|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||9/24/1988|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 225 lbs|
|Drafted||2007 - Rd 18|
Strickland (lat) underwent an MRI this week which came back clean, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Strickland suffered a setback in his recovery from a lat strain last Sunday, causing him to pause his throwing program, but he's seemingly escaped serious injury. The reliever is expected to resume throwing within the next few days.
Strickland (lat) felt some soreness during a live batting practice session Sunday and will pause his throwing program for at least a few days, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Strickland has been out since the end of March with a lat strain. He'd appeared to be close to a rehab assignment, but that plan will be put on hold for now. The severity of the setback is not yet clear.
Strickland (lat) threw a bullpen session Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Everything went well, clearing the way for Strickland to face hitters over the weekend for the first time since landing on the injured list at the end of March. Assuming the right-hander gets through Sunday's live BP session with no issues, he'll be cleared to embark on a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma sometime next week. Seeing as Strickland has been sidelined for most of the season with a Grade 2 lat strain, he'll likely need to make multiple rehab appearances before rejoining the Mariners.
Strickland (lat) will throw live batting practice Sunday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
If everything goes off without a hitch Sunday, Strickland will be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. The reliever has been sidelined for most of the season with a Grade 2 lat strain, so he'll likely require a handful of rehab appearances before being cleared to return.
Strickland (lat) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Wednesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Strickland tossed a successful side session Sunday, so he's slated to throw at least one more bullpen before either pitching a simulated game or embarking on a rehab assignment.