The Padres positioned left-hander MacKenzie Gore on the 15-day injured record this afternoon, asserting he’s coping with elbow irritation. Righty Dinelson Lamet has been recalled from Triple-A El Paso to take his spot on the lively roster.
San Diego acquired a scare when Gore departed final evening’s outing as a consequence of elbow soreness. The prized younger hurler informed reporters at this time he feels alright, however the membership received’t know a lot about his long-term standing till he heads for additional testing (link via AJ Cassavell of MLB.com). In any occasion, a minimum of a quick IL stint appeared an inevitability after yesterday’s untimely exit, even when simply as a precaution.
Gore made his main league debut earlier within the 12 months and has had a typically spectacular rookie season. The 23-year-old posted a 4.27 ERA by means of 13 begins, however he’s kicked to the bullpen not too long ago because the membership retains an eye fixed on his innings. He’ll now miss a minimum of the subsequent two weeks, opening up a spot for Lamet. The correct-hander has been tagged for 13 runs in 10 2/3 innings of aid this season, bouncing between San Diego and El Paso on choices and recollects. The Friars sought a trade partner for Lamet — who’s making $4.775MM — earlier within the 12 months, and it stands to motive the entrance workplace will proceed attempting to maneuver him earlier than subsequent Tuesday’s deadline.
Whereas the Gore information is definitely worrisome for the Friars, they’ve gotten optimistic updates on a number of different gamers. Probably the most notable is that star shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. progressed to taking dwell batting observe this afternoon (video supplied by Dennis Lin of the Athletic). It’s the newest notable step within the restoration for Tatís, who has missed the whole season as a consequence of a fracture in his wrist. The timetable for his return to main league motion remains to be unsure, however he’s on observe to influence the membership’s hopeful playoff push sooner or later down the stretch.
That’s additionally true of a pair of potential high-leverage relievers. Left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who has been out for nearly a full calendar 12 months after present process surgical procedure to restore a torn flexor tendon, has been throwing to hitters of late. Supervisor Bob Melvin indicated he might quickly head out on a minor league rehab project (as relayed by Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune). In the meantime, offseason signee Robert Suarez is embarking on a rehab stint of his personal at this time, per Acee. The hard-throwing righty has been on the shelf since June 7 as a consequence of a proper knee concern, however it appears he’s on observe to return round when first eligible early subsequent month.