By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to the San Diego Union Tribune’s Kevin Acee, the San Diego Padres will be without Dinelson Lamet until at least May. Lamet has been experiencing pain in his throwing elbow.
He left the Cactus League game on Sunday with pain in his elbow. While this appeared to be something serious, the team is saying that he suffered no structural damage.
“Usually, you walk off the mound, your elbow hurts, it’s not a good thing,” Padres manager Andy Green said after the game. “We’re hopeful it’s not too bad.”
The Padres are going to take their time with Lamet when he’s away recovering from his injury. The team is hopeful that he will just have to miss just one month of the season, but when it is an elbow injury, it could turn out to be something serious in Tommy John surgery.
The franchise will monitor him moving forward. The Padres do not want to lose him for the season.
The 25-year-old pitched in his first Big League season last year. In 21 starts, he went 7-8 with a 4.57 ERA in 114 1/3 innings.
“We have a guy in here that has Cy Young potential in Lamet,” Wil Myers, Padres outfielder, said. “I feel like he could be a guy, who surprises a lot of people this year. He’s electric. He’s a big dude. He has a presence on the mound. He’s not afraid to go at people. That is the DNA you want in an ace. I think he can take steps in becoming that guy. He’s got great stuff. I’m really excited to see him pitch this year.
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