APRIL 22: The Padres don’t plan to ship Lamet for an MRI, Acee tweets. He’s more likely to go on the injured checklist, although.
APRIL 21, 10:50 pm: Lamet is presently thought-about day-to-day however he’ll head for an MRI to find out the extent of the damage, supervisor Jayce Tingler informed reporters (including Craig Elsten of 619 Sports and Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune).
4:18 pm: Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet made his much-anticipated 2021 debut on Wednesday towards the Brewers, nevertheless it didn’t final lengthy. Lamet left with forearm tightness after two innings and 29 pitches, the group introduced.
Lamet spent the previous a number of months recovering from a UCL pressure – an damage that introduced a untimely finish to his breakout 2020 season. Previous to Wednesday, he hadn’t taken the mound for the Padres since Sept. 25 of final yr. The hard-throwing Lamet ended final season with stellar numbers – a 2.09 ERA/3.16 SIERA with a 34.8 p.c strikeout charge in 69 innings – and will assist kind an elite foursome alongside Yu Darvish, Blake Snell and Joe Musgrove if he’s capable of get well rapidly and keep wholesome for the rest of the season. In fact, that’s now up within the air in mild of Wednesday’s information, which is particularly troubling when contemplating Lamet beforehand underwent Tommy John surgical procedure in 2018.
If Lamet does must miss extra time, it could be the second shot to the Padres’ beginning depth this week. The group discovered Tuesday that lefty Adrian Morejon, who started the yr of their rotation, will endure TJ surgical procedure. Even with out Lamet and Morejon, San Diego may nonetheless kind a succesful five-man beginning workers with Darvish, Snell, Musgrove, Chris Paddack and Ryan Weathers. Nevertheless, there’s little doubt the Padres are a greater group with a wholesome Lamet, who completed fourth in Nationwide League Cy Younger voting in 2020.