Kaprielian will start a throwing program in August, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Kaprielian remains on track in his recovery from the Tommy John surgery he underwent in April. The A's are likely to be cautious with their new prospect's recovery; even by the most optimistic estimate, he won't return to minor-league action until at least early 2018.
The Yankees agreed to trade Kaprielian to the A's on Monday along with Jorge Mateo and Dustin Fowler in exchange for Sonny Gray, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.
Injuries have dimmed Kaprielian's prospect star considerably -- he battled elbow issues for roughly a year before ultimately undergoing Tommy John surgery in April -- but he has shown flashes of brilliance when on the mound with three plus pitches and strong command. While he's not too far off from resuming a throwing program, the A's figure to be cautious with his recovery, and thus a return to competitive action during the first few months of 2018 is not a lock.
Kaprielian (elbow) is on track to begin a throwing program in about two months, George A. King of the New York Post reports.
The 2015 first-round pick underwent Tommy John surgery in April, so it sounds as though he's right on schedule in aiming to throw about five months after the surgery. The 23-year-old has pitched a total of just 29.1 innings in the minors in the two years since being drafted, so the Yankees will likely proceed with excess caution with Kaprielian. There's still a lot of variables ahead in the rehab process, but at this point a return in May or June of 2018 seems to be the goal.
Kaprielian (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Kaprielian will miss the entirety of the 2017 campaign while he rehabs his surgically repaired elbow in hopes of returning to full strength in 2018.
Kaprielian (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on April 18. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
The writing seemed to be on the wall for Kaprielian, as the Yankees seemed concerned from the moment he was put on the minor-league DL with elbow pain. This is incredibly disappointing, as the 23-year-old righty has 56.1 professional innings under his belt -- 27 of those coming in the Arizona Fall League. He has flashed frontline stuff when healthy, so he is still worth holding in deeper dynasty leagues, but he will be 24 years old with no experience above High-A when he is finally able to return to the mound in May or June of 2018.
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