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. Pending Dr. ElAttrache's opinion, Nix could return to throwing in 6-to-8 weeks as the initial diagnosis was 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.
The Padres shut Nix down Thursday after he experienced right arm soreness following his exhibition appearance Tuesday versus the Athletics, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Nix, who started the Cactus League game and tossed one inning before the contest was cancelled due to rain, threw three more simulated frames in the batting cage. His arm was still bothering him two days later, prompting the Padres to shelve him temporarily and send him in for tests, which revealed no structural damage. The Padres are hopeful that Nix will only need a few days of rest before resuming his throwing program next week, but his shaky health could damage his chances of winning the final spot in the Opening Day rotation. Robbie Erlin and Bryan Mitchell along with prospects Chris Paddack, Logan Allen and Cal Quantrill are among the other names competing for the final rotation opening.
Nix has been working on his slider, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Along with his improved slider, Nix believes improved health -- he underwent sports hernia surgery in the offseason -- will lead to a more consistent sophomore season. The right-hander relied primarily on a fastball, curveball and changeup in his rookie season, going 2-5 with a 7.02 ERA and 21:13 K:BB across nine starts (42.1 innings). Nix, who is competing for a rotation spot in camp, has allowed one run with a 3:3 K:BB through two spring appearances (4.2 innings).
Nix (2-5) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out none across four innings to take the loss Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
The big blow against Nix came in the fourth inning, when he allowed a two-run homer to Ildemaro Vargas. He pitched fairly well otherwise, generating eight groundball outs and allowing only one other extra-base hit. However, the 22-year-old failed to show that he could pitch effectively at the major-league level this season, posting a 7.02 ERA and 1.54 WHIP across 42.1 innings.
Nix (2-4) allowed six earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two across 2.1 innings to take the loss Saturday against the Dodgers.
Nix's outing immediately got off to a shaky start, as he was taken deep for a leadoff homer by Joc Pederson. Things didn't get much better for him as the game went on, as he gave up three doubles and a three-run homer in the third inning prior to getting yanked. He now has a 6.81 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 38.1 innings at the major-league level.
Nix didn't factor into the decision against the Rangers on Sunday, giving up three earned runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one in the Padres' 7-3 victory.
Nix got rocked for 11 earned runs over 10 innings in his last two starts prior to this contest, but he was able to right the ship with a quality start in this one. He's 2-3 with a 5.75 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP through 36 innings this season.
Nix threw four innings Sunday, giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks in the 7-6 win over Cincinnati. He struck out five and allowed a home run in the no-decision.
Nix has been rocked for 11 runs in 10 innings over his last two starts, launching his ERA up to 6.00 this season. He had allowed just one run through four innings before giving up a two-run double and three-run homer without recording an out to start the fifth. Nix will take on the Rangers next Sunday if he gets another shot in the rotation.
Nix (2-3) pitched six innings and took the loss Sunday, yielding five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four in the 7-3 loss to Colorado.
Nix had allowed just three runs through six innings, but allowed two baserunners before being lifted in the seventh. Trey Wingenter then gave up both those runs on a Chris Iannetta double. It was a disappointing outing for the rookie right-hander after he allowed just one run in 8.1 innings during his last start. Nix will carry a 4.85 ERA into Cincinnati on Saturday.
Nix (2-2) got the win Tuesday, allowing just one run on eight hits over 8.1 innings against the Mariners. He did not record a strikeout or a walk.
It was a terrific yet strange outing for the rookie -- his first one without either a walk or a strikeout -- as he recorded just one swinging strike and needed only 79 pitches (59 strikes) to get through 8.1 innings. Nix entered the ninth inning in line for a complete-game shutout, but after yielding a one-out solo homer to Nelson Cruz, manager Andy Green turned to Kirby Yates to lock down the 2-1 win. The 22-year-old will take a 4.05 ERA and just 7:5 K:BB across 20 innings into Sunday's start against the Rockies.
Nix (1-2) got the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two over five innings against the Rockies.
It was a much better outing than his last time out, when he got tagged for five runs against Arizona and didn't make it out of the first inning, but it was still the 22-year-old's second loss in as many tries. He sports an unsightly 6.17 ERA in 11.2 major-league innings, but the numbers were much better this year in the minors (1.84 ERA in 10 starts across both Double-A and Triple-A). He'll look to get back on track Tuesday against Seattle.
Nix (1-1) failed to escape the first inning Thursday, serving up five runs on five hits with two walks and a strikeout while taking the loss against the Diamondbacks.
Nix was hit hard right from the get-go, allowing the Diamondbacks to bat around in the first inning before exiting with the bases loaded. This outing was a stark contrast from the rookie's first start, when he fired six scoreless frames against the Phillies. The 22-year-old earned his recent promotion after posting a 1.86 ERA and 4.9 K/BB ratio over 58.2 innings across two levels in the minors. Manager Andy Green commented on the rough outing, stating that he can "get an indication of how these guys are wired and how they respond to adversity," which is good sign that the rookie will get a shot to redeem himself. Nix will get a chance to do just that in a tough matchup at Coors Field against the Rockies next Wednesday.
Nix will pick up another start Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
While there wasn't a direct path to the rotation open for Nix after he was recalled from Triple-A El Paso last week, there was never much doubt he would receive a second start after dazzling in his MLB debut Aug. 10. Nix shut out the playoff-contending Phillies for six innings, conceding only four hits and two walks to pick up the win. The 22-year-old should get a chance to showcase his stuff over the final month and a half of the season as he looks to stake his claim to a full-time role with the big club in 2019.
Nix (1-0) got the win against the Phillies on Friday, throwing six scoreless innings and yielding four hits in San Diego's 2-0 victory. He struck out four and walked two.
It was an effective big-league debut for Nix, who was called up from Triple-A El Paso prior to this start. He put up dominant numbers at the minor-league level to earn the call-up, so if Nix ends up showing he can consistently translate that to the big leagues like he did in this start, he could wind up winning a spot in San Diego's rotation going forward.
Nix was called up from Triple-A El Paso prior to his start against Philadelphia on Friday.
As expected, Nix was officially promoted Friday as he gears up for his first start at the big-league level. In a corresponding move, Phil Hughes was designated for assignment.
Nix will be promoted from Triple-A El Paso to start Friday against the Phillies, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Nix is set to make his MLB debut after posting a pristine 1.84 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 44:9 K:BB across 58.2 innings between Triple-A and Double-A San Antonio. Given the Padres' lack of rotation depth, Nix could earn his stay with the big club if he holds his own Friday.
The Padres plan to promote Nix from Triple-A El Paso and have him start one of the team's three games against the Phillies this weekend, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Nix seems likely to assume the rotation spot of Walker Lockett, who started Aug. 4 against the Cubs in place of the injured Eric Lauer (forearm). The Padres aren't exactly teeming with strong alternatives in the rotation, so Nix could stick around in the big leagues if he acquits himself reasonably well in his MLB debut. The 22-year-old has accrued a 1.84 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 44:9 K:BB across 58.2 innings between Triple-A and Double-A San Antonio.
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