Ah good news! Jeff Passan's worst case scenario of a torn UCL diagnoses for Joe Wieland doesn't seem likely anymore. Padres beat writer Corey Brock passed along information directly from manager Bud Black about the exact location of Wieland's soreness.
Bud Black said his conversation with Joe Wieland centered more triceps area that he previously had trouble with -- not the ligament. #Padres— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) March 17, 2014
Apparently Wieland has had tricep soreness in the past and the pain it is not a result of a torn ligament. That means a second Tommy John surgery will not be necessary. I don't know about you but I just let out a big sigh of relief.
San Diego general manager Josh Byrnes said late Monday that the results of an MRI showed "no ligament findings" and that the team will have Wieland rest for the next seven to 10 days and see how he responds.