We’re ten games into the season and the Padres are already two starting pitchers down. First was Trevor Cahill, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 9th (retroactive to April 6th) with a lower back strain. Then last night, manager Andy Green announced that Luis Perdomo would be sent to the 10-day DL with a shoulder injury.
According to Green, who described the injury as posterior shoulder inflammation, this is a precautionary move and the injury isn’t severe. However he also noted that Perdomo’s shoulder had been bothering him since his last Spring Training start, but he hadn’t notified them until recently.
Perdomo had experienced discomfort for more than a week, but he just brought it to the Padres' attention a few days after his first start of the season -- a 5 1/3-inning outing against the Giants in which he allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk in Friday's home opener.
"He started to feel it in his bullpen session, and he had a thorough exam [Tuesday]," Green said. "We thought this was the best course of action. He had a little bit of something that he wasn't talking about after his last outing in Spring Training. He made us aware after his bullpen session two days ago."
In a corresponding roster move, the Padres will be recalling right-handed pitcher Jake Esch. The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Marlins just before the season started. He made his Major League debut in 2016 and made three starts for Miami, totaling 13 innings of work and allowing eight earned runs on 17 hits (including four homers) and six walks.