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.
Fiers (elbow) has resumed plyometric activities but still lacks a timeline for when he could resume throwing, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com 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.
Fiers (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com 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.
Fiers (elbow) will be shut down for a couple of weeks, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com 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.
Fiers was placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right elbow Saturday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
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 MLB.com 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.
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 MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
Fiers (hip) is scheduled to pitch two innings in a simulated game Wednesday, Alex Coffey of The Athletic reports.
The sim game marks the next step in the recovery process for Fiers, who was cleared to resume mound work last week after being diagnosed with hip inflammation earlier this month. Fiers will begin the season on the 10-day injured list, but if he advances through his throwing progression without any setbacks to his hip, he could rejoin Oakland's rotation at some point in April. The Athletics are expected to turn to Daulton Jefferies, A.J. Puk or Cole Irvin to serve as their fifth starter while Fiers is out.
Fiers (hip) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Fiers hasn't even faced hitters this spring, as he initially dealt with what was described as a "minor" back issue that ultimately progressed to hip discomfort. The right-hander also experienced back tightness while playing catch a week ago, and the Athletics finally decided a move to the injured list for the normally durable Fiers was the best course of action. A.J. Puk, Daulton Jefferies and Cole Irvin are all candidates to fill Fiers' spot in the rotation to open the season, with whoever secures the job presumably set for multiple starts given that Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the veteran will miss at least the first three regular-season series.
Fiers (hip) threw a bullpen session Friday, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Fiers was shut down in mid-March with hip inflammation and received an injection at the start of last week. He's been able to play catch for over a week and has now advanced to bullpen sessions, which is certainly good progress, but he won't have time to get up to speed by Opening Day and is expected to open the year on the injured list.
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