Paddack received an injection in his right elbow earlier this week and is expected to make a full recovery from a slight UCL sprain in 6-to-8 weeks, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Paddack had his elbow checked out by Dr. Keith Meister, who previously oversaw the right-hander's Tommy John surgery in 2016. Fortunately for Paddack, he was recommended to treat the elbow injury through non-surgical means this time around, setting him up for what should be a relatively normal offseason. Before being shut down for good Sept. 13, Paddack turned in a 5.08 ERA across 108.1 innings.
Paddack (elbow) has been ruled out from returning to pitch this season, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Paddack has recently been throwing, but he isn't going to see the mound in a big-league game for the remainder of the campaign. It's unclear if he has suffered a setback, as the Padres' recent elimination from the postseason offers a logical reason to hold the right-hander out of action even if he's physically able to make a late-season appearance. Paddack finishes the campaign with a disappointing 5.07 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 99:22 K:BB across 108.1 innings.
Paddack (elbow) played catch from 75 feet Saturday, but multiple sources familiar with his health situation don't expect him to pitch again in the regular season, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Heading into Sunday's action, the Padres sat 2.5 games behind the Cardinals for the National League's second wild-card spot, and San Diego's shrinking playoff odds increases the likelihood that neither Paddack nor Blake Snell (groin) will be rushed back from their respective injuries. Given that he's at least throwing again, Paddack would seemingly have a better chance of the two to make it back from the injured list, but he presumably won't have sufficient time to build up for a traditional starting role. In a best-case scenario, the Padres believe Paddack could pitch at some point during next weekend's series with Atlanta, but he would face a workload restriction in any starter or bulk-relief role.
Paddack was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to right elbow inflammation. According to Dennis Lin of The Athletic, Paddack's arm felt tight Saturday following his start, and the Padres were unsure as to whether he could make his next start. This move is retroactive to Sunday, meaning he'll be available to come off the injured list beginning Sept. 22. Shaun Anderson was recalled in a corresponding move.
Paddack (7-7) took the loss in Saturday's 5-4 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing four runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 4.2 innings. Paddack was excellent in limiting traffic on the bases, but most of the runners who did make it on ended up scoring. The big blow came in the fifth after Paddack was removed with two on and two out in a 2-2 game. Reliever Craig Stammen served up a three-run home run to Mookie Betts that ended up being the difference in the game. The poor outing comes after two solid performances. Paddack currently is slated to face San Francisco next week.