Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 17 Hrs

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) will be re-evaluated after his next rehab appearance with Triple-A Durham on Thursday.

Rays manager Joe Maddon indicated on Monday that Oviedo was about a week away, but it sounds like he could be a possibility for this weekend. The reliever figures to begin in middle relief but could eventually work his way into a setup role.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 2 Days

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) is "about a week" away from being activated.

Oviedo is recovered from Tommy John surgery, but he got a late start in camp due to visa issues, so his rehab assignment essentially served as his spring training. He should eventually work his way into a setup role for the Rays.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 13 Days

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Friday.

Oviedo got a late start in camp due to visa issues, so the rehab assignment will essentially be his spring training. He's expected to be added to the Rays' bullpen in mid-April.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 14 Days

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) made a simulated relief appearance on Tuesday and reported feeling fine.

Oviedo is likely to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend and remains on track to join the Rays' bullpen around April 15. He is over 18 months removed from Tommy John elbow surgery but got limited work this spring because of work visa problems.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 17 Days

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) is expected to return from the 15-day disabled list as soon as he's eligible.

Oviedo didn't get much action this spring because of visa issues. He's now 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery, so that shouldn't really be an issue.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 18 Days

Rays placed RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Oviedo is 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery, but he got a late start to camp due to visa issues and the Rays don't want to push it. He should be ready sometime in April.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 25 Days

Rays manager Joe Maddon penciled Juan Carlos Oviedo into Sunday's lineup card.

Maddon stated on Saturday that Tampa Bay might be inclined to only deploy Oviedo in minor league games so the Rays could backdate his disabled list stint. We'll find out his intentions by as soon as this afternoon, as it's also possible that Oviedo will take the mound against the Red Sox on Sunday to make his Grapefruit League debut. Oviedo is just 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery and was late to camp due to a visa issue. He'll begin the season on the disabled list.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 27 Days

Juan Carlos Oviedo conceded Friday that he will not be ready by Opening Day.

Oviedo is just 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery, but he's not going to be ready in time because he was delayed by a visa issue. The reliever will make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday and should join the Rays' bullpen sometime in April.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 27 Days

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that Juan Carlos Oviedo is in "jeopardy" of missing the start of the season.

Oviedo, who just reported to camp last weekend after a visa issue, threw a simulated game Thursday against live hitters. However, he has yet to appear in a game and the Rays likely want to ease him into things considering that he's still just 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 1 Month

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that Juan Carlos Oviedo is "probably a long shot" to be ready for Opening Day.

Oviedo finally reported to camp on Saturday after resolving a visa issue. He could pitch in a game by the end of the week, but the Rays want to be careful since he's just 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery.