Morejon (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.
The move has no effect on Morejon's return timeline, as he's already been ruled out for the year with a shoulder impingement. It clears a 40-man roster space for Garrett Richards' return from Tommy John surgery.
Morejon (shoulder) won't pitch again for the Padres this season, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Morejon has been on the injured list since early August with the left shoulder impingement and won't rejoin the Friars this season. It's the second time in 2019 the 20-year-old has battled a shoulder impingement, but Morejon is progressing towards a return to full health and has resumed throwing. He allowed nine runs on 15 hits over eight frames in his first taste of the majors this season.
Morejon was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left shoulder impingement.
The biggest knock on Morejon so far in pro ball has been his lack of durability. He missed time earlier this year with a shoulder injury and has never logged 70 innings in a season. Jose Castillo was activated from the 60-day IL in a corresponding move.
Morejon worked out of the bullpen in the Padres' four-game series with the Dodgers over the weekend. He appeared only in Thursday's 8-2 loss, striking out four but giving up two runs on five hits in two innings.
Morejon started in two of his prior three appearances for the Padres, though he acted as more of an opening pitcher in both of those outings. In an effort to limit the young lefty's workload over the final two months of the season, Morejon likely won't be asked to cover more than three innings in any of his subsequent appearances with the big club. Expect the Padres to work him in mainly in lower-leverage situations until his performance warrants a move up in the bullpen hierarchy.
Morejon completed 1.2 innings and gave up two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two against the Giants on Sunday. He did not factor into the decision.
Morejon hurled one inning three days prior and was not expected to pitch more than a few innings Sunday in what was essentially a bullpen game. He struggled with his command, throwing only 22 of 40 pitches for strikes and walking three batters while giving up a pair of runs. The 20-year-old worked primarily as a limited-inning opener with Double-A Amarillo this season, so it stands to reason that he may be asked to fill a similar role for as long as he is with the big club.
Morejon is listed as the Padres' starting pitcher for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Morejon essentially worked as an opener in his MLB debut exactly one week earlier against the Cubs, yielding a run over 2.1 innings before giving way to primary pitcher Cal Quantrill. Since that outing, Morejon has made only a one-inning relief appearance Thursday against the Mets, so he may not be asked to cover more than two or three frames as he re-enters the rotation Sunday. The Padres haven't indicated whether a primary pitcher will be deployed behind Morejon, so manager Andy Green could treat the series finale as more of a bullpen game.
Morejon allowed one run on three hits over 2.1 innings as the opener Sunday, striking out one batter and taking a no-decision in the win over the Cubs.
The 20-year-old rookie made his MLB debut as the opener and did a decent job. Morejon got in some trouble in the first inning, allowing hits to Javier Baez and Kris Bryant before an RBI groundout from Anthony Rizzo. It's unclear how long he'll stay with the big club, but he's used to working in an opening role as he's done so for most of 2019 with Double-A Amarillo.
Morejon was called up from Double-A Amarillo on Sunday.
Morejon is set to make his major-league debut as the official starter Sunday against the Cubs. However, reports prior to his callup indicate that he'll be used as an opener. It would be surprising to see him work deep into the game, as he has pitched more than two innings only once since mid-April. Cal Quantrill is expected to work as the primary pitcher after Morejon bows out.
Morejon will be recalled to open Sunday's game against the Cubs, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The Padres' official announcement lists Morejon as the starter, but the expectation remains that he'll be used in the opener role, according to Acee. That would match his usage at Double-A Amarillo, where he's been the first pitcher for his team in all 16 of his appearances but hasn't been asked to pitch more than three innings since mid-April and has only gone longer than two innings once during that stretch. Expect him to turn the ball over to Cal Quantrill after a frame or two Sunday.
Morejon is a candidate to be used as an opener Sunday against the Cubs, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Morejon has exclusively been a starter thus far in his professional career, but he's expected to be called up as a reliever Saturday. Serving as an opener would be an easy way to smooth his transition to the big leagues, as he'd get to warm up prior to the game as he's used to. The Padres haven't officially confirmed what his role will be.
Morejon is expected to be recalled from Double-A Amarillo ahead of Saturday's game against the Cubs, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Morejon has posted a 4.25 ERA with 44 punchouts through 36 innings with the Poodles this season, and he's set to join the major-league club as of Saturday. It's also worth noting that he's tossed seven consecutive scoreless frames in relief at Double-A, per Lin.
Morejon (shoulder) is scheduled to start for Double-A Amarillo on Wednesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Morejon is ready to rejoin the Sod Poodles' rotation after missing the past two weeks with a sore left shoulder. Prior to suffering the injury, the 20-year-old southpaw posted a 5.66 ERA and 28:11 K:BB in 20.2 innings (seven starts).
Morejon hasn't pitched for Double-A Amarillo since May 22 while managing recurring soreness in his left shoulder, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Morejon was previously shut down for nearly a month earlier in the season with shoulder discomfort, so it's somewhat disconcerting that he's dealing with the same injury three outings after returning from the 7-day injured list. On a positive note, Amarillo has thus far resisted placing him on the IL, suggesting his latest setback isn't quite as significant. The 20-year-old has been able to play catch in recent days and could be cleared to rejoin the rotation later this week.
Morejon (shoulder) returned from the injured list Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Morejon missed three weeks with back and shoulder injuries. He recorded a 6.59 ERA in four starts or Double-A Amarillo prior to suffering the injury.
Morejon (shoulder) hopes to return to the mound in two weeks, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Morejon was placed on the minor-league injured list after experiencing minor muscle fatigue in his shoulder and lower-back tightness Tuesday. He is expected to resume throwing this weekend.
Morejon (shoulder) was evaluated by doctors Wednesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Morejon landed on the minor-league injured list earlier in the week after experiencing tightness in his back and shoulder, though the injury isn't thought to be anything overly serious. Depending on how the young lefty feels in the coming days, he could be cleared to resume throwing over the weekend.
Morejon was placed on the minor-league injured list Tuesday with back and left shoulder injuries.
Morejon was pulled from Monday's start at Double-A Amarillo after only four pitches. According to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, the 20-year-old was removed after experiencing tightness in his back and shoulder, though it's unclear whether the injuries are related.
Morejon will open the 2019 season at Double-A Amarillo, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Morejon's 2018 season came to an early end while he dealt with a minor triceps injury, but he'll enter the upcoming campaign at full health while getting his first taste of Texas League action. The young lefty spent the bulk of the past season in the California League, racking up 70 strikeouts over 62.2 innings for High-A Lake Elsinore while pitching to a 3.30 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.
Morejon was placed on the minor-league disabled list with a small triceps issue, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Fortunately, Morejon isn't dealing with any issue to his ulnar collateral ligament. The plan is to shut the prospect down for 10 days before allowing him to build back up with a restricted pitch count. It's Morejon's second trip to the disabled list stint in the past two months -- his other due to a hip flexor issue -- so the Padres figure to proceed cautiously with the young southpaw.
Morejon (hip) returned to action with a four-inning scoreless outing for High-A Lake Elsinore on Sunday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Morejon had missed over a month with soreness in his hip flexor muscle, but Sunday's successful return to the mound is an encouraging sign for the young pitching prospect. The 19-year-old now owns a 3.36 ERA with 69 strikeouts over 61.2 innings with High-A Lake Elsinore this season. Despite his youth, Morejon appears to be on a relative fast track to the majors, as he could reach Triple-A by next summer if he stays healthy.
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