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Blake Snell to begin rehab assignment this weekend

May 9, 2024, 11:52 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 19: Blake Snell #7 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against th...

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When San Francisco Giants pitcher Blake Snell was placed on the 15-day injured list back on April 24th due to a left adductor strain, the left-hander seemed optimistic he wouldn’t endure an extended absence.

“Probably a little longer [than the 15-day injured list minimum],” Snell said of his injury. “I would say probably two weeks. If everything goes well, that’s what I want.”

Just over two weeks removed from his placement on the injured list, Snell will throw a bullpen on Thursday before starting a rehab assignment with Single-A affiliate San Jose on Sunday, Giants manager Bob Melvin shared on Wednesday.

San Francisco has been bitten by the injury bug early this season, with Snell’s injured list aligning with fellow starters Alex Cobb (hip) and Robbie Ray (Tommy John recovery) before slugger Jorge Soler (shoulder) was placed on the injured list Wednesday.

Snell, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, had yet to showcase his All-Star form before going down with an injury.

During his first three starts in a Giants uniform, Snell posted an 0-3 record and 11.57 ERA over 11.2 innings, striking out 12 batters and walking five.

It’s still early in the season, meaning that the southpaw has plenty of time to get back on the mound and help a San Francisco rotation that is currently ranked 24th in ERA (4.51) and 21st in strikeouts (296).

Upcoming schedule for Blake Snell & the San Francisco Giants

  • Tuesday, May 7th-Thursday, May 9th – @ Colorado Rockies
  • Friday, May 10th-Sunday, May 12th – vs. Cincinnati Reds
  • Monday, May 13th-Wednesday, May 15th – vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19th – vs. Colorado Rockies
  • Tuesday, May 21st-Thursday, May 23rd – @ Pittsburgh Pirates

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