March 28, 2023

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Injuries & Moves: Alford (wrist), Newman (groin)

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Keep track of the Pirates’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

SS Kevin Newman (left groin tightness)
Expected return: TBD
General Manager Ben Cherington said on 93.7 The Fan that Kevin Newman went through defense and sprints on Sunday. Cherington expressed optimism that Newman would be back in the lineup on Monday. — Justice delos Santos (Last updated: April 17)

OF Anthony Alford (right wrist)
Expected return:
First half of 2022 season
Alford was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment on April 16 with Single-A Bradenton. Medical director Todd Tomczyk said on April 13 that Alford had resumed all baseball hitting activities with minimal to no symptoms. — Justice delos Santos (Last updated: April 16)

RHP Luis Oviedo (right ankle sprain)
Expected return:
Oviedo will transfer from Single-A Bradenton to Double-A Altoona to continue his rehab assignment. In two appearances with Bradenton, Ovideo didn’t allow a run across 2 1/3 innings, yet walked three batters and hit another batter as well. — Justice delos Santos (Last updated: April 17)

RHP Duane Underwood Jr. (right hamstring discomfort)
Expected return: TBD
Underwood has resumed throwing and will likely throw off a mound sometime next week. — Justice delos Santos (Last updated: April 13)

RHP Max Kranick (right forearm strain)
Expected return:
Kranick threw two innings for Single-A Bradenton on April 12 against Lakeland. He threw a side session on April 14 and continue his buildup. — Justice delos Santos (Last updated: April 16)

LHP Sam Howard (midback muscle strain)
Expected return:
Howard began a rehab assignment with Single-A Bradenton on April 15. The rehab assignment is the next step in Howard’s progression after he threw a live bullpen session on April 12. — Justice delos Santos (Last updated: April 16)

OF Greg Allen (left hamstring)
Expected return:
Allen is in Florida making progress on his recovery. He received a PRP injection in early April and was working on range of motion and strength. He has not resumed any baserunning. — Justice delos Santos (Last updated: April 13)

RHP Nick Mears (right elbow surgery)
Expected return: As early as June
Mears is about eight weeks post-surgery and continues his throwing program. He has progressed to 90 feet. — Justice delos Santos  (Last updated: April 13)

RHP Blake Cederlind (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: TBD
Cederlind has continued his throwing program, with the hope of throwing live bullpen sessions later this week. — Justice delos Santos (Last updated: April 13)

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