Diaz (forearm) was activated from the 60-day DL prior to Tuesday's game against the Giants, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
It was thought that Diaz wouldn't be activated until rosters expanded in September, but the Padres need the bullpen depth now, so they acted early. Dillon Overton was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Diaz has been quite poor this season (6.82 ERA), but that was to be expected, as the Padres took him in the Rule 5 draft despite the fact he had never pitched above Low-A prior to this season. They will keep him on the active roster for the rest of the season, but it seems likely he will be sent back to the minors in 2018 to face more appropriate competition.
Diaz is still on pace to return in early September, most likely Aug. 5 against St. Louis. The right-hander managed just three starts before his forearm injury sent him to the disabled list, so 2017's final month will mostly be about getting him ready to go for next season.
Diaz (forearm) was moved to the 60-day DL on Saturday.
Diaz allowed just one run over four innings during his rehab start at Lake Elsinore on Friday. There has been no indication that he incurred a setback, so the move is likely procedural to make room on the 40-man roster for the newly acquired Tim Melville. Even though he was moved to the 60-day disabled list, Diaz is still eligible to be activated whenever the club deems fit.
Diaz (forearm) is pitching in the Arizona Rookie League on Tuesday and will make a rehab appearance with High-A Lake Elsinore after that, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Diaz hit the DL with a right forearm strain on June 21 but has finally progressed to the final stages of his rehab program. Manager Andy Green announced that the young pitcher will be close to returning to the majors after his two upcoming minor-league appearances. Barring any setbacks, it seems he's on track to return from the DL in late August or early September.
Diaz (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment within the next week, The San Diego Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.
Diaz has been out since June 21 with a right forearm strain but appears to be a couple of weeks away from returning to the Padres. He projects to enter the starting rotation once he rejoins the big-league roster, and will be stretched out accordingly. There will likely be a more definitive timetable for Diaz's return once his rehab assignment begins.
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