Simmons (forearm, shoulder) fired a scoreless seventh inning in Triple-A Tacoma's loss to Memphis on Friday, his first appearance for the Rainiers.
As per Tacoma play-by-play man Mike Curto, Simmons hit 97 mph on the gun during his outing, certainly an encouraging indicator of the health of both his shoulder and forearm. Simmons' most recent game action had come with Double-A Arkansas on July 14 before shoulder soreness put a pause on his rehab assignment.
Simmons (forearm), who recently suffered a setback in his rehab, threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The hard-throwing 26-year-old fired away in front of the team's training staff as he attempts to work his way back into game action. Simmons last pitched for Double-A Arkansas on July 14 and had been moved to Triple-A Tacoma to continue his rehab before right shoulder soreness put his recovery on pause. Saturday's development is certainly step in the right direction, leaving Simmons hopeful of returning to the mound by the end of next week.
Simmons (forearm) suffered a setback in his rehab, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
The 26-year-old was making rehab appearances for Double-A Arkansas, but hasn't pitched since July 14. Simmons had Tommy John surgery in 2015 and pitched for the Braves late last season, but has been on the disabled list for the entirety of 2017 with forearm issues. The right-hander could provide some help for the Mariners' bullpen, but doesn't seem close to a return with this latest setback.
Simmons was scratched from his scheduled rehab start Monday with Triple-A Tacoma due to arm soreness, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
It sounds like he will be shut down for the moment, as he works to get through this latest hurdle. Simmons was on pace for a mid-July return to the big leagues, but now he should be considered out indefinitely.
Simmons, who has been sidelined all season while working back from a surgically repaired elbow, has made three rehab appearances in July, with the latter two coming at the Double-A level. There's been no reports that Simmons has suffered any setbacks since his most recent outing July 14, so it's likely he's just sticking around at Arkansas for logistical reasons. Due to the length of his absence, Simmons will probably need at least a few more rehab appearances before being activated from the 60-day disabled list.
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