A’s right-hander Jesse Hahn will be shut down for at least two weeks and placed on the disabled list after being diagnosed with a strained forearm.
Hahn hasn’t pitched since July 1 and his arm responded poorly to a recent bullpen session, at which point the A’s sent him for an MRI exam. Obviously a strained forearm is better news than structural damage, but given Hahn’s history of arm problems it’s still very worrisome.
Acquired from the Padres in the Derek Norris deal this winter, Hahn has started 16 games for the A’s with a 3.35 ERA and 64/25 K/BB ratio in 97 innings.
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed on Sunday, to KMOX/1120 AM and StlToday.com, that pitcher Carlos Martínez underwent a “small procedure” to address discomfort in his right shoulder and encourage healing as well as a platelet-rich plasma injection.
Martínez, 28, began experiencing shoulder issues in 2018 which impacted his ability to pitch deep into games. Upon his return from the injured list in late August that year, the club moved him into the bullpen. He remained in the bullpen for 2019, making his season debut in May, and had a successful year, racking up 24 saves with a 3.17 ERA and a 53/18 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.
Martínez wants to start again and the Cardinals have said they will afford him the opportunity. He is expected to be on track to participate in spring training as usual.