60DDrew Smyly
SP SEA
1 day ago

Smyly (elbow) is set to face hitting Saturday after completing a successful bullpen Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday will mark the first time Smyly faces live batters since being placed on the disabled list in late March. Smyly noted that his bullpen session Tuesday went "great" which could lead into the left-hander partaking in a rehab assignment before the end of the month. The plan remains for Smyly to join the club around the second week of July barring any additional setbacks.

60DDrew Smyly
SP SEA
6 days ago

Smyly (elbow) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Friday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The best news from this development is that 10 of the pitches were offspeed pitches. Smyly seems to be ramping up the intensity of his workouts at a good pace, which could help him progress to simulated games relatively soon.

60DDrew Smyly
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Smyly (elbow) tossed a bullpen Saturday, prior to the Mariners game against Toronto, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The plan is for Smyly to throw at least five more bullpens before completing a simulated game. Each one is figured to ramp up while his initial session Saturday saw the southpaw throw 22 pitches, all of which were fastballs. Once Smyly has completed his bullpens and simulated game, he will embark on a rehab assignment before rejoining the Mariners sometime in mid-July.

60DDrew Smyly
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Smyly (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

This news comes after Smyly took another step forward Thursday by throwing off a mound. Saturday will be another significant step for Smyly as he'll log a full bullpen session. Given the length of Smyly's absence, he'll likely need a couple additional bullpen sessions before the Mariners map out a rehab assignment for the left-hander.

60DDrew Smyly
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Smyly (elbow) will throw off the mound Thursday for the first time since his injury this spring, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

EDGE Analysis

After playing catch in the outfield, Smyly took to the mound for the first time since spring training for a brief bullpen outing. Manager Scott Servais said that the southpaw has been "picking up the intensity" recently, but there is still no timetable for his return. It is likely that Smyly won't return until around the All-Star game, but Thursday's progress is a positive step after being placed on the 60-day DL to start the season.

60DDrew Smyly
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Manager Scott Servais said Smyly (elbow) has been "picking up the intensity," but has yet to return to the mound, Emily Giambalvo of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's still no timetable for when the southpaw may be able to return to action, even though this recent progression bodes well from an overall recovery standpoint. It's almost impossible to predict Smyly's return until begins throwing from the mound, but the Mariners would love to get his arm in their injury-riddled rotation that includes the absences of Felix Hernandez (shoulder) and Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder).

60DDrew Smyly
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Smyly (elbow) could be ready to come off the 60-day disabled list in late June, Bob Dutton of

EDGE Analysis

That return timeline is a fairly loose estimate, as Smyly remains limited to playing catch and has yet to throw off a mound. Since the lefty has been out all season with the strained elbow flexor, he'll require multiple rehab starts once he's advanced past tossing bullpen sessions and facing hitters in batting practice. Until Smyly advances further in the rehab process, there are likely better injury-stash options on the waiver wire in most leagues for fantasy owners looking to fill out bench spots.

60DDrew Smyly
SP SEA
4 weeks ago

Smyly (elbow) increased the intensity of his throwing program Friday by moving out to a distance of about 90 feet, Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smyly continues on track for a return to the decimated Mariners rotation sometime in June. If all goes according to plan, the team could have its original projected 2017 starting five healthy for the first time in just a few weeks, as Felix Hernandez (shoulder), Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) and James Paxton (forearm) are all projected to return soon as well.

60DDrew Smyly
SP SEA
1 month ago

Smyly (elbow) "felt pretty good" after playing catch Wednesday and will throw every other day for the foreseeable future, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. ""Just build some arm strength,'' manager Scott Servais said. "Get him out there playing some long toss then get him to a bullpen and go from there."

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is eligible to come off the DL on May 29, but his current pace may leave him a bit short of that goal. However, Smyly isn't experiencing any setbacks, which remains the biggest takeaway from his progress reports. The 27-year-old southpaw had a rocky final outing before his injury this spring but was solid over his first two starts, firing five scoreless innings and only giving up one hit.

60DDrew Smyly
SP SEA
1 month ago

Smyly threw for the first time since spring training Wednesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks an important step in Smyly's recovery from an elbow strain that has kept him sidelined all season. He's expected to need at least 3-to-4 weeks in a throwing program before he heads on a rehab assignment, so he's still got a ways to go. A firmer timetable for his return should start to materialize as he continues to progress in his recovery.