Rays Provide Update on Brent Honeywell's Recovery After Latest Elbow Injury

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Brent Honeywell
Tampa Bay Rays prospect Brent Honeywell / Mark Brown/Getty Images

Brent Honeywell has been perhaps the unluckiest pitcher in baseball over the past few years, having his big league career derailed due to multiple injuries, including a Tommy John procedure as well as dealing with an elbow fracture.

The prized prospect has been rehabbing for the entirety of the past two seasons, and Kevin Cash offered an update on the right-hander.

According to Cash, Honeywell resumed throwing from a mound on Friday. The skipper admitted there's still a ways to go in the 24-year-old's recovery, but he targeted May as a possible date which Honeywell could join a minor-league affiliate.

Last pitching in 2017, Honeywell logged logged a 3.49 ERA while featuring at both the Double-A and Triple-A levels. He pitched 136.2 innings that year (123.2 at Triple-A Durham) and struck out 172 batters.

Honeywell currently ranks as baseball's No. 91 ranked prospect, a far cry from the No. 12 ranking he was given back in 2017. The Rays remain hopeful that he can still turn into a valuable starter yet, though his injury history is surely a bit concerning.