SAN DIEGO — Proper-hander Dinelson Lamet, who had been projected because the San Diego Padres‘ No. 2 starter this season, may have season-ending reconstructive elbow surgical procedure subsequent week.
The 25-year-old Lamet was harm throughout his last begin of spring coaching on March 25 and commenced the season on the disabled listing.
Supervisor Andy Inexperienced mentioned Friday that Lamet was the closest of the group’s younger pitchers to earn a spot on the high of the rotation this season.
“It’s tough for all of us,” Inexperienced mentioned. “He was going to be the guy we looked to to anchor our staff this year and we were hopeful right after the injury that he’d be able to avoid surgery. … Disappointing, to say the least, and tough for him. The hope and expectation is sometime next year he’ll be back on the mound pitching for us. He’s a guy we still have a ton of faith in, a ton of belief in. It’s a tough loss.”
Lamet made his large league debut final yr, going 7-Eight with a four.57 ERA in 21 begins, with 139 strikeouts and 54 walks.
“It’s not something that’s good to go through, but sooner or later in this career, in this game, I think it’s something you might have to deal with,” Lamet mentioned via an interpreter. “You never expect it, you never want it to happen but you know it’s a reality.”
Lamet mentioned he felt tightness in his elbow after throwing a slider on March 25.
He took per week off after which began a throwing program. As soon as he received as much as 90 ft, he had one other MRI and determined to have the surgical procedure.
“Despite everything, I definitely feel fortunate to be where I am, to have been able to show in spring training that the work in the offseason paid off, to have earned what I earned and to know I was in position to have success,” he mentioned.
Lamet’s harm opened the way in which for lefty Joey Lucchesi to be promoted from the minors. Whereas nothing is imminent, Inexperienced says lefty Eric Lauer may very well be the subsequent of San Diego’s hotshot pitching prospects to be referred to as up.