Patrick Corbin SP ARI 2 months ago

Corbin took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on four hits (including three home runs) and a walk over five innings, striking out five.

Serving up three home runs in a game isn't good under the best of circumstances, but when you do it against the weak-hitting Mets in Citi Field, you know you've had a bad day. Corbin still has plenty of rust to shake of given that he missed all of 2014 due to Tommy John surgery, but you may want to leave him on your reserve list until he shows he can string some solid performances together.

Patrick Corbin SP ARI 2 months ago

Corbin won his first start of the season Saturday over Colorado, pitching five innings while allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out three.

Corbin threw 76 pitches (56 of them for strikes) in his return to a major league mound after 2014 Tommy John surgery. It was an impressive debut for the former All-Star, but worth noting that the D-backs indicated he wouldn't be allowed to go over 90 pitches in this outing and pulled him well before that mark. Corbin is likely to be on restricted pitch counts in his starts for much of the remainder of the season.

Patrick Corbin SP ARI 2 months ago

Corbin (elbow) will officially start against the Rockies on Saturday.

A corresponding move to clear space on the 25-man and 40-man roster will likely come after Friday's game. The start will be Corbin's first since September of 2013. Through four rehab starts, Corbin had an 11:7 K:BB over 17 innings between High-A Visalia and Double-A Mobile.

Patrick Corbin SP ARI 2 months ago

Manager Chip Hale is leaning towards giving Corbin (elbow) the start Saturday against the Rockies, Nick Piecoro of Azcentral.com reports.

Corbin was expected to return next week for the Diamondbacks' series against the Rangers, but now it looks like he may fill the empty spot in the rotation on Saturday. Still, no official announcement has been made at this point. Regardless, Corbin appears to be nearing a pre-All Star break return regardless of whether he gets the nod Saturday or not.

Patrick Corbin SP ARI 2 months ago

Corbin (elbow) will make his return to the D-backs' rotation when they host Texas on July 7-8, reports Fox Sports Arizona's Kevin Zimmerman.

There is finally a target date for Corbin's anticipated return. It sounds like the Diamondbacks will still proceed cautiously with his initial start, but if he's truly healthy his workload will ramp up quickly. As with all pitchers returning from Tommy John, Corbin will likely not perform up to his past level initially, but he still has an all-star level ceiling.

Patrick Corbin SP ARI 2 months ago

Corbin (elbow) will make one more rehab start before returning to the D-backs, after having his best outing in his comeback from Tommy John surgery Friday. Corbin threw six innings, giving up one run on four hits and two walks, while striking out five for Double-A Mobile.

It looks like Corbin will return to the D-backs before the all-star break, but an exact return date and where his last rehab assignment will take place are unknown right now. This is positive news, especially after his comeback was slowed down following discomfort after an extended spring training outing. He has shown good velocity as his rehab has progressed, but his command will dictate his success when he gets back to facing major league hitters.

Patrick Corbin SP ARI 2 months ago

Corbin (elbow) will make two more rehab starts before rejoining the Diamondbacks rotation, Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

Corbin allowed just two runs on three hits and three walks over 5.2 innings with Double-A Mobile on Saturday, an encouraging sign of his progress. Two more rehab starts would likely slate his return for some point in early July.

Patrick Corbin SP ARI 2 months ago

Corbin (elbow) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks, with three strikeouts over 5.2 innings in his latest rehab start at Double-A Mobile.

Corbin threw 79 pitches in the outing and should be close to nearing a return to the D-backs in late June or early July. He may require another rehab outing or two to build up his arm strength further before returning.

Patrick Corbin SP ARI 3 months ago

Corbin gave up two runs on six hits over 4.2 innings in a rehab start at Double-A Mobile on Sunday. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter.

This was an improvement over his first rehab outing, in which he gave up four runs on four hits and two walks in 0.2 of an inning at High-A Visalia. The left-hander threw 76 pitches Sunday and is likely to make two or three more rehab starts before rejoining the Diamondbacks near the end of the month.

Patrick Corbin SP ARI 3 months ago

Corbin (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Visalia on Monday, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.

Corbin continues working his way back from the Tommy John surgery he underwent in march of 2014, and will take another step forward in a rehab start Monday. His fastball reportedly sits around 94 MPH according to manager Chip Hale, and if no setbacks occur as he builds arm strength, a late June or early July return seems plausible.