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Joe Wieland | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers will recall Joe Wieland to start either Saturday or Sunday in San Diego.
It would allow both Brett Anderson (who's currently scheduled to start Sunday) and Clayton Kershaw to receive an extra day of rest before their next outings. Brandon McCarthy is on the docket for Saturday at the moment. It's not clear whether Wieland would be up for just the one start or if he might stick around for a while. He's put up a 1.80 ERA and 14/1 K/BB ratio over his first 10 innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Apr 24 - 4:06 PM

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Dodgers prospect Joe Wieland threw five shutout innings Sunday in a win for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Wieland only allowed two hits while striking out five. He's won each of his first two starts, limiting opponents to a .139 average during that stretch. Wieland has nine games of big league experience on his resume, including a four-game stint with the Padres in 2014. He's the Dodgers' 18th-best prospect, according to MLB.com.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 20 - 3:33 PM

Joe Wieland pitched decently in a losing effort against the White Sox on Tuesday, surrendering two runs on nine hits over his five innings.

Wieland whiffed one and didn't issue a walk in the ballgame. The 25-year-old is currently the leading candidate to open the season in Hyun-Jin Ryu's rotation spot, and this start shouldn't do anything to dissuade that thinking. He boasts a 1.93 ERA and 10/3 K/BB ratio across 14 innings on the spring and should be a worthwhile addition in mixed leagues until Ryu returns.
Mar 31 - 9:19 PM

According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, right-hander Joe Wieland is the "leading candidate" to replace Hyun-Jin Ryu in the Dodgers' rotation.

Ryu is again dealing with shoulder problems and is expected to have a lengthy disabled list stint to open the 2015 season. That leaves a big opportunity for the 25-year-old Wieland, who was acquired from the Padres in December as part of the Matt Kemp trade and could suddenly take on deep-league fantasy relevance. Wieland owns a cool 3.27 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 8.4 K/9 in 476 2/3 career minor league innings.
Mar 23 - 11:06 AM

Dodgers optioned RHP Joe Wieland to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Weiland was acquired from the Padres back in December as part of the Matt Kemp trade. It would have taken a rash of injuries for the right-hander to crack the Dodgers' season-opening starting rotation.
Mar 16 - 2:31 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:39:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 02:55:00 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.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 06:47:00 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.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 01:15:00 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.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 12:49:00 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.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 07:19:00 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.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:07:00 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.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 12:03:00 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.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 06:31:00 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.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 09:37:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Mike Bolsinger
7Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Yimi Garcia
10Chris Withrow