Lamet (forearm) will throw a rehab inning at Low-A Lake Elsinore on Wednesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Lamet has been on the injured list for just over a month due to right forearm inflammation, but he's faced hitters across the last week and will now return to game action in the minors. The Padres have said that the right-hander will likely take on a bullpen role once he's reinstated from the 10-day IL, and his rehab stint will give the team an opportunity to see how effective he can be as a reliever.
Lamet (forearm) threw a simulated inning Thursday and could return to game action soon, per MLB.com.
The right-hander appears to have gotten through the sim inning without issue, and Padres manager Jayce Tingler later stated that "it's very realistic" that his next trip to the mound will come in game action. That's likely to take place as part of a minor-league rehab assignment since the hurler hasn't pitched in over a month. Lamet is expected to fill a bullpen role upon his return to the big club.
The Padres are targeting early August for Lamet's (forearm) return from the 10-day injured list, and he's most likely to work out of the bullpen as a multi-inning reliever upon being activated, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "At the end of the day, the rotation is some place I want to get back to, but I'm here to help the team. I'm here to help the team win," Lamet said, regarding a potential move to the bullpen. "So, if that's what my role is right now and that's what I need to do to help, of course I'm going to do it."
Though Lamet avoided offseason surgery to address the elbow/forearm injury that cropped up last September, he's incurred multiple setbacks in 2021 and has had his workloads monitored carefully when available, as he's covered more than four innings in only one of his nine starts to date. Lamet looks to be making good progress in his recovery from forearm inflammation, but the Padres don't seem inclined to have him ramp up for starting duty. Since Lamet would most likely be excluded from the three- or four-man rotation the Padres expect to roll out in the postseason, manager Jayce Tingler is incentivized to have the right-hander get acclimated to working out of the bullpen over the final few weeks of the regular season. Even if Lamet takes well to the role and quickly becomes a key part of the bridge to closer Mark Melancon, the 29-year-old's fantasy value would still take a hit if he does in fact transition from starting to relief duty.
Lamet (forearm) pitched one inning against live hitters Saturday, MLB.com reports.
The right-hander has been sidelined due to right forearm inflammation since June 26, so Saturday's throwing session represents a tangible step toward a return. Lamet mixed both fastballs and sliders into his simulated inning of work and indicated that he felt good after throwing. According to manager Jayce Tingler, it is unclear where Lamet goes from here. "I don't know what exactly that the next step will be," said Tingler. "If we decide to go on a rehab assignment, or if we do one more [facing live hitters], what exactly that looks like. We wanted to kind of see how this one went, and it went really well."
Lamet (forearm) will throw bullpen sessions and live batting practice in the near future before the Padres determine his next steps, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Lamet has been making progress since landing on the injured list with right forearm tightness June 27, but the club still wants to see how he reacts to throwing off a mound before deciding his next steps. The right-hander still figures to have a chance to rejoin the rotation by the end of July, and his progress in coming days will go a long way in determining his status going forward.
Lamet (forearm) won't return prior to the All-Star break, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Lamet has been feeling better recently and resumed playing catch last week, but he won't start during the team's weekend series against the Rockies. If the right-hander remains on track in his recovery, he could return to the Padres shortly after the All-Star break.
Lamet (forearm) played catch with a plyo ball Wednesday and with a baseball Thursday, and he is reportedly feeling better, MLB.com reports.
The report also states that the forearm inflammation that landed Lamet on the injured list Sunday is going down, which is the most promising sign that he is not dealing with a major injury. Should the right-hander continue to improve, he could potentially return to the rotation prior to the All-Star break.
Lamet was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right forearm inflammation.
The 28-year-old exited Saturday's outing after 2.1 innings with what was initially labeled forearm fatigue, and he's now been diagnosed with forearm inflammation after being further evaluated. Lamet had two stints on the injured list during the first month of the season with forearm tightness, though it's unclear if the current injury is something new or a recurrence of the previous issue. Ryan Weathers is the likely candidate to fill Lamet's spot in the starting rotation.
Manager Jayce Tingler said following Saturday's loss to Arizona that Lamet is dealing with forearm fatigue and was removed from his start as a precautionary measure, 97.3 The Fan reports.
Lamet exited with trainers after yielding four runs on six hits across 2.1 innings. The right-hander had trouble gripping his slider and also experienced a slight dip in fastball velocity, leading Tingler to remove him in what is initially considered a precautionary move. Lamet will be further evaluated Sunday morning and for the time being he can be considered questionable to make his scheduled start against the Phillies next weekend.
Lamet exited Saturday's start against the Diamondbacks with an apparent arm issue, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. He allowed four runs on six hits across 2.1 innings before departing.
It's not fully clear what forced the right-hander to exit, but it should be noted that he suffered a UCL strain last September and also dealt with forearm tightness earlier this season. Lamet's fastball velocity dipped prior to his departure, which could indicate that he's once again dealing with a problem in his forearm/elbow area. The Padres will likely provide an update later this weekend.
Lamet (2-2) pitched five scoreless innings in a victory over the Reds on Sunday. He allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out a season-high seven batters.
Lamet had his best outing of the year after lasting five innings for only the second time this year. He missed time earlier in the season because of a UCL strain he suffered in late September and has been continually working to build up his arm strength. He tossed a season-high 81 pitches and seems to be very close to being fully stretched out. The 28-year-old sports a 2.81 ERA and 37:11 K:BB over 32 innings and is in line for a juicy matchup against the Diamondbacks over the weekend.
