Hembree is projected to be in the Opening Day bullpen, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. He's allowed seven runs (four earned) on seven hits (two home runs) and two walks while striking out four over 4.2 spring innings.
The ugly spring numbers aside, Hembree has been a reliable mid-leverage reliever since joining the Red Sox in 2014. He was limited to 39.2 innings in 2019 by a forearm and elbow injuries. He had extreme flyball tendencies in 2019, which led to a career-high 1.6 HR/9 and, coupled with a drop in velocity, could be problematic going forward.
Hembree avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $1.612 million deal with the Red Sox on Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Hembree was limited by forearm and elbow injuries and threw just 39.2 innings last season. He finished with a 3.86 ERA, though a 4.77 FIP gives some reason to worry heading into his age-31 season.
Hembree set down the side in order in the seventh inning of Monday's 7-4 loss to the Rays.
Hembree was activated off the injured list earlier in the day and pitched for the first time since Aug. 2. With Boston manager Alex Cora stating he'll try to stay away from certain relievers, including closer Brandon Workman, over the final week of the season, Hembree might pick up a save opportunity in the final days. He has two saves already in 2019.
Hembree (elbow) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Hembree has been on the shelf since the beginning of August with right elbow inflammation, but he's been cleared to rejoin the Red Sox ahead of Monday's series finale against the Rays after getting through a simulated game with no issues Sunday. The righty owns a 4.06 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 45:18 K:BB across 37.2 innings this season and will look to finish the year on a positive note.
Hembree (elbow) is expected to be activated Tuesday when the Red Sox begin a series against the Rangers, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Hembree, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 1, responded well after pitching a simulated game Friday. "He worked so hard to get to this point, so regardless of where they are now, he wants to pitch," manager Alex Cora said. "Obviously, if he's healthy and he's able to compete the way he is, we'll pitch him one inning or two innings, whatever it is." Cora said Hembree could serve as an opener for the series finale against the Rangers on Thursday.
Hembree (elbow) will throw a simulated game Friday and could be activated next week, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
There is not much season left, but it would be an accomplishment for Hembree to return and finish his year on a high note. He has been out since Aug. 1 but has been throwing bullpen sessions. If he returns, he would likely pitch in a low-leverage relief role.
Hembree (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Elbow inflammation has kept Hembree out of action since the start of August, but he appeared to be on the cusp of a return from the injured list until he felt soreness during a bullpen session last week. Hembree's ability to bounce back from the setback quickly and resume mound work Tuesday keeps hope alive for him to rejoin the Red Sox before the season ends. He'll likely throw a simulated game over the weekend and then potentially return to action during Boston's series in Texas that begins Sept. 24.
Hembree (elbow) had Tuesday's scheduled simulated game cancelled, leaving the next step of his rehab program uncertain, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Manager Alex Cora indicated that Hembree felt renewed soreness in his elbow coming out of his most recent bullpen session, so the right-hander will likely be shut down for at least a few more days before the Red Sox reassess his condition. With Hembree having already been on the shelf for a month and a half and with the regular-season finale just two weeks away, the 30-year-old might have already tossed his last pitch of 2019.
Hembree (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Hembree fired a successful bullpen Friday, and he's scheduled for at least one more side session before coming off the injured list, but the Red Sox haven't revealed a concrete timetable for his return at this point. Hembree has been sidelined since early August with right elbow inflammation.
Hembree (elbow) completed a bullpen session Friday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
It's Hembree's first mound work since he landed on the injured list in early August and received a PRP injection for his right elbow. According to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe, the 30-year-old is "eager" to see game action, which could happen within the next week.
Hembree (elbow) is close to beginning a throwing program, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Hembree hasn't resumed throwing since receiving a PRP injection at the beginning of August, though skipper Alex Cora stated Friday that there's a "good chance" he'll return before the end of the season. A timetable for Hembree's return should become clearer once he begins to throw.
Hembree (elbow) has yet to resume baseball activities as he's taking longer than expected to recover from a PRP injection, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Hembree received the PRP injection to address right elbow inflammation Aug. 6, but he has yet to be cleared to begin throwing in any capacity. The 29-year-old will remain without a timeline for his return until he can start a throwing program.
Hembree (elbow) received a PRP injection Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Hembree has been out with elbow inflammation since Friday. It's not yet clear how long he's expected to be out, though the injury isn't expected to be serious enough to require Tommy John surgery.
Hembree (elbow) underwent an MRI on his right elbow and was diagnosed with inflammation, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Hembree landed on the injured list earlier Friday, but the MRI cleared him of any structural damage. The 30-year-old spent time in June on the shelf with a similar injury, and according to Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe, he said the pain from that injury never fully disappeared. Hembree has no official timeline for his return but it appears he'll be sidelined longer than the 10-day minimum.
Hembree was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a right elbow strain, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Hembree has labored over the last couple weeks with nine runs allowed (eight earned) in his last eight outings (5.2 innings), but it's not known how long he's been dealing with the injury. The 30-year-old spent time on the shelf with a similar injury in June, though it remains unclear whether this is a new issue or an aggravation of the old injury.
Hembree told manager Alex Cora that he feels fine physically, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Hembree has struggled since returning from an elbow injury prior to the All-Star break -- compiling a 10.80 ERA and 2.10 WHIP in five appearances (3.1 innings) while experiencing diminished velocity -- prompting concerns over the health of the right-hander. While Hembree insists he's fine and doesn't believe he'll need a return trip to the IL, the Red Sox figure to keep a close eye on the reliever moving forward.
Hembree picked up the save after allowing a hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Tigers.
Hembree gave up a single to center field after recording the first out, and he managed to retire the final two batters of the ballgame to slam the door. The 30-year-old right-hander has been one of the lone bright spots out of Boston's bullpen this season, allowing just one run over his last 11 appearances. With Matt Barnes struggling to get the job done in save situations, Hembree is expected to be a candidate for saves until Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) returns from the injured list and slots into the closer's role.
The Red Sox activated Hembree (forearm) from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.
Boston shipped reliever Trevor Kelley back to Triple-A Pawtucket to create room for Hembree on the active roster. Hembree, who had been sidelined for a little over three weeks with a right forearm strain, proved he was healthy after tossing a perfect inning in relief during a rehab outing Tuesday for Pawtucket. He should slot back into a setup role after posting a 2.51 ERA and 35:12 K:BB in 28.2 innings over his 31 appearances with Boston prior to landing on the IL.
Hembree (forearm) will likely be activated from the injured list this weekend, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Hembree is expected to rejoin the bullpen in time for the series against the Detroit that kicks off Friday. He pitched a scoreless inning while on rehab for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. He has been a consistent bullpen arm, an area of weakness badly exposed while the Red Sox were in London over the weekend. The right-hander posted a 0.52 ERA while striking out 25 batters over 17.1 innings between April 25 and June 10.
Hembree (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Hembree has been out since June 10, but the Red Sox nevertheless expect his rehab assignment to be short. He could return at some point during the team's series in Toronto, which runs through Thursday.
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