Righty sidelined by shoulder injury; Myers close to rejoining Padres
By Aimee Sachs
Special to MLB.com |
ATLANTA -- Padres right-hander Brandon Morrow won't pick up a ball for a few weeks after a setback in rehab, manager Bud Black said Tuesday.
Morrow, who has been on the disabled list since May 3 with right shoulder inflammation, exited Sunday's start with Double-A San Antonio after just 2 2/3 innings after giving up three runs on eight hits.
"Our doctors looked at him [Monday], and he had an MRI, and there really [aren't] any significant changes from the previous MRI," Black said before a game against the Braves. "So again, I think this is a situation with Brandon, we'll probably have to take a little bit more time to let the shoulder calm down."
The 30-year-old has posted a 2-0 record with a 2.73 ERA in five starts this season.
"If he was healthy, he was probably going to come back into our rotation Friday," Black said. "But obviously, now that's not going to happen."
Outfielder Wil Myers (left wrist tendinitis) is close to returning to the ballclub after hitting safely in each of his three rehab starts with Triple-A El Paso. He played first base Tuesday, going 2-for-5, with two stolen bases and two runs in the Chihuahuas' 4-1 win over Las Vegas. Overall at El Paso, Myers is 5-for-13 with a home run.
Myers hit .291 with five homers and 19 RBIs before going on the disabled list and hasn't played in a Major League game since May 10.
"He's not a guy that lacks confidence in what he can do," Black said. "But you have to get practical playing time, and you've got to go through repetitions. I think there's a confidence level with his wrist about taking hard swings in games. … But he's playing well."
Aimee Sachs is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.