Eickhoff (lat) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley Sunday and then another one Friday or Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Eickhoff has been out all year after suffering multiple setbacks while recovering from a preseason lat strain which was initially described as mild. He appears to be finally nearing a return to Philadelphia, as he's expected to throw 75 pitches Sunday, nearly a full starters' workload, putting him on track to return in early September. Exactly what role he'll be in when he returns is not clear. He was projected as a mid-rotation starter for the Phillies before the start of the season, but Nick Pivetta, Vince Velasquez and Zach Eflin have pitched well enough that they seem to have the last three spots in the rotation locked down.
Eickhoff (lat) will make another rehab start for High-A Clearwater on Tuesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
This will be Eickhoff's third start for the Threshers, and he figures to keep ramping things up after throwing three innings his last time out (and two innings during his first rehab outing). The 28-year-old has been sidelined all season with a lat strain and a pair of setbacks, so he'll likely need multiple additional rehab appearances before being cleared to return.
Eickhoff (lat) resumed a rehab assignment at High-A Clearwater on Saturday, tossing two perfect frames in the affiliate's 1-0 win over Bradenton. He struck out two in the 21-pitch outing.
Eickhoff was cleared to make the rehab appearance after a two-plus-month layoff. The right-hander's recovery from a lat strain has been delayed by a pair of instances in which he experienced tingling in his fingers while throwing, a symptom often indicative of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Fortunately for Eickhoff, doctors have ruled out that condition, so the 28-year-old will now be able to turn his focus to building up his arm in preparation for a return to the big club. Since Eickhoff has been sidelined all season and isn't a safe bet to give the Phillies quality innings once he's activated, the playoff-contending club may be unwilling to clear a spot in the rotation for him right away.
Eickhoff (lat) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
The session will come in Clearwater, Florida, where Eickhoff hopes to remain for about two weeks including a rehab stint with the Phillies' High-A team. He hasn't pitched all year due to a lat strain and has had multiple setbacks, so it's difficult to trust that he'll be able to make it back this time around. The Phillies will hope that his latest cortisone injection will solve the tingling sensations in his fingers and allow him to finally work his way back to game action.
Eickhoff (lat) will receive a cortisone injection in his right wrist Monday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Eickhoff had a setback in early July when he began to feel tingling in his fingers during a live batting practice session, which the cortisone will hopefully address. The 28-year-old has been sidelined with the right lat strain since mid-March and currently has no official timetable for his return.
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