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Joe Wieland | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Wed, May 28, 2014 06:34:00 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.
Sat, May 17, 2014 08:19:00 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.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 02:48:00 PM

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