Holmes (foot) is scheduled to throw off a slope this week, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Holmes suffered a fractured foot early on in spring training when he was hit by a groundball. The injury forced him into a walking boot for several weeks, but the right-hander was able to keep his arm in shape by throwing from one knee. Now that the fracture is fully healed, Holmes can start the progression from a slight incline to a full mound, and he may be able to start throwing to live batters before long.
Holmes (foot) is throwing from one knee out to 90 feet, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
A fractured left foot is expected to keep Holmes in a walking boot until mid-April, but it hasn't shut down his throwing program completely. With the expected date for the resumption of play still unclear, it's possible Holmes doesn't wind up missing any time.
Holmes was diagnosed with a fractured foot Sunday and will be in a walking boot 4-to-6 weeks, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Holmes was forced to leave Saturday's game after being struck by a comebacker on his first pitch, and he'll now miss the start of the regular season as a result. The 26-year-old could potentially be in the walking boot until mid-April, so there's a very real chance he won't be cleared for game action until May. Holmes is out of minor-league options and the team will need to decide whether to carry him on its active roster once he's healthy.
Holmes exited Saturday's Grapefruit League against the Twins after being struck in the ankle by a ground ball, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
It was the only batter he faced before leaving the field under his own power. Holmes will be examined further over the next couple days, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him take at least a couple days off to be safe.
Holmes (quadriceps) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Holmes went down with left quad discomfort Aug. 21, but he'll return to the Pirates after a brief stay on the shelf. The 26-year-old has a 6.05 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 43:28 K:BB over 38.2 innings this season.
Holmes (quadriceps) threw a two-inning, 33-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Holmes' extended side session suggests he's tracking toward a brief absence after landing on the 10-day injured list Aug. 21 with left quadriceps discomfort. Expect him to return from the IL when rosters expand Sunday or shortly thereafter.
Holmes was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with left quadriceps discomfort, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Holmes has an 8.18 ERA, 2.18 WHIP and 14:13 K:BB in 11 innings since the All-Star break. Parker Markel will take his place in the bullpen.
Holmes (triceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Holmes was knocked around for three runs on four hits over two innings in his first rehab appearance with Double-A Altoona on Aug. 5, but he bounced back Thursday, throwing two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. He will slot back into a multi-inning, low-leverage role out of the Pittsburgh bullpen. Parker Markel was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
Holmes (triceps) will make a second rehab appearance at Double-A Altoona on Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Holmes had been shut down for a little more than two weeks with right triceps inflammation before he was cleared to return to action with Altoona on Monday. He tossed two innings in that outing, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk. The Pirates' decision to let him make another appearance three days after he tossed 34 pitches suggests Holmes is progressing well and won't be in store for a lengthy rehab assignment.
Holmes (triceps) was sent out on a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Holmes has been on the injured list since July 24 due to right triceps inflammation, but he was able to toss simulated batting practice Friday and has since been cleared for a rehab stint. He should only need a few minor-league appearances before being reinstated given his brief absence.
Holmes (triceps) will throw simulated batting practice Friday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Holmes landed on the injured list last Wednesday with right triceps inflammation. The fact that he's ready to resume throwing already suggests his stay on the shelf may not be an extended one. In 22 appearances prior to landing on the IL, Holmes posted a 6.54 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 34:19 K:BB in 31.2 innings.
Holmes was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right triceps inflammation, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
He has given up 11 runs on 12 hits and five walks over his last six innings, so perhaps this explains why he has struggled so mightily of late. Koene Kela (suspension) was reinstated in a corresponding move.
Holmes was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Holmes was sent to the minors Wednesday, but he'll head back to Pittsburgh's bullpen just a few days later. Richard Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Holmes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.
Holmes spent six days in Pittsburgh, allowing four runs (three earned) in four innings of work. He'll make way for Chris Archer, who returns from his thumb injury to start Wednesday against Arizona.
The Pirates plan to recall Holmes from Triple-A Indianapolis ahead of Thursday's series opener with the Cardinals, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
With the newest additions to the Pittsburgh rotation, Steven Brault and Nick Kingham, both covering only four innings in their first starts of the season earlier this week against the Rangers, the bullpen has been overworked. Holmes will thus provide the Pirates with a much-needed fresh arm capable of covering multiple innings out of the bullpen. Over his 10 appearances with Indianapolis this season, Holmes has posted a 6.32 ERA and 2.04 WHIP in 15.2 innings.
Holmes will transition to a multi-inning relief role in the minors, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
The Pirates aren't closing the door on Holmes as a starter, though they'll focus on developing him in a relief role for the time being. The soon-to-be 26-year-old made seven appearances out of the Pirates' bullpen in 2018, posting a 5.56 ERA and 9:10 K:BB in 11.1 innings during those outings.
Holmes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.
Holmes stumbled to a 6.84 ERA in his 26.1-inning debut last season, walking more batters (23) than he struck out (21). He remains on the 40-man roster, so he may have a chance to improve upon those numbers at some point later in the season.
Holmes allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks across four innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Reds. He struck out three.
Holmes ran into a bit of trouble in the first inning, allowing a run on a hit, a walk and a throwing error before escaping the frame. He allowed a two-run home run in the second but was able to settle down over the rest of his outing. Holmes hadn't started since early August, so while this outing didn't go quite as planned, it could have been worse. He finishes the season with an unsightly 6.84 ERA to go along with a 2.01 WHIP and will look to make some adjustments before fighting for a spot during spring training.
Holmes will start Sunday against Cincinnati.
Holmes has made three starts and seven relief appearances for the Pirates so far this season. He's struggled to an ugly 7.25 ERA through his first 22.1 big-league innings, walking more batters (19) than he's struck out (18). The right-hander threw two innings in relief during Thursday's series finale against the Cubs, so he'll likely face a restricted pitch count in his final outing of 2018.
Holmes was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
Holmes was sent to the minors after he blew a two-run lead in the 15th inning against the Brewers back on Aug. 25, but the right-hander is back in the majors after spending 10 days on the farm. He owns a brutal 8.15 ERA and 2.21 WHIP across 17.2 innings with the Pirates this season, so the 25-year-old will likely be limited to low-leverage work down the stretch.
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