Snell is expected to start Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday at Houston, Janie McCauley of the Associated Press reports.
Charlie Morton provided five scoreless innings during Wednesday's Wild Card Game and Tyler Glasnow will start the series opener, leaving Snell to take the ball for Game 2. The 26-year-old had an up-and-down season and allowed three runs over six innings after returning from the injured list in mid-September. Snell reached 62 pitches in his last appearance and seems likely to remain on an slightly higher pitch count Saturday.
Snell is on the Rays' wild-card roster.
If Snell appears in Wednesday's game, he'll do so on just two days' rest, having pitched Sunday against the Blue Jays. He threw just 2.1 innings in that contest, however, so there's a decent chance he makes an appearance in relief of Charlie Morton.
Snell (6-8) gave up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four through 2.1 innings to take the loss against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Snell allowed both runs in the first frame, but he recovered to deliver 1.1 scoreless innings before his exit after 62 pitches. Snell continued to be limited in his pitch count, technically throwing his longest outing since his return from the injured list. The 26-year-old finishes the regular season with a 4.29 ERA with 147 strikeouts through 107 innings.
Snell allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out three through 1.2 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Monday.
Snell struggled with his command, allowing three free passes before being pulled in the second inning after allowing a run on a double. The Rays are still easing Snell back into his usual workload, and he was not expected to pitch more than a few innings. The 26-year-old has a 4.21 ERA with 143 strikeouts through 22 starts this season. Snell is scheduled to make his next start Sunday against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
Snell will start Monday's game against the Red Sox and is expected to cover around 3-to-4 innings.
The Rays are still easing Snell into a normal starter's workload after he returned from the injured list Tuesday following a nearly two-month absence while he was on the mend from arthroscopic elbow surgery. Snell's first outing back from the IL was encouraging, as he kept a quality Dodgers offense off the board while hurling two perfect innings and striking out four. Tampa Bay hasn't announced that a primary pitcher will be used behind Snell on Monday, so expect the team to lean on a slew of relievers to finish out the contest once the southpaw departs.
Snell's arm felt good following Tuesday's two-inning start against the Dodgers, leaving him on track for Monday's turn against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Snell rattled off two perfect innings in his first game back after being sidelined nearly two months due to arthroscopic elbow surgery. He'll need to get through a catch session Thursday and a bullpen Saturday without setbacks before locking in his next appearance, but the fact his arm was in good shape a day after he consistently hit the mid-90s on the radar gun certainly bodes well.
Snell did not factor into the decision against the Dodgers on Tuesday, pitching two perfect innings and striking out four.
Snell showed little rust from his nearly two-month absence, tossing 17 of 26 pitches for strikes and whiffing four of the six batters he faced. The abbreviated outing was a positive step for the southpaw as he looks to build stamina in anticipation of a possible Tampa Bay playoff run. The 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner has posted a 4.19 ERA and 1.22 WHIP along with a 6-7 record in 21 starts this season. He'll likely be on a short leash again when he squares off against the Red Sox on Monday.
Snell (elbow) was activated ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Dodgers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Snell has been out since late July while recovering from arthroscopic elbow surgery. He hasn't been able to build up to a full starter's workload yet, but he's expected to throw around three innings Tuesday.
Snell (elbow) is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Snell isn't quite stretched out all the way yet, but he's on track to throw around three innings Tuesday, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. He's been sidelined since undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery at the end of July.
Snell (elbow) is joining the Rays in California for their upcoming series against the Angels and Dodgers, MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM reports.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports Snell was sharp during a rehab outing with Triple-A Durham on Thursday, retiring half of the six batters he faced on strikeouts and throwing 28 pitches overall. Snell reported feeling "significantly better" than he had in his first rehab start, and he could slot into the rotation next during the two-game set against the Dodgers on Tuesday or Wednesday. However, a more concrete plan is likely to come into focus once the 26-year-old has the chance to meet with team staff over the weekend, as the possibility still exists that Snell may need to throw in a simulated game situation before returning.
