days remaining in the regular season essentially makes it impossible for the team to work in another starter. Manager Kevin Cash has emphasized that while he'll look to afford Faria multiple innings of work in the upcoming series versus the Red Sox, those opportunities will come out of the bullpen.
Faria (abdomen) will make a minor-league rehab start for Low-A Hudson Valley on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. It appears Faria, who has been sidelined since Aug. 20 with an abdominal strain, will indeed require a brief rehab stint before rejoining the big-league rotation. If all goes well Saturday, it's possible Faria could make his next start for the Rays, though that will likely be determined following his minor-league tuneup. The 24-year-old owns a 3.32 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 77:29 K:BB over 78.2 innings this season.
Faria (abdomen) is scheduled to throw a three-inning simulated game Tuesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Faria got through a pair of bullpens last week without setbacks, so the three-inning sim game will represent the next step in his recovery. It remains to be seen whether the right-hander will need a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated.
Faria (abdomen) is set to throw the first of at least two bullpen sessions early next week, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Faria began playing light catch almost immediately after suffering the injury, and he appears to remain on track for the prompt return he'd committed to making. If both of the scheduled bullpens go well, Faria could potentially be activated as soon as next weekend.
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