Hernandez (lat) played catch Friday for the first time since landing on the injured list, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Hernandez was expected to be shut down for a week or two following the injury and wound up hitting the back end of that range. He's expected to return in late June.
Hernandez (lat) is expected to begin playing light catch toward the end of the week, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Hernandez has been laying low since being diagnosed with a Grade 1 lat strain May 14, but it appears he's getting ready to ramp up his rehab in the coming days. The right-hander will likely continue keeping a deliberate pace in his recovery, considering he isn't expected to return to action until late June at the earliest.
Hernandez (lat) has begun some rehab work but has yet to pick up a baseball, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The veteran right-hander was projected to miss multiple weeks, so the fact he's yet to even begin playing light catch is not unexpected. Hernandez will likely continue to keep an abbreviated workload for the next several days at minimum before potentially starting a throwing program as the next phase in his recovery.
Hernandez has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 lat strain and is expected to be shut down from throwing for the next 1-to-2 weeks, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Though a Grade 1 strain is the least severe, the southpaw won't return from the injured list after the 10-day minimum. He'll be re-evaluated within the next week or so to determine whether he can begin a throwing program and is expected to miss between 4-to-6 weeks before being activated, per Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle.
Hernandez allowed four earned runs on eight hits, a walk, a wild pitch and a hit batsman in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday. He struck out eight and did not factor into the decision. Hernandez got into trouble with the long ball early, allowing a leadoff home run to Daniel Descalso. He subsequently saw Anthony Rizzo take him deep in the fifth with a man on, but Hernandez also encouragingly missed plenty of bats while compiling 11 swinging strikes overall. The veteran right-hander has been serviceable over his last four trips to the mound, generating a pair of quality starts, putting together consecutive eight-strikeout efforts, and working at least six innings in each of those outings. He'll look to continue in similar form during his scheduled turn against the Yankees on Monday.