SAD NEWS: Diamondbacks’ Manager Torey Lovullo Provided Worrying Injury Updates On Three Key Players…

Diamondbacks’ Injury Updates: Progress and Timelines for Rodriguez, Kelly, Perdomo, and Thomas

On the Burns & Gambo show, Diamondbacks’ manager Torey Lovullo provided updates on several key players currently on the injured list. While there are promising developments, some concerns remain.

Starting with Eduardo Rodriguez, Lovullo mentioned that the tall left-hander has recently begun a throwing program. The Diamondbacks are having to hold Rodriguez back, as he is eager to return to the field, currently throwing from a distance of 60 feet. Signed to a four-year deal in December to stabilize the middle of their rotation, Rodriguez has yet to make his debut due to injuries.

Regarding Merrill Kelly, Lovullo shared that, although Kelly has not started his throwing program, he received positive results from several MRIs he underwent this week. The Diamondbacks are still evaluating the extent of Kelly’s healing, and there is no exact timetable for when he will begin the initial steps of his throwing program.

Lovullo also provided updates on Geraldo Perdomo and Alek Thomas, noting their good progress. Perdomo, in particular, is “extremely close” to returning, having recently completed groundball and baserunning drills. He tore the meniscus in his right knee on April 3rd and had a meniscectomy three weeks ago. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the usual recovery time from a meniscectomy is six to eight weeks, so he is expected to return within the next seven days.

Alek Thomas is not on the same timeline as Perdomo but is currently working on a jogging program. Lovullo indicated, “We’re betting that it is probably going to be Perdomo first and then AT second.”

For the full clip of the interview, check out: [Link to the Burns & Gambo show.

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