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Top Blake Cederlind News

  • Blake Cederlind: Released by Pittsburgh

    Cederlind was released by the Pirates on Wednesday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Cederlind is recovered from the elbow complications that caused him to miss the first several weeks of the minor-league season, but the Pirates have now moved on from the 27-year-old right-hander shortly after activating him from the Triple-A injured list. He has made only five career appearances at the MLB level, and those were all during the COVID-affected 2020 campaign.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Back in action at Triple-A

    Triple-A Indianapolis reinstated Cederlind (elbow) from its 7-day injured list Tuesday.

    Cederlind has been cleared to make his 2023 debut for the Triple-A club after his start to the season was delayed while he continued to recover from August surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow. The right-hander wasn't sharp over his five rehab appearances at Single-A Bradenton, as he yielded nine earned runs on six hits and six walks over six innings.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Starting rehab work shortly

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk told reporters Wednesday that Cerderlind (elbow) will begin to make rehab appearances either Wednesday or Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Cederlind will be making his first appearances since he underwent follow-up surgery this past August to remove loose bodies from his right elbow after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March of 2021. The right-hander will need to make several rehab appearances before he's ready to contribute, and the Pirates will need to add him to the 40-man roster if they deem him worthy of a promotion this summer.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Building up in minor-league camp

    Cederlind (elbow) threw his first bullpen session of spring training Thursday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    After being activated from the 60-day injured list and moved off the Pirates' 40-man roster in November, Cederlind accepted an outright assignment to minor-league camp. He's seemingly healthy again after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March 2021 and then requiring a follow-up surgery this past August to remove loose bodies from his right elbow, but because he hasn't pitched at any level since 2020, Cederlind didn't receive an invitation to big-league spring training. Cederlind will have to prove he's healthy and can pitch effectively at Triple-A Indianapolis early on during the upcoming season before he merits consideration for a call-up to the big club.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Removed from 40-man roster

    Cederlind (elbow) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

    Cederlind missed the start of 2022 while he completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery, but he experienced renewed soreness over the summer and required follow-up surgery in August. The 26-year-old hasn't seen game action since 2020, and it's unclear if he'll be fully healthy at the start of spring training in February.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Undergoes follow-up surgery

    Cederlind underwent surgery to remove loose bodies from the back of his right elbow Tuesday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Cederlind was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache last week, and although a second surgery wasn't believed to be on the table, the right-hander ultimately underwent a procedure. Since the 26-year-old's procedure wasn't Tommy John surgery, he'll likely be able to resume a throwing program in approximately six weeks. It seems unlikely that Cederlind will be able to ramp up quickly enough to rejoin the Pirates prior to the end of the regular season, but he'll presumably be ready to pitch by spring training in 2023.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Slated for further examination

    Cederlind (elbow) is expected to visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in the coming days, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Cederlind suffered a setback in his recovery from recurrent elbow soreness in mid-July, and he hopes that his upcoming examination will help pinpoint the issue. However, Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Thursday that a second surgery isn't being considered. A better timetable for Cederlind's return could come into focus following his meeting with Dr. ElAttrache.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Suffers setback in recovery

    Cederlind (elbow) recently suffered a setback in his recovery and has been shut down, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Cederlind continues to deal with recurrent elbow soreness, so he'll be shut down after he resumed throwing side sessions in late June. The right-hander has faced several setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, as he had progressed to facing live hitters in April before being shut down in early May. It's not yet clear when Cederlind will resume throwing.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Slated for side sessions

    Cederlind (elbow) will begin throwing side sessions late this week, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Cederlind began facing live hitters in April before he was shut down in early May. He ultimately received a PRP injection but will be able to resume mound work in the coming days. The right-hander still needs to ramp up his intensity before he's in the mix to return from the injured list, but he's trending in the right direction.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Receiving PRP injection

    Cederlind (elbow) will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Cederlind progressed to facing live hitters in April as he continued to recover from his Tommy John surgery that he underwent in March 2021. The right-hander has a chance to resume mound work in approximately 4-to-6 weeks, Stumpf reports. However, a better timetable for his return should come into focus once he resumes throwing.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Shut down with soreness

    Cederlind (elbow) is suffering from forearm soreness and is being shut down for a couple days, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Recovering from Tommy John surgery from March 2021, Cederlind started throwing to live hitters in April. With the recent soreness in his forearm, the 26-year-old will revisit his doctor and stop throwing for the time being. Cederlind last pitched in 2020, posting a 4.50 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with four strikeouts over four innings with the Pirates.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Slated to face hitters

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Cederlind (elbow) will throw live BP later this week, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Cederlind resumed throwing late last season, and he continues to make good progress in his recovery. After throwing bullpen sessions this spring, he'll make another step in his recovery this week. The right-hander was placed on the 60-day injured list in mid-March but will be eligible to begin a rehab assignment while he's on the IL

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Goes on 60-day IL

    The Pirates placed Cederlind (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

    Cederlind is still on the mend from March 2021 Tommy John surgery, so his move to the 60-day IL comes as little surprise as he nears the final few months of his rehab program. The 26-year-old began throwing off flat ground late last summer, and Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com relays that Cederlind continues to feel good this spring while advancing through his throwing program. His placement on the IL won't prevent him from heading out on a minor-league assignment whenever the Pirates deem him ready to pitch in games.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Throwing from 75 feet

    Cederlind (elbow) has been throwing from 75 feet recently, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Cederlind underwent Tommy John surgery in March and won't return until sometime in 2022, but it's encouraging to see the right-hander playing catch. The Pirates haven't yet indicated whether the 25-year-old will be available during spring training next year.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Cederlind (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

    Cederlind was diagnosed with a UCL strain earlier in March, and he had a second opinion that also recommended Tommy John surgery. As a result, the right-hander will miss the entire 2021 season and could also be sidelined to begin the 2022 campaign.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Getting second opinion

    Cederlind (elbow) will get a second opinion to determine his recovery process, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Cederlind was diagnosed with a UCL strain and placed on the 60-day injured list Friday, and his second opinion will likely determine whether the issue will require surgery. Even if doctors don't recommend Tommy John surgery, Cederlind should be sidelined at least through the end of May.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Lands on 60-day injured list

    Cederlind was placed on the 60-day injured list with a UCL strain Friday.

    The Pirates haven't officially said the words "Tommy John surgery," but that's often the ultimate outcome for pitchers with UCL issues. Even if Cederlind's injury isn't bad enough to require surgery, he'll be out until the end of May at a minimum.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Goes off rails Wednesday

    Cederlind recorded just two outs Wednesday, allowing one run on one hit, two walks and a hit batsman against the Yankees.

    Cederlind's struggles likely took him out of the running for a bullpen spot to start 2021. He threw only 14 of 24 pitches for strikes to the six batters he faced. While the hard-throwing righty did not look good Wednesday, he has the potential to contribute at the big-league level as soon as this summer.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: Sees action Friday

    Cederlind allowed one run in one inning Friday, surrendering a solo homer to the Phillies' Andrew McCutchen, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

    While he's not in the discussion to serve as the team's closer by Opening Day, the 22-year-old likely figures into the closer's mix before season's end. The only hit he gave up Friday came off his 98-mph sinker.

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  • Pirates' Blake Cederlind: So far, so good

    Cederlind pitched a perfect sixth inning in his MLB debut in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Cincinnati.

    Cederlind was slowed by COVID-19 during summer camp but put himself into position for a promotion. He threw nine of 14 pitches for strikes and reached 99.5 mph with his fastball. The 24-year-old possesses electric stuff and figures to be in the mix for high-leverage relief situations in 2021.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Turlock, CA
Age: 27
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R