The Padres are having a real tough time keeping their pitchers healthy. The news that Padres prospect Max Fried is suffering from elbow soreness is just another punch to the jock for Padres fans.
Padres top prospect Max Fried has been shut down with elbow soreness: http://t.co/xKbZfNo8KE— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) February 20, 2014
"Until the symptoms calm down a little bit, we’re not gonna let him throw," Byrnes said. "If I were to guess, it’ll be at least a couple weeks. We’ll just keep monitoring it and see if we can resolve the symptoms."
"At this stage of his career, this time of year, we’re obviously gonna be careful and make sure he’s symptom-free before he gets going," Byrnes said. "There was still enough soreness in there that we’re gonna be conservative and make sure we knock it out."
The Union-Tribune tells us that Fried had an MRI on February 11th and the soreness was deemed to be muscular instead of the tendon variety and called "benign".
Edit to previous report: Per Padres, Max Fried has forearm, not elbow, soreness in mass-flexor area. My apologies. http://t.co/xKbZfNo8KE— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) February 21, 2014
Flexor mass is where the forearm meets the elbow: http://t.co/xKbZfNo8KE— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) February 21, 2014
Re: Max Fried, belly of the forearm might be the easiest way to describe it.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) February 21, 2014