The Mariners placed Giles (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Giles' move to the IL was merely a formality, as the Mariners already confirmed prior to spring training that the right-hander would miss the entire 2021 season while recovering from the Tommy John procedure he required in October. The 30-year-old signed a two-year, $7 million contract with Seattle in February, so the Mariners are hoping that a healthy Giles can return some value in the second season of the deal.
Giles (elbow) will not pitch this season under any circumstances, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Giles underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of September last year. If he winds up on the short end of the recovery timeline, he'd have had at least an outside chance of making an appearance or two very late in the year, especially if the Mariners managed to make the playoffs. The team ruled that out Friday however, with manager Scott Servais saying, "We will not let that happen."
Giles (elbow) agreed to a multi-year deal with the Mariners on Thursday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Giles underwent Tommy John surgery in October, so he isn't likely to make a big impact in the 2021 campaign. In his last full healthy season in 2019, Giles was dominant with the Blue Jays by racking up 23 saves to go along with 83 strikeouts across 53 innings. While he could eventually factor into the saves picture for the Mariners in 2022, he will be 31 years old and coming off major arm surgery.
Giles underwent successful Tommy John surgery Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Giles battled elbow issues throughout the year and eventually had to undergo surgery. If his recovery is on the fast end of the typical window, he could theoretically return very late in the 2021 campaign, but the most likely scenario is that he doesn't pitch again until 2022.
The Blue Jays transferred Giles (elbow) from the 10-day injured list to the 45-day IL on Tuesday.
Giles announced a day earlier that he was set to undergo Tommy John surgery, which will sideline him for the remainder of the current season and likely all of the 2021 campaign. The move opened up a spot on the Blue Jays' 40-man roster, but Toronto has yet to add a player to take his place.
Giles (forearm) announced Monday in a post on his personal Instagram account that he will undergo Tommy John surgery, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
Giles was already believed to be done for the season after being diagnosed with a right flexor strain following his Sept. 15 relief appearance. The outing was Giles' second since being reinstated from the 45-day injured list, as he had previously been shut down for most of the season with the same injury. After receiving feedback from doctors, Giles determined that surgery was his best option to address the nagging arm injury. He'll likely be sidelined for the entire 2021 season while recovering from surgery, though he should be fully cleared for the start of spring training in 2022. With Giles set to become an unrestricted free agent this winter, a team could look to bring the right-handed reliever aboard on a low-cost, two-year deal that would allow his rehab program to be monitored more closely.
Giles was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right flexor strain, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Giles returned from the injured list Friday and made two relief appearances since he came back. However, manager Charlie Montoyo revealed Wednesday that he was put back on the injured list with a similar injury to what he dealt with earlier in the season. The right-hander underwent an MRI, but the results aren't yet known. "I wouldn't think he's coming back this year," Montoyo said.
Giles (forearm) was activated from the 45-day injured list Friday.
Giles made just two appearances this season before landing on the injured list with a strained flexor mass in his right forearm in late July. He avoided surgery, however, and has been throwing for nearly a month. He's expected to make his first appearance or two in a lower-leverage role, as the lack of minor-league baseball this season has prevented him from making any rehab appearances, but he'll likely return to the closer position before the end of the year.
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday that Giles (forearm) is close to a return from the 45-day injured list and will likely be used "before the ninth [inning]" initially once he's activated, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Since Giles has been on the shelf since late July with a strained right forearm, Montoyo is understandably reluctant to immediately thrust the 29-year-old into his familiar closer role right away while the 24-19 Blue Jays look to protect their positioning in the AL playoff race. So long as Giles looks good in his first appearance or two upon coming off the IL, however, he should move back ahead of Rafael Dolis and Anthony Bass in the pecking order for saves. Toronto hasn't yet put a firm target date on Giles' return from the IL, but his activation could come as soon as this weekend.
Giles (forearm) threw a live batting practice session that went well Tuesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Giles' throwing session marked the third time that he threw a live batting practice session over the past week, and he appeared to feel good after each one. The right-hander is eligible to return from the 45-day injured list as soon as Thursday and could do so if he continues to feel good in the coming days.
Giles (forearm) will throw another live batting practice session Tuesday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Giles will be eligible to return from the 45-day injured list as soon as Thursday. The Blue Jays have yet to officially announce when he'll be back, but given that he's been throwing live batting practice for nearly a week, it doesn't seem as though he's very far off.
Giles (forearm) was transferred to the Blue Jays' 45-day injured list Saturday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Giles' move to the 45-day IL is simply procedural as he'll still be eligible to return as early as Sept. 10. The right-hander has made good progress while recovering from a strained flexor mass in his right forearm, although a specific timetable for his return still hasn't been established.
Giles (forearm) felt good after a live batting practice session Tuesday and will throw another similar session Saturday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Giles continues to make good progress as he works his way back from the strained flexor mass in his right forearm that has kept him out since late July. His target return date remains unclear, but he appears to have a good shot to make it back before the end of the year, barring setbacks.
Giles (forearm) will throw a 20-pitch live batting practice session Tuesday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
Giles has now been out for over a month with a strained flexor mass in his right forearm, but he continues to make good progress towards his return. It remains to be seen how many more times he'll have to throw before the Blue Jays feel ready to activate him, but when he does eventually return, he should reclaim his closer role.
Giles (forearm) is ready to advance to live batting practice, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
He threw a side session Friday that went well, with Giles reporting feeling good physically, so the next step will be to face live hitters. The Jays' bullpen has been solid in the late innings, with Jordan Romano and Anthony Bass both pitching well of late. However, if Giles gets back to normal physically, he will likely take back the ninth inning duties.
Giles (forearm) felt good following his bullpen session Tuesday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
Giles' first bullpen session went well, and he'll throw another side session Friday as a result. Assuming that goes well, his next step could be a live batting practice session prior to potentially returning to the Blue Jays' bullpen. The right-hander has been sidelined since the end of July due to a right forearm strain.
Giles (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Giles has been on the injured list since the end of July due to a right forearm strain, but he's progressed well during his throwing program. If his bullpen session goes well Tuesday, he should throw another bullpen prior to progressing to live batting practice. After his live batting practice, he could enter the conversation to return to the bullpen, assuming everything goes smoothly.
Giles (forearm) has been playing catch and feels good, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
It sounds like his status continues to improve, as this is essentially the same update we had on Aug. 15. He is without a timetable to return, but it seems like he is on track to return this season if he can avoid setbacks.
Giles (forearm) threw again Saturday and continues to feel good, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Reports remain positive regarding Giles, who hasn't pitched in nearly three weeks due to a forearm strain but who seems to have avoided the worst-case scenario. He's still just playing catch and will be brought along carefully, but he's expected to throw off a mound within 10 days.
Giles (forearm) played catch Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Giles has been out with a forearm strain since late July and had been shut down from throwing for two weeks. While he remains without a clear timeline for his return, his latest MRI looked good, and he continues to progress in the right direction.
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