Padres shut down Roach after 11-2 season

Padres shut down Roach after 11-2 season

Padres shut down Roach after 11-2 season
SAN DIEGO -- Donn Roach, one of two players the Padres obtained from the Angels in May, won't pitch again this season, as he's reached the innings limit the organization set for him.

Randy Smith, the Padres' vice president of player development and international scouting, said Thursday the 22-year-old righty will be shut down as a precaution after 105 1/3 innings this season between the two organizations.

"He's had about a 50 percent increase in innings," Smith said. "This will make it easier for him to make that [innings] jump next year."

Last season while in the Angels' farm system, Roach threw 70 1/3 innings with Class A Cedar Rapids of the Midwest League.

Roach, who is rated as the Padres' 19th-best prospect by MLB.com, finishes the year 11-2 with a 1.88 ERA in 18 games (16 starts). A ground-ball pitcher, he allowed only 86 hits.

Roach was 5-1 with a 1.74 ERA after the trade while with Class A Lake Elsinore. He then went 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA at Double-A San Antonio.