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Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Rehab start coming Wednesday
Bello will make a rehab start Wednesday for Triple-A Worcester, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Bello is on the 15-day injured list because of right forearm inflammation, but it is not expected to be a long absence. The right-hander will likely make two rehab appearances for Worcester, and then he'll have a chance to rejoin the Boston rotation in the middle of April.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Goes on IL
The Red Sox placed Bello (forearm) on the 15-day injured list Thursday.
Though he'll open the season on the shelf while he recovers from right forearm inflammation, Bello doesn't look as though he'll be in store for an extended absence. He tossed three innings in a minor-league spring game for Double-A Portland last Friday and should be ready to head out on a rehab assignment shortly after the minor-league regular season begins this weekend. Like Bello, fellow starting pitchers Garrett Whitlock (hip) and James Paxton (hamstring) are opening the season on the IL and are tracking toward similarly brief stays, so Bello may not be in line for a spot in the big-league rotation once he's formally activated.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Ramps up against minor leaguers
Bello (forearm) threw three innings for Double-A Portland on a back field Friday.
Bello increased his pitch count to 42 and will continue to ramp up in minor-league games before the Red Sox activate him. He's expected to join Boston's starting rotation in mid-to-late April.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Beginning season on IL
Bello (forearm) will begin the regular season on the 10-day injured list as he builds up for a starter's workload, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
As expected, Bello, who battled forearm tightness earlier in the spring, will spend at least a couple more weeks building up for the regular season. Once ready, the right-handed prospect figures to enter Boston's rotation and build upon his rookie campaign in 2022, when he posted a 4.71 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 57.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Fans three in debut
Bello (forearm) struck out three over two scoreless and hitless relief innings in Sunday's spring game against the Phillies.
Bello made his Grapefruit League debut after dealing with forearm tightness at the start of spring training. The right-hander soothed any concerns Sunday, when he set down all six batters faced over 25 pitches. According to Ian Browne of MLB.com, this might be Bello's last Grapefruit League outing. The Red Sox are expected to place him on the injured list to start the regular season and want to allocate innings to those pitchers that will break camp on the major-league roster. In the meantime, Bello can build up his pitch count on the back fields against minor-league opponents.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Spring debut coming Sunday
Bello (forearm) will make his spring debut Sunday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
He threw two innings on the backfields Wednesday and is scheduled to throw another couple innings Sunday after Nick Pivetta exits. It was reported back on March 4 that Bello was unlikely to be able to ramp up in time to make the Opening Day roster, but that is yet to be officially determined.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Set for game action Wednesday
Bello (forearm) is scheduled to throw two innings during a minor-league spring game Wednesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
The 23-year-old progressed to facing live hitters over the weekend and will now advance to game action. Bello threw 17 pitches during Saturday's session of live BP, so he still has significant ramping up to do before he's cleared for a full workload. The right-hander could begin the season on the injured list, though it doesn't appear his absence would be a lengthy one.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Throws inning of live BP
Bello (forearm) threw an inning of live batting practice Saturday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Bello fired off 17 pitches to batters and is next expected to throw two innings of batting practice Wednesday. His first spring start is targeted for March 19 or 20. As such, Bello is expected to open the season on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Ready for live batting practice
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Bello (forearm) will throw live batting practice Saturday, Mike Monaco of ESPN reports.
Bello first started feeling soreness in his right forearm back in mid-February, although he's been pain-free for a while. The young right-hander is not expected to be ready in time for Opening Day, but being ready to face hitters means he's making real progress. He should be able to get in a Grapefruit League start or two before spring training ends.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: May miss Opening Day
Bello (forearm) is unlikely to make the Opening Day roster, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
The right-handed prospect first felt forearm soreness in a mid-February bullpen session and has been behind schedule ever since. Recent updates have suggested Bello is issue-free now, but the lost time in February was likely enough to delay his buildup and make Opening Day an unrealistic goal.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Clearer timetable next week
Bello's (forearm) status and timetable are expected to become clearer next week, Red Sox manager Alex Cora told Ian Browne of MLB.com Thursday.
Bello had some right forearm soreness crop up in mid-February, though he resumed throwing off a mound last weekend and hasn't had any issues since then. Realistically, he's running short on time to get built up for Boston's rotation, but if he needs an injured list stint to begin the season it doesn't seem like it would be a long one. With Bello and Garrett Whitlock (hip) a little behind in camp, it could open up a rotation spot for Tanner Houck, at least initially.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Throws successful bullpen
Bello (forearm) threw a bullpen session without incident Wednesday, John Tomase of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Bello said a day earlier that he has been throwing at about 80 percent effort and feels healthy again after being slowed earlier in camp due to right forearm soreness. He looks on track to appear in Grapefruit League games within the next two weeks, but the time he's already missed could work against him in his bid for a spot in Boston's Opening Day rotation.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Completes bullpen session
Bello (forearm) threw a bullpen session Sunday with no apparent issues, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Bello was briefly shut down from throwing after he experienced some soreness in his forearm during mid-February, but he's now back on the mound after playing catch over the past week. The Red Sox are likely to remain cautious with the 23-year-old righty this early in camp, but at this point it appears he's avoided any serious issues and should continue ramping up his throwing program.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Will throw off mound
Bello (forearm) will throw off a mound Sunday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Bello has been playing catch this week after he was shut down for a week following a bout of tightness in his forearm. Sunday's mound session is expected to indicate if the tightness is a non-issue. The right-hander is competing for a spot in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Throwing again
Bello (forearm) said Thursday he "feels way better" and believes he's on track to be ready for the start of the regular season, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Bello, who was shut down for nearly a week after experiencing tightness in his forearm, resumed throwing Monday, although he isn't yet working off a mound. "I'm just trying to stretch my arm and trying to get it stretched enough so I can start the bullpens (again)," Bello said. He also talked about his offseason work on his curveball, of which he threw just five in 2022. The goal is to make it slower; that pitch averaged 80.2 mph last season, per Baseball Savant, but he'd like it sitting in the 75 to 79 mph range. The 23-year-old right-hander posted a 4.71 ERA (2.93 FIP) over 13 outings, including 11 starts. Bello was especially good in September, pitching to a 2.59 ERA in six starts.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Extends progression
Bello (forearm) played catch from 75 feet Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Bello was shut down for nearly a week before playing catch Monday. He extended the session Tuesday, with manager Alex Cora indicating everything went well. Bello, one of seven candidates for the rotation, is expected to take a little longer than the rest to join the spring rotation.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brayan Bello: Throws from flat ground
Bello (forearm) threw off flat ground Monday.
This marks the first time Bello has thrown a baseball in nearly a week after the right-hander experienced tightness following a side session. Boston manager Alex Cora said the club will evaluate Bello on Tuesday before determining a next step.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 170 lbs|
|Birthplace: Samana, Dominican Republic|
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