The San Diego Padres placed their second starting pitcher of the weekend on the disabled list yesterday, as Dustin Moseley joins Tim Stauffer. San Diego, who’s calling Moseley’s injury a strained right shoulder, recalled left-handed reliever Josh Spence to take Moseley’s roster spot.
The Padres don’t have an exact timeframe laid out for Moseley’s return as they’re still trying to figure out exactly what’s ailing the right-hander. Moseley said he experienced pain during Saturday’s start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 30-year-old knew something was especially wrong when his fastball was only reaching the mid-80’s.
Moseley dealt with shoulder problems last season, but after undergoing offseason surgery he and the Padres hoped the issues were behind him. While pitching this spring, Moseley faced no shoulder-related setbacks.
Moseley was able to break out a bit for the Padres last season, his first with the club. Moseley tallied 20 starts and 120 innings pitched for San Diego, posting an ERA and WHIP of 3.30 and 1.275.
Now that Moseley’s hit the 15-day disabled list, the Padres will have to fill two SP vacancies. Anthony Bass is going to make one of the starts, filling in for either Moseley or Stauffer. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, top prospect Joe Wieland is the leading candidate to make the other.
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