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Athletics' Brent Honeywell: Remains shut down
Honeywell (elbow) remains shut down from throwing, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The oft-injured righty is dealing with elbow issues yet again, this time in the form of a stress reaction. He'll be re-examined sometime later this month, so it doesn't look like Honeywell will be throwing soon even in a best-case scenario.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Brent Honeywell: Goes on 60-day IL
The Athletics placed Honeywell (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Honeywell is without an official timeline to return after suffering a stress reaction of his right elbow in late March, but his move to the 60-day IL ensures he won't be making his Athletics debut for at least another two months. The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Justin Grimm.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Brent Honeywell: Battling elbow troubles again
Honeywell is dealing with an olecranon stress reaction in the back of his right elbow and has been shut down from throwing indefinitely, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Honeywell was a very exciting prospect a few years ago but simply hasn't been able to stay healthy. He missed three straight seasons from 2018 to 2020 while dealing with elbow troubles, though he was able to get back on the field last season and made his MLB debut, throwing 4.1 innings at the highest level. He looked like he had a chance to break camp with the Athletics this season but will now be sidelined yet again. It's unclear when he'll return, but it looks as though he'll miss an extended period. Honeywell has requested renowned surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache to take a look at scans of his elbow, so more clarity on the righty's recovery timeline could arrive in the coming days, according to Kawahara.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Brent Honeywell: Hit hard in spring debut
Honeywell started Friday's Cactus League win over the Angels and allowed three earned runs on seven hits over 2.1 innings. He struck out one.
The right-handed offseason acquisition, who may have a chance at a back-end rotation spot, got his outing off to a rough start by surrendering a two-run home run to Jo Adell in the first inning and pitched to plenty of additional contact. Honeywell was able to work up to 40 pitches, however, an encouraging sign given the array of injuries that essentially wiped out three seasons of his development while in the Rays organization.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Brent Honeywell: Starting Cactus League opener
Honeywell is expected to start Friday's Cactus League opener against the Angels and pitch two innings, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander arrived in Oakland via trade with the Rays in November, and the organization will waste no time in seeing what they have in the talented, yet oft-injured, acquisition. Once one of Tampa Bay's top prospects, Honeywell missed three full seasons due to various injuries before impressing at Triple-A Durham in 2021 and subsequently logging the first three big-league appearances of his career. His exact role to open the 2022 season is expected to be fleshed out during spring training.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Brent Honeywell: Dealt to Oakland for cash
Honeywell was traded from the Rays to the Athletics on Friday in exchange for cash, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Universally considered one of the game's best pitching prospects prior to the 2018 season, injuries have really taken their toll on Honeywell. The A's already have a couple pitchers with a similar track record in A.J. Puk and James Kaprielian. It seems unlikely that Honeywell will make it as a starter, but the Athletics' developmental plan for him should become clearer in the spring.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Sent back to minors
The Rays optioned Honeywell to Triple-A Durham on Sunday.
Honeywell was sent to the minors to make room on the 26-man active roster for Michael Wacha (hamstring), who is scheduled to return from the 10-day injured list to start Sunday's series finale versus the Blue Jays. Tampa Bay didn't use Honeywell out of the bullpen during his latest stint in the big leagues, which lasted just two games.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Back in big leagues
Honeywell was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Honeywell finally got to make his big-league debut this season after battling injuries for the last three years. In his first three MLB appearances, which lasted a total of 4.1 innings including two stints as an opener, he gave up four runs, struck out four and walked three. Louis Head was optioned in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Optioned after rough outing
Honeywell was optioned to the Rays' alternate site after pitching in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Honeywell allowed three runs on three hits and a walk across one inning in the game. Though he was ineffective, the Rays were able to come back to win the game, sparing him the loss. Honeywell was optioned to make a spot on the roster for Luis Patino, who is expected to pitch in Sunday's series finale.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Slated to serve as opener
Honeywell will serve as the opener in Saturday's game against Toronto, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Honeywell will serve as an opener for the second time in his first three major-league appearances, working ahead of left-hander Ryan Yarbrough. Honeywell has allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two in 3.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Could stick in majors
Honeywell, who made his second appearance of the season Tuesday against the Royals after being recalled from the alternate training site, could stick with the big-league club while logging modest workloads out of the bullpen or as an opener for now, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Honeywell threw 27 pitches over 1.1 innings in Tuesday's outing after making a two-inning debut as an opener against the Yankees back on April 11. Berry notes Honeywell, who's undergone four elbow surgeries since 2017, has pitched about once every five days between the alternate site and the majors thus far, but manager Kevin Cash notes that frequency could shorten and the volume could rise the more acclimated to relief work Honeywell's arm becomes. "If he's bouncing back and he feels good, I think down the road there's a chance to put a bigger workload on him," Cash said.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Back in majors
Honeywell was recalled prior to Tuesday's game in Kansas City, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He will take the place of Cody Reed (hand/finger) in the bullpen in the short term. Honeywell dazzled in a perfect two-inning appearance against the Yankees in his big-league debut earlier this season.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Will continue building up
Honeywell, who was optioned to the Rays' alternate training site Sunday after a successful big-league debut as an opener against the Yankees, will continue to build his arm up there over the next month, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Honeywell was masterful against New York's fearsome lineup while firing 21 pitches over two perfect frames, his first official regular-season game action of any type since 2017. The Rays have naturally been cautious in building Honeywell up since spring began after the 26-year-old endured four surgeries over the previous three years, and in another few weeks, he could conceivably be ready to handle a volume of 50-60 pitches.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Returns to alternate camp
Honeywell was optioned to the Rays' alternate training site Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Honeywell was called up to make his major-league debut as the opener in Sunday's game against the Yankees, and he struck out two in two clean innings. The right-hander could be an option to step in as an opener or as a starter later in the year.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Major-league debut on tap
Honeywell was recalled by the Rays on Saturday and will serve as the opener for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Honeywell made one Grapefruit League start this spring and allowed one run on one hit and one walk in one inning against the Red Sox. The right-hander hasn't pitched in affiliated ball since 2017 due to various arm injuries, but he'll make his season debut during Sunday's series finale at home against the Yankees.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Returns to mound without issue
Honeywell touched 95 mph with his fastball and mixed in offspeed and breaking pitches during his outing Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Honeywell threw one inning and allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk in his first appearance in a live game since Sept. 19, 2017. He reportedly hit 95 mph with his fastball while also mixing in a slider and changeup. Most importantly, he left the outing healthy. Honeywell is likely to start the season at Triple-A Durham, but could have a shot to make his major-league debut at some point during the 2021 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Brent Honeywell: Set to start Monday
Honeywell (elbow) is expected to start Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It will be the 25-year-old's first action against another team since September of 2017, since he's been sidelined by numerous arm injuries. Due to the absence, Honeywell figures to open the season at Triple-A and likely will need to prove his health and effectiveness before receiving a shot in the majors.... See More ... See Less
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