RP - SD - IL60
Padres relief pitcher Pierce Johnson is headed to the 10-day IL with elbow tendinitis, according to The Athletic's Dennis Lin. Ray Kerr is taking his place on the active roster.
Johnson had been very active and mostly sharp this season for San Diego. He had posted five shutout appearances sandwiched around one blowup game against the Atlanta Braves last Friday. His five holds ranked second in all the majors behind only Milwaukee's Devin Williams.
The Padres exercised their $3 million club option on relief pitcher Pierce Johnson.
Johnson left Japan in 2019 to sign a two-year, $5 million deal that included a $3 million option for 2022. The 30-year-old impressed this past season, posting a 3.22 ERA, 3.31 FIP, 0.8 fWAR, and 11.81 K/9 rate through 58.2 innings out of the bullpen.