Sheffield (forearm) threw off a mound Sunday and is set for a full bullpen session Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
The left-hander is apparently picking up some steam in his recovery, having made some strides since starting a throwing regimen July 16. However, despite the encouraging progress, Sheffield is still likely looking at no earlier than a mid-August return date when factoring in the likely need for multiple rehab appearances.
Sheffield (forearm) is scheduled to throw off a mound Sunday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
This is a significant step towards a return for Sheffield, as he has been limited to throwing off flat ground to this point. Even so, there's still no clear timeline for his return, though an early-to-mid August activation remains a possibility if he doesn't suffer any setbacks.
Sheffield (forearm) resumed throwing Friday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Sheffield has been on the injured list since July 8 with a left forearm strain. Manager Scott Servais previously said that the left-hander would be out well past the minimum 10 days, but Friday's update represents an important first step in his recovery. A clearer timeline will emerge when Sheffield is able to throw off a mound, but for the time being, an early-to-mid-August activation from the injured list appears to be within the realm of possibility.
Manager Scott Servais said Friday that Sheffield (forearm) won't "pitch anytime in the near future," Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
Sheffield landed on the 10-day IL on Wednesday with a left forearm strain. The skipper went on to say that Sheffield will likely take awhile to build his arm back up once he's feeling healthy. With that in mind, the southpaw is almost certain to be out of the starting rotation for the rest of July and possibly longer.
Sheffield's forearm strain will keep him out for a while and render him unable to return for his first turn in the rotation after the All-Star break, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Sheffield was knocked around by the Yankees for six runs in just 1.2 innings Tuesday and hit the injured list the next day. It's still unclear exactly when the Mariners expect him to return, but he's not in contention for any of the first five games after the break.
The Mariners placed Sheffield on the 10-day injured list with a left forearm strain Wednesday, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.
Sheffield likely suffered the injury during Tuesday's brutal outing against the Yankees, when he was tagged for six runs in 1.2 innings. It's unclear whether the lefty will be activated when eligible after the All-Star break. Erik Swanson was activated from the IL in a corresponding move.
Sheffield (5-8) took the loss Tuesday against the Yankees after allowing six runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over 1.2 innings.
Sheffield was pounced on early and often in what was his worst outing of the year. Giancarlo Stanton started off by taking him deep to left in the first for a three-run blast and the Yankees were able to pile on three more in the second thanks to the erratic pitching of Sheffield. The 25-year-old lefty has faced a bit of a rough patch over the last month, surrendering at least four earned runs in four of his last five starts. Tuesday was also the third time this season he's finished with more walks than strikeouts. Sheffield now owns a 6.48 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 59:35 K:BB over 73.2 innings. He lines up for a home matchup against the Angels to end the week.
Sheffield didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 9-7 extra-inning win over the Blue Jays, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out three.
Things went south quickly for the southpaw after a scoreless first inning, but fortunately for Sheffield, Toronto pitchers weren't seeing any more success than he did. He tossed only 53 of 95 pitches for strikes before exiting and has a 4.7 BB/9 in his past four starts. He'll carry a 5.88 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 57:32 K:BB through 72 innings into his next outing.
Sheffield (5-7) allowed three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five across 4.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Rockies.
Sheffield struggled to work efficiently, as he needed 87 pitches to record only 13 outs. He was hurt by walks and the long ball, as he handed out multiple free passes for the sixth time in his last seven starts and also served up a two-run homer to Brendan Rodgers. Across his last three outings, Sheffield has surrendered 14 earned runs across only 13.1 frames. For the season, he now has a 5.69 ERA with a 54:29 K:BB across 68 innings.
Sheffield (5-6) was tagged with the loss Wednesday against the Twins after allowing seven runs on 10 hits (including two home runs) and two walks while fanning four across five innings.
Sheffield had a rough outing and gave up a season-high seven runs, but that's not where the problems end for the left-hander -- he's also allowed two homers in three straight appearances. The southpaw owns a 7.36 ERA in three June starts and will try to bounce back in his next turn on the mound, scheduled for next week against the Rockies at home.
Sheffield (5-5) allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out three across four innings to take the loss Thursday against the Tigers.
Sheffield ran into trouble early in his start, as he surrendered two home runs and three earned runs across his first two innings of work. He settled in from there -- two errors allowed the other two runs to cross the plate in the fourth inning -- but was limited to a short outing due to an inflated pitch count. Though he hasn't worked particularly deep into games, this marked Sheffield's first start of the season in which he hasn't completed at least five innings. Through 11 outings, Sheffield has maintained a 4.91 ERA with a 45:24 K:BB across 58.2 frames.
Sheffield (5-4) earned the win Thursday against the Angels after allowing two runs on six hits and three walks while fanning seven across 5.2 innings.
Sheffield ended just one out away from recording what would've been his fourth quality start of the season, but it's worth noting he's given up just two earned runs in four of his last six outings. He owns a 4.41 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP since the beginning of May.
