PITTSBURGH — Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk spoke to members of the media to give the latest updates regarding a list of Pirates currently battling injuries.
Nick Mears is scheduled to begin a Major League rehab assignment with the Bradenton Marauders on Wednesday night. He’s working his way back from arthroscopic elbow surgery.
Heath Hembree, who was placed on the 15-day IL on Tuesday, is dealing with a right calf injury. He was having problems pushing off of his back leg so the Pirates opted for a stint on the injured list. He’s expected to throw again sometime over the weekend.
Greg Allen, who has yet to see game action this season, and the Pirates anticipate him preparing for game action in the next 7-10 days as he progresses from his hamstring injury.
Jake Marisnick is a little bit ahead of schedule in his recovery from thumb surgery. He has gotten clearance to resume more advanced gripping activities and more advanced baseball activities.
Kevin Newman strained his left hamstring in his third game of his rehab assignment with Indianapolis. he has yet to resume any baseball activities and will be out for the foreseeable future.
Daniel Vogelbach’s hamstring affected him while over the weekend. He was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday and the Bucs are cautiously optimistic that he will be back sooner rather than later.
On the prospects side of things, Henry Davis’ non-displaced fracture in his left wrist was traced back to a hit by pitch he suffered while with Greensboro. He’s continuing in some baseball activities. Quinn Priester is scheduled to throw a live bullpen later on Wednesday.