Moronta signed a one-year deal with the Giants on Friday to avoid arbitration, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 27-year-old missed last season after undergoing shoulder surgery in September 2019, but he's now officially under contract for 2021. Moronta has a 2.66 ERA since making his big-league debut in 2017, and he's expected to be in competition for the closer's role in spring training,
Giants manager Gabe Kapler suggested earlier this month that Moronta (shoulder) will be given the opportunity to compete for the closer's role in spring training, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "We challenged him to come to camp in his peak physical condition, we challenged him to come to camp dedicating himself to potentially being an important late-inning, high-leverage reliever for us," Kapler said of Moronta. "He's going to have opportunities to take control of a role like that. We'll see what he looks like in spring training, and if he steps up to the plate and emerges as that guy we're going to be really excited about it."
Moronta missed the entire 2020 campaign while rehabbing from shoulder surgery, but he displayed good velocity in his late-season throwing sessions at the Giants' alternate site, putting him on track to enter the spring without any restrictions. The Giants are expected to have a number of arms competing for the ninth-inning gig in the spring, but Moronta probably offers the most traditional closer profile of any reliever currently on the roster. Largely on the strength of his upper-90s fastball and a sharp slider, Moronta has struck out 29.8 percent of the batters he's faced over his three seasons in the big leagues.
Moronta (shoulder) won't be included on the Giants' taxi squad for the rest of the regular season and playoffs, signaling that he won't return from the 45-day injured list in 2020, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Moronta has been sidelined for just over a year after undergoing surgery last September to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He appeared to have made good progress while rehabbing at the Giants' alternate training site in Sacramento, reaching the final phase of his recovery program by facing hitters in simulated games last week. However, with the Giants closing their alternate site for the season, Moronta wasn't going to have the opportunity to work out regularly in a team environment, so he'll continue to build up his arm at home over the winter. The reliever should enter spring training with few restrictions, if any.
Moronta (shoulder) will throw one inning during a simulated game Wednesday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 27-year-old has been throwing live batting practice, but he's now progressed to what should be the final stage of his recovery. Moronta has a strong chance of returning from the injured list before the end of the regular season if all goes well in his sim games.
Moronta (shoulder) has looked quite good in live batting practice sessions and has a chance to return to the roster before the end of the year, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Moronta has been out all season while working his way back from shoulder surgery, a procedure he underwent back in September of 2019. He'll be a useful option for the Giants if and when he's ready, as he owns a career 2.66 ERA in 128.1 big-league innings.
Moronta (shoulder) could throw live batting practice as early as next week, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
He has been throwing bullpen sessions at the alternate training site as he works his way back from shoulder surgery. Given what he is returning from and where he stands in his rehab, we could see Moronta back in the majors sometime in September.
Moronta (shoulder) is throwing bullpen sessions at the alternate training site, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 27-year-old continues to progress as he recovers from the right labrum surgery he underwent in September 2019. It's unclear when Moronta is expected to be cleared for game action, but should be available at some point this season if he can avoid any setbacks.
Moronta (shoulder) has resumed throwing, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Moronta is still working his way back from labrum surgery, a procedure he underwent back in September of 2019. It remains unclear when exactly the Giants expect him to return.
Moronta (shoulder) reported to the Giants' alternate training site Friday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old will continue his rehab at the alternate training site as he returns from surgery to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Moronta previously indicated he could be back by late August, as he returned to throwing off a mound in June.
Moronta (shoulder) is throwing fastballs off a mound and could return by late August, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Moronta underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder in September, but it appears as though he's on track in his recovery. The right-hander had a 2.86 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 56 appearances last season.
Moronta (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Moronta wasn't expected to return from shoulder surgery until late this season, so the transaction doesn't have any effect on his return timeline. The move cleared space for the Giants to add Wilmer Flores to the 40-man roster.
Moronta is expected to miss 9-to-11 months following surgery to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The Giants expect his recovery to take closer to 11 months, which would keep Moronta sidelined until August of 2020. Before suffering the injury, the right-hander compiled a 2.86 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 70:33 K:BB across 56.2 innings.
Moronta (shoulder) underwent successfully surgery to address a torn labrum on his right shoulder, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 26-year-old also received some good news as there was apparently less damage than expected to his shoulder, though that won't impact his status for the final three weeks of the season. Heading into the surgery Moronta figured to miss a serious portion of the 2020 season, but it remains unclear if Wednesday's news will improve his recovery timeline.
Moronta will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder Tuesday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Moronta was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder at the beginning of September, and surgery -- which will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles -- was deemed necessary after further evaluation. While the Giants have yet to provide a timetable for Moronta's return, there's a chance the procedure could keep him sidelined for most, if not all of the 2020 season, per Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News.
Moronta is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his right labrum Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Moronta was expected to have his shoulder evaluated further in Los Angeles, but it appears that there's been a change of plans. The right-hander will go under the knife Tuesday, ending his 2019 campaign and likely a good chunk of the 2020 season.
Moronta will have his shoulder evaluated in Los Angeles this week, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Moronta has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He'll undergo further evaluation to determine whether surgery is necessary, though the expectation is that he'll be sidelined for a significant amount of time either way. The right-hander put together a strong season with San Francisco before getting injured, posting a 2.86 ERA and 70:33 K:BB across 56.2 innings.
Moronta (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
This move was mainly procedural, as it was announced over the weekend that Moronta's shoulder injury would end his season. It's not clear how long Moronta will need to recover, but he is dealing with a torn labrum, so it could be several months until he is healthy again.
Moronta was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder Sunday and will miss the rest of the 2019 season, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Moronta was originally presumed to have suffered an acute right shoulder strain during Saturday's loss to the Padres. However, after getting an MRI, it was revealed that the extent of the injury was a lot worse. Moronta was one of the Giants' most dependable relievers in 2019 with a 2.86 ERA and a 70:33 K:BB ratio over 56.2 innings pitched. There has been no announcement made yet on whether the big right-hander will need surgery, but he will be forced to miss a significant amount of time regardless.
Moronta suffered an acute right shoulder strain during Saturday's game against the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Moronta went to the ground in significant pain after a pitch in Saturday's game, but it appears he avoided an elbow injury. The 26-year-old will undergo an MRI on Sunday to confirm the initial diagnosis and help determine the severity of the injury.
Moronta was removed from Saturday's game against the Padres with a right arm injury, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Moronta went down and appeared to be in considerable pain after his third pitch of the outing and left the field with the athletic trainer holding his right arm. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the 26-year-old's immediate reaction has the indications of a potentially serious injury.
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