Honeywell was optioned to the Rays' alternate site after pitching in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Honeywell allowed three runs on three hits and a walk across one inning in the game. Though he was ineffective, the Rays were able to come back to win the game, sparing him the loss. Honeywell was optioned to make a spot on the roster for Luis Patino, who is expected to pitch in Sunday's series finale.
Honeywell will serve as the opener in Saturday's game against Toronto, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Honeywell will serve as an opener for the second time in his first three major-league appearances, working ahead of left-hander Ryan Yarbrough. Honeywell has allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two in 3.1 innings.
Honeywell, who made his second appearance of the season Tuesday against the Royals after being recalled from the alternate training site, could stick with the big-league club while logging modest workloads out of the bullpen or as an opener for now, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Honeywell threw 27 pitches over 1.1 innings in Tuesday's outing after making a two-inning debut as an opener against the Yankees back on April 11. Berry notes Honeywell, who's undergone four elbow surgeries since 2017, has pitched about once every five days between the alternate site and the majors thus far, but manager Kevin Cash notes that frequency could shorten and the volume could rise the more acclimated to relief work Honeywell's arm becomes. "If he's bouncing back and he feels good, I think down the road there's a chance to put a bigger workload on him," Cash said.
Honeywell was recalled prior to Tuesday's game in Kansas City, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He will take the place of Cody Reed (hand/finger) in the bullpen in the short term. Honeywell dazzled in a perfect two-inning appearance against the Yankees in his big-league debut earlier this season.
Honeywell, who was optioned to the Rays' alternate training site Sunday after a successful big-league debut as an opener against the Yankees, will continue to build his arm up there over the next month, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Honeywell was masterful against New York's fearsome lineup while firing 21 pitches over two perfect frames, his first official regular-season game action of any type since 2017. The Rays have naturally been cautious in building Honeywell up since spring began after the 26-year-old endured four surgeries over the previous three years, and in another few weeks, he could conceivably be ready to handle a volume of 50-60 pitches.
Honeywell was optioned to the Rays' alternate training site Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Honeywell was called up to make his major-league debut as the opener in Sunday's game against the Yankees, and he struck out two in two clean innings. The right-hander could be an option to step in as an opener or as a starter later in the year.
Honeywell was recalled by the Rays on Saturday and will serve as the opener for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Honeywell made one Grapefruit League start this spring and allowed one run on one hit and one walk in one inning against the Red Sox. The right-hander hasn't pitched in affiliated ball since 2017 due to various arm injuries, but he'll make his season debut during Sunday's series finale at home against the Yankees.
Honeywell touched 95 mph with his fastball and mixed in offspeed and breaking pitches during his outing Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Honeywell threw one inning and allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk in his first appearance in a live game since Sept. 19, 2017. He reportedly hit 95 mph with his fastball while also mixing in a slider and changeup. Most importantly, he left the outing healthy. Honeywell is likely to start the season at Triple-A Durham, but could have a shot to make his major-league debut at some point during the 2021 campaign.
Honeywell (elbow) is expected to start Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It will be the 25-year-old's first action against another team since September of 2017, since he's been sidelined by numerous arm injuries. Due to the absence, Honeywell figures to open the season at Triple-A and likely will need to prove his health and effectiveness before receiving a shot in the majors.
The Rays optioned Honeywell (elbow) to their minor-league camp Tuesday.
Honeywell had yet to pitch for the Rays during the team's Grapefruit League slate, but he looks to be nearing the finish line in his recovery from a mid-December elbow procedure. He was cleared to face hitters in live batting practice over the weekend, so Honeywell could get the chance to test himself in a game setting before the end of the spring, as he'll still be eligible to pitch in the Grapefruit League even after his demotion. Considering that Honeywell hasn't pitched in affiliated ball since 2017 due to a slew of arm injuries, he'll likely need to stay healthy and pitch effectively at Triple-A Durham before the Rays consider adding him to the active roster.
Honeywell (elbow) said he was pleased with how he pitched Saturday during his first live batting practice session of spring training. "That was sick, that was awesome. Had the fastball going, had all the secondary stuff going for the first time in a while, so kind of got the reactions I was looking for," Honeywell said, referring to teammates who observed the throwing session.
Facing hitters marked a significant milestone for Honeywell, who has been sidelined for much of the past three seasons due to an assortment of arm injuries. According to Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network, manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that he doesn't expect Honeywell to be ready to pitch in any games during the Grapefruit League season, but the skipper indicated he was impressed with the right-hander, who sported a fastball that sat around 92-to-94 miles per hour and touched 95. Once fully cleared, Honeywell will likely open his season at Triple-A Durham.
