PEORIA, Ariz. -- After a rough outing against the Royals, when he lasted only two-thirds of an inning in his last start, Padres right-hander Jered Weaver will pitch on Monday in a Minor League game."You can control the environment," manager Andy Green said of the decision to keep Weaver out
PEORIA, Ariz. -- After a rough outing against the Royals, when he lasted only two-thirds of an inning in his last start, Padres right-hander Jered Weaver will pitch on Monday in a Minor League game.
"You can control the environment," manager Andy Green said of the decision to keep Weaver out of the club's Cactus League game against the Mariners. "He's always likes to do that, go back there and know exactly how many pitches he's going to throw every inning."
Weaver went through a dead arm phase earlier in the spring, but he reports not feeling anything at this point.
"That's probably going to be easier to ascertain once he pitches in a game," Green said. "He's going through a normal pattern in Spring Training right now, in his mind."
All in the timing
• Pitching is, in part, about disrupting timing, but it was Jarred Cosart who found his timing interrupted as he picked a poor time to falter in the closing week of a three-way race for the Padres' final two rotation spots.
Cosart couldn't get through the first inning as five straight batters reached base. He allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Rockies.
"Bottom line is I waited 18 pitches to throw an offspeed pitch, and against a good fastball-hitting team, you can't do that even if you execute -- and I didn't execute," Cosart said.
Cosart (0-2 with a 6.14 ERA over 7 1/3 innings this spring) is competing with Luis Perdomo (0-1, 2.87 ERA over 15 2/3 innings) and Trevor Cahill (1-1, 3.26 ERA over 19 1/3 innings)
Capp's Cactus debut
• Carter Capps is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Monday against the Mariners. He's been pitching in Minor League games as he eases back from Tommy John surgery on March 8, 2016. Capps should throw an inning, or 20-25 pitches.
Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com.