Joe Wieland SP SD 16 Days

Padres transferred RHP Joe Wieland from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Bobby LaFromboise. Wieland underwent surgery a week ago to remove scar tissue from his elbow and is hoping to return to the Padres before the All-Star break.

Joe Wieland SP SD 17 Days

Joe Wieland (elbow) could begin a throwing program within the next month.

Wieland underwent surgery a week ago to remove scar tissue from his elbow but has already begun range-of-motion exercises. The right-hander is hoping to return to the Padres before the All-Star break.

Joe Wieland SP SD 20 Days

Padres placed RHP Joe Wieland on the 15-day disabled list after undergoing surgery to correct loose bodies and an impingement in his right elbow.

Wieland had been in the running for the Padres' fifth starter job earlier this spring, but the surgery sidelines him until mid-season at the earliest. The 24-year-old could be a factor in the second half of the season.

Joe Wieland SP SD 23 Days

Joe Wieland underwent surgery Tuesday to correct loose bodies and an impingement in his right elbow.

The initial fear was that Wieland had damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, but the situation wasn't nearly as serious. Still, he's not expected to throw for six weeks and will likely be sidelined until around midseason.

Joe Wieland SP SD 27 Days

Joe Wieland (elbow) will undergo a surgical procedure to fix the irritation in his elbow and will be out until the All-Star break.

It's described as a relatively simple clean-up procedure and will be performed by Dr. Kremchek. Missing the first half of the season at a minimum, Wieland should no longer be an option in redraft leagues.

Joe Wieland SP SD 27 Days

Joe Wieland is scheduled to visit Dr. Kremchek this week about the pain he's having in his triceps area.

An MRI taken on Wieland this week revealed no damage to his UCL, which was a sigh of relief for the young right-hander, but they're still trying to determine the cause for his renewed soreness. He's likley to begin the season on the disabled list.

Joe Wieland SP SD 1 Month

An MRI taken Monday on Joe Wieland's sore right arm showed no UCL damage.

In other words, the young right-hander does not need a second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The Padres will reevaluate Wieland in about 10 days. He remains an attractive pitching prospect, but injuries have derailed his rise over the past couple of years.

Joe Wieland SP SD 1 Month

Padres manager Bud Black said Monday that the conversations he's had with Joe Wieland about his injury revolved more around the triceps area rather than the elbow.

Wieland dealt with triceps problems last year as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery. Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reported earlier Monday that the Padres had "significant concern" that Wieland might have re-tore his UCL, but it appears the issue involves another part of the arm. More will obviously be known when Wieland undergoes an MRI Monday.

Joe Wieland SP SD 1 Month

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that there is "significant concern" that Joe Wieland might have re-torn the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Fellow teammate Cory Luebke suffered the same fate earlier this year. Wieland has an MRI scheduled for Monday before anything is officially known, but it certainly doesn't look good. The 24-year-old right-hander made just seven starts in 2012 and missed all of last season due to elbow issues.

Joe Wieland SP SD 1 Month

Joe Wieland was hit hard in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing five runs on six hits in his 2 1/3 innings of work.

Wieland struggled mightily with his command, issuing five walks while fanning two. He's still working his way back from Tommy John surgery, so a bit of rust is to be expected, but it doesn't look like he's anywhere close to being ready to contribute to the Padres rotation.