• by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Padres RP Brandon Maurer (shoulder) to receive more treatment

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Padres place pitcher Brandon Maurer on disabled list

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Padres RP Brandon Maurer attributes fatigue to recent struggles

    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.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Padres' Brandon Maurer suffers first loss of season

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Padres P Brandon Maurer picks up win in relief on Tuesday

    Padres right-hander Brandon Maurer was solid in relief on Tuesday, tossing two shutout innings and allowing just one walk as he picked up his fifth win of the season. Maurer (5-0) worked the ninth and tenth innings of the Padres' extra-innings victory over the Giants. He struck out two, and he has not allowed a run in 11 appearances this month. Overall, he owns a 2.40 ERA with a 28:9 K:BB ratio.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Padres' Benoit, Maurer not available to pitch Wednesday

    Padres manager Bud Black said relief pitchers Joaquin Benoit and Brandon Maurer will not be available to pitch in Wednesday's game at Atlanta, reports The Mighty 1090 Sports Radio. Maurer and Benoit have pitched an inning in each of the last two games. The team recalled Nick Vincent to provide depth in the bullpen for Wednesday's contest.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Padres RP Brandon Maurer settling into late-inning role

    Padres pitcher Brandon Maurer has not allowed a run in his last 10 outings and pitching coach Darren Balsley said Maurer has found his role in the seventh inning, reports MLB.com. "I think it's one of the most pivotal innings in baseball… especially when you have the lead," Balsley said. Maurer has only surrendered four hits over his last 11 games and he has a 2.14 ERA on the season. "He's doing a really good job," Padres manager Bud Black said. "With each successful outing he gains that confidence. This guy has good stuff; fastball, slider, changeup. I think he found early Major League niche in the bullpen with the Mariners. We've continued that role here. This guy has a good arm and pitches."

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Padres pitcher Brandon Maurer provides relief for tired bullpen

    Padres pitcher Brandon Maurer tossed two perfect innings in Saturday's game against the Rockies, providing some much needed rest for a tired bullpen, according to MLB.com. With many arms in the bullpen hurting, Maurer came through, needing 23 pitches over two innings to set things up for closer Craig Kimbrel. "The way our bullpen is, we're sort of running out of options if we want to keep guys fresh for tomorrow and moving forward," Padres manager Bud Black said after Saturday's game. "… I thought Brandon could go another inning. He had two days off. I liked the way he was throwing." Maurer has a 1-0 record with a 3.75 ERA in 12 innings of work so far this season. "For him to go back another inning, physically it's not taxing, but mentally he's got to be on board. We very quickly told him he was going back at it. He threw the ball very well. Fastball, slider and change were very effective," Black said. "I didn't think they had good swings on him.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Padres deal with bullpen woes in Monday's loss to Astros

    Padres relievers Brandon Maurer, Joaquin Benoit and rookie Cory Mazzoni, who was making his major-league debut, combined to surrender six earned runs in two innings of work in San Diego's 9-4 loss to Houston Monday. While Kevin Quackenbush was able to get out of the eighth inning without being charged with an earned run after Benoit let the first four batters of the inning reach base, the team now owns a 2.08 ERA, which ranks 20th in the majors. "We need to get on a little bit of a bullpen roll," manager Bud Black said after the game, per MLB.com Benoit (3-1) took the loss, allowing three earned runs on two hits and two walks while failing to record an out. "They're making some mistakes, leaving the ball up in the zone, out over the middle of the plate," catcher Derek Norris said. "We've just got to execute some pitches better in some situations." Black believes the bullpen will pitch better moving forward. "They'll come around. They're not pitching like they're going to pitch," he said. "When you see their numbers at the end of the year, they'll be there. When you see their numbers now as a group, there are two or three guys not hitting on all cylinders."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Padres call up Brandon Maurer, send down Nick Vincent

    The Padres sent RHP Nick Vincent to to Triple-A El Paso on Friday and called up RHP Brandon Maurer . Vincent is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA for the Padres in three games this season. Maurer was 1-4, 4.65 for the Mariners last season. The team also moved pitcher Cory Luebke from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL with an elbow injury.