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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Padres Injury Update: Odrisamer Despaigne, Tyson Ross, Everth Cabrera

By on 9/23/2014 06:30:00 AM

The San Diego Padres entered Monday night's game with a record of 74-81, fourth in the National League West. Out of the playoff picture, the Padres have little to play for. At 30th in the league in runs scored, the Padres have remained respectable with a pitching staff that is third in the league in ERA. On the injury front, there is news regarding Odrisamer Despaigne, Tyson Ross and Everth Cabrera.

Our own Pete Schwichtenberg reported on September 15 that Ross, who had been experiencing general soreness in his forearm, had his last start pushed back.

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Ross has now been officially shut down for the year. There was still a possibility he could make one more start but he told Lin that he would not be ready to pitch before Sunday. Manager Bud Black suggested that if the Padres were playing next week, Ross would have been able to pitch.

Ross has been excellent in 31 games this season. Despite a 13-14 record, he's allowed only 165 hits in 195 2/3 innings, while striking out 195 and posting an ERA of 2.81.

As for Despaigne, he's been having soreness in his right lat since his last start against the Giants on Friday.  Despite the soreness, he threw 98 pitches in seven scoreless innings.  Whether or not Despaigne pitches this week is still up in the air.

Despaigne, in his first Major League season,  has a record of 4-7 with a 3.36 ERA in 16 games. 

Lin also reported that Cabrera is back in San Diego after working out in Arizona.  The chance of Cabrera returning to the Padres active roster before the end of the season is unlikely.

Cabrera, in his sixth Major League season, is batting .232 with three home runs and 20 RBI this season. In 481 career games, Cabrera has a batting average of .248 with 12 home runs and 128 RBI.

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