Padres Get Exciting News on Blake Snell Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The San Diego Padres received exciting news around Blake Snell's latest injury update.
The San Diego Padres received exciting news around Blake Snell's latest injury update. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres are off to another hot start, sitting at 19-10 and in second place in the fierce NL West division. Fortunately, there's better news on the way for San Diego.

Starting pitcher Blake Snell will take the next step in his injury rehab this week. Snell will start on Tuesday for Triple-A El Paso, his third start on the bump throughout this return from injury.

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According to Padres insider AJ Cassavell, this could be the final step in Snell's rehab. The seven-year veteran lefty was a late-scratch from his first start of the year back in April thanks to left adductor tightness. He was then placed on the injured list and has not appeared for the Padres yet in 2022.

Snell's impending return marks some intriguing decisions ahead for manager Bob Melvin and his staff. The Padres are currently employing six men in their starting rotation, including Joe Musgrove, Sean Manaea, Yu Darvis, Nick Martinez, MacKenzie Gore, and now Mike Clevinger after his own return from injury. Snell adds a seventh name to this crowded mix.

It's unclear what Melvin will do, but it's a good problem to have. Snell returns as a former All-Star and just four years removed from his 2018 Cy Young campaign. In his first year in San Diego, Snell pitched to a 4.20 ERA. While this was the highest mark of his career, the dominant lefty still struck out 11.9 batters per nine innings.

San Diego looks to keep the good times rolling and currently holds +1500 odds (T-7th) to win the 2022 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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