Injuries & Roster Moves: Nola improving

June 12th, 2021

Keep track of the Padres' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 12: OF Trent Grisham (left heel bruise) reinstated from 10-day injured list
Grisham made his much-anticipated return to the lineup on Saturday after having been on the injured list since May 22. Manager Jayce Tingler said Grisham is “in a really good spot.” The outfielder, who is hitting .301 with six home runs and seven steals this season, could help jump-start San Diego’s struggling offense, which has only scored four runs in its last three games.

June 12: OF Brian O’Grady optioned to Triple-A El Paso
To make room for Grisham, O’Grady was optioned back to Triple-A El Paso. O’Grady’s most recent stint with the Padres was limited to four games, but he went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs on Monday against the Cubs.

INJURY UPDATES

10-day IL

LHP Drew Pomeranz (left lat tightness)
Expected return:
Late June, potentially
Pomeranz had a setback in his recovery from a shoulder injury late last month. He felt his left lat tighten up on him after facing hitters and was temporarily shut down. Since then, however, manager Jayce Tingler said Pomeranz has made "significant improvements" and he played catch up to 120 feet before Tuesday's game against the Cubs. (Last updated: June 8)

C Austin Nola (left knee sprain)
Expected return:
Late June, potentially
Per manager Jayce Tingler, Nola is "making improvements" nearly every day. Nola's overall mobility and strength are increasing while the swelling in his knee continues to go down, allowing the catcher to begin shifting toward more baseball activities. (Last updated: June 12)