Joe Wieland SP SD 9 Days

Wieland lasted only 2.1 innings, giving up four runs and seven hits while striking out one and walking two Saturday against the Rockies.

It was Wieland's first game in nearly two and a half years since reconstructive elbow surgery. He last pitched on May 6, 2012 and it showed. He struggled through 2.1 innings, allowing four runs and seven hits, but he didn't figure in the decision.

Joe Wieland SP SD 11 Days

Wieland will start Saturday against the Rockies, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Wieland will oppose Jorge De La Rosa at Coors Field exactly 28 months to the day since his last major league start. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in July of 2012 and required another procedure in March of this year to clean up some loose bodies and an impingement in his elbow, but he was sharp in four starts for Triple-A El Paso, posting a 3.42 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 20:4 K:BB over 23.2 innings.

Joe Wieland SP SD 15 Days

Wieland will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Tuesday, Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press reports.

Since he was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Aug. 10, Wieland has been a part of the Triple-A rotation, going 2-1 with a 3.42 ERA, 1.121 WHIP, and 20:4 K:BB in 23.2 innings (four starts). It's unclear if he'll be afforded spot nods with the big club, especially following Robbie Erlin's recall Monday, but the Padres will have the flexibility to turn to a six-man rotation with the moves.

Joe Wieland SP SD 1 Month

Wieland was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Wieland's rocky road the past few years stemmed from Tommy John surgery in July of 2012, and his recovery lingered throughout the 2013 campaign. As he built up strength this spring, he suffered another setback, which required a clean-up procedure in late March. The final stages of his rehab included five starts between the Arizona League Padres and Double-A San Antonio. In two nods at the latter, he gave up three runs (two earned) on eight hits and one walk to go with six strikeouts in nine innings. If he keeps up his recent pace, the Padres could use Wieland during the final month and a half, if Jesse Hahn is in fact shut down due to a fast-approaching innings limit.

Joe Wieland SP SD 1 Month

Wieland (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

Wieland pitched four innnings in a rehab assignment last Sunday, and appears to be ready to return to the big league club. He was activated from the disabled list Sunday, but it's unclear what the team will do with him now that he is off the disabled list.

Joe Wieland SP SD 1 Month

Wieland (elbow) pitched for innings in a rehab assignment Sunday, allowing just one run on four hits and striking out two0, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Joe Wieland SP SD 2 Months

Joe Wieland (elbow) has joined the Padres' Arizona League affiliate to begin a rehab assignment.

Wieland had Tommy John surgery in July 2012 and hasn't thrown a pitch in a major league game since. He could become an option for the Padres' rotation by the end of August, but the righty probably won't be a fantasy factor.

Joe Wieland SP SD 4 Months

Joe Wieland (elbow) was scheduled to play catch from 105 feet on Wednesday.

Wieland has been playing catch from 75 feet in recent weeks, so he's continuing to progress. He said he hopes to start a rehab stint by mid-June. A return to the Padres shortly after the All-Star break seems reasonable, given that timetable.

Joe Wieland SP SD 4 Months

Padres GM Josh Byrnes said Saturday that Joe Wieland (elbow) has begun playing catch from 75 feet.

Wieland was placed on the 60-day disabled list at the beginning of April after undergoing surgery on March 26 to repair an impingement and clear out loose bodies in his throwing elbow. The right-hander is aiming to return to live action before the All-Star break.

Joe Wieland SP SD 6 Months

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.