Padres 5 Worst Moments Of 2014
Yet again, the Padres were sickened with injuries in 2014. The list began early in the season with the announcement of future star pitcher Cory Luebke again facing year-ending Tommy John surgery for the second time. His future with the Padres is very cloudy. Then the season began, the Padres on opening night, defeated the Dodgers and things seemed to be looking up. Not so fast, yet again players like Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, declining Everth Cabrera for example, nearly most of the lineup and pitching staff hit the disabled list at some point on the year.
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Other stars that disappointed in 2014 with injuries are mainly Josh Johnson, who was signed from the Toronto Blue Jays after a disappointing 2013 campaign. Johnson got through Spring Training in Peoria until the injury bug popped up yet again. Johnson, like Luebke, needed season-ending Tommy John surgery without a pitch in the regular season. The biggest bust because of injuries in 2014 goes to second basemen Jedd Gyorko. After signing a huge extension with the Padres, Gyorko in the most Padre way, hit the disabled list shortly after with plantar fasciitis. The sad part was he was still tops in home runs on the team after coming off the disabled list few months later.