Brent Honeywell Jr.
SP - TB - MiLB
The Rays added RHP Brent Honeywell to their 60-man player pool.
Honeywell is currently out with yet another elbow injury. The 25-year-old former top prospect isn't expected to pitch in the majors this season but he'll continue his development work. The hope is he can debut sometime in 2021.
Brent Honeywell Jr. threw live batting practice Tuesday.
Honeywell threw a 15-pitch live batting practice session Tuesday. It was the first time he has faced hitters since April 2019. There is no timetable for his return. Honeywell has undergone three operations on his right elbow since 2017, and he continues to progress in his recovery.
Rays GM Erik Neander says Brent Honeywell (elbow) is recovering well from a May decompression procedure.
Honeywell, one of the best pitching prospects in baseball just a couple of seasons ago, has lost two straight years due to massive elbow issues. Now 25 years old, Honeywell is hoping to be healthy entering Spring Training in 2021. He isn't on the Rays' 60-man roster for this year.
Brett Honeywell Jr. underwent a decompression procedure on his right ulnar nerve on Wednesday.
Honeywell underwent surgery to remove scar tissue from the area of the nerve. He will begin strength and mobility exercises on Monday in Port Charlotte. Honeywell missed all of 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and 2019 due to a fractured elbow. It is unclear at this time when Honeywell will return, but there’s a good chance the 25-year-old could miss the 2020 season.
Brent Honeywell (elbow) threw his second bullpen of the spring on Tuesday.
Honeywell threw 15 pitches this time around. They were all fastballs. The 24-year-old has missed two straight seasons due to Tommy John surgery and a fractured elbow. It is impossible to know what to expect from the former prized prospect this year.