Injury Updates: McDonald, Wandy, Tabata, Gomez, and More

James McDonald will make his next rehab start on Sunday. Photo Credit: David Hague

James McDonald will make his next rehab start on Sunday. Photo Credit: David Hague

Along with the A.J. Burnett injury news today, here are some other rehab updates for the Pittsburgh Pirates, with their DL almost looking like an additional 25-man roster these days.

RHP Jeanmar Gomez (right forearm strain/inflammation) will start a rehab assignment tonight with Indianapolis, throwing four innings or 60-65 pitches.

RHP Jared Hughes (right shoulder inflammation) isn’t currently throwing, and is currently undergoing treatment and rehabilitation only. He remains in Pittsburgh with the team.

RHP Phil Irwin (right ulnar neuritis) also remains no throw, while undergoing treatment and rehabilitation. I spoke with Irwin yesterday, who said he hopes to be back in Indianapolis in six weeks.

RHP Jeff Karstens (right shoulder inflammation) has begun the initial phases of his post-surgical rehab from his shoulder procedure last week.

RHP James McDonald (right shoulder discomfort) will make his next rehab start with Indianapolis on June 16th. He threw 89 pitches in his last start.

LHP Wandy Rodriguez (left forearm tightness) is scheduled for a throwing program today and tomorrow. He’s scheduled for side work on Saturday, but that is tentative.

OF Jose Tabata (left oblique strain) is continuing the baseball portion of his rehab program, including swinging, running and throwing. He will likely start his rehab stint about a week from now, with Friday, June 21 “pencilled in” for now.

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  • http://atung.net/ Steve Zielinski

    Any news on Black and McPherson?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      No