Pirates damage updates: Second opinion for Schugel, Marte impending lapse – Pittsburgh Post

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MILWAUKEE — A.J. Schugel returned to Pittsburgh to have his cryptic right shoulder examined by group doctors, conduct jaunty trainer Todd Tomczyk said.

Manager Clint Hurdle said before to Tuesday’s diversion that Schugel would be accessible in a bullpen.

“The idea was for him to be accessible [Tuesday],” Tomczyk said. “He played locate on prosaic belligerent and did not respond well.”

Schugel will substantially get a second opinion on a shoulder. He has not pitched given late August.

Other damage updates: 

***Starling Marte (back spasms) was accessible off a dais Tuesday. He was going to go by a examination in a outfield today.

Asked either a extensive diligence of a spasms (Marte has not played given Sept. 5) has caused regard about an underlying issue, Tomczyk said, “We did demeanour underneath a hood and there was zero that was too critical to forestall him from relocating forward.”

***Neftali Feliz (upper arm) is privileged to chuck on prosaic ground. He had a second opinion from Dr. James Bradley in Pittsburgh. 

“We’re still in a information entertainment stage,” Tomczyk said.

Feliz hasn’t pitched given early September.

***Austin Meadows, a Pirates’ tip awaiting after a graduation of Tyler Glasnow, has not resumed ball activities after straining his ambiguous in a final diversion of a triple-A season. He is in enlightening joining during a group trickery in Bradenton and won’t attend in a Arizona Fall League as planned.

***The procession on Chris Stewart’s left knee is called a chondroplasty, that addresses issues with cartilage and a meniscus. 

“The cartilage was ragged and torn,” Tomczyk said. “So how do we safety a altogether firmness of a whole knee corner to have short- and long-term effects to lengthen his career?”

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