SP,RP - SD - IL60
Padres LHP Adrian Morejon will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Morejon was placed on the injured list back on April 12th due to an elbow/forearm strain. However, further testing revealed the damage. The 22-year-old was filling in for Dinelson Lamet, who will likely take the rotation spot. Top prospect MacKenzie Gore could now be next in line in San Diego.
The Padres placed LHP Adrian Morejon (elbow/forearm) on the 10-day injured list.
Morejon left Sunday's start due to the injury. He's expected to be sidelined for a while, which could accelerate the timeline for top prospect MacKenzie Gore.
After 16 pitches, Adrian Morejon left Sunday's start with an apparent injury.
Unfortunate news in his second start of a two-start week for Adrian Morejon. In Morejon's first start, he went four innings with two earned runs, five hits, one walk, and two strikeouts. He left Sunday's game after 0.2 innings pitched, one walk, and one strikeout. Depending on the injury, Morejon could be droppable in 15-team leagues with no injured list spots.
Adrian Morejon gave up 2 earned runs in 4 innings for the Padres on Monday. Morejon struck out 2 and walked 1 in the outing.
Morejon looked decent in his 2021 debut, but was stung twice by the long ball. Morejon also gave up 5 hits in his 4 innings. Morejon will likely remain in the rotation until Dinelson Lamet is ready to return from injury. Morejon's fastball and sinker both sat at 96 in his season debut, which is a good sign. Morejon could have some fantasy upside in the short term considering it's unclear when Lamet will be ready to return, but innings remain a question with Morejon. He looked decent enough in his debut to keep your eye on.
Adrian Morejon took the loss on Thursday when surrendered three runs on two hits with two strikeouts and a pair of walks over two innings as the Padres fell to the Dodgers 12-3 in Game 3 of the NLDS.
Morejon got the start for the Padres and was one of 11 pitchers used by San Diego as they tried to force a potential game 4. Morejon was tagged for three runs over his two innings of work and that would be enough to saddle him with the loss and end the Padres' season. The 21-year old rookie showed some strong strikeout upside this regular season with a 4.66 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and a 25:4 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings.