|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||12/4/1992|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 200 lbs|
|Drafted||2011 - Sup. Rd|
The Rays activated Snell (toe) from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Royals, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Tampa Bay optioned Austin Pruitt to Triple-A Durham to clear a spot on the active roster for Snell, who convinced the Rays he was ready to return from the IL after completing bullpen sessions on back-to-back days without incident. Since he'll be returning slightly earlier from the fractured toe than the Rays anticipated, Snell could have his pitch count monitored more carefully than normal, but any limitations he might have shouldn't leave fantasy managers hesitant to insert him into lineups. Prior to getting hurt, Snell had been one of the few high-level aces performing up to expectations, as he compiled a 2.16 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 36:4 K:BB through his first 25 innings.
Snell (toe) will return from the injured list to start Wednesday against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Reports over the weekend suggested that Snell would need at least a few more days to recover from his broken toe, but a bullpen session Tuesday apparently went well, allowing the team to push his timeline back up. He'll wind up missing just the minimum 10 days on the injured list.
Snell (toe) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Snell felt fine after a mound session Monday, clearing the way for him to throw another bullpen Tuesday. While the southpaw won't return during Tampa Bay's current series against the Royals, he could be cleared to rejoin the rotation over the weekend against the Red Sox if everything goes off without a hitch Tuesday.
Snell (fractured toe) will not return for the series against the Royals and will throw another bullpen session either Monday or Tuesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
A best-case scenario had Snell returning for Wednesday's game against the Royals, but now it seems like the new best-case scenario is that he returns for next weekend's series in Boston. This makes for a very tricky decision for fantasy managers, as we probably won't know if he will start next weekend until after weekly lineups lock.
Snell felt good Saturday during his first bullpen session since breaking his toe, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reported that Snell threw between 18 and 20 pitches Saturday and could throw a more extended session Monday before his next step is decided. He's eligible to return from the IL on Wednesday and could be an option to start that day against the Royals if the Rays are satisfied with how he looks following the second session. The Rays haven't officially confirmed that he'll return in the minimum amount of time, but he appears to be trending in the correct direction.