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Padres taking it slow with Strahm's knee

@AJCassavell
February 24, 2021

PEORIA, Ariz. -- It's entirely possible that Padres left-hander Matt Strahm builds up his ailing right knee enough in time to crack the team's Opening Day roster. That's been Strahm's goal since he underwent surgery to repair his right patellar tendon in October. Just don't view Strahm’s recovery as a

Lamet: 'Feel like I'm 100 percent myself'

Darvish catcher situation; Spring Training tickets availability
@AJCassavell
February 19, 2021

It's easy to view Dinelson Lamet's late-September injury through the prism of a missed opportunity. The Padres had the second-best record in the National League and they felt poised for a deep postseason run. Then, in the final week of the season, they lost their best starting pitcher. That's not

Notes: Padres 'feel really good about' Lamet

@AJCassavell
February 17, 2021

Fresh off their first postseason appearance in 14 years and an offseason full of big-name acquisitions, the Padres oozed optimism on the morning their pitchers and catchers officially reported to the Peoria Sports Complex on Wednesday. The only thing tempering that optimism in the slightest? Question marks about Dinelson Lamet.

Clevinger inks 2-yr. deal, has TJ surgery

@AJCassavell
November 17, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and will miss the 2021 season, delivering an early blow to an upstart team with serious hopes of contending next year. The club made the announcement on Monday, simultaneously noting that Clevinger has agreed to

Preller: Lamet, Clevinger won't need surgery

@AJCassavell
October 14, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres’ 2020 playoff run was derailed by arm injuries to their two best starting pitchers. They don't expect their '21 season to be. Right-handers Dinelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger have been evaluated thoroughly by doctors over the past week, general manager A.J. Preller said, with the

Clevinger out, Altavilla on SD's NLDS roster

Removal means right-hander not eligible to return until World Series
@AJCassavell
October 7, 2020

Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger was removed from the team's National League Division Series roster on Wednesday as he continues to deal with the effects of a right elbow impingement.

Clevinger exits after elbow issues flare up

Right-hander exits after one inning in Game 1 of NLDS
@adamdberry
October 7, 2020

The Padres got their ace back on Tuesday night, but only for one inning. The question now is whether Mike Clevinger will take the ball again for the Padres this postseason. Pitching for the first time in 13 days, Clevinger exited the Padres’ 5-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game

Padres optimistic Lamet could start Game 1

@AJCassavell
September 26, 2020

Not only are the Padres optimistic that Dinelson Lamet managed to avoid serious injury Friday night, they're proceeding as though he will take the ball for Game 1 of the Wild Card Series on Wednesday. Lamet exited Friday's 6-5 walk-off victory against the Giants when he felt tightness in his

Lamet exits early, playoff rotation in flux

@AJCassavell
September 26, 2020

In the span of three days, the Padres twice watched their presumed Game 1 starter leave his final regular-season start due to injury. It’s been a rough week for the San Diego rotation. With Mike Clevinger already on the shelf, right-hander Dinelson Lamet exited Friday's 6-5 walk-off victory over the

Clevinger: Elbow impingement, return TBD

@AJCassavell
September 25, 2020

Whether Mike Clevinger pitches for the Padres this October might depend on how deep the Padres play into October. Clevinger was diagnosed with a right posterior elbow impingement and received a cortisone injection on Friday. The team has not ruled out a start for Clevinger in the National League Wild

Ace's unclear status may test Padres' depth

@AJCassavell
September 24, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- Whether Mike Clevinger pitches for the Padres this October might depend on how deep the Padres play into October. Clevinger, who exited his start Wednesday with right biceps tightness, underwent an MRI exam and was further evaluated by the Padres’ medical staff on Thursday. The team is

Clevinger has MRI as biceps pain returns

@AJCassavell
September 23, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- From the moment they acquired him as their Trade Deadline prize, the Padres envisioned handing the ball to Mike Clevinger for the franchise's first playoff game in 14 years. They're now one week away from the start of the National League Wild Card Series. Suddenly, Clevinger's status

