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Joe Wieland | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Joe Wieland underwent surgery Tuesday to correct loose bodies and an impingement in his right elbow.

The initial fear was that Wieland had damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, but the situation wasn't nearly as serious. Still, he's not expected to throw for six weeks and will likely be sidelined until around midseason.
Mar 26 - 1:37 PM

Joe Wieland (elbow) will undergo a surgical procedure to fix the irritation in his elbow and will be out until the All-Star break.

It's described as a relatively simple clean-up procedure and will be performed by Dr. Kremchek. Missing the first half of the season at a minimum, Wieland should no longer be an option in redraft leagues.
Mar 22 - 2:50 PM

Joe Wieland is scheduled to visit Dr. Kremchek this week about the pain he's having in his triceps area.

An MRI taken on Wieland this week revealed no damage to his UCL, which was a sigh of relief for the young right-hander, but they're still trying to determine the cause for his renewed soreness. He's likely to begin the season on the disabled list.
Mar 22 - 12:55 PM

An MRI taken Monday on Joe Wieland's sore right arm showed no UCL damage.

In other words, the young right-hander does not need a second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The Padres will reevaluate Wieland in about 10 days. He remains an attractive pitching prospect, but injuries have derailed his rise over the past couple of years.
Mar 17 - 8:47 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Monday that the conversations he's had with Joe Wieland about his injury revolved more around the triceps area rather than the elbow.

Wieland dealt with triceps problems last year as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery. Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reported earlier Monday that the Padres had "significant concern" that Wieland might have re-tore his UCL, but it appears the issue involves another part of the arm. More will obviously be known when Wieland undergoes an MRI Monday.
Mar 17 - 12:45 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that there is "significant concern" that Joe Wieland might have re-torn the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Fellow teammate Cory Luebke suffered the same fate earlier this year. Wieland has an MRI scheduled for Monday before anything is officially known, but it certainly doesn't look good. The 24-year-old right-hander made just seven starts in 2012 and missed all of last season due to elbow issues.
Mar 17 - 8:26 AM

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