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Injury Updates

Brad Wieck underwent surgery recently for testicular cancer.

Padres manager Andy Green announced the news Wednesday morning in Padres camp and noted that Wieck will spend most of spring training in recovery mode. The 27-year-old left-handed reliever made his MLB debut in late 2018 and registered a 1.29 ERA over his first seven big-league innings. He was a candidate for the Opening Day roster. "For all of us, we're just glad that he’s healthy," Green said. "Obviously he's got tests coming up over the next year."

SOURCE: Dennis Lin on Twitter

Miguel Diaz underwent tests after halting a bullpen session Saturday due to a left knee injury.

Diaz's knee swelled up overnight, at which point he presumably went for an MRI. Padres manager Andy Green said Sunday that "a decision" was coming soon, so it sounds like Diaz might need surgery.

SOURCE: Kevin Acee on Twitter

https://www.mlb.com/padres/news/jose-castillo-dealing-with-forearm-tightness

 

I'm thinking Castillo could be our 8th inning guy if we trade Stammen and/or Yates.

Maybe even Closer.

 

Travis Jankowski has been diagnosed with a fractured left wrist.

Jankowski suffered the injury while diving for a ball during Saturday's game. The Padres haven't revealed a timetable for his absence, but obviously he's going to be sidelined for a long time. Jankowski was slated to open the season as the Padres' fifth outfielder, and his absence could clear the way for someone like Franmil Reyes to make the Opening Day roster.

SOURCE: Kevin Acee on Twitter

Brett Kennedy was scratched from a "B" game appearance Friday due to "general overall arm fatigue," per Padres manager Andy Green.

He's still being evaluated, but it doesn't sound like the Padres are concerned. Kennedy is competing for a rotation spot but is likely pegged for Triple-A El Paso.

SOURCE: AJ Cassavell on Twitter

https://www.mlb.com/padres/news/jacob-nix-has-right-arm-soreness

Prospect Nix sidelined with arm soreness

Injury could shuffle Padres' No. 5 starter competition

Padres prospect Buddy Reed is believed to have suffered a concussion Sunday after colliding with teammate Josh Naylor while attempting to make a catch.

It's being called a low-grade concussion, but either way, the Padres are going to be extra careful with him for now. There should be more clarity on his status in the coming days. Reed turns 24 in April and thrived at High-A last year before stumbling at the Double-A level.

SOURCE: Kevin Acee on Twitter
Quote from LynchMob on March 17, 2019, 7:32 am

https://www.mlb.com/padres/news/jacob-nix-has-right-arm-soreness

Prospect Nix sidelined with arm soreness

Injury could shuffle Padres' No. 5 starter competition

Not good news from there... UCL tear, meeting Dr. ElAttrache in the next few days.

Jacob Nix has opted to rest and rehab his right elbow injury rather than have Tommy John surgery.

An MRI showed that Nix's ulnar collateral ligament tear is small, and a second opinion led him to believe he has a shot to rehab the injury and pitch this season.