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Matt asks:

I was hoping you could provide us with a post updating some of our top ranked players with injuries.  Any updated on Mateo, Fulmer? What about Tapia? Is he injured?  I have not seen any game lines for him.


Oh, I can. Tapia burned his non-pitching hand, but he returned over the weekend, and lasted only one third of an inning.

Luis Mateo (elbow strain), as of last Thursday, was still resting his elbow and not throwing. Mateo has been out of action since April 15th, his AA debut.

Michael Fulmer, (torn meniscus) as of last Thursday, was on a "mound progression" but not pitching in extended spring training games. He threw an inning in an extended spring training game the week of April 27th, so somewhere along the way, he had some kind of setback. Adam Rubin reports that Fulmer threw an inning in an extended spring training game on yesterday. If Fulmer is able to build arm strength on a normal progression this time he should be back in games in a few weeks.

Tags: Luis Mateo, Mailbag, Michael Fulmer , Toby Hyde
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