Padres News: Concerning Joe Musgrove injury, Luis Arraez trade fallout, roster move

The Padres will be without one of their starters for a bit.
San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove
San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove / Denis Poroy/GettyImages

After taking two of three from the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend, the San Diego Padres emerged from their weekend series against with a win-loss record of 18-19 and head to the Windy City to play a three-game set against the Chicago Cubs.

But the Friars' road trip will be short one of their top starters. While Joe Musgrove has been off his game to start the season, losing the right-hander to injury certainly isn't welcome news to the Padres clubhouse.

Padres News: Concerning Joe Musgrove injury

The news is not good for Java Joe. Musgrove was placed on the 15-day IL with right elbow inflammation. With the rash of elbow injuries befalling so many top pitchers this season, the Padres are proceeding with caution. The right-hander will miss at least his next two starts. The Padres referred to the move as precautionary and Musgrove expects to miss the minimum amount of time allotted.

This is the latest in a series of injuries for Musgove that date back to last season. A weight lifting accident coupled with shoulder injury have slowed Musgove since 2023. Over the past two seasons, the 31-year-old owns a 4.03 ERA in 25 starts. Randy Vasquez will replace Musgrove in the Padres starting rotation.

Padres News: Luis Arraez trade fallout

The Padres made a surprising trade late on Friday night that culminated with the arrival of two-time batting champion Luis Arraez by Saturday morning. Padres President of Baseball Operations AJ Preller worked out a deal with the Miami Marlins that brought Arraez to San Diego.

The Padres shipped three of their top prospects plus Woo Suk Go to the Fish in exchange for Arraez, and Miami will be covering the infielder's salary this season. Arraez, who's under team control through next season, made his presence felt in a big way over the weekend going 5-for-9 in his first two games as a Padre, including a four-hit game on Saturday in Phoenix.

Padres News: Donovan Solano called up

Donovan Solano, who signed a minor-league contract with the Padres shortly after the 2024 season began, was promoted to the active roster over the weekend. To make room for the former Silver Slugger, Eguy Rosario was optioned to Triple-A El Paso.

Solano played for the Minnesota Twins last season and owned a .282/.369/.391 slash line. Donnie Barrels, as he's called, will likely be used in a utility role similar to how Rosario was throughout the first month of the season. Solano can play all over the infield and is well regarded for his ability to put the ball in play.

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