The Miami Marlins have announced the wrist contusion that Garrett Cooper suffered last week that placed him on the 10-day disabled list has now been put in a cast. It was once thought Cooper would need the time to rest and then return to the organization. Now, Garrett Cooper may need more time to heel before rejoining the team. The team also announced pitcher Dan Straily is making progress toward rejoining the roster.
Cooper’s entire right forearm — up to his elbow — is in a cast, per the recommendation of the Miami Marlins medical staff. Per Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the injury occurred on March 30 when he was struck by a Kyle Hendricks pitch in a game against the Cubs.
Cooper’s update wasn’t the only news the team announced on Tuesday as both pitcher Dan Straily and catcher J.T. Realmuto are inching closer to a return to the big leagues.
Dan Dan Straily was placed on the disabled list days before the starter of the season with inflammation in his pitching forearm. This is the first time Straily, who was slated to be the team’s No. 2 starter, has been on the disabled list in his career.
“We’re making progress,” Straily said. “Got through today and didn’t feel anything. Another box to check off the old rehab list, I guess.”
Straily threw all of his pitches, and even had manager Don Mattingly step into the box to simulate a batter.
“I think we find out tomorrow,” Mattingly said. “If he comes in feeling good, then we’ll probably have a plan of what he does next.”
Right now, there is no timetable for his return, the Miami Marlins have stated.
The Miami Marlins are also looking forward to the return of catcher J.T. Realmuto, who hasn’t played since Marc 11 because of a back injury he suffered in a Spring Training game against the New York Yankees.
Per Frisaro, Realmuto had six at-bats on Tuesday in an extended spring game. Realmuto was the designated hitter, and the next step is to get him to catch again.
Realmuto is on the DL with a bone bruise to his lower back, an injury that occurred on March 11. The hope is he can return at some point on the next road trip, which starts on Monday against the Yankees and moves to Milwaukee on April 19.