Due to sickness, the Padres have put left-hander Blake Snell on the 10-day disabled list. In the same transaction, right-hander Miguel Diaz was promoted from Triple-A. Snell was withdrawn from yesterday night's start due to sickness, however it is reasonable to expect him to miss no more than the required 10 days. The 24-year-old Snell went 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 48 games last season for San Diego. He had been working as a starter this spring but could be used out of the bullpen if the team wants to limit his innings.
Snell was drafted by the Rays in 2014 and traded to San Diego that year. He spent 2015 at Class A Bowling Green and 2016 at Double-A Trenton before making the jump to the big leagues last year.
In his first full season as a starter, Snell posted a 3.15 ERA with 88 strikeouts in 100 1/3 innings. He also issued 39 walks against only 28 hits. The strikeout rate was a career high while the walk rate was a low number for Snell who has tended to get into trouble when he allows free passes. He has a 4.50 ERA with 78 K's in 79 1/3 innings over three seasons with Tampa Bay and San Diego.
The loss of Snell comes at a bad time for the Padres. They opened their 2018 campaign with four straight losses and are 0-4 this season.
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The Cardinals have placed lefty Andrew Miller on the 10-day disabled list due to shoulder fatigue. Junior Fernandez, a right-handed pitcher, was activated off the disabled list in a similar move. Miller had been dealing with soreness in his shoulder.
He made four starts for St. Louis this season, going 1-3 with a 4.86 ERA. The 27-year-old Miller signed with the Cardinals as a free agent last summer after spending seven seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. He's made at least 30 appearances each year since 2011 and has a 3.38 ERA over 872 innings pitched.
In other Cardinals news, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. Goldschmidt hit.455 with five RBIs during that one week period. The Cardinals play host to the San Diego Padres in Game 1 of their series tonight. That game begins at 6:40 PM CST and can be seen on FOX Sports Midwest.
Goldschmidt is expected to be out at least another day or two with a sprained ankle. Rookie Tyler O'Neill will get a chance to continue to show what he can do in his place.
O'Neill started Tuesday night's game against the Cubs and went 2 for 5 with a home run and three runs scored.
Right-hander Yu Darvish was put on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 9) by the Padres due to left hip irritation. Darvish's position on the active roster was taken by righty Nabil Crismatt, who was called up from Triple-A El Paso. The Rangers plan to wait and see how Darvish responds to treatment before determining his status for the start of the season.
Darvish has not pitched since June 23 because of the problem with his hip. He had an MRI done on the hip after the injury, which came during a game against the Angels. The results were negative, but that doesn't mean much as far as the long term health of the joint is concerned. He could have been able to play through the injury if it wasn't for him feeling discomfort while pitching.
The 29-year-old Darvish is coming off a down year in which he posted a 13-14 record with a 4.14 ERA in 36 starts for the Rangers. He also struck out 217 batters in 216 innings pitched.
Darvish was slated to be one of the top starters for the Rangers this season. Now they will need to find a new pitcher to replace him when he returns from the disabled list. The best option for them might be to bring up some of their young pitchers or trade for a better option via trade deadline day on July 31.
Shildt classified the injury as a ligament tear and stated that the pitcher will return to St. Louis for more testing and to decide the appropriate next steps in his rehabilitation process. Martinez hurt his thumb during his start on Sunday, but not while pitching. He went 0-for-4 before leaving the game.
"Carlos has a small fragment of bone in his thumb that needs to be removed," Shildt said in a press release. "We're going to wait until he gets back to St. Louis to see what kind of timeline we can put on his recovery."
Martinez is expected to miss at least two months due to the injury.
The Cardinals have had success this season with their starting pitchers being forced from the rotation early. Including Martinez, John Gant, Michael Wacha, and Jack Flaherty have all missed time this year due to injuries. The Cardinals are 20-12 when one of their five starters misses time this year. They'll hope that history repeats itself again soon.