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Top Shane Baz News

  • Rays' Shane Baz: Live BP on tap

    Baz (elbow) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

    Facing live hitters marks the next step forward in the rehab process for Baz, who has been sidelined since undergoing arthroscopic surgery in late March to remove loose bodies from his right elbow. He initiated a throwing program just over two weeks ago and has thus far checked out fine while advancing from long tossing to pitching bullpen sessions, which seemingly keeps him on pace to return from the 60-day injured list when first eligible June 6. For that to become a reality, however, Baz will need to avoid any setbacks upon facing hitters and eventually, making multiple minor-league starts as part of a rehab assignment.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Nearing live BP

    Baz (elbow) is expected to throw live BP in early May, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Baz resumed throwing in mid-April, and he'll take a significant step in his recovery process once he's cleared to face hitters. The right-hander isn't eligible to rejoin the major-league club until at least June 6, but it's possible that he'll be able to begin a rehab assignment at some point in May.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Resumes throwing

    Baz (elbow) has resumed throwing and completed a session on flat ground from 75 feet April 16, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

    Baz underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery in late March and was ultimately shifted to the 60-day injured list April 16. He'll be eligible to be activated June 6, though it remains unclear whether he will be ready to retake the mound at that point.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Shifts to 60-day injured list

    Baz (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Baz underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery in late March. The Rays are evidently in no rush to bring him back, as he'll now be ineligible to pitch in the majors until early June. Whether or not he'll have a chance to be activated when first eligible is unclear. The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the Rays to add Javy Guerra, who was acquired in exchange for cash considerations Saturday.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Placed on injured list

    Baz (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, radio broadcaster Steve Carney reports.

    Baz underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow March 21, and he's in the midst of a shutdown from throwing. The 22-year-old will need time to build up once he resumes throwing, and he'll likely report to Triple-A Durham to essentially replicate a spring training progression. A better timetable for Baz's return should come into focus once he's cleared to begin a throwing program.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Undergoes arthroscopic surgery

    Baz underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Baz was in line for a spot in the Rays' starting rotation to begin the season, but he'll now be shut down from throwing for 2-3 weeks following his procedure. Since the right-hander will require time to build up following his shutdown, he'll presumably begin the 2022 campaign on the injured list and will likely head to Triple-A once healthy to essentially simulate his lost spring training. He showed promise in his first taste of major-league action last year, as he posted a 2.03 ERA and 0.68 WHIP in 13.1 innings across three starts. However, Ryan Yarbrough, Josh Fleming and Jalen Beeks will now be candidates for a starting role to begin the regular season.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Brief outing in Game 2

    Baz allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two in 2.1 innings in Friday's loss to the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Baz remained in Friday's contest after he gave up two runs in the top of the first inning, but he allowed another run to come across in the third inning prior to his removal. The right-hander threw just 47 pitches in Game 2, so he'll likely be available later in the ALDS if needed.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: On mound for Game 2

    Baz will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the Red Sox or Yankees on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The Rays will elect to go with talent over track record here. Baz has only been a major leaguer for 15 days and has only made three MLB starts, but he's looked excellent, posting a 2.03 ERA while striking out 36.7 percent of opposing batters and walking just 6.1 percent. That comes after he struck out 37.9 percent of opposing batters en route to a 2.06 ERA in 17 starts in the upper minors.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Cypress, TX
Age: 22
Bats/Throws: R, R