Carrasco received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his strained right hamstring in the past few days, which explains why his throwing program has been paused, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The Mets said that Carrasco's pause wasn't due to a setback, though the fact that he needed additional treatment for an issue that he's been dealing with since mid-March contradicts that notion. Even before the injection, he was tracking toward a return in late June or early July, so the pause probably pushes him toward a mid-July return if all goes well.
Manager Luis Rojas said Wednesday that Carrasco (hamstring) is no longer throwing off a mound, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Rojas said that Carrasco hasn't suffered a setback, but the right-hander is working on regaining his strength in his hamstring before he ramps up his intensity. The 34-year-old remains without a timetable to return, but a better idea of his status could come into focus once he's able to get back on the mound.
Carrasco (hamstring) has resumed throwing bullpen sessions, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Carrasco still doesn't have a clear timetable for his return, and the Mets' focus right now is on the right-hander strengthening his hamstring. "We want to get him to the point where there's no setback, nothing that can get in his way," manager Luis Rojas said. "We've checked out his hamstring and there's still some strengthening to do so there's nothing that stops him or holds him or creates another injury down the road." Until that process is completed to the team's satisfaction, Carrasco won't begin a new rehab assignment. The right-hander had built up to six innings in simulated games in early May before being shut down again, but he'll need to begin the process of getting stretched out over again once he's finally cleared to face hitters.
Carrasco (hamstring) isn't expected to return from the injured list until late June or early July, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Carrasco had built up to six innings in sim-game action in early May, but plans for a rehab start were scrapped and no new ones have been made. The Mets insist that he hasn't suffered a setback, per Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record, but it's difficult to use any other word to describe the situation at this point. The veteran righty's expected return date should become clearer once he resumes pitching in simulated or rehab games.
Carrasco (hamstring) played catch Wednesday but manager Luis Rojas didn't know when the right-hander is expected to throw off a mound Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
It's good news the 34-year-old continues to throw and hasn't been shut down due to the injury, though it does little in terms of providing a timeline for his potential return. Carrasco is eligible to be activated from the 60-day injured list at the end of May, though it's safe to say he won't be returning at that point since it's less than two weeks away and he's yet to resume mound work.
Carrasco (hamstring) was spotted playing catch with Mets assistant pitching coach Jeremy Accardo in Atlanta on Wednesday, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
The Mets have declined to send Carrasco out for a minor-league rehab assignment while he works back from a right hamstring strain, but the fact that he's still throwing is a sign that he hasn't been shut down due to the injury. Even so, the lack of transparency from the team regarding where exactly Carrasco stands in his rehab program makes it difficult to project when he might be reinstated from the 60-day injured list.
Carrasco (hamstring) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Carrasco recently threw a six-inning simulated game, so it appears as though he's built up to a starter's workload. However, the right-hander will no longer make his scheduled rehab start Sunday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Carrasco hasn't experienced a setback, but he's just progressing slower than anticipated, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. As a result, the team will elect to have him keep building up rather than rushing him into major-league game action.
Carrasco (hamstring) is scheduled to make a rehab start Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Carrasco threw a six-inning simulated game Tuesday, so it appears as though he's built up to a starter's workload. The Mets could conceivably adjust their plans and bring Carrasco back to the big-league roster ahead of schedule given that Jacob deGrom is battling side tightness, but there's been no indication yet that they're considering such a move.
Carrasco (hamstring) tossed a six-inning simulated game at the Mets' spring facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on Tuesday, Michael Mayer of MetsMerizedOnline.com reports.
According to Mayer, Carrasco sported a fastball that peaked at 96 miles per hour and showcased good late life on his secondary offerings. Tuesday's outing was expected to be Carrasco's final rehab appearance, so assuming the Mets have similarly favorable reviews for the right-hander, he could be reinstated from the 10-day injured list as soon as Sunday. However, since staff ace Jacob deGrom is tentatively scheduled to start that day's game against the Diamondbacks, the Mets are more likely to wait until next week to integrate Carrasco into the rotation.
Carrasco (hamstring) threw five innings in a game at the Mets' spring training facility Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Carrasco's season has been disrupted by first elbow and then hamstring issues, but he appears to be almost ready to return. The Mets are aiming for him to return in the second week of May, so he's expected to make one more rehab start, which could come on the first day of the minor-league season Tuesday.
