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Wed, 15 May 2013 15:11:10 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross (shoulder), who missed 14 games with a subluxation of his left shoulder, will continue pitching out of the bullpen until he's healthy enough to swing a bat again. Once he can, he'll jump back into the starting rotation. "We still see him as a starting pitcher," said manager Bud Black. "But that will be left shoulder-related and whether he's physically able to do that. Right now, his strength is improving. In due time, he has to get in a cage."
Fantasy Tip: Ross has struggled with command in his career, but late last season he showed ground-ball rates that gave optimism for his future. A move to SD made him even more intriguing. Clayton Richard (illness) will return to the rotation soon, so it's unknown who exactly Ross would replace in the starting five when he's healthy. Jason Marquis or Eric Stults might be in jeopardy if they aren't pitching well by then.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:24:29 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner will make the start against the San Francisco Giants Friday, April 26, and manager Bud Black foresees Cashner staying in the rotation for the long term, based on his performance. Cashner is expected to throw 80-90 pitches Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Cashner is essentially taking Tyson Ross' (shoulder) rotation spot, but the important part is that Black and the coaching staff are completely open to keeping Cashner, one of their better strikeout-inducing pitchers, in the rotation. Jason Marquis or Eric Stults may lose their rotation spots when Ross returns, or Ross could be sent to a long-relief role. The bottom line here, though, is that Cashner should now be owned in all formats now that he has a rotation spot once again.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:21:16 -0700
San Diego Padres SPs Edinson Volquez, Clayton Richard, Eric Stults and Jason Marquis make up the first four spots in the starting rotation, and SPs Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner (thumb) are believed to be battling it out for the final spot. The team won't need a fifth starter until April 6.
Fantasy Tip: Both Ross and Cashner could be quite productive in SD's five-man rotation. The team may decide to be cautious with Cashner as he comes off an unfortunate hunting accident, but they'd prefer not to send him to the bullpen because he has major upside as a starter. Cashner has much more upside as a high-strikeout pitching commodity and should be owned in more leagues than Ross.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:34:57 -0800
The San Diego Padres have several open starting rotation spots after SPs Clayton Richard, Edinson Volquez and Jason Marquis. Ps Anthony Bass, Casey Kelly, Tyson Ross, Eric Stults, Freddy Garcia and Robbie Erlin are all in the picture. SP Tim Stauffer (elbow) is about two weeks behind the other pitchers. SPs Andrew Cashner (thumb), Joe Wieland (elbow) and Cory Luebke (elbow) aren't options because they are rehabbing from injuries. Cashner is expected to be back on a mound by March 1 and Wieland and Luebke won't return until midseason or later after having Tommy John surgery.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:46:50 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Eric Stults (4-2) won his fourth consecutive start as he allowed an unearned run on five hits in six innings, struck out five and walked two in an 8-2 win Wednesday, Aug. 29, over the Atlanta Braves.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 09:56:21 -0700
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said SP Eric Stults will join the starting rotation in place of SP Kip Wells.
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:20:29 -0700
The San Diego Padres have activated SP Eric Stults (lat) from the 15-day disabled list. He had been originally scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Tucson Sunday, July 22. In a corresponding move, P Nick Vincent has been optioned to Tucson.
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 09:18:13 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Eric Stults (lat) gave up one run and four hits in four innings with Triple-A Tucson Wednesday, July 18, walking two and striking out seven in his second rehab start.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:32:08 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Eric Stults (lat) allowed four runs - three earned - with three hits, two walks and three strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings in a minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Tucson Friday, July 13. He is scheduled to pitch again for the Toros Tuesday, July 17.
Sat, 07 Jul 2012 11:26:38 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Eric Stults (lat) will throw 30 to 40 pitches in a simulated game Saturday, July 7. If all goes well, he will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tucson Thursday, July 12.