Roundtable: Seeking Saves

Roundtable: Seeking Saves
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Bronson Arroyo is now throwing side-arm or three-quarters in a final attempt to stave off retirement.

"Because it hurts if he gets on top," Nationals manager Dusty Baker explained Tuesday. "So we’re taking our time. And if not, if nothing else, he’s a good guy to have in your organization." Arroyo was re-signed to a minor league contract in late March and is rehabbing a torn rotator cuff at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida.
Source: MASN
May 3 - 8:03 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) will play one more rehab game with High-A Stockton on Wednesday.

If all goes well, he will fly with the A's to Baltimore on Thursday and come off the disabled list Friday when first eligible. Valencia has been on the disabled list since April 20 because of a left hamstring strain, with Chris Coghlan doing most of the filling in at third base.
May 3 - 7:50 PM

Yovani Gallardo has begun a strengthening program for his injured right shoulder.

It's the first significant rehab step for Gallardo, who's been on the disabled list since April 23 with right shoulder and bicep tendinitis. "He's doing good," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday. "I'm very optimistic on the return we're going to get on some of the things he's doing. He's moving toward throwing before too long." Gallardo is still probably 3-4 weeks away from a possible activation date.
May 3 - 7:46 PM

Travis d'Arnaud is still resting and receiving treatment on his strained right rotator cuff.

He has not resumed throwing and there's no timetable for that yet. "I can't predict that," manager Terry Collins said Tuesday. "A lot of times you come in the morning, and if he's feeling good a couple days in a row, they might start getting him on a throwing program. But right now, he's still just getting treatment." This absence for d'Arnaud might last through most or all of May.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
May 3 - 7:19 PM

Robbie Erlin needs Tommy John surgery.

Erlin was placed on the disabled list on April 21 with discomfort in his left elbow and further testing revealed a partial UCL tear. He's going to miss the rest of the 2016 season and the early part of 2017. Erlin, a 25-year-old former top prospect, holds a 4.54 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 109/35 K/BB ratio in 148 2/3 career major league frames.
May 3 - 7:13 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that Darwin Barney will begin platooning with Ryan Goins at second base.

Goins is batting just .160/.200/.235 in 85 plate appearances this season and is probably going to sit against left-handed pitchers moving forward. Barney isn't much of a hitter either, but he is excellent defensively. Devon Travis (shoulder) is still a couple weeks away.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
May 3 - 7:05 PM

Joe Panik (groin) added treadmill jogging and agility drills to his workout Tuesday.

It's a strong signal that he's close to returning to the Giants' starting lineup, and Panik could even pinch-hit on Tuesday night. The second baseman has been out since last Friday because of a minor groin injury.
May 3 - 6:50 PM

Sergio Romo (elbow) has stretched his flat-ground throwing to 90 feet.

And he's experienced no issues thus far, though these are just the initial steps. Romo landed on the disabled list April 14 with a right flexor strain and will probably continue to be eased along in his rehab. We wouldn't expect him to be an option for the Giants' bullpen again until sometime after mid-May.
May 3 - 6:48 PM
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