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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

UPDATE: Padres' Joe Wieland working on range after surgery, DL change


By on 4/02/2014 04:06:00 PM

San Diego has been waiting a long time for Joe Wieland to return from Tommy John surgery.  He's made all of five starts in the major leagues to this point & was expected to compete for a rotation spot until his elbow started acting up again.  That led to elbow surgery at the end of March.  Corey Brock of MLB.com tweets:


Wieland made his debut in mid-April of 2012.  He made five starts for the Padres & compiled a 4.55 ERA before he had to hit the Disabled List with shoulder tightness.  At the end of July that year, Wieland underwent Tommy John surgery.  His 2012 season was over.  He tried to return last year but a numerous amount of setbacks forced him to miss the 2013 season. He made a limited amount of appearances in the Arizona Fall League.

UPDATE, (4:01pm): Wieland has been moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL by the Padres.

He came to camp this Spring ready for action.  He made one start & appeared in four games, amassing a large 11.57 ERA in seven innings of work.  His elbow started to bother him & the fear of a second Tommy John became a possibility.  However the result was elbow surgery where they removed some scar tissue.  His current target for a return is now the All-Star break.  Let's hope his recovery goes smooth this time.  Stay tuned to Sports Injury Alert for future updates.

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