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Sun, Oct 1
@ Detroit Tigers (78-84)
  • Comerica Park

AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
87-75 7-3 L1
78-84 7-3 W2
76-86 4-6 L2
61-101 3-7 L3
56-106 6-4 W1

2023 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 16 0 3 5.06 16 13

Top Triston McKenzie News

  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Allows one run in loss

    McKenzie (0-3) took the loss Saturday, allowing one run on three hits and three walks over 4.1 innings against the Tigers. He struck out one.

    McKenzie went 1-2-3 through the first two innings before giving up a leadoff single and a walk in the third, though he was able to pitch his way out of the jam. He would allow one run to come across in the next frame and would eventually be relieved by Nick Sandlin with one out in the fifth. The right-hander took the loss in his two starts after returning from the injured list (elbow), registering a 6.00 ERA and a dreadful 1:9 K:BB over that stretch.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Struggles with command in return

    McKenzie (0-2) took the loss Sunday, allowing three runs on one hit, six walks and no strikeouts over 1.2 innings against the Orioles.

    McKenzie (elbow) was making just his third start of the season and first since June 10. He could never find his command in walking six batters while throwing just 19 of 52 pitches for strikes. Following a promising first inning, he gave up three runs in the second and was pulled after a third consecutive walk allowed the third run to cross the plate. The most important development for McKenzie, who had a 2.96 ERA over 191.1 innings in 2022, is that he appears to have left this start healthy. If the Guardians decide to roll him out for one more start, it will likely take place next weekend in Detroit.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Reinstated for Sunday's start

    McKenzie (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list ahead of his start Sunday against the Orioles.

    The right-hander is expected to be limited to about five innings and 80 pitches in his first major-league start since June 10. McKenzie missed the first two months of the season with a shoulder strain and made just two starts before he suffered a UCL sprain. It's been a lost season for the 26-year-old, but he'll at least have the chance to make a couple starts down the stretch.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: In line to start Sunday

    McKenzie (elbow) will be activated from the 60-day injured list to start Sunday's game against the Orioles.

    He'll be the second Guardians starting pitcher this weekend to make his return from a lengthy absence due to an elbow injury, after Shane Bieber returned from the 60-day IL on Friday to cover five innings in a win over Baltimore. Like Bieber, McKenzie is expected to face a rough limit of around five innings and 80 pitches while he makes his first start for the big club since June 10 and just his third of the season. After Sunday's outing, McKenzie will likely line up for one final start during the Guardians' season-closing series in Detroit next weekend.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Hits 62 pitches in rehab start

    McKenzie (elbow) worked 3.2 innings and struck out two while giving up three earned runs on three hits and one walk in the second start of his rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Columbus.

    McKenzie tossed 62 pitches (37 strikes) in the rehab outing, with his fastball topping out at 94.4 miles per hour, per Though McKenzie gave up two home runs in the start, he looked healthy and turned in velocity readings that were roughly in line with what he had been posting prior to landing on the shelf June 17 with a right elbow sprain. McKenzie is expected to return from the 60-day injured list to make his next start with the Guardians, possibly as soon as Sunday's series finale with the Orioles. Whenever he's activated, McKenzie will likely be capped around 80 pitches in his next start.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Second rehab start coming Tuesday

    McKenzie (elbow) is set to make the second start of his rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A Columbus, reports.

    After covering three innings and tossing 44 pitches in his first rehab outing last Wednesday with Double-A Akron, McKenzie will shift his rehab assignment to the Guardians' top affiliate this week for what will likely be his final start in the minors before he returns from the 60-day injured list. The Guardians are targeting McKenzie for around 65 pitches Tuesday, and if all goes well, he could slot back into the big-league rotation as soon as this Sunday versus the Orioles. McKenzie has been on the shelf since mid-June with a right UCL sprain.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Fans four in first rehab start

    McKenzie (elbow) struck out four and gave up one run on one hit and one walk over three innings in a rehab start Wednesday with Double-A Akron.

