Erlin was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Erlin made three appearances during his most recent run with the Padres, compiling a 1.80 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 5:1 K:BB across five innings. Eric Lauer, who is scheduled to start Friday against the Cubs, was reinstated from the bereavement list in a corresponding move.
Erlin was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday. Erlin struggled with the Chihuahuas after being demoted June 16, posting a 6.14 ERA with six punchouts over 7.1 frames, but he'll see another opportunity out of the bullpen with San Diego. Phil Maton was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Erlin was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday. Erlin had a rough outing Saturday with six runs allowed over 2.1 innings, and he'll make his way to El Paso in favor of a fresh arm. Brad Wieck was called up from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Erlin (0-1) allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts and one walk across two innings while taking a loss against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Starting on short notice because Chris Paddack was scratched with a neck issue, Erlin was never expected to pitch deep into this game. His 41 pitches was his most in an appearance since April 9; it was just unfortunate it took him that many pitches to record six outs. Erlin didn't pitch poorly, but he took the loss since he exited with a deficit, and the Padres never tied the game again. Erlin is 0-1 with a 3.70 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 24.1 innings over 16 appearances this season.
Erlin will start Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Scheduled starter Chris Paddack was a late scratch due to a neck issue, pushing Erlin into the starting role. Erlin has a 3.63 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 26:4 K:BB this season, but will likely have a limited pitch count given he hasn't exceeded 40 pitches in an appearance since April 9. It seems likely to be a bullpen day for the Padres, while the newly recalled Luis Perdomo could be used to help cover some innings.