Manager Kevin Cash said Thursday that Chirinos's (triceps) bullpen session went well, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. This is fantastic news for a Rays team that is also currently without Charlie Morton (shoulder). It's not entirely clear when Chirinos will be activated, but given his successful bullpen session, it would not be surprising to see the right-hander start a game for Tampa Bay within the next week. Chirinos has allowed just one earned run in 8.2 innings pitched over two starts this season.
Chirinos (triceps) played catch Tuesday and is making very good progress according to manager Kevin Cash, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. "He feels really, really good," Cash said. "I think a lot of that irritation on the triceps has subsided and we're hoping to have him throw a bullpen [session] here in the next couple of days and see how that goes and if we can insert him back in." The right-hander clearly won't be back from the injured list when first eligible Thursday, but it appears he's been clear of any setbacks and continues to steadily progress. Getting Chirinos back as soon as possible would be especially valuable for a Rays rotation that's also missing Charlie Morton (shoulder).
Chirinos (triceps) is already feeling much better after landing on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The news doesn't amount to a clear return timeline for the right-hander, but it doesn't sound as though he's set for a long absence. Trevor Richards took his place on the roster, though he'll be pitching in a bullpen role, with the Rays potentially set to go with a bullpen game in Chirinos' spot Saturday.
Chirinos was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with right triceps inflammation, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. It's unclear when Chirinos picked up the injury or how long it will keep him sidelined, though he'll be eligible to return Aug. 13 should he prove ready. Trevor Richards, who was added to the roster in a corresponding move, is a candidate to start in place of Chirinos on Saturday.
Chirinos allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out three over 4.2 innings in Sunday's loss to the Orioles. He didn't factor into the decision. Chirinos slightly increased his pitch count in his second start of the season as he fired 72 pitches, but he had to settle for another no-decision against the Orioles. His next chance to get into the win column should come at home Saturday against the Yankees.