Injury updates: Slow going for Miner
The roster is set, the bags are packed and the Tigers are about to head north. It’s a pretty quiet morning here in Lakeland. It’s a travel day except for those who are staying back. Jeremy Bonderman is one of them, since he’ll be pitching in a minor league game this weekend to stay fresh between now and his scheduled start next Saturday in Detroit. The other two guys are the injured Tigers, Zach Miner and Bobby Seay.
Seay, we know, is going to be here a while. He’s going to get his rehab plan from Dr. James Andrews shortly, and then go about the exercises he needs to strengthen his shoulder and take stress off his torn rotator cuff, or at least the specific tendons involved in the tear.
Miner, meanwhile, looks like he’s going to be on the disabled list longer than the minimum stay. Because the Tigers placed on the DL last week, he’s eligible to be activated as soon as next weekend, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. While his arm is getting a lot stronger, he still has some discomfort in his elbow. He isn’t going to be cleared to throw until he’s pain-free, so it’s slow going right now.