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Injuries & Moves: Hill returns; Wilson sent down

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

Melvin able to manage; Christenson in COVID protocols

May 10, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Padres manager Bob Melvin is dealing with a gastrointestinal issue that put his status for Monday’s game in question right up until first pitch, though Melvin was ultimately able to manage the team’s series opener against the Cubs at Petco Park. Initially, Melvin had been ruled out,

Clevinger to make 2022 debut against his former team

April 30, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- The Padres' thriving starting rotation is about to get even deeper. Right-hander Mike Clevinger will make his return from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in Cleveland, manager Bob Melvin announced on Saturday. It has been a long time coming for Clevinger, who missed the entire 2021 season.

Tatis has 'a good day' in return to light baseball activity

April 18, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- A winded, yet buoyant Fernando Tatis Jr. walked off the field Monday afternoon following a baseball-related workout at Petco Park. He had a few words of wisdom he needed to voice, to no one in particular: "Any day on the field," Tatis said as he walked through

Snell late scratch from start, could go on IL

Left adductor tightness causes Padres starter to miss Sunday's game vs. D-backs
April 10, 2022

PHOENIX -- Padres left-hander Blake Snell was a late scratch from his start on Sunday against the D-backs because of left adductor tightness. He is likely headed for a stint on the injured list, San Diego manager Bob Melvin said, though the team will wait to make that decision until

Clevinger off-kilter in return, vows to be ready 'once the lights turn on'

March 29, 2022

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Cactus League starts on the mound mean something. They are the tune-ups every pitcher needs, outings every team uses as a measuring stick in the weeks leading up to Opening Day. In some ways, they offer a snapshot of what is to come during the regular season

Tatis has wrist surgery; timeline remains 3 months

March 16, 2022

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Fernando Tatis Jr. underwent surgery to repair his broken left wrist on Wednesday morning, solidifying a three-month recovery timetable for the Padres' superstar shortstop. Tatis likely fractured his scaphoid bone early in the offseason, doctors said, an injury that perhaps relates to a December motorcycle accident. But

With Clevinger, Darvish healthy, Padres rotation falling into place

March 15, 2022

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres entered the offseason with questions aplenty about the state of their starting rotation. They arrived in Peoria this week and appear to have gotten some favorable answers to those questions. Mike Clevinger, coming off a second Tommy John surgery in 2020? Ready to go, and

Tatis (fractured left wrist) could miss up to 3 months

March 14, 2022

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Those sunny vibes that fill Peoria at the start of Padres Spring Training every year? They evaporated eight seconds into A.J. Preller’s traditional pre-camp media availability on Monday morning. While his team readied for its first workout of 2022, the Padres president of baseball operations had a

Padres' options, challenges with Tatis out

March 14, 2022

PEORIA, Ariz. -- How do you replace a 42-homer superstar, the face of your franchise and one of the best players in the sport with three weeks until Opening Day rosters are set? The Padres are about to find out. Fernando Tatis Jr. will miss up to three months after

Shoulder surgery unlikely for Tatis (sources)

October 20, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Fernando Tatis Jr. seems likely to choose not to have surgery on his left shoulder, sources said Wednesday, a decision that isn’t necessarily final but is tied to Tatis’ belief that his shoulder is stable and will hold up moving forward. • Tatis reflects on highs and

Padres lose Nola for season (thumb surgery)

September 24, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres’ brutal injury luck took another unfortunate turn on Friday, as catcher Austin Nola was shut down for the season. The 31-year-old backstop will undergo surgery to address a sprained thumb that he sustained on Tuesday in a collision at home plate with Giants first baseman

Padres face tall task over final 2 weeks

Pham's big day (3 RBIs) can't prevent sweep, but Padres vow to 'fight together'
September 19, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- If Padres fans are feeling down after their team got swept in a crucial three-game series at Busch Stadium over the weekend, all they have to do is study the team from the other dugout to gain a measure of optimism. Things can turn on a dime

