Yates (elbow) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Sunday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Sunday's move is simply procedural as Yates was already slated to miss the remainder of the 2020 season. The transaction will make room on the 40-man roster for Austin Adams (knee), who was reinstated from the 45-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Yates (elbow) is expected to miss the remainder of the 2020 season, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. It was reported earlier in the day that Yates was headed for a second opinion after bone chips were found in his right elbow, but this latest update from Nightengale gives reason to believe the right-hander may be done for the year. The team has yet to confirm this latest report. It's reasonable to expect another update on the closer in the near future.
Padres manager Jayce Tingler told Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Monday that Yates (elbow) will head to Texas to receive a second opinion on his injury from Dr. Keith Meister. Yates was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday after bone chips were discovered in his right elbow during an MRI. The Padres are still trying to determine the best course of action for Yates, who may need arthroscopic surgery to remove the chips. Once Yates commits to a treatment program, a timeline for his return should come into focus, but fantasy managers should prepare for him to be sidelined for longer than the minimum 10 days. Drew Pomeranz will likely pick up most of the Padres' save opportunities while Yates is sidelined, though Emilio Pagan could also factor into the closer conversation.
Yates' MRI on his right elbow revealed bone chips Saturday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Yates was placed on the injured list earlier in the day with what was originally referred to as right elbow inflammation. The updated diagnosis could presumably lead to a lengthy absence, though his timeline won't come into focus until he receives a second opinion Monday. Drew Pomeranz should be the primary closer in Yates' absence.
Yates was placed on the 10-day IL on Saturday with right elbow inflammation. Yates left Friday's outing against the Diamondbacks after just six pitches and will now get at least 10 days to rest and recover. He has given up at least one run in four of his six appearances this season as this issue may have come about earlier than Friday. Yates is scheduled to undergo further tests on his elbow Saturday, which should officially determine the severity of the injury and the length of his absence. Drew Pomeranz figures to immediately step in as the closer for the Padres and should be added across most fantasy formats.