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Robbie Erlin | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Robbie Erlin hurled 3 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Saturday's Cactus League tie with the Diamondbacks.
Erlin struck out four while walking one and allowing two hits on the afternoon. The lone run he surrendered came in the second inning, though that was merely on a sacrifice fly. Erlin, 27, is trying for a rotation spot after coming back from Tommy John surgery. He's appeared in just six major league games since the start of the 2015 campaign. Mar 17 - 7:08 PM

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Robbie Erlin (elbow) is throwing bullpen sessions in anticipation of vying for a rotation spot this spring.

"Both of those guys, we like where they are right now," Padres manager Andy Green said of Erlin and Colin Rea. "And we like that they're heading back to pitching for us on, hopefully, a consistent basis. They're in the hunt for rotation spots right now." Erlin has made just six major league appearances since the start of the 2015 season and is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's one of 10 pitchers in the hunt for five rotation spots this spring.
Feb 17 - 6:45 PM

Padres and LHP Robbie Erlin avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $650,000 contract.

Erlin hasn't pitched in a game since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of 2016. He is expected to be ready for spring training. He carries a career 4.54 ERA in 30 career games, including 25 starts. The former top prospect's career has been derailed by injuries but the low-budget Padres must believe he is ready to contribute.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 10:56:00 PM

Robbie Erlin is throwing bullpens at the Padres' complex in Arizona, but he appears unlikely to pitch in the majors this year after May 2016 Tommy John surgery.

Erlin's original hope was to complete his rehab around the All-Star break, but it hasn't gone that smoothly. Now it looks like he could pitch in games in the instructional league in October and compete for a rotation spot next spring.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 10:37:00 AM

Padres placed LHP Robbie Erlin on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Erlin underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May. He should become an option for the Padres around the middle of the 2017 regular season.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 12:55:00 PM

Robbie Erlin (elbow) has started to throw off a mound at 45 feet.

It's a big step as the left-hander works his way back from Tommy John surgery. Erlin is hoping to be an option for the Padres around midseason.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 01:06:00 PM

Robbie Erlin (elbow) is hoping to return around midseason.

Erlin underwent Tommy John surgery last May. He's been taking part in fielding and bunting practice and hopes to begin throwing off a mound before the end of spring training. "I don't think there's really like a set date," Erlin said. "We kind of stay away from that so you don't get too jumpy. We just go based on feel. Right now, late June, early July is kind of what we're eyeballing, if everything goes well."
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 04:29:00 PM

Padres activated LHP Robbie Erlin from the 60-day disabled list.

Erlin required season-ending Tommy John surgery back in May. He'll likely be out until around midseason next year.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:07:00 AM

Robbie Erlin underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Tuesday.

Padres manager Andy Green made that announcement, adding that everything went well. Erlin will miss the remainder of the 2016 season and the early part of 2017.
Tue, May 17, 2016 07:15:00 PM

Paders transferred LHP Robbie Erlin from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Erlin began feeling discomfort in his throwing elbow in late April. Further tests revealed a partial UCL tear. He will be undergoing Tommy John surgery. Wednesday's move to the 60-day disabled list was made for roster flexibility.
Wed, May 11, 2016 09:00:00 PM

Robbie Erlin needs Tommy John surgery.

Erlin was placed on the disabled list on April 21 with discomfort in his left elbow and further testing revealed a partial UCL tear. He's going to miss the rest of the 2016 season and the early part of 2017. Erlin, a 25-year-old former top prospect, holds a 4.54 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 109/35 K/BB ratio in 148 2/3 career major league frames.
Tue, May 3, 2016 07:13:00 PM

Robbie Erlin (elbow) underwent an MRI on Monday.

Erlin landed on the disabled list late last month with a left elbow strain and recently had a setback. The results of the MRI aren't yet known, but he's obviously not close to returning.
Mon, May 2, 2016 07:18:00 PM

Robbie Erlin (elbow) will not play catch Sunday as hoped.

Erlin had a setback with his elbow last week and isn't ready to throw yet. He'll be re-evaluated early this week, at which point more should be known about his potential timetable.
Sun, May 1, 2016 02:29:00 PM

Robbie Erlin (elbow) could play catch on Sunday.

Erlin was shut down last week after feeling some soreness in his elbow. He's not close to a return, and with Cesar Vargas pitching well the Padres can afford to take their time with the left-hander.
Sun, May 1, 2016 10:48:00 AM

Robbie Erlin (elbow) is being backed off his rehab.

It's not clear if he's had a big setback. The hope is he can resume throwing this weekend in Los Angeles. Erlin was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 21 with a left elbow strain and has no clear timetable for returning to the Padres' active roster. It could be a while.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 02:44:00 PM

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