In the pregame talk for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, we got an injury update from Adam McCalvy on Twitter. Apparently, Tyler Thornburg and Jim Henderson have both been shut down for the remainder of the season. Tyler Thornburg had a PRP injection in his elbow, and Jim Henderson is probably headed for shoulder surgery.
Tyler Thornburg was placed on the DL on June 7 with a strained right elbow. He wasn't making any progress in his recovery, and two months in, he hasn't started a throwing program. The injection he received should help stimulate recovery in the elbow, and assuming he doesn't need surgery, hopefully the rest will get him back to 100% for next year.
Jim Henderson has been out since May 2, when he was put on the DL for shoulder inflammation. He had completed a 30-day rehab assignment in the minors, but the team didn't see enough progress in his recovery and shut him back down. With shoulder surgery needed, we will have to wait and hear the severity of it before knowing if Henderson will be good to go for spring training next year.
This may intensify the Brewers need to acquire a right-handed reliever. There was hope to get these guys back this season and bolster a struggling bullpen. However, now that they are shut down, this could put a greater urgency on finding a reliever to help during the stretch run.
Both will still be under 3 years of service entering 2015, so both will get pre-arb salaries. We don't know timetables for recovery on either yet, but hopefully they will be ready to go in spring training next year.