Widener (groin) is throwing from 90 feet and is next expected to throw a bullpen session, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. The 26-year-old landed on the shelf May 25 after aggravating the groin injury in his return from a month-long absence, but he's set to make relatively quick return to mound work. Widener is likely still at least a couple weeks away from rejoining Arizona since he may require a rehab assignment.
Widener was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained right groin. Widener appeared to have been activated from the injured list too soon and will once again be sidelined after aggravating the injury in Sunday's start. The groin issue has limited the righty to just five starts this season, but he does have an impressive 2.63 ERA (albeit with a 5.01 FIP) in that small, 24-inning sample.
Widener was removed from Sunday's start against the Rockies with right groin discomfort, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. Widener spent time on the injured list with a groin strain prior to Sunday's start, and he's dealing with a similar issue following his outing. It's not yet clear whether the issue will force him to spend more time on the injured list.
Widener was removed in the second inning of his start Sunday against the Rockies with an apparent groin injury, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. He recorded five outs and gave up an unearned run on one hit and two walks while striking out two in his 40-pitch outing. The Diamondbacks reinstated Widener from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's series finale, but the right-hander may not have been 100 percent recovered from the groin strain that had kept him on the shelf since April 22. Arizona likely will provide an update on Widener after the contest, but if he did in fact aggravate the groin injury, another stint on the IL could be in the forecast.
Widener (groin) will be activated from the injured list and start Sunday against the Rockies, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. A groin strain has sidelined Widener since April 22, but he's finally ready to return to the rotation. The righty was inconsistent before suffering the injury, enjoying two scoreless, six-inning outings while allowing three and four earned runs in his other two shorter starts.
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