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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Padres Injury Update: Odrisamer Despaigne won't make another start

By on 9/27/2014 07:30:00 AM

The San Diego Padres enter the final weekend of the 2014 season against the San Francisco Giants with a record of 76-83, third in the National League West. Out of playoff contention, largely due to an offense that is 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. A bright spot has been the pitching, which is in the top 10 in team ERA. One pitcher who will not make another appearance this season is Odrisamer Despaigne, who has been shut down for the weekend with right lat soreness.

I reported on September 23 that Despaigne  he's been having soreness in his right lat since his start against the Giants on September 19. Despite the soreness, he threw 98 pitches in seven scoreless innings

An update on Despaigne, as reported by Corey Brock of, is that the 27-year old from Cuba will not pitch again this season. Had the Padres been in the playoff race, Despaigne may have pitched but manager Bud Black decided against using Despaigne, noting that the risk wasn't worth it.

Although Despaigne was hoping to make his last start, he understood the decision to shut him down.
"I didn't feel that it was worth the risk of not being 100 percent when we're not playing for anything. If we were in contention for a playoff spot, I would have made a push for it."
Despaigne, in his first Major League season,  has a record of 4-7 with a 3.36 ERA in 16 games.  He's also made seven Minor League appearances and posted a record of 1-3 with a 6.03 ERA in 31 1/3 innings.

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