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Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Begins rehab assignment

Weaver (elbow) threw two innings and 43 pitches for Triple-A Reno on Thursday, Jose M. Romero of the Arizona Republic reports. This was Weaver's first rehab appearance, and the right-hander is scheduled for a second one Tuesday. The Diamondbacks flirted with using him in the bullpen, but it looks like Weaver's prepping for a return as a starter.
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Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Set for rehab outing

Weaver (elbow) is scheduled to throw three innings and 45 pitches in a rehab outing for Triple-A Reno on Thursday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. The Diamondbacks had talked about Weaver eventually returning as a reliever, but the projected length of Thursday's outing suggests the right-hander will be built up to leave options open.
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Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Bullpen expected

Weaver (elbow) is scheduled for a bullpen session Tuesday, Nick Piecoro and Jose M. Romero of the Arizona Republic report. Weaver has pitched in an extended spring training game, and the bullpen session looks like the next step on the way to a rehabilitation assignment.
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Arizona Diamondbacks move pitcher Luke Weaver to 60-day IL

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a trio of roster moves on Saturday, including the transfer of pitcher Luke Weaver to the 60-day IL. Weaver was placed on the 10-day IL on April 10 with elbow inflammation and was expected to throw two innings in an extended spring training game on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
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Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Shifts to 60-day injured list

Weaver (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday. The move clears space for Kyle Nelson to return from the COVID-19 injured list. It means Weaver won't be eligible to return before June 7, but it's unclear whether or not he'd be ready to return by then. He's been pitching in extended spring games but has yet to embark on a rehab assignment. When he eventually rejoins the big-league roster, he's expected to fill a relief role.
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Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Set for 30 pitches

Weaver (elbow) will throw two innings and 30 pitches in an extended spring training game Tuesday, Jack Magruder of the Associated Press reports. Weaver managed to throw only two-thirds of an inning prior to hitting the injured list on April 10. He is slated to return to a bullpen role but will still likely need at least a couple rehab appearances prior to being activated.
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Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Becoming reliever?

Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Weaver (elbow) is working his way back as a reliever, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Weaver was part of the Diamondbacks' projected rotation during spring training, before a thumb injury late in training camp scrapped those plans. The right-hander opened the regular season in the bullpen, presumably to build up innings and pitch count on the path to being a starter again, but he suffered a pronator strain that landed him on the injured list. Apparently, plans have changed in light of the (latest) injury. Weaver has been throwing bullpen sessions with long toss in between. The Diamondbacks hope he can pitch in an extended spring training game soon.
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Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Diagnosed with flexor issue

Weaver has a mild flexor pronator strain, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. He will not throw for 7-to-10 days. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo framed the diagnosis as good news. "We feel like we dodged a potential bullet," Lovullo said. The right-hander was slated for a rotation spot but was bumped when he developed a blister late in spring training. In one appearance out of the bullpen, Weaver threw 23 pitches, allowing one run in two-thirds of an inning. His fastball was down one mph from his average figure as a starter in 2021.
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Diamondbacks place RHP Luke Weaver on 10-day IL with elbow inflammation

The Diamondbacks announced that right-hander Luke Weaver has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to right elbow inflammation. The placement is retroactive to April 8. Left-hander Kyle Nelson has been called up from Triple-A to take Weaver’s spot on the active roster. In other moves, the D-backs outrighted southpaw Caleb Baragar and righty Humberto Mejia to Triple-A, as both of the recently designated pitchers cleared waivers.
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Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Placed on injured list

Weaver was placed on the 10-day injured list due to elbow inflammation Sunday. Weaver made his season debut Thursday out of the bullpen due to a blister he developed on his thumb that sidelined him during spring training. However, he may now be dealing with a more serious issue, and he will be sidelined for at least the next 10 days.
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Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver: Works in relief Thursday

Weaver allowed one run on three hits over two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's 4-2 win over San Diego. Normally a starter, Weaver begins the season in the bullpen because of a blister on his right thumb that interrupted the right-hander's progression in camp. With 18 strikes among his 23 pitches, Weaver was around the plate but maybe caught too much of it. It's uncertain how long Weaver will remain in a relief role, but the Diamondbacks have confirmed Caleb Smith will make at least one start in his place.
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Luke Weaver to pitch out of Diamondbacks' bullpen

The Diamondbacks are moving right-handed starter Luke Weaver to a bullpen role to begin the season and will open the year with lefty Caleb Smith in the rotation in his place, manager Torey Lovullo announced to reporters Tuesday (Twitter links via Steve Gilbert of MLB.com and Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic). Arizona’s rotation to begin the season will be Madison Bumgarner, Merrill Kelly, Zach Davies, Smith and Zac Gallen.
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Diamondbacks bump Luke Weaver to bullpen

Days before the season opener, the Diamondbacks made an unexpected change to their pitching staff, removing right-hander Luke Weaver from the rotation and sending him to the bullpen. Manager Torey Lovullo said Weaver threw inconsistently within his outings this spring, his velocity fluctuating from inning to inning. Lovullo said he believes Weaver is...
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