Baez (shoulder) has not resumed throwing off a mound, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 30-year-old had been throwing off flat ground from 90 feet last week, but he's been unable to progress to throwing off a mound. GM James Click declined to say whether Baez will return from the injured list before the All-Star break, so the right-hander doesn't appear particularly close to rejoining the Astros.
General manager James Click said Tuesday that Baez (shoulder) has increased his throwing distance off flat ground to 90 feet, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Baez is expected to continue working out at the Astros' spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Fla. for at least the next couple of weeks before heading out on a minor-league rehab assignment. He could be a candidate to join the Houston bullpen by mid-June if he avoids any setbacks.
Baez (shoulder) is throwing off flat ground, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Baez has been out all year with shoulder soreness and was transferred to the 60-day injured list in late April after suffering a setback. The fact that he's throwing again in some capacity represents a step in the right direction, but he's not anywhere close to making his season debut.
Baez had a recent setback and felt some tenderness in his shoulder, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
This explains why Baez was shifted to the 60-day injured list Monday. He cannot return prior to June 9, and it's unclear whether he will need more time beyond that to get healthy.
Baez (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Baez missed the start of the regular season after being sidelined by COVID-19 during camp. He was then diagnosed with right shoulder soreness, an issue that's evidently serious enough to sideline him for at least another month. It's unclear when the Astros expect him to return.
Baez was transferred to the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder soreness Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Baez tested positive for COVID-19 in early March and was going through a "slow buildup" while he was on the COVID-19 IL. However, he's now dealing with a shoulder issue that will keep him sidelined for at least 10 more days. The Astros should continue to bring the right-hander along slowly as he prepares for his season debut, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to game action.
Astros general manager James Click said Thursday that Baez (COVID-19 injured list) is in the midst of a "slow buildup" as he prepares for his season debut, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
After testing positive for the coronavirus in early March, Baez missed a good chunk of spring training before rejoining the club for the final two weeks of camp. Though he's typically served as a one-inning reliever for most of his career, Baez has required more time than expected to advance through his throwing program. Baez's slow buildup could suggest that he's experienced more roadblocks in his recovery from COVID-19 compared to most players that have tested positive, so the Astros may be inclined to continue easing him along slowly in workouts. Once he's deemed ready to return from the IL, Baez will likely serve as a setup man for closer Ryan Pressly.
Baez (illness) isn't expected back before late April, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Baez missed time this spring while battling COVID-19. While he's been back in camp for nearly two weeks, he evidently still has several weeks of buildup to go through before he's ready for game action.
Baez is not expected to be ready for Opening Day after missing time earlier in camp due to COVID-19, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Baez was cleared to return to camp Wednesday for workouts, but he's yet to advance beyond playing catch. Relievers need less buildup time than starters do, but with Opening Day now less than two weeks away it's no surprise that Baez won't have time to get into game shape. It's not clear how much time he's expected to miss.
Baez (illness) returned to camp and joined the Astros for workouts Wednesday, Adam Spolane of SportsRadio 610 reports.
Baez was away from the team for nearly two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, but he's now been cleared to participate in team activities. The right-hander may not be able to ramp up in time for Opening Day, but he'll have just under two weeks remaining to build up in camp ahead of the regular season.
Astros manager Dusty Baker suggested Tuesday that Baez (illness) could soon be available to rejoin the team for workouts, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Baez has been away from the team for the past two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. The Astros haven't provided many details regarding where he stands in his recovery, but Baker's comments would seem to hint that Baez is close to clearing MLB's protocols for the virus. Baez may not have enough time to get fully ramped up for Opening Day, but if he's able to resume working out with the team later this week or early next week, he shouldn't be in store for a lengthy absence to begin the season.
Astros general manager James Click said Baez was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday after testing positive for the virus, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Because he actually tested positive, Baez will likely remain away from the Astros for at least another week while he clears the virus. Click wouldn't specify whether Baez was experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, making it uncertain whether the reliever will be ready to go by the time Opening Day arrives. Houston is likely planning on Baez filling a key late-inning role in 2021 after he accrued a 3.03 ERA while notching 100 holds across his last seven seasons with the Dodgers.
Baez (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The team previously reported that Baez was out due to health and safety protocols, and this move will allow Houston to add recent signing, Jake Odorizzi, to the 40-man roster. Rome notes that Baez is just one of eight Houston hurlers currently away from the squad due to health and safety protocols.
Manager Dusty Baker said Friday that Baez is out due to health and safety protocols, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Baez has not yet pitched in a game this spring, and with him away from the team for at least a few days, he will have to wait a while longer before making his first appearance.
Baez signed a two-year deal with the Astros on Wednesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The right-hander has been a staple in the Dodgers bullpen since making his big-league debut in 2014, but he'll now be continuing his career with the Astros. Baez had a 3.18 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 13:7 K:BB over 17 innings during 2020, which is in line with his career 3.03 ERA and 1.10 WHIP figures. The 32-year-old had 100 holds during his time with Los Angeles, and he could serve as a bridge to closer Ryan Pressly for Houston.
Baez picked up the save Wednesday against the Padres, allowing no runs on one hit across two-thirds of an inning. He did not record a strikeout or issue a walk.
With Kenley Jansen seemingly unavailable after throwing 28 pitches in Tuesday's win, Baez was called upon to get the final two outs Wednesday. He entered with a runner on first. A two-out single by Jurickson Profar brought the tying run to the plate for the Friars, but Baez got Trent Grisham to pop out to end the game. The 32-year-old is expected to continue working mostly in a setup role going forward.
Baez (groin) will be reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Baez spent just over three weeks on the injured list while dealing with a groin issue, but manager Dave Roberts said that he'll be activated Saturday. Prior to the injury, the right-hander posted a 3.97 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over 11.1 innings.
Baez (groin) threw two innings Wednesday and is likely to be activated over the weekend, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Baez had a successful simulated game Sunday, and manager Dave Roberts was optimistic that his return is imminent after he faced live hitters Wednesday. The right-hander has been dealing with a right groin strain since Aug. 20, but he now appears to be near full health.
Baez (groin) will face live hitters Wednesday and could subsequently be activated by the Dodgers, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The veteran right-hander completed a simulated game Sunday, and Wednesday's session could be the final hurdle before returning from the injured list. Baez has been sidelined since Aug. 20 due to a right groin strain.
Baez (groin) threw a simulated game Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Assuming his throwing session did not result in any setbacks, Baez could be close to returning to game action. The right-hander has been on the injured list since Aug. 20 due to a right groin strain. He should settle back into a high-leverage role once he is activated.
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