Snell (elbow) is scheduled to throw two innings or 30 pitches Thursday for Triple-A Durham, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Snell looked shaky through two-thirds of an inning for Durham on Saturday, giving up a run on two hits and two walks, but he'll extend out to 30 pitches Thursday. This may be his last chance for action at Triple-A, depending on how long the Bulls' playoff run lasts.
Snell (elbow) allowed an earned run on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning while also recording two strikeouts in Triple-A Durham's win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
As his final line indicates, Snell struggled with his control while getting just 12 of his 24 pitches into the strike zone. The rehabbing southpaw did hit his pregame pitch-count mark, while Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Snell consistently hit 94-96 mph with his fastball. It remains to be seen if Snell will have another chance to make an appearance before the Bulls' playoff run concludes, but Topkin reports he is slated for another outing in the coming week.
Snell (elbow) will make a rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Bulls are in the midst of the International League semifinals against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, so there is no guarantee he will have the opportunity to make a second rehab start. General manager Erik Neander said earlier Thursday that Snell is on track to return in time to make a few appearances in September. He will throw 20 pitches or one inning, per Josh Tolentino of The Athletic. If Saturday's rehab outing goes well, it's possible that Snell could make his next appearance for the Rays.
General manager Erik Neander said Snell (elbow) remains on track to get a few outings in September, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. "He's moving in the direction of coming back and being able to contribute," Neander said. "His progression to this point is everything you expect to see."
Those who have been stashing Snell have been doing so with the idea of getting two or three starts out of the Rays' ace before the season wraps up, and that still seems like a possibility. He threw another bullpen session Wednesday. While Snell is on track to return this month, it's possible that his first outing or two may be an abbreviated appearance.
Snell (elbow) will throw another bullpen session Wednesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Snell appears to still have time to return from late-July arthroscopic elbow surgery before the end of the season. He's thrown two bullpens already and will likely advance to either a live batting practice session or a rehab outing following Wednesday's session.
Snell (elbow) threw 18 pitches during his second bullpen session Sunday, the Associated Press reports.
Snell upped his pitch count slightly over that of his first session as he continues on his quest to return later in September. The left-hander is likely to throw at least one more bullpen with a slightly higher workload before the next step in his recovery is determined.
Snell (elbow) felt good following a bullpen session Friday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Snell threw only fastballs and changeups, but the session nevertheless represents an important step as he works his way back from late July arthroscopic elbow surgery. He's expected to throw two more bullpen sessions and one live batting practice session before returning to the Rays sometime in mid-September, though he'll likely pitch in shorter stints at first given his relatively accelerated return process.
Snell (elbow) is tentatively scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Snell is working his way back from late-July arthroscopic elbow surgery. He threw 10 fastballs in a brief throwing session Tuesday and isn't far from throwing a proper bullpen. He still has time to return in the final few weeks of the season, but even a minor setback would likely knock him out for the remainder of the regular season. Manager Kevin Cash told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times earlier this week that he's planning to use Snell as a starter once he returns from the injured list, though the skipper acknowledged the southpaw would likely be in store for more abbreviated outings compared to the starts he made prior to requiring surgery.
Manager Kevin Cash reiterated Sunday that Snell (elbow) remains without a clear timeline to return from the 10-day injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Snell hasn't hit a setback in his recovery from left elbow surgery since beginning a throwing program Aug. 12, but he's still not far enough along in his rehab process for the Rays to identify a target date for his return. Since Snell remains limited to playing catch off flat ground at this stage, Topkin posits that the southpaw is likely at least 10 days behind rehabbing pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow), who is slated to throw live batting practice Tuesday. With Glasnow realistically trending toward a return in the second week of September, it thus appears safe to rule out Snell for at least the first half of the season's final month. A clearer timeline for Snell's return should emerge once he advances to mound work.
Snell (elbow) is throwing from approximately 90 feet on flat ground, the Associated Press reports.
The southpaw continues to make seemingly consistent progress from his recent surgery, and his current activity level keeps him on a timetable for a return to the rotation around mid-September. Snell resumed throwing Aug. 11 at a distance of 45-to-60 feet after July 29 surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow. He's likely to progress to bullpen sessions as his next step after he stretches his arm out over at least a couple of more catch sessions.
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