Injuries & Roster Moves: Stammen returns

July 23rd, 2021

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

ROSTER MOVES

July 23: RHP reinstated from paternity leave
The right-handed reliever has been away from the Padres since Tuesday due to the birth of his child. He rejoined the team on Friday and is available out of the 'pen. Stammen has posted a 2.16 ERA in 8 1/3 innings since the start of July.

July 23: LHP optioned to Triple-A El Paso
Camarena spent two weeks with the big league club following a July 8 callup. Over two relief appearances, he allowed two runs on two hits in three innings.

July 22: C activated from 10-day IL
Nola got the start in Thursday's series opener after missing nearly two months with a left knee sprain. The catcher's last game with the Padres was on May 24, so the club plans to ease him back into full-time play, according to skipper Jayce Tingler. During his rehab stint, Nola appeared in 11 games, though he only started behind the plate in three.

July 22: C optioned to Triple-A El Paso
The rookie backstop was optioned to Triple-A prior to the series in Miami. Rivas filled the role as backup catcher while Austin Nola recovered from a left knee sprain. In 21 games with the big league club, he batted .220, including two home runs.

INJURY UPDATES
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10-day IL

LHP (left rotator cuff inflammation)
Expected return: TBD
Ramirez reported to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment. He has thrown 20 1/3 innings of relief for the Padres this season. (Last updated: July 22)

LHP (right ankle fracture)
Expected return: Saturday
Weathers was diagnosed with a small fracture in his right ankle, but it appears as though the injury will only keep him sidelined for less than two weeks of action. The Padres are lining Weathers up to start Saturday’s game in Miami, though he still needs to pass a couple more tests over the next two days. Weathers threw a simulated game on Wednesday. (Last updated: July 21)

RHP (right forearm inflammation)
Expected return: August
There’s no firm timetable for Lamet’s return, but it isn’t particularly imminent. Lamet will first need to throw a couple bullpen sessions on this road trip, then he will face live hitters in a simulated game before the Padres consider activating him, possibly in early August. Manager Jayce Tingler noted the possibility that when Lamet returns he could do so in a bullpen role -- or pitching in shorter bursts as a starter -- to keep him healthy down the stretch. (Last updated: July 19)

60-day IL

LHP (right patellar tendon surgery)
Expected return: August
Strahm reported to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment. Following right knee surgery last October, the lefty reliever has thrown a handful of bullpen sessions, including a simulated game at the team's Arizona complex on July 20. Though Strahm hasn't pitched for the Padres all season, when he does return he should give the bullpen a major boost -- especially considering the shortage of options from the left side. (Last updated: July 22)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2022 season
Altavilla announced on June 29 that he underwent successful Tommy John surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews. The right-hander made two outings in 2020 before being sidelined in mid-April. It was determined that he needed surgery once tests revealed more structural damage in the elbow during his rehab process. (Last updated: June 29)