Though Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich hasn’t appeared in a sport since Sunday, the workforce doesn’t appear overly involved about his ailing again. Supervisor Craig Counsell stated Yelich started baseball actions Thursday and is “making progress,” per Tom Haudricourt and Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Counsell likened Yelich’s present again ailment to those that he handled in earlier seasons, noting that the previous MVP didn’t require an IL stint in these instances and was capable of return inside a number of days.
- Cardinals middle fielder Harrison Bader is 10 to 14 days from being a “full go,” supervisor Mike Shildt advised reporters (together with Katie Woo of The Athletic) on Friday. The Cardinals have been with out Bader since he suffered a forearm harm in late March, largely leaving middle to Dylan Carlson so far. In the meantime, right-hander Miles Mikolas threw a second “aggressive” bullpen and is making favorable progress, in accordance with Shildt. Mikolas didn’t pitch in any respect final season as he recovered from surgical procedure on his flexor tendon, and he suffered a shoulder harm within the first half of March that has stopped him from taking the mound this yr. A wholesome Mikolas could be a welcome addition for the Cardinals, whose rotation has begun 2021 in dreadful vogue. Their starters rank final within the majors with a 6.33 ERA.
- Braves middle fielder Ender Inciarte seems ticketed for a visit to the 10-day IL after struggling a strained hamstring Friday, David O’Brien of The Athletic writes. Inciarte could be the second Braves middle fielder to hit the IL this week, becoming a member of starter Cristian Pache. Behind Inciarte, Guillermo Heredia has essentially the most middle subject expertise of anybody on Atlanta’s roster. Celebrity Ronald Acuna Jr. performed 100 video games there in 2019 and spent nearly all of final season there, however the Braves are reluctant to maneuver him out of proper subject, per O’Brien, who names Phil Ervin and Abraham Almonte as call-up prospects. Ervin and Almonte aren’t on the Braves’ 40-man roster, which does have an open spot for the time being.
- Nationals left-hander Jon Lester bought by way of a three-inning, 49-pitch sim sport on Friday with none points, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com relays. Supervisor Dave Martinez believes Lester would be capable of toss as much as 4 innings proper now, however the Nationals wish to stretch him out additional earlier than he joins their rotation. There nonetheless isn’t a timetable for his 2021 debut, Martinez added. A number of well being points have hampered Lester because the Nationals signed him to a one-year, $5MM assure in free company. He underwent surgical procedure to take away his thyroid gland originally of March and has been in COVID-19 protocols for many of this month.