Rays manager Kevin Cash said Thursday that Honeywell (elbow) has looked good during his recent bullpen sessions and will soon advance to pitching in live batting practice, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Cash was unwilling to speculate if Honeywell would be ready to pitch in a Grapefruit League game at any point, but the right-hander looks like he'll at least be able to test himself against hitters in a controlled setting prior to the end of spring training. Honeywell is expected to open the season in the injured list while he works back from a minor procedure he required on his elbow last December. It was the fourth different elbow procedure or surgery for Honeywell, who hasn't pitched in affiliated ball since 2017.
Manager Kevin Cash said Honeywell (elbow) will throw bullpen sessions Friday and early next week before the Rays decide on the next step in his rehab program, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Honeywell is on the comeback trail after undergoing a procedure in mid-December to address mild discomfort in his right elbow. The 25-year-old is said to be progressing well, but the Rays are likely inclined to bring him along slowly, considering that he hasn't thrown a pitch in an official game in any of the past three seasons. Before requiring his latest procedure, Honeywell underwent Tommy John surgery in 2018, another surgery in 2019 after fracturing his right elbow, and a nerve decompression procedure last May.
Manager Kevin Cash said Honeywell (elbow) looked good in a short bullpen session Friday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The 25-year-old underwent a minor elbow procedure in mid-December, but he may be ready for the start of spring games Feb. 27 given he's already throwing bullpen sessions. Honeywell was once one of Tampa Bay's top prospects, but he hasn't pitched in a game since September 2017 and has undergone four surgeries in that span.
Honeywell (elbow) underwent a minor procedure Thursday that isn't expected to impact his availability for 2021, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Honeywell's most recent procedure was done to relieve some mild discomfort in his right elbow, but he's still expected to be ready for spring training. The 25-year-old has now undergone four procedures since September of 2017, which was the last time that he appeared in game action. Honeywell hasn't pitched above the Triple-A level, and it's unclear whether he'll be able to earn a major-league roster spot in 2021.
Honeywell (elbow) was added to the Rays' 60-man player pool Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He had been working out and rehabbing from his most recent arm procedure, but this still marks an encouraging step as the team thinks he is far enough along that he could gain something by being at the alternate site. Honeywell is highly unlikely to pitch in the majors this season but he should be ready for spring training.
Honeywell (elbow) threw live batting practice Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Honeywell fired 15 pitches in what was his first time throwing against hitters since April 2019. While this is an encouraging step for the right-hander, he remains without a concrete timetable for his return. Seeing as Honeywell has undergone three different operations on his throwing elbow since last appearing in a game back in September 2017, the Rays figure to handle him with care once he's ready to go.
Honeywell, who underwent a decompression procedure on his right elbow Wednesday, is reportedly in good spirits and aiming to throw off a mound by fall, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 25-year-old right-hander has now undergone three different operations on his throwing elbow since last appearing in a game back in September 2017. While that is undeniably discouraging, Rays pitching coach Kyle Snyder, who'd been reviewing video of the multiple bullpen sessions Honeywell was throwing weekly during the current shutdown, reported on a Zoom media call Friday that Honeywell's attitude following the latest setback has been nothing but positive. Snyder added Honeywell's focus in the immediate future will be regaining range of motion, extension and strength while aiming for a return in 2021. "I'm hopeful, as much as anything, this will be the last hiccup that he's going to have to go through," Snyder said. "He's been through a lot, and he's certainly worked his tail off to get back to where he is.''
Honeywell underwent a decompression procedure on his right ulnar nerve Wednesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
The surgery, which was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, was to remove scar tissue from the area of the nerve. Honeywell is scheduled to begin strength and mobility exercises Monday in Port Charlotte. He is without a timetable to return to the mound, and given the fact he was coming back from a multi-year absence anyway, it is unlikely we see Honeywell pitching in the majors at any point in 2020.
Honeywell (elbow), who was in the midst of a throwing program before spring training was suspended, is still unlikely to make a return at any point during a 2020 season, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander last pitched in 2017 due to multiple injuries, so he was already slated for a robust rehabilitation program before any thoughts of a 2020 return were seriously contemplated. Honeywell was on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule of bullpen sessions when spring training was suspended, and he's presumably still playing catch on his own at the moment. However, Toribio notes the Rays will need to see Honeywell prove his health at Triple-A Durham before signing off on a return, and with the possibility the minor-league season is canceled outright, that opportunity may not ever be there this year. Additionally, the limitations brought about by current conditions rob Honeywell of the chance to face live hitters at the moment, slowing down the overall pace of his recovery in the process.
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