Padres News: San Diego Gets Bad Blake Snell Injury Update

The San Diego Padres have received bad news on the latest Blake Snell injury update.
The San Diego Padres have received bad news on the latest Blake Snell injury update. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The last few weeks have been rough for San Diego Padres left-handed pitcher Blake Snell. The 2018 American League Cy Young winner had a run-in with food poisoning back on June 30 that saw him land on the 10-day injured list. When it seemed like those issues were firmly in the past, it's looking like Snell isn't out of the woods just yet.

Snell was scheduled to start against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, however, he couldn't as he continues to rehab from the food poisoning. As a result, the Padres placed Snell back on the 10-day IL with gastroenteritis.

Blake Snell Injury Update

While this is certainly bad news for the Padres and their fans, the good news is that Snell's placement is retroactive to July 7. That means that the earliest he can return to San Diego's rotation is for Game 2 of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals on Saturday, July 17.

Before dealing with stomach issues, Snell had been on pace for one of his more disappointing seasons so far. While he's 3-3 through 16 starts, he owns a 1.550 WHIP and career-high 4.99 ERA. On the other hand, he is averaging 11.9 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched, so the potential is there for him to turn his season around. After all, with the latest news surrounding Yu Darvish, San Diego will need all of its starting pitchers to be at the top of their game.

The Padres are in a prime position to win the first World Series in franchise history this season. FanDuel Sportsbook has set them at +850 to go on a championship run this season, which puts them in a tie with the Chicago White Sox for third-best odds in the MLB.

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