Luzardo (lat) has been playing catch from 90 feet, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. Luzardo suffered the Grade 2 left lat strain in early July and is still working his way back to throwing off a mound. The 21-year-old has a chance to see game action sometime this season but is unlikely to have a firm recovery timetable until he resumes mound work.
Luzardo (lat) won't return to game action for another 4-to-5 weeks, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. Luzardo appeared to be working his way towards a big-league debut shortly after the All-Star break but now won't be pitching at any level until at least early August after suffering a Grade 2 lat strain. A debut late in the season remains possible but shouldn't be taken for granted given how rocky his season has been so far.
Luzardo was diagnosed with a Grade 2 left lat strain after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday. Luzardo exited Tuesday's rehab start after four innings due to left lat tightness and received some troubling news from Wednesday's MRI. The 21-year-old was expected to join the Athletics shortly after the All-Star break, but he's now facing an extended absence with no official timetable for his return.
Luzardo (lat) underwent an MRI on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The results of the test are not yet clear. Luzardo was pulled from his start Tuesday for Triple-A Las Vegas with lat tightness. He's had an injury-filled season in what was supposed to be a breakout campaign, as he also battled a strained rotator cuff previously.
Luzardo (shoulder) was removed from his start Tuesday with Triple-A Las Vegas after four innings due to tightness in his left lat muscle, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. Making his fifth start overall in the minors and his third with Las Vegas after a strained rotator cuff delayed his start to the season, Luzardo cruised through the first four frames, giving up one run on two hits and no walks while striking out five. While Gallegos characterized Luzardo's removal as a matter of cautiousness, it's still disconcerting that he's now dealing with another health issue. The Athletics will likely send Luzardo in for additional tests in the coming days to determine the extent of his latest injury, but any potential MLB debut will likely be pushed back further even if the 21-year-old steers clear of a major setback.
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