Angels manager Joe Maddon suggested Saturday that Detmers (illness) could be activated from the COVID-19 injured list at some point during next weekend's series with the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. After completing a 40-pitch simulated game earlier this weekend, Detmers is expected to toss one more sim game in the next day or two before getting the green light to rejoin the Angels. On the shelf since Aug. 25 following his positive COVID-19 test, Detmers has taken longer than anticipated to build up upon completing his quarantine period, but given his workload in his most recent sim game, the Angels look to be preparing him for a starting role upon his return. In his first four big-league starts before being shut down, Detmers went 1-3 with a 7.11 ERA and 1.68 WHIP while striking out 17 over 19 frames.
Manager Joe Maddon said he expects Detmers (illness) to be activated from the COVID-19 injured list for the Sept. 25 game against Seattle, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Detmers tested positive for COVID-19 in late August and has been throwing bullpen sessions since rejoining the team Sept. 5, and he's taking some time to build back up before returning to the mound for the Angels. The 22-year-old has struggled in his first taste of the majors this year with a 7.11 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 17:9 K:BB across 19 innings.
Detmers (COVID-19) threw a bullpen session in San Diego on Wednesday, MLB.com reports. Detmers recently confirmed that his placement on the injured list in late August was due to a positive COVID-19 test, but the rookie appears to have recovered and will now build up with an eye toward a return. He isn't stretched out to start, however, and could move to a relief role given that he'll almost certainly be on a limited pitch count upon rejoining the big club.
Detmers (COVID-19) rejoined the Angels in Anaheim on Friday, per Sam Blum of The Athletic, but it remains unclear when he will be ready to be activated, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports. Detmers confirmed that he recently tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed in "hard quarantine." The rookie last pitched in a big-league game Aug. 21, so it may take some time for him to ramp back up into game shape. If he can stretch out relatively quickly, Detmers could potentially reclaim his spot in the rotation upon his return.
The Angels placed Detmers on the injured list Wednesday for undisclosed reasons. Such transactions with no injury designations often prove to be COVID-related, but it's unclear if that's the case with Detmers. An explanation for the rookie's going on the IL should become available within the next couple days, at which point an estimation of his return date will be possible.
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