We wanted to update RHP Daniel Espino on the following ahead of Minor League camp on Friday: When Daniel reported persistent shoulder soreness and swelling following a throwing session in January, he had not yet reached the mound as part of his preparation for the 2023 season. His diagnostic work-up revealed a strain of the subscapularis and a tear of the anterior capsule of his shoulder after review and advice from our medical team. At six weeks after the injury, Daniel will be evaluated once more in Spring Training to repeat ultrasound imaging and devise a strategy for his return to throwing. Before beginning a return progression, we anticipate a total of at least eight weeks of throwing recovery.
OF DeLauter Chase: After experiencing symptoms in his left foot in the summer of 2022, Chase was ramping up to full baseball activity during the offseason. However, Chase reported experiencing running-related pain in his left foot in December; Later imaging revealed a small fracture at the base of his fifth toe. Dr. Robert Anderson, his initial surgeon, recommended and later carried out surgery (January 10) to replace his left foot screw with a bone graft in the fractured area. Chase is presently supporting himself with weight in a walking boot, and imaging will be performed ten weeks after surgery. A return to play is anticipated within four to five months.