Lawson (elbow) was optioned to Double-A San Antonio on Wednesday.
Lawson had been throwing bullpen sessions at big-league camp to begin spring training, but he'll now continue his rehab with the minor-league group. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2020 and should miss significant time to begin the season.
Lawson (elbow) has been tossing bullpen sessions as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Lawson has been limited almost exclusively to fastballs thus far, but the fact that he has been able to pitch off a mound bodes well for his chance of returning to action sometime during the first half of the season. Lawson has yet to pitch above the Double-A level, so he will almost certainly head to the minors when he is ready to return.
Lawson (elbow) was added to the Padres' 40-man roster Friday.
The move protects Lawson from the Rule 5 draft. He underwent Tommy John surgery back in March, so he'll likely miss a fair portion of the 2021 campaign. The Padres clearly view him as part of their long-term plans, however, despite the fact that he's never pitched above Double-A and owns a career 5.09 ERA in 226.1 total minor-league innings.
Lawson underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday.
Lawson suffered the injury during a spring training contest. Given a typical recovery timeline, he now won't return to action until the middle of the 2021 season. The 22-year-old made six starts at the Double-A level last season, recording a 5.20 ERA but a strong 29.8 percent strikeout rate.
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|2019||AAX-Amarillo Sod Poodles||27.2||6||6||0||3||1||0||36||13||28||5.29||1.507|