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July 12, 2021 12:52 AM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Still 'having problems' in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (elbow) continues "having some problems" and is still not comfortable throwing, according to manager Bob Melvin, the team's official site reports.

The veteran right-hander does have the peace of mind of having been given the all clear in terms of structural damage from renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews in late June, but even the subsequent platelet-rich plasma injection he received apparently hasn't improved his condition sufficiently. Given Melvin's latest report, it appears Fiers isn't anywhere close to starting a rehab assignment.

June 24, 2021 01:08 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Won't need surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (elbow) has no structural damage and won't require surgery, Justice delos Santos of reports.

Fiers visited with Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday after he felt elbow discomfort while throwing Monday, but he received somewhat encouraging news. The right-hander will receive a PRP injection, and he'll be shut down from throwing for up to four weeks following the setback. However, he could still return sometime during the second half of the season since he won't require surgery.

June 23, 2021 10:40 AM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Still feeling discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (elbow) will see Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday after feeling elbow discomfort again Monday while throwing, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Both of the righty's attempts to resume throwing have yielded the same concerning results, so it's worth wondering whether he's nursing a more significant injury to his right elbow than just a sprain. There's been no such indication from the Athletics, but Fiers' visit to the renowned doctor should clarify his situation.

June 14, 2021 04:28 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Experiences setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (elbow) felt discomfort when throwing off flat ground late last week and has been shut down from throwing temporarily, the team's official site reports.

The veteran right-hander's recovery continues to experience some fits and starts, and he's currently limited to just engaging in plyometric exercises. Depending on how he continues to progress, Fiers could attempt to resume throwing at some point this week.

June 5, 2021 02:52 AM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Still lacking return timeline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (elbow) has resumed plyometric activities but still lacks a timeline for when he could resume throwing, Justice delos Santos of reports.

Fiers began the campaign on the IL with a hip injury, briefly returned to make a pair of starts at the end of April, and then went back on the injured list with an elbow injury in early May. The right-hander was transferred to the 60-day injured list May 21, and while he's been able to resume some activities, he still appears to be a ways away from beginning a throwing program. He becomes eligible to come off the injured list July 8, but that return date could be a tad optimistic at this point. Nonetheless, a clearer timeline should emerge in the coming weeks for the 35-year-old.

May 21, 2021 05:56 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Moves to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

He last pitched May 6, so this pushes his return date into at least early July. Fiers was shut down from throwing back on May 8 with a sprained right elbow.

May 8, 2021 03:52 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Facing shutdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (elbow) will be shut down for a couple of weeks, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Fiers was placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right elbow Saturday, and he's dealing with an old ligament injury that now has some fluid built up. As a result, the right-hander will be shut down from throwing to allow it to fully heal. It's not yet clear who could take Fiers' spot in the rotation.

May 8, 2021 12:36 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Lands on 10-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers was placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right elbow Saturday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Fiers gave up five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out two in 3.1 innings Thursday, and he's now apparently dealing with an elbow injury. It's not yet clear how much time he could miss or whether he'll have a spot in the rotation once he returns. Right-hander Burch Smith (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day IL in a corresponding move.

May 7, 2021 03:52 AM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Lasts 3.1 innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (0-2) allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks while fanning two across 3.1 innings Thursday against the Blue Jays. He was tagged with the loss.

The 35-year-old looked decent in his first start of the season, but the wheels came off here and couldn't even get out of the fourth inning after giving up two home runs. It's been just two starts, but Fiers will have to turn things around quickly if he wants to stick in the rotation for an extended period. As things stand now, he's tabbed to start next week on the road against the Red Sox.

May 3, 2021 02:00 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Sticks in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers is scheduled to start Thursday's series finale against the Blue Jays, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Fiers was inserted to the rotation April 30 against the Orioles in what was expected to be a spot start, but he'll end up getting a second turn after Jesus Luzardo (finger) was moved to the 10-day injured list Saturday. The 35-year-old right-hander fared respectably in his season debut, limiting Baltimore to three runs on six hits and two walks over six innings.

May 1, 2021 01:48 AM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Posts quality start in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (0-1) allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three across six innings to take the loss to the Orioles on Friday.

Fiers made his first start of the season Friday after coming off the 10-day injured list with hip inflammation. His start would've been much better if it wasn't for back-to-back home runs allowed in the third inning with two outs. The 35-year-old could end up in the bullpen soon unless Oakland runs a six-man rotation.

April 29, 2021 02:12 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Starting Friday's game
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Fiers will return to the rotation for at least one start Friday against the Orioles, Alex Coffey of The Athletic reports.

Fiers missed the start of the season while dealing with hip inflammation. He returned from the injured list Monday, with previous reports indicating that he'd serve as a reliever for the time being. The Athletics have evidently changed plans, as Fiers will make at least one start, but the team has yet to decide whether it will go with a six-man rotation or send him back to the bullpen following Friday's contest.

