Padres RHP Wieland to have Tommy John surgery
The Padres say right-handed pitcher Joe Wieland will have Tommy
John surgery on his right elbow.
Wieland has been on the disabled list since May 10 with the
injury and is expected to have the operation within a few
Wieland had been rehabbing his elbow in Arizona and expected to
make a return later this month before he had a setback while
throwing off a bullpen mound. His elbow was then examined further
before the determination to have surgery was made.
”We think medically, he went through all the right processes to
get to this point,” manager Bud Black said. ”He was feeling good
along the way, he was throwing. I think it just got to the point
when the intensity picked up, the pain reoccurred.”
Wieland made his major league debut with the Padres on April 14
in Los Angeles and made five starts before being sidelined. He went
0-4 with a 4.55 ERA and became the second Padres starting pitcher
to require Tommy John surgery this season. Left-hander Cory Luebke
had the same surgery in May.