Brubaker (forearm) is 100 percent healthy and reported to spring training this week without any restrictions, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Brubaker didn't see any minor-league action after late June of last season while he was sidelined with a right forearm strain, but he made a full recovery from the injury over the offseason. The 26-year-old remains a member of the 40-man roster and is attending big-league spring training, but he's not being seriously considered for a spot in the Pittsburgh rotation and is expected to open the season in a starting role at Triple-A Indianapolis.
Brubaker (forearm) has resumed throwing, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said the team is encouraged by Brubaker's progress. The right-hander is throwing roughly 5-to-6 times per week and is hoping to throw off a slope in the coming weeks. He looks on track to be fully healthy by the time spring training arrives.
Brubaker (forearm) suffered a setback during his rehab assignment, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Specifics regarding the setback are not yet known. Brubaker is back with Triple-A Indianapolis as he figures out his next step.
Brubaker (forearm) covered 2.2 innings in a rehab start Tuesday for short-season West Virginia. He gave up a run on two hits and one walk and struck out three in the 50-pitch outing. Brubaker has been on Triple-A Indianapolis' 7-day injured list since late April while recovering from a right forearm strain. Assuming he experiences no setbacks coming out of Tuesday's outing, Brubaker could make one more start at a lower-level affiliate before rejoining the Indianapolis rotation.
Brubaker (forearm) tossed a two-inning, 35-pitch simulated game Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Brubaker, a member of the Triple-A Indianapolis rotation, has been out of commission since April 24 due to a forearm strain. Assuming his arm responds well to Wednesday's simulated game, Brubaker could report to a lower-level affiliate as soon as next week to begin a rehab assignment.
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