    McKenzie tossed 44 pitches in his first appearance at any level since he was shut down in late June with a right UCL sprain. Both he and Shane Bieber -- who tossed 3.2 innings for Akron on Tuesday -- appear to be on similar timelines for returns from the 60-day injured list, though both hurlers are likely to require at least one more rehab start or simulated game before being activated. Though McKenzie is tracking toward a return to the Cleveland rotation in late September, his innings and pitch counts could be monitored carefully down the stretch. The Guardians face long odds to unseat the Twins atop the AL Central and may not be incentivized to fully unleash McKenzie and Bieber in the final two weeks of the season if a playoff spot is out of reach.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Starting rehab assignment

    McKenzie (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Wednesday.

    McKenzie will be making his first appearance at any level since he was diagnosed with a sprained right UCL in mid-June. The right-hander also dealt with a teres major muscle strain this season, as he's been limited to just two starts for the Guardians and three rehab starts. Cleveland is still hoping to get McKenzie back before the end of the season, though if that happens, he could be subject to a more regulated workload than the Guardians' other starting pitchers.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Ready to face hitters

    McKenzie (elbow) completed a bullpen session at Progressive Field on Monday and has been cleared to face live hitters at High-A Lake County on Friday, reports.

    McKenzie and Shane Bieber (elbow) were both cleared to advance to the next phase of their respective recovery programs after the two experienced no issues during their bullpen sessions Monday. Bieber is scheduled to face hitters Thursday before McKenzie does the same Friday, and if all goes well, the right-handers could get the green light to begin minor-league rehab assignments the following week. Per Brian Dulik of the Associated Press, Francona said McKenzie and Bieber will both be activated from the 60-day injured list once they're capable of handling 85-pitch workloads. Francona offered up Sept. 20 as a tentative target date for both pitchers' reinstatements.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Stretches out throwing distance

    McKenzie (elbow) has yet to resume throwing off a mound but had increased his throwing distance off flat ground to 105 feet as of Thursday, reports.

    McKenzie appears to be only slightly behind Shane Bieber in their respective recoveries from elbow injuries, as Bieber has stretched out his throwing distance to 120 feet. Both pitchers are tracking toward returns from the 60-day injured list at some point in September, but any setback along the way would put McKenzie at risk of being shuttered for the remainder of the season. McKenzie is in the midst of his second IL stint of the season after he opened the campaign on the shelf while recovering from a right teres major muscle strain suffered late in spring training.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Playing catch again

    McKenzie (elbow) hasn't experienced any setbacks since he resumed playing catch July 28, reports.

    According to the report, McKenzie was able to play catch on five consecutive days without issue, a good sign as he continues his recovery from a right UCL sprain. He remains hopeful to pitch again for the big club in 2023, but until he reaches the point in his rehab where he's facing live hitters, the Guardians likely won't offer up a concrete target date for his return from the 60-day injured list. Based on where he currently stands in his rehab program, McKenzie is likely at least a month away from rejoining the Cleveland rotation in a best-case scenario.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Moved to 60-day IL

    The Guardians transferred McKenzie (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Thursday, Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    The move ensures McKenzie will be out until at least mid-August, but chances are he'll be sidelined past then. McKenzie will remain shut down from throwing for another three weeks before potentially beginning a throwing program with the goal of returning late in the season. The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for Chris Vallimont, who was acquired Thursday from Baltimore in exchange for cash considerations.

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  • Guardians' Triston McKenzie: Shut down three more weeks

    McKenzie (elbow) will remain shut down for three more weeks, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    McKenzie has already been shut down for more than two weeks after being diagnosed with partially torn right UCL in mid-June. He will attempt to rehab the injury with rest, with the goal of starting a throwing program later this month and eventually returning late in the season. Of course, Tommy John surgery is always a possibility with this type of injury if rest and rehab doesn't do the trick.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 165 lbs
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R