April 26, 2021 02:44 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Bound for bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Athletics pitching coach Scott Emerson said Monday that Fiers (hip) will work out of the bullpen initially after being reinstated from the 10-day injured list, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Emerson indicated that Fiers' move to the bullpen isn't definitive, but he'll be on hand as a long-relief option over the next couple of days before the Athletics decide whether he or Cole Irvin will serve as the team's fifth starter moving forward. Considering Fiers hasn't posted a FIP below 4.50 in any of the last four seasons, the Athletics may have difficulty justifying placing him back in the rotation over Irvin, who churned out a 3.86 ERA (3.57 FIP) in 21 innings over his first four starts.

April 26, 2021 02:32 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Returns from IL, role unclear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Athletics reinstated Fiers (hip) from the 10-day injured list Monday.

Fiers is healthy again after missing most of the first month of the season while battling hip inflammation, but the Athletics haven't been willing to clarify what his role might look like now that he's back on the active roster. Expect manager Bob Melvin to shed more light on Fiers' role when he meets with the media Monday, but considering that Sean Manaea has already been named the starter for the Athletics' series opener in Tampa Bay, it would be a surprise if Oakland activated the 35-year-old with the intention of deploying him in the rotation. While Fiers has been on the mend, Cole Irvin has performed admirably as Oakland's No. 5 starter, turning in a 3.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 17:3 K:BB across 21 innings over four outings.

April 21, 2021 03:12 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Likely ready for IL return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated that Fiers (hip) felt good Tuesday after making what was likely his final rehab start before returning from the 10-day injured list, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "We'll see where we go...He's going to have four more days of rest so we won't have to make a decision until then," Melvin said, when asked what role Fiers would fill upon being activated.

Fiers is presumably stretched out enough to start games for Oakland, but it's unclear if the club plans to have him fill a spot in the rotation, or if he'll head to the bullpen in a long-relief role. While Fiers has been on the mend, Cole Irvin has stepped in as the fifth starter. Irvin was roughed up for eight runs in 9.2 innings over his first two outings, but he made a more compelling case to stick around in the rotation after striking out six and walking none over six shutout frames in his most recent start Saturday against the Tigers.

April 17, 2021 03:36 AM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Encouraging rehab start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (hip) threw 77 pitches in a scrimmage game against Giants minor leaguers at the Athletics' alternate training site Thursday and may need just one more rehab start before joining the rotation, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Having come out of Thursday's outing without setbacks, Fiers is being lined up to throw about 90 pitches in another scrimmage game Tuesday at the alternate site. If he passes that test as well, manager Bob Melvin confirmed "we'll look to do something" with respect to a possible activation. Fiers' eventual season debut could result in Cole Irvin, who has a 7.45 ERA through his first two starts, transitioning to a long-relief role.

April 9, 2021 06:08 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Encouraging update from trainer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (hip) hasn't experienced any setbacks while he builds his arm up for the regular season, according to Athletics head trainer Nick Paparesta, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Paparesta provided an update on Fiers on Thursday, noting that the veteran right-hander "was able to get his innings in on Monday" during a simulated game at the alternate training site and adding that he'd be repeating that process again soon. The Athletics remain encouraged by Fiers' setback-free rehabilitation process thus far, but he'll likely require at least a couple of more outings before being deemed ready for regular-season action.

April 6, 2021 06:08 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Two more sim games likely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (hip), who pitched in a simulated game Monday at the Athletics' alternate training site, is likely to do so at least two more times before a possible late-April regular-season debut, Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

With the minor-league season not beginning until early May, the only way to get a rehabbing player such as Fiers some game action is through sim games at the alternate training site. As such, the veteran right-hander will continue building his arm up that way after missing the entire Cactus League slate. Manager Bob Melvin offered late April as the goal for Fiers' 2021 debut, but he could be pushed back further if there are any setbacks along the way.

April 4, 2021 03:16 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Throwing in practice game Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (hip) will throw three innings against the Giants' Triple-A Sacramento players at the Athletics' alternate training site Monday, the Associated Press reports.

It's a relatively notable step for the veteran right-hander in his recovery, considering he never got an opportunity to pitch in a Cactus League game this spring. Getting Fiers a taste of game action -- albeit against minor-league bats -- is presumably a good litmus test at this point with respect to his ongoing preparation for his eventual 2021 debut.

April 3, 2021 02:48 PM
Athletics' Mike Fiers: Next throwing session soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fiers (hip) is likely to conduct his next throwing session at the Athletics' alternate training site in Stockton soon, the Associated Press reports.

Fiers threw a simulated game Wednesday as he continues to prepare for what he and the Athletics hope is a late-April season debut. The veteran right-hander never had an opportunity to pitch during Cactus League play, so he presumably has plenty of work to do in building up his arm for a normal workload.

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