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Right-handed Mike Fiers of Oakland Athletics, Arlington, Texas, will not throw for at least another four weeks after injecting into his sprained right elbow.
Coach Bob Melvin said Thursday that Fires, who pitched last on May 6, would not need surgery after feeling uncomfortable trying to resume throwing this week. Fires, who hasn’t pitched since May 6th, visited Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, starting only twice this season.
“At this point, there’s nothing structural as long as surgery is needed, but he gets a PRP injection and probably won’t be thrown for up to four weeks,” Melvin said before A finished his four-game series in Texas. Told. “So it will take a while for him to start playing catch again.”
Fires missed the first 22 games of the season due to hip tension before his debut on April 30th and made his only other start on May 6th. He went to IL for 10 days on May 8th due to an elbow injury. 60 days IL.
Melvin said A believed that the 36-year-old Fires could pitch again this season.
“If I didn’t have time left, I wouldn’t have been on this path,” Melvin said. “It’s probably a conservative aspect, four weeks. I don’t know if it could happen earlier, but it’s like the timetable that doctors are setting it up now.”
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Fires of A are unlikely to be thrown for another month after injection
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