토토사이트 San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin provided an update on Darvish, who was placed on the disabled list today.
In an interview ahead of the Padres’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 29, Melvin spoke about Darvish, who was placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.
“He’s got inflammation,” Melvin said, “and we thought we’d better not push it, and we’ll see if it’s just a matter of skipping a couple starts. We’re diagnosing it now. We’re gathering more information.”
Darvish is on the injured list with elbow inflammation. Photo via AFPBBNews = News1
Darvish is 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA in 24 games and 136 1/3 innings pitched this season.
In his last three starts, he has struggled, allowing 13 runs in 16 innings (7.31 ERA). Most notably, he gave up five runs on six hits, one home run, one walk and three strikeouts in four innings against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 26.
“If you’ve watched him lately, you’ve seen him pop his arm in the middle of a pitch,” Melvin said. It happened a little bit more in his last start, and I didn’t feel like it was the right thing to do to force him to pitch. The next day I felt more pain than usual,” he explained.
He said he hopes the disabled list stint and checkup was a “proactive move” and that the condition is not serious.
Darvish was scheduled to start the final game of the series on Aug. 31, but will not be able to do so with the disabled list.
Melvin said left-hander Rich Hill will start in his place.
San Diego announced its lineup for the day: Ha Sung Kim (second base), Juan Soto (left field), Manny Machado (third base), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right field), Zander Bogaerts (shortstop), Garrett Cooper (first base), Matt Carpenter (designated hitter), Gary Sanchez (catcher) and Trent Grisham (center field). With Jake Cronenwirth on the disabled list, Carpenter got his chance.
“He’s been working hard and getting ready every day,” Melvin said, noting that Carpenter, who hasn’t gotten much playing time, has a great opportunity.