Padres manager Andy Green said that Christian Friedrich (lat) has been experiencing tenderness in his left elbow and will receive a medical examination.
Padres placed LHP Christian Friedrich on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left lat.
Christian Friedrich will open the season on the disabled list after being diagnosed with a strained left lat.
Christian Friedrich was scratched from a scheduled bullpen session Sunday due to general soreness in his pitching arm.
Christian Friedrich was pounded for five runs -- four earned -- in his two-inning start against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Padres and LHP Christian Friedrich avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.79 million contract.
Christian Friedrich couldn't make it out of the sixth inning in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing five runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Christian Friedrich faltered late in Thursday's loss to the Giants, surrendering two runs on three hits over seven-plus innings.
Christian Friedrich took a no-decision after allowing four runs in five innings Friday against the Rockies.
Christian Friedrich completely dominated his former team on Saturday, striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings in a 6-3 victory over the Rockies.
Christian Friedrich was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.
Christian Friedrich failed to impress in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Christian Friedrich surrendered two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rays.
Christian Friedrich allowed four runs over six innings in a loss to the Pirates on Thursday.