Lamet will start Sunday's game against the Reds, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Lamet was initially listed as the starter for Saturday's matchup, but he'll get an extra day of rest, while Yu Darvish will likely start against his former team Monday. The Padres haven't yet announced who will start Saturday's contest.
Lamet (1-2) allowed one run on four hits and two walks over four innings Monday, striking out three and taking the loss against Colorado.
Lamet clearly wasn't at his sharpest Monday as he allowed six baserunners and needed 75 pitches to get through four frames. He's yet to pitch more than five innings this season and has only gone past the fourth on just one occasion. The 28-year-old is sporting a 3.33 ERA and 30:10 K:BB through 27 innings this season. Lamet is lined up to face the Reds at home this weekend.
Lamet (1-1) lost Tuesday's 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Cubs, allowing four runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts over five innings. He left the game once he struggled in the sixth.
Lamet cruised through five innings having allowed a single run and just two baserunners but surrendered two singles and a double to begin the sixth and was promptly removed. While the results weren't there, the biggest takeaway is the season-high 78 pitches Lamet threw as he's now increased his pitch count in five straight appearances. Given its record and lofty expectations, San Diego will most likely continue to bring the electric righty along slowly, though Lamet looks to be making strides toward fully recovering from his forearm and elbow injuries.
Lamet allowed a run on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts in four innings versus the Cubs on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.
The right-hander threw 47 of 72 pitches for strikes in his longest outing of the season. Lamet has pitched fairly well despite San Diego's cautious approach to his workload. He has a strong 2.50 ERA, but he's also posted a 1.44 WHIP and 21:7 K:BB across 18 innings in seven appearances. The 28-year-old projects to make his next start in a home rematch with the Cubs next week.
Lamet didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 10-3 extra-innings win over the Astros, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks over three-plus innings. He struck out three.
The right-hander blanked Houston for three frames before running into trouble to begin the fourth, and Lamet got the hook after 64 pitches (37 strikes). The Padres have yet to allow him to record more than nine outs in an appearance, and he'll take a 2.57 ERA and 15:6 K:BB through 14 innings into his next outing.
Lamet is listed as the starter for Friday's game against the Astros, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The Padres have handled Lamet with extreme caution thus far this season due to the elbow issue that ended his 2020 campaign prematurely. He didn't make his season debut until late April and immediately hit the injured list for a brief period due to forearm tightness after making just one appearance. Three of his five outings thus far have counted as starts, though he's handled a similar workload in all five, lasting two innings in his first four and three in his most recent appearance. That suggests he's unlikely to last longer than four innings this time around, but a return to the rotation after making multi-inning relief appearances in each of his last two trips to the mound still represents progress.
Lamet earned a hold in Saturday's win over Seattle, tossing three innings and allowing one unearned run on two hits and no walks while striking out five.
Lamet again worked in tandem with Ryan Weathers, who covered the first four innings of the game. Craig Stammen came on and pitched the fifth while Lamet handled innings six through eight. The right-hander was dominant in long relief, picking up five punchouts and allowing only an unearned run. Per Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune, Lamet maintained 96-97 mph heat on his fastball, providing optimism that he is getting stronger as he continues to build up. The 28-year-old could return to a starting role at some point during the campaign, which would boost his fantasy value considerably.
Lamet (1-0) made his first relief appearance as a major-leaguer Sunday, allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two to earn the win over St. Louis.
Ryan Weathers gave San Diego four innings as a starter, and Lamet followed with a pair of frames in relief. He hit as high as 97.9 mph with his fastball but saw his velocity dip slightly as the appearance progressed, per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com. Lamet's move to the bullpen comes somewhat as a surprise, though he hadn't pitched more than two innings in any of his previous outings this season and actually tossed a season-high 37 pitches in Sunday's appearance. Per Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune, it hasn't yet been determined whether Lamet will continue to be used in relief or switch back to a starting role. "Maybe he comes out of the bullpen, maybe he starts again," manager Jayce Tingler stated following the game, suggesting that the team will do whatever best helps Lamet continue pitching long term.
Lamet allows one earned run on one hit and one walk while striking out one across two innings in the Padres' win over the Rockies on Tuesday. He did not factor into the decision.
Lamet seems to be a lock in for two innings at this point, pitching exactly two innings in all three of his starts. Raimel Tapia scored the only run of the game for the Rockies in the first inning off Lamet. He's taken advantage of the limited opportunities he's getting, allowing just one run in six innings. However, the injury protection the team is giving him is preventing him from getting any consistency in his starts.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/26||vs ARI||L 1-10||1||2.1||6||4||0||1|
|06/20||vs CIN||W 3-2||1||5.0||4||0||1||7|
|06/14||@ COL||L 2-3||1||4.0||4||1||2||3|
|06/08||vs CHC||L 1-7||1||5.0||4||4||1||6|
|06/02||@ CHC||L 1-6||4.0||4||1||1||6|
|05/28||@ HOU||W 10-3||3.0||5||2||2||3|
|05/22||vs SEA||W 6-4||3.0||2||0||0||5|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||105.1||26||24||0||5||8||0||120||44||82||3.00||1.199|
|2016||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||65.0||12||12||0||7||1||0||54||26||56||2.35||1.262|
|2016||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||10.2||2||2||0||0||2||0||13||4||13||4.41||1.667|
|2016||AA-San Antonio Missions||74.1||14||14||0||5||7||0||91||31||57||3.40||1.188|
|2017||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||39.0||8||8||0||3||2||0||50||20||32||3.23||1.333|
|2019||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||9.0||3||3||0||0||2||0||14||5||11||8.00||1.778|
|2019||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||15.0||3||3||0||1||0||0||19||4||10||4.80||0.933|