Stephen Pryor has been on the disabled list since suffering a lat muscle injury while pitching for the Mariners back in April. But today, he’s been shut down for the remainder of the year with a new and completely different injury to his triceps. Pryor apparently felt pain in that area while warming up for a Class AAA rehab outing on Friday, then had an MRI yesterday in which team medical director Dr. Edward Khalfayan and others saw something problematic.
“They really didn’t like what they saw,” Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said this morning. “So, as a precaution, he’s going to get re-evalutated and we’re going to look through this thing further because it’s really unusual. And rather than go into any detail about it more than that, Ed (Khalfayan) is going to talk to a couple of different people about the type of injury he just had. Unfortunately, he’s worked very hard but it is where it is and he won’t pitch the rest of the year.”
Zduriencik reiterated that “there’s something there” and that Khalfayan merely wants to get another opinion from specialists in triceps injuries before deciding the right course of action. But needless to say, after spending this entire season recovering from one serious injury, Pryor is about to embark on a whole new recovery from a completely different setback.
Moving on from that, it’s starting to look doubtful that starting pitcher Danny Hultzen will make another start for the AAA Tacoma Rainiers this season. There’s only a month left on the AAA calendar and Hultzen — shut down in early July while the team revamped his throwing regimen to prevent further arm troubles — is still not throwing off a mound yet.
Zduriencik said Hultzen “has been tossing” on the side but he won’t know more about his progress before he returns to Seattle after today’s game here.