SP - CLE - IL60
Triston McKenzie was re-examined Sunday and is progressing well, and has been cleared to resume throwing weighted balls before starting a throwing program this week.
The Guardians are expected to have a more definitive timetable for McKenzie's return once he starts the throwing program. He was shut down last month due to a strain in the muscle of his right shoulder.
Triston McKenzie will be out for up to eight weeks after an MRI revealed a strain of his right teres major muscle.
McKenzie left his final spring start after just one inning after what was thought of as arm tightness, but the MRI revealed an injury to the back of his shoulder. He will be shut down from throwing for two weeks and be re-evaluated, but he could be out for up to eight weeks.
Triston McKenzie was removed from Sunday's start early due to right arm tightness.
McKenzie last just one inning, but the Guardians have said the move was a precaution. He is still slated to start the second game of the season, but we will likely get an update on the injury in the coming days.
Triston McKenzie allowed one run on four hits over five innings in a 5-2 loss to the Royals on Monday. McKenzie took a no-decision while striking out four and walking none.
McKenzie didn't throw a full workload in his final start of the regular season as he departed after throwing 73 pitches. He finished with 11 swinging strikes in the start. McKenzie wraps up his 2022 season with an 11-11 record, 2.96 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 190 strikeouts over 191 1/3 innings of work.
Triston McKenzie allowed one run on three hits over six innings in a 2-1 win over the Rays in 10 innings on Wednesday. McKenzie took a no-decision while striking out six and walking one.
McKenzie gave up his only run on an RBI single to Christian Bethancourt in the second inning. The young ace picked up an impressive 16 swinging strikes on just 88 pitches. McKenzie now has an 11-11 record, 2.99 ERA, and 0.96 WHIP on the year. His final start of the regular season will come Monday against the Royals.