Archer (forearm) is scheduled to cover four innings or 60 pitches in his upcoming rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A Durham, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Tuesday's start will mark Archer's third with Durham and the fourth overall of his rehab assignment after he was idle for nearly three months with right forearm tightness. The Rays will likely want Archer to push his pitch count up to the 75-to-90-pitch range before reinstating him from the 60-day injured list, so he'll likely require one more rehab start beyond Tuesday. Perhaps as a reflection of their confidence that Archer and Tyler Glasnow (elbow) will re-emerge as rotation options later in the second half of the season, the Rays dealt away some starting depth Friday, when Rich Hill was shipped to the Mets.
Archer (forearm) allowed an earned run on two hits over three innings while recording four strikeouts in Triple-A Durham's win over Charlotte on Thursday.
Archer got his one big mistake out of the way early, surrendering a leadoff home run to the Knights' Zach Remillard. He was then impressive the rest of the way, ultimately firing 30 of 44 pitches into the strike zone. The veteran right-hander is likely to log at least two more rehab outings before being deemed ready for activation if the Rays remain steadfast in their intentions to reinsert him back into the rotation right away.
Archer (forearm) is scheduled to cover around three innings or 45 pitches in his rehab start Thursday at Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Archer will be making his third rehab appearance overall and his second straight at Durham after he tossed 1.2 innings and gave up two runs in his first outing for the affiliate July 17. The Rays will likely want to have Archer get stretched out to around 70 or 80 pitches in the minors before bringing him back from the 60-day injured list, so he'll presumably require at least one or two more rehab outings after Thursday.
Archer (forearm) allowed two earned runs on three hits over 1.2 innings in Triple-A Durham's win over Jacksonville on Saturday. He struck out two.
Archer threw 26 of 39 pitches for strikes, and although he did get tagged for a pair of runs, there were encouraging signs. The team's official site reports manager Kevin Cash was informed the right-hander displayed good velocity on his fastball and also flashed "the Chris Archer slider" during his time on the hill. Archer is likely to add an inning to his workload each time he takes the mound during his rehab assignment, with his next appearance for the Bulls likely to come in the later part of the week.
Archer (forearm) will make another rehab appearance Sunday for Triple-A Durham, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Archer made just two big-league appearances this season before being shut down in mid-April with a forearm injury. He made one brief rehab appearance for the Rays' complex league team, tossing 1.1 innings, and he'll now be set for a presumably longer outing at a much higher level. Given the length of his absence, he could need multiple more rehab starts before he's deemed ready to go, though the Rays could also have him work in shorter stints at the big-league level while he finishes stretching out.
Archer (forearm) fired 1.1 scoreless innings for the FCL Rays on Monday against the FCL Red Sox, allowing a hit and a walk while recording a strikeout.
The hard-throwing right-hander got his first taste of game action since April 10 and generated reasonably favorable results without any physical setbacks. This could well have been Archer's only rehab outing at the FCL level, as the team's official site had previously reported the veteran would very likely move on to Triple-A Durham after easing into the process with the Florida Complex League affiliate.
Archer (forearm) is scheduled to make his first rehab start Monday with the Rays' Florida Complex League affiliate, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Archer will be making his first appearance at any level since April 10 after a right forearm injury has kept him on the shelf for the past three months. Due to the length of his shutdown, Archer will require multiple rehab starts before the Rays activate him from the 60-day injured list. If all goes well in Monday's outing, Archer could shift his rehab to Triple-A Durham next weekend.
Archer (forearm) is expected to throw one more live batting practice session before beginning a rehab assignment, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
The veteran right-hander has been sidelined by a forearm injury since making his second start of the season April 10, but he appears to be nearing the final stages of his recovery. Archer will need to make multiple rehab starts to get back up to speed given the length of his layoff.
Archer (forearm) threw a one-inning simulated game Friday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Friday's throwing session marked the first time that Archer had faced live hitters since April 10, and he's expected to increase his workload by throwing two innings in the coming days. The right-hander hasn't faced any setbacks recently, and he could begin a rehab assignment in the near future if he continues to make progress.
Archer (forearm) will throw to hitters on Friday, the Associated Press reports.
The right-hander has been scheduled to throw to hitters at some point this week, and this report pins down the day. Manager Kevin Cash confirmed Tuesday that Archer has not suffered any setbacks, attributing the fact the pitcher didn't throw earlier into the week to "a little bit of a schedule change."
Archer (forearm) could face live hitters early this coming week, the team's official site reports.
The right-hander has been consistently throwing side sessions without setbacks, teeing up the next step of facing live hitters for the first time since April 10. If Archer tolerates that process well, he'll likely proceed to a rehab assignment shortly thereafter.
Archer (forearm) threw 10 pitches off a mound Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Recovery from thoracic outlet surgery was supposed to be the primary concern for Archer this season, but he wound up making just two appearances before being shut down with an entirely separate issue with his forearm. He's making progress again after a brief setback in late May and is expected to advance to live batting practice in late June or early July. That suggests he won't return to the active roster before the All-Star break, however.
Archer (forearm) is feeling good and is eyeing an early July return from the injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Archer has been doing long toss and could begin mound work next week. The veteran righty landed on the IL on May 10 after just two early season appearances, one of which was a start.
Archer (forearm) said Saturday that his tendinitis is gone and that he's now focusing on building up his arm ahead of a return to game action, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Archer was shut down earlier this week after he experienced some discomfort on the outside of his right forearm, but he has now moved past the issue and will be able to resume his throwing program. The right-hander didn't have a hard deadline to return from the 60-day injured list but said that he would be pleased to be back in early July.
Manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that Archer had his throwing program shut down earlier this week after experiencing some discomfort on the outside of his right forearm, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Archer had been throwing off flat ground for about a week before experiencing renewed pain in his forearm. Cash didn't offer up a timeline for when Archer might be cleared to resume throwing, but the setback could make it tough for him to return from the 60-day injured list when first eligible June 10.
Archer (forearm) began a throwing program Friday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Archer has been sidelined with forearm tightness since April 10. His injury was originally not expected to sideline him for an extended amount of time, but he was transferred to the 60-day injured list in early May. Archer will now continue to work at the team facility and is first eligible to be activated June 10, but manager Kevin Cash stated the right-hander is likely to need multiple rehab starts at Triple-A Durham.
Archer (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
Manager Kevin Cash said in late April that Archer was still several weeks away from returning to the mound, and he'll now be sidelined until at least June due to his forearm tightness. Archer had been throwing in April, but it's not clear where the right-hander is in his throwing progression following his placement on the 60-day IL.
Archer (forearm) continues to play catch but is at least a couple weeks away from returning to the rotation, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Archer has already spent nearly two weeks on the injured list with forearm tightness. Previous reports indicated that he wouldn't be in line for a long absence, and the fact that he's been throwing for over a week is certainly a good sign, but it looks as though he'll wind up missing at least close to a month.
Archer (forearm) was able to play light catch Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
This development supports the notion of Archer making the quick recovery that was forecasted when the right-hander was first placed on the injured list. Manager Kevin Cash did note Archer still feels some forearm tightness when throwing, so whether he can return immediately upon being eligible remains an open question.
Archer (forearm) is expected to play catch within the next few days and may not be in for a long stay on the injured list, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Archer made just a pair of appearances this season before exiting his Saturday start due to forearm tightness. Forearm issues are sometimes the first sign of a very serious injury for a pitcher, but it looks as though that isn't the case with this particularly problem.
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