Joe Wieland SP SD 22 Days
Joe Wieland (elbow) threw a 25-30 pitch bullpen session Friday.
He threw only fastballs and a few changeups, but it was a nice step for the right-hander. "I've been waiting a long time for that," Wieland said. "And it felt great to have all of the coaches there, not just watching me but evaluating me." Wieland had three setbacks on his way back from Tommy John surgery, dealing with a triceps strain that later became a stress reaction. He's healthy now, though, and ready to compete for a roster spot. Most likely he'll begin the year in the Triple-A rotation.
Joe Wieland SP SD 4 Months
Joe Wieland (elbow) will throw an inning in an Arizona Fall League game on Saturday.
Wieland missed all of this season while recovering from Tommy John surgery and had a setback with a sore triceps. He's feeling healthy now, though, and expects to enter spring training with no limitations.
Joe Wieland SP SD 6 Months
Joe Wieland (elbow) is hoping to pitch in winter ball.
Wieland is coming back from Tommy John surgery and had three setbacks due to a stress reaction in his right elbow. "I want to get some innings, even if it's 10 or 15 innings," Wieland said Wednesday. "I want to make sure that it's healthy. I don't want to go to spring training in the dark wondering if it's going to happen again."
Joe Wieland SP SD 9 Months
Joe Wieland (elbow) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Saturday.
It will be the first time he's done so since undergoing Tommy John surgery. Wieland is hoping to begin a rehab assignment by late June, with a return to the big league club coming after the All-Star break.
Joe Wieland SP SD 11 Months
Joe Wieland (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday at the Padres' spring training complex.
Wieland, currently on the 60-day disabled list, is nine months removed from Tommy John surgery and will continued to be moved along slowly. If he can avoid setbacks, Wieland should be game-ready shortly after the All-Star break.
Joe Wieland SP SD 12 Months
Joe Wieland (elbow) is expected to play catch from the top of a mound next Monday in Padres camp.
The right-hander has not stepped atop a mound since having Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July. "It's not going to be a bullpen and it's playing catch from 45 feet," Wieland said Tuesday. "It's not going to be that big of a deal; but at the same time it is." He should be game-ready shortly after the All-Star break.
Joe Wieland SP SD Jan 04 '13
Joe Wieland (elbow) played catch Friday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Wieland revealed the news himself on Twitter. The 22-year-old right-hander underwent surgery in late July and is not expected to return until after the All-Star break next season.