Elbow inflammation sends Paddack to IL

Snell still sore, status for next start up in the air
September 13, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-hander Chris Paddack was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation on Monday, the latest blow in a brutal second half's worth of injury luck for the Padres. Just when the San Diego rotation seemed to be getting healthy, left-hander Blake Snell exited his

After Snell injury, Scherzer stifles Padres

Lefty exits in 1st, then LA starter takes perfect game into 8th
September 12, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Max Scherzer could've been a Padre for the stretch run this season. Instead, he spent a sunny September afternoon in Los Angeles making history and chasing perfection against them, in what qualifies as the cruelest twist yet in San Diego’s second-half fall from grace. In the Padres’

What's ripple effect of Cronenworth injury?

September 12, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- The most noteworthy side effect of Jake Cronenworth's fractured left ring finger was undoubtedly Fernando Tatis Jr.'s return to shortstop. But in terms of the Padres' lineup construction, that position switch is beside the point. Whether he was in the outfield or at shortstop, Tatis was playing.

Back at shortstop, Tatis launches 38th homer

With Cronenworth injured, Padres superstar returns to natural position
September 12, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- Fernando Tatis Jr. is back at shortstop -- and he looks like the National League’s leading MVP candidate again. In the wake of an injury to Jake Cronenworth on Friday night, the Padres made the decision to move their superstar back to his preferred position on Saturday.

Cronenworth injury alters picture at SS

September 11, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- It was already one of the most daunting road trips in Padres history, and that was before they lost one of their most important players to injury not even four innings into it. San Diego dropped its series opener at Dodger Stadium, 3-0, on Friday night, and

Tatis on possible shoulder surgery, SS return

September 7, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- Fernando Tatis Jr. said on Tuesday he hopes to avoid shoulder surgery at the end of the season. Tatis has had two stints on the injured list in 2021 with shoulder injuries, the first of which came on April 6 when he sustained a left shoulder subluxation

Arrieta's Padres debut marred by hamstring

August 18, 2021

DENVER -- The Padres' brutal rotation luck continued on Wednesday afternoon, with their newest starter forced to leave his debut early due to injury. Right-hander Jake Arrieta, who signed with the club on Monday, grimaced and reached for his left hamstring in apparent discomfort after he'd allowed a home run

Tatis moves to right field upon return from IL

August 15, 2021

PHOENIX -- Fernando Tatis Jr., who had been on the injured list since July 31 because of a partial left shoulder dislocation, was activated Sunday and inserted into the lineup in right field. Tatis, coming off of his third stint on the IL this year, has partially dislocated his left

Might in right: Tatis hits 2 HRs, plays outfield

August 15, 2021

PHOENIX -- New position, same result. It didn’t take Fernando Tatis Jr. long to make his presence felt on Sunday afternoon after coming off the 10-day injured list. And it could not have come at a better time for the Padres. Playing in right field for the first time in

Pomeranz set for season-ending surgery

August 15, 2021

PHOENIX -- Drew Pomeranz’s season is over. Following the Padres’ 7-0 loss to the D-backs on Saturday night at Chase Field, manager Jayce Tingler said the left-hander has a flexor tendon tear and will have season-ending surgery Wednesday.

Darvish exits early with back issue in loss

Right-hander to be evaluated after back 'kept getting tighter and tighter'
August 13, 2021

PHOENIX -- What started with the Padres presumed to be a candidate for the top spot in the National League West when the season began has morphed into an intense competition for one of the league's Wild Card spots. Defeats, then, especially during the final months of the season against

Tatis 'progressing' as Padres weigh OF move

'Series of tests' await SS before potential return to action
August 12, 2021

PHOENIX -- The questions regarding Fernando Tatis Jr.'s status have followed him from San Diego to Arizona and won’t end until he returns to action in a big league game. Will he play in the outfield, or will he return to shortstop when he is activated from the injured list?