Nix (elbow) could begin a throwing program next week, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Nix is reportedly progressing well from a small UCL tear in his right elbow. The young right-hander, who opted to forego Tommy John surgery, said his elbow has healed nicely as a result of rest and a PRP injection. As such, Nix could be an option for the Padres during the second-half of the season, assuming he continues to progress without any setbacks.
Nix is hopeful to recover from the small UCL tear in his right elbow through rest and rehab rather than undergoing Tommy John surgery, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The procedure and its subsequent year-plus recovery timetable often makes it a last-ditch resort for pitchers, so Nix will unsurprisingly forgo surgery after he recently received a second opinion that suggested he could still pitch again this season. Pitching with a compromised elbow will still put Nix at risk of a setback that may ultimately make surgery a necessary outcome, but the 23-year-old is optimistic he can still be effective in spite of the injury. On an encouraging note, Nix said his velocity was up even while he pitched through tightness that led to him being shut down earlier in the spring.
Nix (elbow) was placed on the 10-day IL.
He is dealing with a UCL tear in his right elbow, and it is unclear if he will undergo Tommy John surgery or opt for rest and rehab instead. Nix should be considered out indefinitely.
Nix was diagnosed with torn UCL in his right elbow Tuesday and will visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache to determine whether to undergo surgery, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Nix was shut down Thursday after experiencing arm soreness and the underlying injury could end up costing him a significant chunk of time. The 23-year-old made his MLB debut last season and made nine starts with a 7.02 ERA and 1.54 WHIP and was competing for a spot in the starting rotation this spring. Depending on the visit with Dr. ElAttrache, Nix could return to throwing in 6-to-8 weeks as he is apparently dealing with a low-grade strain, according to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com.
Nix felt soreness in his elbow while playing catch Monday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Nix was shut down last week after experiencing right arm soreness, and the issue resurfaced while he was playing catch Monday, prompting the Padres to shut him down indefinitely. This all but guarantees the right-hander will open the season on the shelf, leaving Robbie Erlin, Logan Allen and Cal Quantrill to compete for the team's final rotation spot.
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