Sheffield (4-4) won Friday's 3-2 game with Texas, going five innings and permitting two runs on six hits and two walks with one strikeout.
Sheffield was far from dominant in the win and perhaps tired as the game progressed, allowing a single run in both the fourth and fifth. He's alternated wins and losses in his last seven starts and remains a mediocre option with a 4.96 ERA on a staff that usually rolls with a six-man rotation.
Sheffield (3-4) took the 6-4 loss Saturday to the Padres, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and five walks with three strikeouts.
Sheffield allowed a single run through the game's first four innings but broke down in the fifth, allowing six baserunners and five runs in a poor final inning. He was efficient with 91 pitches despite a season-high five walks, which may be the only bright side to an otherwise subpar outing. A 5.11 ERA is below average, but he remains an upside option for a young Seattle team.
Sheffield (3-3) was credited with the win over Cleveland on Saturday, allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out two.
Taking the hill following his worst outing of the season last Sunday against the Rangers, Sheffield authored a strong bounce-back effort that saw him garner his third quality start of the season. The left-hander stayed away from the long ball altogether for the third time in the last four trips to the mound, and both runs he surrendered came on groundouts. Having gotten his record back to .500, Sheffield will look for his fourth victory of the season in a tough road matchup against the Padres either Friday or Saturday.
Sheffield (2-3) allowed seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Rangers on Sunday.
Sheffield allowed just one run prior to the fifth, when the Rangers put up six more on him after Charlie Culberson led off the inning with a solo home run and Adolis Garcia capped it off with a three-run blast. The 25-year-old pitched a gem last weekend against the Angels but has sandwiched that outing with a pair of horrendous starts in which he's combined to allow nine runs on 22 hits while striking out nine in 10.1 innings. He gives up plenty of hard contact and doesn't generate enough swings and misses to be a reliable fantasy option, but he at least has a good chance for a bounceback performance against Cleveland later in the week.
Sheffield (2-2) allowed two hits and three walks with four strikeouts over six scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Sheffield had his strongest start of the season after limiting the Angels to just two hits following an outing in which he was knocked around for a career-worst 12 hits in a loss to the Astros. The 25-year old did struggle with his command at times, as he hit a batter in each of the first two innings and surrendered three walks. He was able to pitch himself out of a couple of potential scoring threats and lowered his ERA to a 4.18. He's lined up to face the Rangers on the road his next time out.
Sheffield (1-2) took the loss Monday against the Astros, surrendering five runs (four earned) on 12 hits and a walk while striking out four across 5.1 innings.
Facing Houston for the second time in his career, Sheffield couldn't find a way to stop the Astros at the plate, scattering a career-worst 12 hits in the process. However, the 24-year-old was able to keep the ball on the ground as he did not allow any home runs for the first time this season. Overall this year, Sheffield sports a 5.32 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across 22 innings of work. The southpaw is lined up to make his next start at home Sunday against the Angels.
Sheffield (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six over 5.2 innings to pick up the win against the Dodgers on Monday.
Sheffield encountered his first troublesome inning in the third, when he allowed a two-out double to Mookie Betts before Corey Seager got the Dodgers on the scoreboard with a two-run blast to center that cut the Mariners' lead to 3-2. The 24-year-old began to lose his control a bit in the sixth, as he surrendered a leadoff walk to Justin Turner and hit Chris Taylor with a slider that got away from him before eventually allowing Turner to score on an RBI single by Zach McKinstry to make it a 4-3 ballgame. Sheffield was then replaced in the game by Will Vest, who struck out Luke Raley to end the inning and preserve the one-run lead for the Mariners. It hasn't been the cleanest start to the season, as he's allowed a home run and at least two walks in all three outings thus far, but Sheffield still did well enough to grab his first win. He'll take a 4.86 ERA and 16:7 K:BB into his next scheduled start against the Astros on Monday.
Sheffield didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles after allowing two runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts over six innings.
The young southpaw was in line for his first win of the season, exiting the game after 77 pitches (45 strikes) with a 3-2 lead, but Rafael Montero blew the save in the seventh inning. Sheffield will take a 4.91 ERA and 10:4 K:BB through 11 innings into his next outing, set for Sunday at home against the Astros.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/06||vs NYY||L 1-12||1||1.2||5||6||3||2|
|06/30||@ TOR||W 9-7||4.0||7||4||3||3|
|06/23||vs COL||L 2-5||1||4.1||4||3||3||5|
|06/16||vs MIN||L 2-7||1||5.0||10||7||2||4|
|06/10||@ DET||L 3-8||1||4.0||7||4||1||3|
|06/03||@ LAA||W 6-2||1||5.2||6||2||3||7|
|05/28||vs TEX||W 3-2||1||5.0||6||2||2||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||AFX-Lake County Captains||127.2||26||26||0||9||4||0||138||38||135||3.33||1.360|
|2017||R-GCL Yankees West||4.2||2||2||0||0||1||0||6||1||4||2.14||1.191|