Lucchesi (hip) fired four scoreless innings while striking out six in Thursday's rehab appearance with High-A Lake Elsinore, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Lucchesi only need 47 pitches to get through four hitless frames, even touching 96 mph according to the team's velocity chart. The strong outing bodes well for the rookie hurler, but the club may opt to give him one more rehab start in an effort to get his pitch count up. If the Padres decide to expedite that process, then next Tuesday would be the earliest he could make a start in the majors on regular rest. Lucchesi has posted a 3.23 ERA with a 3.2 K/BB ratio in nine starts this season.
Lucchesi (hip) will make a rehab start for High-A Lake Elsinore on Thursday.
It's still unclear if the young lefty will need an additional rehab start beyond Thursday, though that could depend on how he responds to his first game action since May 14.
Lucchesi (hip) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
The Padres haven't decided which affiliate Lucchesi will report to for his first competitive action since May 14, and it remains unclear if he'll need more than one start in the minors before gaining clearance to return from the 10-day disabled list. More clarity on a possible return date for Lucchesi should come forth after Thursday's rehab outing, but the rookie lefty should have a rotation spot waiting for him once he's officially activated. With Lucchesi unavailable Tuesday against the Cardinals, the Padres will have reliever Matt Strahm fill Lucchesi's second straight turn through the rotation as part of a bullpen game.
Assuming Lucchesi's hip responded well to the activity, his next step will be making a minor-league rehab assignment or pitching a simulated game at extended spring training, perhaps at some point over the weekend. With that in mind, it appears likely that Lucchesi will miss at least one more turn through the rotation beyond Wednesday's game against the Braves, with that start falling to Matt Strahm, who will take the hill as part of a bullpen game.
Lucchesi (hip) is expected to make at least one rehab start in the minors prior to being activated from the 10-day disabled list, making it unlikely that he rejoins the rotation next week, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
While he continues to recover from a strained right hip, Lucchesi will miss his second straight turn through the rotation Friday against the Reds. The Padres will recall Walker Lockett from Triple-A El Paso to fill the opening in the rotation, and if he performs well Friday, the right-hander would likely be on tap for another turn next week, given the sluggish pace of Lucchesi's rehab. When Lucchesi initially hit the DL on May 15, the Padres were hopeful the rookie would be sidelined for the minimum amount of time, but he has yet to resume facing hitters more than two weeks since suffering the injury. If Lucchesi is able to toss live batting practice within the next few days, he could head out on a one-start rehab assignment at some point during the upcoming week and return from the DL around mid-June.
|6/17/2018 vs Atlanta|
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 3 |
| 4 |
| 5 |
| 6 |
| 7 || 8 |
| 10 |
| 11 |
| 12 |
| 13 |
| 14 |
| 15 |
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils||0||2||1.35||14||10||0||0||1||40.0||27||7||6||0||0||2||53|
|2016||AFX-Fort Wayne TinCaps||0||0||0.00||1||0||0||0||0||2.0||4||0||0||0||0||1||3|
|2017||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||6||4||2.52||14||14||0||0||0||78.2||56||26||22||9||2||19||95|
|2017||AA-San Antonio Missions||5||3||1.79||10||9||0||0||1||60.1||46||17||12||3||1||14||53|