Ricky Tiedemann has inflammation in his ulnar nerve, could return to throwing in a week or so

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Ryley Delaney
2 hours ago
There’s some good news one the injury front.
It was reported by multiple sources on Friday afternoon that Ricky Tiedemann has inflammation ulnar nerve in his left elbow, thankfully not a tear. Moreover, the Blue Jays top prospect could be throwing in the near future.
Last week, Tiedemann didn’t make his expected start and landed on the 7-day Injured List due to elbow soreness. Thankfully, it seems like a minor injury that could’ve ended significantly worse.
It’s been a rough season for Tiedemann, as the 21-year-old has a 5.63 ERA and a 10.59 FIP in eight innings pitched. His K% of 23.8% in Triple-A is well down from where it had been in prior seasons, while his BB% of 21.4% has increased considerably.
Of course, it’s only been three starts, but it is a worrisome sign as he had a 43.7 K% and a 12.2 BB%, along with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.98 FIP in 47 innings pitched in 2023 between Single-A, Double-A, and Triple-A.
While this is extremely good news, there have been quite a few injuries in the Blue Jays system this season. Fellow left-handed pitching prospect, Brandon Barriera, was pulled from his first start of the season with an elbow injury. Moreover, 2023 draftee Landen Maroudis had an MRI on his right forearm and hit the 7-day Injured List as well.
That doesn’t include big league injuries, as both Jordan Romano and Erik Swanson started the season on the 15-day Injured List. Starters Yariel Rodríguez and Kevin Gausman had limited Spring Training appearances, while Alek Manoah is still on the 15-day Injured List and is having a rough time in rehab appearances.
Hopefully, this is a string of good news for the Jays, and their potential future ace will be throwing for the Buffalo Bisons in no time.

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