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Joe Wieland | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers acquired RHP Joe Wieland from the Padres in the Matt Kemp trade.
Wieland has logged just 85 1/3 innings since the beginning of 2012 due to elbow issues, but he'll enter spring training healthy. The Dodgers are set in their rotation for now, but Wieland will be among the top candidates to fill in once the inevitable Brett Anderson injury comes. Dec 18 - 11:39 PM

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Padres and RHP Joe Wieland avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $590,000 contract.

The 24-year-old hurler was arbitration-eligible for the first time as a Super two qualifier. He fought his way back from a pair of elbow surgeries to return to the Padres in September, but logged just 11 1/3 unimpressive innings. He'll compete for a spot in the Padres rotation in the spring.
Dec 6 - 2:55 PM

Joe Wieland will start on Wednesday against the Rockies in place of the injured Tyson Ross (forearm).

Wieland finally made it back this month after a pair of elbow surgeries but has struggled with a six runs and 13 hits allowed over six frames. His pitch count will be limited and he's not someone to consider in fantasy leagues.
Sep 22 - 6:47 PM

Joe Wieland gave up four runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Rockies in his return to the majors Saturday.

It was a long road back from July 2012 Tommy John surgery for Wieland, with a cleanup surgery this spring costing him much of 2014. The Padres will want to keep getting him work and building up his innings count, so he should make at least a couple of more starts this month. It doesn't look like he'll be an option in NL-only leagues, though.
Sep 7 - 1:15 AM

Joe Wieland will start on Saturday in Colorado.

He'll have gone exactly 28 months in between major league starts, as Wieland has finally made it back following a pair of elbow surgeries. He held a nice 3.03 ERA and 36/6 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 rehab innings but obviously won't be making his return in an ideal environment. Wieland could become a streaming option for starts at Petco, but fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach for now.
Sep 5 - 12:49 PM

Padres activated RHP Joe Wieland from the 60-day disabled list.

Wieland has finally made his way back from a pair of elbow surgeries. Although he might be used in relief initially, the Padres could give him a chance to start at some point this month.
Sep 2 - 7:19 PM

Joe Wieland (elbow) pitched well in his first rehab start at Triple-A El Paso on Friday, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings.

Wieland punched out five in the ballgame without issuing a free pass, throwing 46 of his 68 offerings for strikes. He's had a long road to recovery from his Tommy John surgery in July of 2012, but is getting very close to becoming an option for the Padres rotation, It's likely that he'll need one or two more rehab starts before joining the Padres.
Aug 16 - 12:07 PM

Joe Wieland (elbow) allowed one run over four innings Sunday in a rehab start at Double-A San Antonio.

Wieland yielded four hits and struck out two in the solid rehab outing. He's still on his way back from July 2012 Tommy John surgery -- requiring a followup arthroscopic procedure this spring -- and probably won't be an option for the Padres' rotation until the end of August.
Aug 4 - 12:03 PM

Joe Wieland (elbow) is scheduled to throw around sixty pitches in his rehab start for Double-A San Antonio on Sunday.

Wieland had Tommy John surgery in July, 2012. He is slowly working his way back toward the majors with the hope that he might be major league ready in a month or so.
Aug 2 - 6:31 PM

Joe Wieland (elbow) has joined the Padres' Arizona League affiliate to begin a rehab assignment.

Wieland had Tommy John surgery in July 2012 and hasn't thrown a pitch in a major league game since. He could become an option for the Padres' rotation by the end of August, but the righty probably won't be a fantasy factor.
Jul 19 - 9:37 PM

Joe Wieland (elbow) was scheduled to play catch from 105 feet on Wednesday.

Wieland has been playing catch from 75 feet in recent weeks, so he's continuing to progress. He said he hopes to start a rehab stint by mid-June. A return to the Padres shortly after the All-Star break seems reasonable, given that timetable.
May 28 - 6:34 PM

Padres GM Josh Byrnes said Saturday that Joe Wieland (elbow) has begun playing catch from 75 feet.

Wieland was placed on the 60-day disabled list at the beginning of April after undergoing surgery on March 26 to repair an impingement and clear out loose bodies in his throwing elbow. The right-hander is aiming to return to live action before the All-Star break.
May 17 - 8:19 PM

Padres transferred RHP Joe Wieland from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Bobby LaFromboise. Wieland underwent surgery a week ago to remove scar tissue from his elbow and is hoping to return to the Padres before the All-Star break.
Apr 2 - 2:48 PM

Joe Wieland (elbow) could begin a throwing program within the next month.

Wieland underwent surgery a week ago to remove scar tissue from his elbow but has already begun range-of-motion exercises. The right-hander is hoping to return to the Padres before the All-Star break.
Apr 1 - 9:31 PM

Padres placed RHP Joe Wieland on the 15-day disabled list after undergoing surgery to correct loose bodies and an impingement in his right elbow.

Wieland had been in the running for the Padres' fifth starter job earlier this spring, but the surgery sidelines him until mid-season at the earliest. The 24-year-old could be a factor in the second half of the season.
Mar 29 - 9:22 PM

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1B1Adrian Gonzalez
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2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Darwin Barney
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3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
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4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
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Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Juan Nicasio
6Joe Wieland
7Zach Lee
8Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
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R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
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4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
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8Paco Rodriguez
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10Carlos Frias
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