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Padres scratch Paddack from Sunday start

May 26, 2019

TORONTO -- Chris Paddack was scratched from his start in the series finale in Toronto with a stiff neck, the Padres announced Sunday morning. “It’s nothing serious in our minds whatsoever,” manager Andy Green said prior to the game. “He woke up today and felt like he could pitch. We

TORONTO -- Chris Paddack was scratched from his start in the series finale in Toronto with a stiff neck, the Padres announced Sunday morning.

“It’s nothing serious in our minds whatsoever,” manager Andy Green said prior to the game. “He woke up today and felt like he could pitch. We know, through the course of 162, he’s not pitching every five days, so we chose to push him back for three days.”

Paddack will now make his next start on Wednesday against the Yankees.

Left-hander Robbie Erlin got the start in Paddack’s place, as the Padres look to complete a three-game sweep over the Blue Jays. Erlin has a 3.63 ERA over 22 relief appearances this season -- with workload peaks of three innings and 50 pitches, which he did back on April 9 against the Giants.

Paddack has been one of baseball’s best starters this season. The rookie right-hander owns a 1.93 ERA over his first nine MLB starts, with 56 strikeouts in 51 1/3 innings.

Quantrill optioned after earning first MLB win

The Padres optioned right-hander Cal Quantrill to Triple-A El Paso prior to Sunday’s series finale in Toronto.

Quantrill recorded his first career win in the Padres' 19-4 rout of the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. The 24-year-old native of Port Hope, Ontario, pitched six innings of three-run ball, allowing just two hits -- both home runs -- and compiling nine strikeouts in front of a crowded cheering section. Quantrill’s father, Paul, pitched six seasons for the Blue Jays.

“We also expect to see Cal back in short order again, this is just baseball for the Padres in 2019,” Green said. “We have a lot of starters we’re going to use. We’re going to give guys extra rest. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure these guys are healthy for the long haul.”

After Saturday’s start, Green spoke highly of Quantrill, the club’s No. 10 prospect.

“It was definitely [Cal's] best day in the big leagues so far,” Green said. “His stuff’s good, good enough to pitch here. We have a lot of confidence, as time moves on, that he’s going to be a big part of what we do. He’s going to pitch in big games for us."

In a corresponding move, the Padres recalled right-handed reliever Luis Perdomo from El Paso. This will be Perdomo’s second stint with the Padres this season, after he posted a 3.86 ERA over five relief appearances before he was optioned to the Chihuahuas on May 3.