Lyles (forearm) could face hitters in live batting practice as soon as Saturday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Lyles completed a bullpen session Wednesday, his second since being placed on the disabled list a little over two weeks ago. Prior to being shut down with right forearm inflammation, Lyles had posted a 4.79 ERA and 40:11 K:BB in 47 innings over his eight starts. Once he's cleared to return from the DL, Lyles could bump Luis Perdomo from the rotation.
Lyles (forearm) threw his first bullpen session Monday since landing on the disabled list June 24, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports. Cassavell added that Lyles' next scheduled bullpen session will take place Wednesday, and a rehab start in the minors during the All-Star break seems likely. If all goes well, the 27-year-old could return to the majors shortly after the Midsummer Classic. Lyles owns a 4.46 ERA (4.79 ERA as a starter) over 66.2 innings this season.
Lyles played catch Tuesday and is considered day-to-day while he recovers from right forearm inflammation, Bill Center of MLB.com reports. The injury forced Lyles to the disabled list June 24 and will prevent him from making a second straight start Wednesday against the Athletics, with Luis Perdomo set to take the hill in his stead. Given that he has yet to resume mound work, Lyles seems likely to miss a third straight turn through the rotation early next week, though a return shortly before the All-Star break remains feasible. Over his eight starts this season, Lyles has posted a 4.79 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 47 frames.
An MRI taken on Lyles' injured forearm revealed only inflammation in his elbow, and he will have a chance to rejoin the Padres' rotation in early July, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Lyles will not throw again until later this week at the earliest, but he appears to have avoided any sort of serious setback. Lyles' disabled-list stint is retroactive to June 21, so he can be activated July 1. Thus, barring any setbacks when he picks up a ball again, he will essentially be eligible to rejoin the Padres' rotation at any point.
Lyles (forearm) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Lyles was scratched from his start Saturday with forearm tightness. He's not expected to need surgery but will end up missing at least a few starts. Robert Stock was called up in a corresponding move.