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Charlie Furbush | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: LSU
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Charlie Furbush (shoulder) felt soreness following a live batting practice session last Thursday.
"I thought I had a good live BP, but they just wanted me to speak with the team doctor and not have to worry about it and have it set me back at all," Furbush said. "So I'm just taking a couple days off here. [The doctor will] see me again this weekend and I'll be right back at it as soon as I get the clearance." Once he receives the clearance, he will likely head to Arizona to take part in extended spring training action, with a rehab assignment to follow that. May 25 - 9:55 PM

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Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will throw a simulated inning Saturday.

If successful, Furbush will likely take his rehab to Arizona to start building stamina at extended spring training. In an ideal scenario, Furbush could be back with the Mariners by the end of the month. Furbush hasn't pitched in a major league game since July 2015 due to shoulder issues.
May 14 - 9:36 AM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) is expected to head to extended spring training later this week.

Furbush is throwing a pair of bullpen sessions in front of Mariners coaches this week in Seattle and will then head to Arizona to ramp up his rehab. He's been on the disabled list since the end of spring training due to biceps tendinitis and a slight tear in his rotator cuff. The lefty reliever is probably looking at an early-June activation date if he can avoid setbacks.
May 11 - 9:22 AM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) threw 10-12 pitches off the mound on Sunday.

Furbush began the year on the disabled list with left shoulder tightness, but he's getting closer to facing live hitters. He'll require a minor league rehab assignment prior to being activated.
May 2 - 7:23 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will throw for a third straight day Monday.

Furbush, who began the year on the DL with left shoulder tightness, has been throwing from a distance of 135 feet. It's unclear when he'll be ready for game action, but he's getting closer.
Apr 25 - 7:43 PM

Mariners placed LHP Charlie Furbush on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder tightness.

Furbush had shoulder issues at the end of last season and has battled more problems this spring. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined.
Apr 3 - 11:13 AM

Charlie Furbush is still feeling tightness in his shoulder.

He said he hasn't played catch in two days. "I just think they’re trying to make sure," said Furbush. "Once we get this game plan and start moving forward, we’ll have more of a timeline." Furbush hasn't had an MRI yet but that's probably next on the docket. Obviously he won't be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 26 - 4:20 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais admitted Sunday that Charlie Furbush (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day.

Furbush resumed throwing a few days ago and hopes to throw off a mound again on Monday or Tuesday. However, he hasn't pitched in any games this spring and it doesn't look like he will relatively soon, so the lefty is simply running out of time. Mike Montgomery was recently moved to the bullpen as protection for Furbush.
Mar 20 - 2:56 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will throw again on Thursday.

Furbush is coming off a great session Wednesday after being shut down earlier this week with shoulder discomfort. The Mariners are taking it "day-by-day" with Furbush but there's at least some hope he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 11:58 AM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) said he felt "great" after throwing Wednesday.

Furbush played long toss from a distance of 130 feet before throwing 5-6 fastballs in a flat ground session. He has been bothered by some discomfort in his shoulder of late and his status for the start of the season is in question, but he's making some good progress.
Mar 16 - 2:57 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will play catch again Wednesday.

Furbush experienced some discomfort in his shoulder over the weekend, but he felt good playing catch on Tuesday and will continue to ramp things up as tolerated. The 29-year-old was shut down early last season with a slight tear in his rotator cuff, so the Mariners will take it easy with him. It will likely be a stretch for him to be ready for the season at this point.
Mar 16 - 12:17 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will be shut down for a few days after feeling more discomfort when he played catch.

Furbush ended last season with a slight tear in his rotator cuff and hasn't been able to get on track this spring. He'll attempt to play catch again later in the week, but at this point the left-hander's availability for Opening Day is looking doubtful. The Mariners will look at Mike Montgomery exclusively as a reliever now with Furbush's status up in the air.
Mar 13 - 1:52 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) will throw one more live batting practice session before getting into a Cactus League game.

That final simulated workout should take place by the end of this week, and Furbush will likely make his Cactus League debut a couple days later. The left-handed reliever has been eased into action this spring after ending the 2015 season with a slight tear in his rotator cuff. He is expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 10 - 10:24 AM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) threw a successful round of live batting practice on Monday.

Furbush tossed about 25 pitches at around 90 percent effort. He's been eased into action this spring in Mariners camp after finishing the 2015 regular season with a slight tear in his rotator cuff. The left-handed reliever should be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 7 - 1:33 PM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Monday in Mariners camp.

Furbush has been taking it slowly this spring after battling biceps tendinitis and a slight tear in his rotator cuff toward the end of the 2015 regular season. He should be ready to rock by Opening Day. It doesn't take relievers more than a couple of spring appearances to get properly conditioned for meaningful games and Furbush is a veteran at this by now.
Mar 7 - 9:44 AM

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R1Steve Cishek
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3Charlie Furbush
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