Hosmer back in fold; Clevinger scratched

@AJCassavell
September 19, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- On the verge of their first postseason in 14 years, the Padres welcomed their veteran first baseman back into the fold -- then tempered news of Eric Hosmer's return with a worrying revelation about their ace. Right-hander Mike Clevinger, originally scheduled to start Saturday’s game against the

Sprained ankle casts uncertainty for Paddack

@AJCassavell
September 11, 2020

At some point in the next two weeks, the Padres' decision makers will sit down to map out the team’s first postseason roster in 14 years. Chris Paddack is running out of time to ensure that his name is on it. The Friars continued cruising toward the playoffs with a

Pham takes BP, might return next week

@AJCassavell
September 9, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- What happens when you take baseball's top offense and add the elite on-base weapon it's been missing for most of the season? The Padres should find out soon enough. Tommy Pham has made serious progress in his recovery from surgery for a broken hamate bone on his

Fractured finger sends Hosmer to injured list

@AJCassavell
September 8, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- Eric Hosmer’s best season as a Padre was derailed in inconceivable fashion on Monday night -- with a two-strike bunt attempt that resulted in a fractured left index finger. Hosmer was removed from the Padres’ 1-0 win over the Rockies after he was hit with a fastball

Wrist sprain puts Campusano on injured list

@AJCassavell
September 6, 2020

Luis Campusano will have to wait for a follow-up to his impressive big league debut. The 21-year-old catcher homered on Friday after earning his promotion earlier in the day. But he was scratched from Saturday's game and landed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left wrist sprain. Campusano,

Pagán, Myers to IL as new Padres arrive

@AJCassavell
September 2, 2020

When the dust settled on one of the busiest Trade Deadlines for any team in history, the Padres had a full day of roster shuffling on their hands Wednesday. That included Emilio Pagán and Wil Myers landing on the injured list. Pagán is dealing with right biceps inflammation, but the

Padres scratch Morejon, activate Pomeranz

@AJCassavell
August 29, 2020

Padres left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who was sidelined 10 days due to a strain in his pitching shoulder, was activated from the injured list on Saturday. But the optimism surrounding Pomeranz’s return was tempered a bit with this bit of news: fellow left-hander Adrian Morejon has landed on the IL in

Yates (elbow) hopes for possible Oct. return

Padres closer speaks for first time since surgery
@AJCassavell
August 26, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- Padres closer Kirby Yates isn't ruling out an October return, should San Diego make a postseason run. But given the variables in play, Yates also wouldn’t commit to that as his target just yet. Last week, the veteran right-hander underwent surgery to address bone chips in his

Pomeranz placed on IL with shoulder strain

@AJCassavell
August 22, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- In the season's first four weeks, Drew Pomeranz had established himself as a worthwhile investment and the Padres' most reliable relief arm. Now, they'll be without the veteran left-hander for at least a week -- and possibly more. Pomeranz landed on the injured list on Friday evening

Yates likely to need season-ending surgery

@AJCassavell
August 18, 2020

Kirby Yates -- who rejuvenated his career in San Diego, where he made the leap from waiver claim to All-Star -- may have thrown his final pitch for the Padres. The veteran closer got a second opinion on his ailing right elbow on Monday, and he seems likely to undergo

Padres recall Torrens as Mejía lands on IL

@AJCassavell
August 18, 2020

The Padres’ long-awaited catching shakeup arrived out of necessity ahead of Monday’s game against the Rangers. San Diego promoted Luis Torrens to the big league club, where he will take the place of Francisco Mejía, who was placed on the injured list with a left thumb contusion. It's a like-for-like

Pham (broken hand) to miss 4-6 weeks

@AJCassavell
August 17, 2020

Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing surgery on Monday for a broken hamate bone in his left hand, manager Jayce Tingler said. Pham sustained the injury while swinging at a pitch in the ninth inning of a 5-4 loss in Arizona. He

Pham (leg cramps), Myers (back) exit early

@JesseSanchezMLB
August 16, 2020

Left fielder Tommy Pham was removed from the Padres’ 7-6 loss to the D-backs on Saturday night at Chase Field in the second inning because of cramping in both calves, the team announced. Three innings later, right fielder Wil Myers departed because of back tightness. Pham fielded what appeared to