Canning (elbow) recently resumed throwing live batting practice and has advanced to the 55-pitch mark in those sessions, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. Canning has already thrown live BP three times and is expected to hold steady around 55 pitches in his subsequent sessions until the Angels begin their second phase of preseason training. Assuming Canning avoids any setbacks with his right elbow as he ramps up, he'll likely have a spot waiting for him in the Angels' Opening Day rotation. As a rookie last season, Canning posted a 4.58 ERA and 1.22 WHIP while striking out 96 batters over 90.1 innings.
Canning (elbow) has been "ramping up intensity and volume," Jeff Fletcher of The Orange Country Register reports. Canning was reported to have resumed throwing off a mound last week, and Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed that the right-hander has progressed to that stage in a text message Wednesday. With a potential Opening Day slated to take place no sooner than early July, Canning appears on track to claim a spot in the Angels' starting rotation to kick off the campaign.
Canning (elbow) has been cleared to start throwing bullpen sessions, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. In a post to his story on his personal Instagram page, Canning shared video of himself throwing in the bullpen at Angel Stadium on Tuesday. That suggests the right-hander has continued to progress in his recovery from the elbow discomfort that sidelined him in late February. The injury was originally expected to land Canning on the injured list to begin the season, but with MLB play still suspended, chances are high that he could be ready to pitch whenever play resumes.
Canning (elbow) is throwing from 120 to 150 feet at about 70 to 80 percent intensity, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. According to Angels general manager Billy Eppler, Canning is "doing good" and has progressed to a point where he could throw from a mound in seven to 10 days. Eppler dismissed the suggestion that Canning could be a candidate for Tommy John surgery if the season is canceled, stating that right-hander will not be subjected to that surgery "unless there was new evidence or a new injury that took place." Given Canning's progress, it is reasonable to assume he will be part of the Angels' starting rotation when the 2020 season gets underway.
Canning (elbow) has begun throwing sessions of about 50 throws from approximately 75 feet, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Canning was cleared to resume throwing at the beginning of April following a month-long shutdown due to UCL issues in his right elbow. He appears to be slowly ramping up his activity in spite of MLB's hiatus. Should his recovery continue to go well, Canning could be ready to join the Angels' starting rotation by the time the regular season gets underway.
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