Carrasco (hamstring) through four innings in a scrimmage Saturday and is on track to return sometime in the second week of May, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Carrasco strained his hamstring while doing conditioning work in mid-March. He was given a 6-to-8 week timetable at the time and appears to still be on track. If he can stay healthy once he's back in game action, he'll be a big help to the Mets, as he cruised to a 2.91 ERA and a 29.3 percent strikeout rate last year. The hamstring issue is already his second injury of the season, however, as he'd previously dealt with elbow soreness earlier in camp.
Carrasco (hamstring) is stretched out to four innings on the mound, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Carrasco is still considered week-to-week, but he's expected to fly to the team's alternate training site soon to begin fielding work. The right-hander could pitch five innings during a simulated game for his next throwing session. Carrasco was expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks after he was diagnosed with a torn right hamstring in mid-March, and he appears to be on the right track in his recovery process.
Mets manager Luis Rojas said Carrasco (hamstring) threw two innings Sunday in a simulated game at the team's spring-training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Rojas indicated that Carrasco made use of his full repertoire in the 30-pitch outing, an encouraging sign of where the right-hander stands in his recovery from a torn right hamstring. Carrasco was projected to miss 6-to-8 weeks at the time he received his diagnosis March 18, and while that timeline is seemingly still in place, he looks to be trending closer to six weeks of total recovery time at this point.
Manager Luis Rojas said Friday that Carrasco (hamstring) threw live batting practice earlier this week and is considered week-to-week, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The 34-year-old is progressing well in his recovery from a torn right hamstring, and he may even be ahead of schedule after being ruled out six weeks in mid-March. Carrasco could be ready to pitch in at the start of May or a bit earlier if he advances quickly to throwing simulated games.
Carrasco (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Carrasco isn't expected to return to game action before the start of May, but he recently started a throwing program and is doing well. Joey Lucchesi will serve as the fifth starter for the Mets while Carrasco is sidelined.
Mets manager Luis Rojas said Monday that Carrasco (hamstring) has begun a throwing program and is doing well, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Carrasco has had a difficult spring, dealing with elbow soreness and then straining his hamstring while doing conditioning work. His timeline isn't entirely clear, but he's not expected back before the start of May. Joey Lucchesi will start the season in the rotation in his absence.
Carrasco (hamstring) will be out until at least late April, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Carrasco was diagnosed with a torn hamstring Thursday and the team plans to proceed carefully to avoid setbacks. While no official timetable has been laid out, Carrasco could miss 6-8 weeks, with his absence stretching into May. The injury figures to lock David Peterson into a rotation role to begin the season, with Jordan Yamamoto and Joey Lucchesi vying for the final spot.
Carrasco's hamstring injury was officially classified as a tear Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Carrasco injured his hamstring in a bullpen session earlier in the day. No timeline has officially been announced, though DiComo noted that the team "will need to take things slowly to ensure a full recovery without setbacks." It's now a near certainty that Carrasco won't be ready for Opening Day, and the injury could force him out beyond that milestone as well. The injury should open a path for David Peterson and Joey Lucchesi to begin the campaign in the rotation, though Jordan Yamamoto is also competing for a role.
Carrasco strained his right hamstring while doing conditioning work following Thursday's bullpen session, according to SNY's game broadcast.
The team hasn't yet announced any further details about the injury, which came after a successful live bullpen session in the morning for Carrasco, who had been dealing with soreness in his right elbow. He's headed for an MRI, but regardless of his test results, it's now highly probable that Carrasco won't be ready for Opening Day, creating a temporary opening in the Mets' rotation.
Carrasco (elbow) is expected to be ready for his first turn in the rotation, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Carrasco hasn't yet pitched in a Grapefruit League game as he builds up cautiously due to elbow soreness. He threw a 20-pitch simulated game Thursday and should be ready to face another team soon. Opening Day is just two weeks away, so it would be somewhat surprising if he were ready to throw 100 pitches in his first regular-season start, but he should be built up to the point that he can throw a meaningful number of innings right away if he gets through the rest of the month without setbacks.
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