Maurer (shoulder) will enter spring training with a chance to land a spot in the Padres' starting rotation, MLB.com reports. Maurer worked almost exclusively in the seventh and eighth innings last season, notching a 7-4 record, 3.00 ERA, 1.059 WHIP, and 39:15 K:BB in 51 innings. However, he didn't make an appearance after Aug. 9 due to an inflamed right shoulder, which lingered into September and made the decision to shut down the right-hander an easy one. As a former vaunted pitching prospect, he'll likely compete for a rotation spot with the likes of Colin Rea (elbow), Robbie Erlin, and Odrisamer Despaigne.
Padres relief pitcher Brandon Maurer will receive more treatment on his injured shoulder after he didn't feel strong during a catch session last week, according to MLB.com.
Padres pitcher Brandon Maurer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, the team announced Tuesday. Maurer had been struggling lately, but he attributed it to fatigue. He has given up three runs in his last 1 1/3 innings.
Padres reliever Brandon Maurer took his fourth loss of the season on Sunday, when he allowed a three-run, walk-off home run to the Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria. Maurer, who has already established a new career-high in appearances, has allowed seven earned runs over his past five innings of work, spanning seven outings. The right-hander believes fatigue could be a partial reason for his recent struggles. "I've been tired the last couple days," said Maurer, per MLB.com. "I've stepped up the workload in the training room, trying to flex some stuff [inflammation] out. "I got hit in the arm [in New York]. I think that might've had to do with my slider not being quite as sharp, pushing it more than snapping it off." Overall, Maurer has had himself a good season so far. He is 7-4 with a 3.06 ERA in 50 innings of relief.
Padres reliever Brandon Maurer suffered his first loss of the season, Saturday against St. Louis. Maurer gave up an unearned run in the eighth inning to drop to 5-1 on the year. It was the fifth straight game he hasn't allowed an earned run.