Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
4 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) will throw live batting practice with the Red Sox on their next homestand, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thornburg has been pitching at extended spring training as he continues to build his arm strength, but will return to the team during their next homestand, which begins against the Rays on Friday. The 29-year-old still appears to have significant work to do in his progression before returning to the majors.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
4 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) threw two innings in a minor-league game in Florida on Monday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Alex Cora said Thornburg's velocity and breaking ball were good, but is not yet committing the right-hander to a rehabilitation assignment.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
4 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) touched 95 mph on the radar gun during a minor-league game at the team's facility in Fort Myers, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The velocity is a hopeful sign, but Thornburg still needs to execute his off-speed pitches. He'll remain in Fort Myers for now, working on his program, but manager Alex Cora said the team will make a decision as to his next rehab step at the end of the week. It's not known what sort of impact Thornburg will have when he's ready to pitch for Boston, but seeing the velocity back to his 2016 levels is a hopeful sign he can solidify the setup corps.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
4 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) consistently reached 93 mph in a minor-league game Thursday in Fort Myers, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thornburg averaged 94.1 mph in 2016 with the Brewers, so he's getting back to normal. He came out of the game feeling well and reportedly told the Red Sox he "wants more work." Manager Alex Cora and pitching coach Dana LeVangie will sit down with the team's medical staff to map out a schedule for the right-handed reliever, who could return by the end of the month.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
5 months ago

General manager Dave Dombrowski said that Thornburg (shoulder) is "maybe a month away" from returning to the team, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thornburg was officially placed on the 10-day disabled list to open the season prior to Opening Day. He was able to face hitters during a batting practice session this past weekend but will likely head on a minor-league assignment to build his arm back up to speed before joining the Red Sox.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
5 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day DL on Thursday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thornburg tossed 15 pitches of live batting practice this past weekend but has yet to progress any further since undergoing surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome last year. At this time, the club has yet to address his timetable, so expect the right-hander to remain on the shelf for a little while longer.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
5 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) threw 15 pitches of live batting practice Saturday, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was Thornburg's most significant step of rehabilitation since last year's surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome. The Red Sox are hopeful he'll return this season, but haven't set an expectation as to when that will occur.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
5 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder), who is scheduled to throw a live batting practice Saturday, will start the season on the disabled list, J. Scott Butherus of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thornburg continues his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery. He's thrown bullpen sessions earlier, but is taking the next step Saturday when he faces hitters. It's been a long haul for Thornburg, who hasn't pitched since the 2016 season when he was with Milwaukee.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
5 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session Wednesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is certainly encouraging news, as everything went as planned in Thornburg's first bullpen session since undergoing surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome in June. He was able to throw 20 fastballs and said he felt no restriction in his shoulder during the session. "I felt like I could have thrown more, which is probably one of the better feelings you can have afterwards," Thornburg said. He'll now work on building up his endurance and velocity, which is expected to keep him on the shelf past Opening Day.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
6 months ago

Thornburg is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The session will be Thornburg's first since undergoing surgery to treat his thoracic outlet syndrome in June. The 29-year-old righty hasn't thrown a major-league pitch since 2016, when he put up a 2.15 ERA and a 34.2 percent strikeout rate in 67 innings for the Brewers. He is not expected to be ready for Opening Day and is far from guaranteed to be effective when he does return, as the surgery has proved difficult to recover from for pitchers such as Matt Harvey in the past.