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Rehab Rewind – June 26, 2023

Here is the Rehab Rewind for Monday, June 26, 2023. In rehab rewind we look for the latest updates on players that are making their way back to fantasy baseball lineups in the near future.

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Rehab Rewind

Ryan Mountcastle – 1B Baltimore Orioles

Mountcastle has been pretty unproductive at the plate, but the entire process for him was to clear his head. He was sent to the Injured List due to vertigo. His symptoms have all but gone away, and now it’s about ensuring he can play symptom-free. He likely won’t be back up with the team until he can get going offensively (according to manager Brandon Hyde). During his time in Triple-A Norfolk, he has yet to record a hit while striking out seven times.

Cal Quantrill – SP Cleveland Guardians

This from manager Terry Francona suggests that when Quantrill returns, he will be inserted into the rotation. He began his rehab assignment yesterday with five shutout innings pitched while surrendering three hits. He threw 58 pitches and walked just one batter while striking out five. It was a very efficient outing and one that could propel him back to the Guardians soon. That said, this was his first game and he’ll need to do this at least once more.

Tarik Skubal – SP Detroit Tigers

The entire video above is over four minutes long, but the synopsis is this. Skubal pitches just under three innings of work with four strikeouts and one walk. He surrendered the first earned runs of his entire rehab here. Of note, his velocity is up by almost two mph, which is quite notable. He has yet to go longer than three innings of work, so we don’t know if this is sustainable or not. Either way though, his entire rehab assignment has been nothing short of encouraging.

Matt Manning – SP Detroit Tigers

Manning missed a lot of last season with a forearm strain and then some of the beginning of this season with a foot fracture. He seems to be close to returning and had his best rehab outing of the season. Other than the walks issued here, he looked solid and had a season-best six strikeouts over just four innings of work. He has been labeled as a candidate to start for the Tigers later this week, so keep him in mind. Last season he recorded a 3.43 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over twelve starts.

Julio Urias – SP Los Angeles Dodgers

Sure, the competition was at the Single-A level, but Urias did what he was supposed to do. He hit 95 mph on his fastball at one point, which would help indicate that his velocity is back. He also threw three 1-2-3 innings in this start, showing efficiency. There was speculation before this outing that he would return against the Royals next weekend, and yesterday’s start gives confidence in that happening. Stay tuned all week for details, but Urias seems on track to be activated for one start next week.

Johnny Cueto – SP Miami Marlins

Cueto seems to be healthy, but just not very good. He has just two strikeouts over his three rehab outings while giving up four home runs. He’s given up nineteen hits and has an ERA over fifteen. All that being said, he may get a spot start here and there due to other circumstances on the team. He should be avoided at all costs, fantasy-wise.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 2B/OF Miami Marlins

Jazz is looking good at the plate here and made an incredible catch in the outfield earlier in the week. It’s possible that he gets called back up to Miami soon in order to give the Marlins the boost that they need to continue their hot streak. There’s been no word on exactly when, however.

Carlos Rodon – SP New York Yankees

Interesting statements are made here, and we’ll see if the team confirms them. That said, Rodon does say that he felts like he could have gone longer than he did, that his secondaries were working well, and that he’d be able to give an uptick in velocity if this were a game for the Yankees. It’s of note too that it was raining during this game and he still pitched well. All in all, things are looking bright for Rodon. Fingers crossed that his next outing is just as effective and that he’ll start for the Yankees soon enough.

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