Merryweather (elbow) did not make the Blue Jays' wild-card roster.
Merryweather missed the end of the regular season with right elbow tendinitis. While he resumed playing catch within the past week, he's evidently not expected to be ready for game action any time in the next three days.
Merryweather (elbow) played catch Wednesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Merryweather can't return before the end of the regular season, as he was placed on the injured list Monday, backdated to Friday. He could pitch in the playoffs, however, and the fact that he's already throwing again suggests he has a chance to do so.
Merryweather landed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow tendinitis Monday.
The move rules the rookie out for the year, though it was backdated to Friday, so he can still return for the start of the postseason if he's healthy that soon. He'll finish his first MLB campaign with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP in 13 innings of work, striking out 15 while walking six.
Merryweather will serve as the opener Thursday against the Yankees, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
The 28-year-old has opened two games this season and covered two scoreless frames in each outing. Merryweather has a 3.00 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 15:4 K:BB overall this season. Chase Anderson is set to follow as Thursday's primary pitcher.
Merryweather didn't allow a hit and had three strikeouts and one walk over two scoreless innings during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins.
The 28-year-old performed well in his second outing as an opener, delivering 21 of his 31 pitches for strikes. Merryweather has given up only two hits with a 12:3 K:BB through 7.1 shutout innings over his first four big-league appearances.
Merryweather will likely serve as the Blue Jays' opening pitcher Tuesday against the Marlins, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Though Merryweather is technically available out of the bullpen for Monday's series finale with the Orioles, manager Charlie Montoyo will likely look to avoid using the right-hander. Merryweather shined in his first appearance as an opener back on Aug. 26, striking out three Red Sox over two shutout innings before giving way to bulk reliever Shun Yamaguchi. Expect Merryweather and Yamaguchi to once again work in tandem Tuesday.
Merryweather tossed two scoreless innings Wednesday, allowing just one hit while striking out three against the Red Sox. He did not factor into the decision.
Merryweather looked sharp out of the bullpen following his Aug. 18 callup as he logged 3.1 scoreless innings while punching out six batters. His early success got him a look as Wednesday's opener, and after another favorable outing, Merryweather could receive another opportunity to open with the Blue Jays currently down three regular starters to the injured list.
Merryweather will start Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.
Merryweather has made two appearances out of the bullpen recently, and he tossed 3.1 scoreless innings during that time while striking out six. It's unclear how long he'll be able to last in his first major-league start, but he's been effective as a reliever to begin his career in the majors.
Merryweather was recalled by the Blue Jays for the first time Tuesday.
Merryweather missed most of the last two seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery and missed the early part of this year due to an oblique strain. He posted a 6.58 ERA in his only taste of Triple-A action back in 2017.
Merryweather is progressing well in his recovery from an oblique strain and could be a depth option for the Blue Jays before too long, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Merryweather has been dealing with the injury since mid-July. Even when healthy, he isn't expected to play a major role for Toronto, as he's yet to make his big-league debut and struggled to a 6.58 ERA in his only taste of Triple-A baseball back in 2017 before missing most of the past two seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Merryweather (oblique) played long toss Monday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
One week after suffering an oblique strain, Merryweather was able to resume throwing, an encouraging step in his recovery. The right-hander isn't expected to be ready for Opening Day on Friday but appears to be making progress toward being game ready. Merryweather should serve as emergency depth for the Blue Jays when healthy this year after missing the majority of the last two seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Merryweather (oblique) should be able to play catch by the end of the week, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
This is encouraging news for Merryweather, who suffered an oblique strain earlier in the week. The 28-year-old still isn't expected to be ready for the start of the season. When he is healthy, the righty should serve as an emergency depth option.
Merryweather suffered a left oblique strain Tuesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The 28-year-old was never a likely candidate to be included on the Blue Jays' season-opening roster, and the timing of the injury likely means he won't be ready for the start of the season. Merryweather has yet to make his major-league debut and is expected to serve as an emergency depth option once healthy.
The Blue Jays included Merryweather as part of their 60-man roster pool that was announced Sunday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Toronto's initial 58-player list includes several other pitchers with MLB starting experience, so Merryweather -- who has yet to make his big-league debut -- will mainly function as an emergency depth option in the rotation. The 28-year-old has missed most of the past two seasons while recovering from March 2018 Tommy John surgery.
The Blue Jays optioned Merryweather to Triple-A Buffalo on March 9.
Merryweather has covered just six total innings in affiliated ball the past two seasons, missing the majority of both of those years while rehabbing from March 2018 Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old will provide organizational starting depth at Triple-A.
Merryweather (elbow) is listed as an available relief option for Toronto in its Grapefruit League game Tuesday against the Yankees, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
While recovering from March 2018 Tommy John surgery, Merryweather was sidelined for most of the 2019 campaign, making only two rehab appearances for two of the Jays' lower-level affiliates in late June before being shut down. The right-hander returned to action in the Arizona Fall League and is apparently feeling healthy ahead of the 2020 season, as evidenced by the fact that he's available out of the bullpen Tuesday. Expect Merryweather to report to Triple-A Buffalo or Double-A New Hampshire once spring camp concludes.
Merryweather (elbow) resumed throwing Tuesday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Merryweather is back on track after a rest period of over a month. He's been out all season while recovering from last March's Tommy John surgery and almost certainly doesn't have time to get back to game action before the minor-league season ends. Perhaps he will make up for lost time in winter ball.
Merryweather (elbow) remains in a rest period as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com repots.
He had to pause his rehab assignment in late July due to fatigue and, after following up with Dr. Keith Meister, Merryweather will remain shut down for the time being.
Merryweather (elbow) has paused his rehab assignment due to fatigue, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Merryweather has been out all season while recovering from last March's Tommy John surgery. He made just a pair of rehab appearances before the fatigue problem surfaced. He'll be re-evaluated at the end of the week.
Merryweather (elbow) is scheduled to throw four innings Saturday for High-A Dunedin, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
The 27-year-old righty was a bit of a sleeper in the Indians' farm system prior to needing Tommy John surgery and subsequently getting dealt to Toronto. He will likely head to Triple-A once fully healthy, and it's possible he could make his big-league debut as a starter for the Blue Jays at some point in the second half.
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|09/01||@ MIA||L 2-3||2.0||0||0||1||3|
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|2015||AFX-Lake County Captains||70.2||21||4||0||2||3||1||69||12||89||4.10||1.439|
|2019||ROK-GCL Blue Jays||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||0||4||9.00||2.000|
|2019||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||2||5||9.00||1.750|