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Kevin Kramer
Opts for hip surgery
OFPittsburgh Pirates
Hip
May 20, 2020
Kramer underwent surgery last week to repair the labrum of his right hip, Stephen J. Nesbitt of The Athletic reports. He'll be sidelined for 4-to-6 months before resuming full baseball activities.
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Miles Mikolas
Should be fine when season resumes
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Forearm
May 18, 2020
Mikolas (forearm) completed a bullpen session Friday at the Cardinals' spring training facility and said he anticipates being ready for the start of the regular season, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports. "Everything's going well. If you look at June 10-ish for spring training and early- to mid-July as the point of no return, from what I understand, for a season, I think I should be ready to go," Mikolas said.
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Jordan Hicks
Could be 'key member' of staff
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
May 14, 2020
Hicks (elbow), who could return from Tommy John surgery shortly after the start of the proposed abbreviated regular season, may play an integral relief role according to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "Given the circumstances of the season, the likelihood of his being able to contribute are a lot different than had it been a normal year," Mozeliak said. "There is some optimism that if we do have a season, he'll have some way of being a key member of it."
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Brett Cecil
Expanded rosters could save job
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Hamstring
May 12, 2020
Cecil (hamstring) is much more likely to avoid being designated for assignment if rosters are expanded significantly for the 2020 season as currently planned, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
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Jameson Taillon
Throwing four times per week
PPittsburgh Pirates
Elbow
May 7, 2020
Taillon (elbow) indicated Thursday via his personal Twitter account that he's resumed throwing off flat ground four time per week.
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Corey Knebel
Limited to side sessions in rehab
PMilwaukee Brewers
Elbow
May 5, 2020
Knebel (elbow) has yet to advance beyond throwing bullpen sessions during his rehab program from last year's Tommy John surgery, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Brandon Morrow
Should benefit from time off
PChicago Cubs  AAA
Elbow
May 3, 2020
Morrow (elbow/calf) figures to benefit from the MLB hiatus and could fill a bullpen spot for the Cubs when the season is able to begin, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Miles Mikolas
Throws pair of bullpens
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Forearm
May 1, 2020
Mikolas (forearm) has recently thrown two bullpen sessions of "light" intensity, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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David Robertson
Potentially benefitting from delay
PPhiladelphia Phillies
Elbow
April 30, 2020
Robertson (elbow) could be helped by the delayed start to the regular season, as previous reports from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic indicated he hoped to be back from Tommy John surgery around the midpoint of the season's original schedule.
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Brett Cecil
Nearing return to mound
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Hamstring
April 30, 2020
Cecil (hamstring) is expected to resume throwing off a mound in the next week or two, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Jordan Hicks
Throwing off mound
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
April 30, 2020
President of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Thursday that Hicks (elbow) has advanced to throwing 30-pitch bullpen sessions of "moderate intensity" in recent weeks, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Jimmy Nelson
Hiatus could enable roster spot
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Lower Body
April 28, 2020
Nelson (back/groin) has had ample time to heal due to MLB's hiatus and could break camp with the Dodgers in some capacity, Rowan Kavner of Dodger Insider reports.
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Miles Mikolas
Presumed ready for game action
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Forearm
April 28, 2020
Mikolas (forearm) would be pitching in either a rehab assignment or actual regular-season games by this point if the opportunity existed, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Jordan Hicks
Faces unique challenges for return
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
April 28, 2020
Hicks (elbow) remains on track to be healthy by some point in July, but his timeline for a return could be affected by multiple factors, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Brad Wieck
Could benefit from layoff
PChicago Cubs
Chest
April 27, 2020
Wieck (chest) could benefit from the delay due to the coronavirus pandemic as it allows him more time to get ready for the start of the regular season, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Clay Holmes
Ready to throw off slope
PPittsburgh Pirates
Foot
April 22, 2020
Holmes (foot) is scheduled to throw off a slope this week, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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Jameson Taillon
Resumes throwing
PPittsburgh Pirates
Elbow
April 22, 2020
Taillon (elbow) resumed throwing this week after taking the first of two scheduled breaks in his program, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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Steven Brault
Nearing throwing program
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
April 22, 2020
Brault (shoulder) will resume throwing in 3-to-5 days, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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Paul Goldschmidt
Getting treatment on elbow
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
April 17, 2020
Goldschmidt (elbow) has been getting preventative care and treatment at the Cardinals' spring training facility, Laurie Skrivan of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Anderson Espinoza
Looks good in camp
PSan Diego Padres  A
Elbow
April 14, 2020
Espinoza (elbow) was reportedly throwing and looking good in Padres camp, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Ronald Bolanos
Candidate for spot starts
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
Ribs
April 14, 2020
Bolanos (ribs) is likely to open the season with Triple-A El Paso but could be considered for a callup if the need for a spot starter arises, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Yoenis Cespedes
Could benefit from universal DH
OFNew York Mets
Ankle
April 12, 2020
Cespedes (ankle) would be the most likely candidate on the Mets to handle designated hitter duties if the DH is implemented universally during a season played entirely at spring training sites, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports.
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Jeff Brigham
Starts throwing program
PMiami Marlins
Biceps
April 9, 2020
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday that Brigham (biceps) is going through a throwing progression, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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Ryne Stanek
Faring well in recovery
PMiami Marlins
Back
April 9, 2020
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday that Stanek has responded well while receiving treatment for his lower-back injury in Tampa, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
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Peter Lambert
Set to resume throwing in May
PColorado Rockies
Forearm
April 8, 2020
Rockies pitching coach Steve Foster said Wednesday that Lambert (forearm) is progressing through a rehab program and on track to resume throwing in 3-to-4 weeks, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
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