Middleton (elbow) has resumed a throwing program after recently experiencing a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Middleton only needed a week of rest before the Angels gave him the green light to ramp up his program again. He's currently throwing off flat ground at 70 feet, and assuming he continues to progress without any setbacks, Middleton is expected to rejoin the Angels at the end of June or beginning of July.
Middleton (elbow) is scheduled to start facing hitters in mid-May, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Middleton resumed throwing off a mound in late March so he seems to be progressing well 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old should rejoin the Angels' bullpen when healthy, though he's unlikely to be ready to return until midway through the season.
Middleton underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. Middleton, who compiled a 2.04 ERA across 17.2 innings prior to suffering the season-ending injury, will now begin a lengthy recovery process that will keep him sidelined until summer of 2019. Blake Parker, Justin Anderson and Jim Johnson are all options to see save chances for the Angels with Middleton done for the season.
Middleton (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Sunday. Middleton's move to the 60-day DL opens up a 40-man roster spot for catcher Jose Briceno to make his way to the major-league roster in replacement of the injured Rene Rivera (knee). Middleton is set to undergo Tommy John surgery and will be sidelined for the foreseeable future.
Middleton received a recommendation to undergo Tommy John surgery on the UCL in his right (throwing) elbow. Middleton appears set to miss the rest of the 2018 season and at least half of 2019 after undergoing the reconstruction. The organization discussed stem-cell and platelet-rich-plasma therapies as alternatives, but a full repair was deemed to be the necessary course of action, according to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles. In the meantime, the Angels will deploy Blake Parker, Jim Johnson, Justin Anderson and possibly Cam Bedrosian in save opportunities, though the resurgent Parker is the best season-long guess for this bullpen.
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