Middleton has been returned from his rehab assignment after being diagnosed with mild ulnar neuritis in his right elbow.
Middleton moved his rehab to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday after making three appearances in the lower levels, but he'll be shut down until further notice following this setback. An MRI showed that his repaired UCL is still intact, however, which is good news for the right-hander, who was nearing the finish line in his recovery from May 2018 Tommy John surgery.
Middleton (elbow) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Middleton is working his way back from last May's Tommy John surgery. He's made three rehab appearances so far, striking out seven while allowing one walk and two hits in three innings.
Middleton (elbow) will take his rehab to High-A Inland Empire on Monday.
Middleton started a rehab stint Friday with the Angels' Arizona League affiliate, and he's already proven that he's ready to move up to the next level. The right-hander is coming off of Tommy John surgery that took place in May of 2019, and if all goes according to plan, he could be ready to return to Los Angeles' bullpen within the next few weeks, per Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register.
Middleton (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with the Angels' Arizona League affiliate on Friday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Middleton will get his first competitive action since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May. He's allowed to spend up to a month on his rehab assignment before the Angels will be forced to activate him.
Middleton (elbow) is nearly ready to begin a rehab assignment, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Middleton has been working his way back from last May's Tommy John surgery. He could push for a spot near the back of the Angels' bullpen once he's ready to go.
Middleton (elbow) faced hitters Friday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
It had been reported earlier in the day that he would just throw a bullpen session before facing live hitters in the coming days, but that was inaccurate. Middleton continues his march back from Tommy John surgery, and could be activated at some point in the second half.
Middleton (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday and is expected to face hitters for the first time in the coming days, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
It had been reported earlier in the week that he would face live hitters Friday, but that info was apparently incorrect. It does not sound like there was a setback, however.
Middleton (elbow) is set to face live hitters Friday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Middleton will face live hitters for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of 2018. The 25-year-old will then have to wait another three weeks prior to being activated off the injured list, meaning his return will come after the All-Star break.
Middleton (elbow) will face hitters "pretty soon," according to general manager Billy Eppler, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Middleton suffered a minor setback in May in his return from Tommy John surgery, but he's apparently back on track. Once he faces hitters, it will take about three weeks for the right-hander to be activated.
Middleton (elbow) has resumed a throwing program after recently experiencing a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Middleton only needed a week of rest before the Angels gave him the green light to ramp up his program again. He's currently throwing off flat ground at 70 feet, and assuming he continues to progress without any setbacks, Middleton is expected to rejoin the Angels at the end of June or beginning of July.
Middleton (elbow) is scheduled to start facing hitters in mid-May, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Middleton resumed throwing off a mound in late March so he seems to be progressing well 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old should rejoin the Angels' bullpen when healthy, though he's unlikely to be ready to return until midway through the season.
Middleton (elbow) returned to throwing off a mound Friday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
It's the first time Middleton has done so since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May, so it's a significant step in his recovery. The 25-year-old is planning to return midway through the season, but still has a long way to go as he gets into the meat of his throwing program.
Middleton (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday.
Middleton is 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to be in contention to return until midway through the season, so the move has no effect on his timeline. The transaction makes room for Luke Bard on the 40-man roster.
Middleton (elbow) began a throwing progression midway through the offseason and is still on track to return during the middle of the 2019 season, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The young right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in late May, and it seems like he's progressing without issue in his rehab program. Middleton is still a ways away from returning to a major-league mound. A more specific timetable will likely come into focus as he ramps up his work.
Middleton underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Middleton, who compiled a 2.04 ERA across 17.2 innings prior to suffering the season-ending injury, will now begin a lengthy recovery process that will keep him sidelined until summer of 2019. Blake Parker, Justin Anderson and Jim Johnson are all options to see save chances for the Angels with Middleton done for the season.
Middleton (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.
Middleton's move to the 60-day DL opens up a 40-man roster spot for catcher Jose Briceno to make his way to the major-league roster in replacement of the injured Rene Rivera (knee). Middleton is set to undergo Tommy John surgery and will be sidelined for the foreseeable future.
Middleton received a recommendation to undergo Tommy John surgery on the UCL in his right (throwing) elbow.
Middleton appears set to miss the rest of the 2018 season and at least half of 2019 after undergoing the reconstruction. The organization discussed stem-cell and platelet-rich-plasma therapies as alternatives, but a full repair was deemed to be the necessary course of action, according to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles. In the meantime, the Angels will deploy Blake Parker, Jim Johnson, Justin Anderson and possibly Cam Bedrosian in save opportunities, though the resurgent Parker is the best season-long guess for this bullpen.
An MRI on Middleton's elbow revealed damage to his right ulnar collateral ligament, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. He will be placed on the 10-day disabled list.
This is a bit ominous, as a damaged UCL can often lead to Tommy John surgery. That said, there are also non-surgical ways to treat a damaged UCL, depending on the severity of the issue, so Middleton is set to receive a second opinion before determining his next step. He'll head to the disabled list in the meantime, with a timetable for his recovery likely to emerge in the coming days following his second opinion. Felix Pena was recalled from the minors to take his place on the roster, while Jim Johnson and Blake Parker figure to get the first crack at the ninth inning.
Middleton (elbow) is not on the lineup card Monday, indicating he is likely headed to the disabled list, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Middleton's absence from the lineup card comes after he exited Sunday's game against the Twins with right elbow discomfort. The 24-year-old recently spent two weeks on the shelf with elbow inflammation. He was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, but the results remain unknown at this point. Felix Pena was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding roster move.
Middleton exited Sunday's game against the Twins with right elbow discomfort and will get an MRI on Monday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
He recently missed two weeks with an elbow issue, and it would not be surprising if he were headed back to the disabled list. Jim Johnson came in to relieve Middleton in a tied game, recording the final out of the eighth inning and the first two outs of the ninth inning before Blake Parker came in to record the final out of the ninth inning, ending up with the win. Johnson and Parker figure to handle the high-leverage work while Middleton is sidelined, and it's possible the Angels will use a committee approach to the ninth inning.
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