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Rays' Niemann ready for rehab stint

Posted on: May 31, 2011 11:08 am
Edited on: May 31, 2011 11:26 am
By Matt Snyder

Rays starting pitcher Jeff Niemann threw 45 pitches in a simulated game Monday with no setbacks, so he'll head out on a rehab stint soon.

"The last bullpen and today was the test," he said. "We were going full-bore, everything felt great. I think I’m ready to take the next step." (

Niemann was placed on the disabled list May 6 with a strained lower back. The Rays will figure when his rehab stint begins based upon the timetable of throwing a 60-pitch game, a 70-pitch game, then a 90-pitch game. After his 90-pitch start, he'll rejoin the Rays' big-league rotation five days later.

Niemann is 1-4 with a 5.74 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 31 1/3 innings this season. Andy Sonnanstine has taken Niemann's place in the rotation since the injury. However, Alex Cobb has been recalled and will start Tuesday for the Rays.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:22 am

Rays' Niemann ready for rehab stint

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Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 5:24 pm

Rays' Niemann ready for rehab stint

Yay! and the timing couldn't be better. I would love Niemann to return to his '09 form. He was once our most reliable pitcher, and with Davis in a slump we need him back and healthy, soon. Sorry, I love Sonny but I think he is better suited for the pen. Cobb shows promise but needs to work on the telegraphing issue.

Good news... indeed.

Go Rays!

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