Garrett Whitlock, Tanner Houck threw bullpens Tuesday, and different Purple Sox damage information

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Whereas a return date shouldn’t be set for both Whitlock or Houck, they’re progressing properly.

Garrett Whitlock (pictured) threw a bullpen on Tuesday, as did Tanner Houck. Charles Krupa/AP Picture

Boston Purple Sox starters Garrett Whitlock and Tanner Houck every threw bullpen periods on Tuesday, The Athletic’s Chad Jennings experiences.

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Each pitchers have been on the 15-day damage record for over a month. Whitlock has been sidelined since July 3 with a bone bruise in his elbow, and an unfortunate line drive to Houck’s face has saved him out since June 16.

The Purple Sox have used each Whitlock and Houck solely as starters this season. That will change upon their returns, because the Sox are debating transitioning them again into the reduction roles they primarily performed in 2022. Houck prefers to stay a starter, however needs to return to the crew in any capability before everything.

“I see myself as a starter for the remainder of my profession,” Houck stated, per NESN’s Gayle Troiani. “However, I’m positive as issues get a bit of bit nearer to getting again to the crew, we’ll have extra conversations with that going ahead. Proper now, primarily simply getting again wholesome. Hopefully be again with the crew right here quickly.”

Whitlock, nonetheless, doesn’t care the place he pitches when he comes again, so long as he can assist win video games.

“Shoot, I imply I informed you all this since Day 1, I’ll be the freaking janitor,” Whitlock informed NESN’s Adam Pellerin. “So, it actually doesn’t matter. Regardless of the crew wants. That’s all the time been my mindset. That’s what I’m already doing, prepared to do.”

No timetable is ready for both pitcher’s return, however Houck is reportedly additional alongside than Whitlock.

Different damage information:

  • Chris Sale will start his rehab task on Tuesday, beginning for Triple-A Worcester. Purple Sox supervisor Alex Cora has stated Sale will want at the very least two rehab outings earlier than coming again to Boston, which means {that a} mid-August return date shouldn’t be too far-fetched. Tuesday will mark his first sport since June 1, when he left his Cincinnati begin early with shoulder soreness. This damage brought on the Purple Sox to place him on the 60-day damage record a few week later.
  • Trevor Story went hitless on Monday’s doubleheader, however has put collectively a robust rehab task to this point. He’ll proceed taking part in shortstop and batting second for Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday. He needs to return throughout Boston’s upcoming Fenway Park homestand on Aug. 4, however this date shouldn’t be a positive factor, per The Athletic’s Jen McCaffrey.
  • The Purple Sox will activate Reese McGuire both Tuesday or Wednesday in opposition to his hometown crew, Seattle, per He’ll resume his position as backup catcher, and the transfer will doubtless ship Jorge Alfaro again to Worcester. A proper indirect pressure put McGuireon the 10-day IL on June 22.
  • As reported earlier as we speak, Justin Turner is day-to-day with a left heel contusion and remains to be questionable for Tuesday’s sport in opposition to the Mariners.
  • Joely Rodríguez will make his third journey to the IL this season, sitting out for at the very least 15 days with irritation in his proper hip. Changing him shall be Joe Jacques, who the Purple Sox known as up from Worcester.
  • The Purple Sox have fully shut down Corey Kluber from all baseball exercise. He earned three runs and simply two strikeouts in his final outing on July 26.