Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 4 Months

Juan Carlos Oviedo arrived to Rays camp on Friday after being delayed by visa issues.

He's expected to make his spring debut on Sunday or Tuesday. Manager Joe Maddon indicated that there's still time for him to show that he should be included in the Opening Day bullpen. The artist formerly known as Leo Nunez spent the 2013 season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 4 Months

Juan Carlos Oviedo is expected to arrive at Rays camp on Friday or Saturday.

Oviedo has been stuck in the Dominican Republic due to visa issues, but he was granted clearance on Thursday and can now make travel arrangements. The right-hander still has a good shot at an Opening Day bullpen spot.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 5 Months

Rays manager Joe Maddon said he's not giving up hope of Juan Carlos Oviedo (visa problems) cracking Opening Day roster.

The right-hander is stuck in the Dominican Republic due to visa problems. Oviedo, formerly known as Leo Nunez, spent the 2013 season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He's been limited to just three rehab innings over the last two seasons. His odds of breaking camp with the big squad are growing bleaker by the day.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TB 5 Months

Juan Carlos Oviedo has not yet arrived at Rays' camp due to visa issues.

Fellow reliever Juan Sandoval is also stuck in the Dominican Republic because of visa problems. Oviedo has been limited to just three rehab innings over the last two seasons due to injury, so the Rays are surely hoping to get a look at him soon.