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Padres News: San Diego Gets Bad Drew Pomeranz Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The San Diego Padres got bad news regarding relief pitcher Drew Pomeranz's latest injury update.
The San Diego Padres got bad news regarding relief pitcher Drew Pomeranz's latest injury update. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The San Diego Padres currently sit 15 games above .500 with a 53-38 record and a key part of their success has been their bullpen. San Diego's bullpen ERA of 2.87 ranks as the lowest mark in all of baseball, but the team will now be without Drew Pomeranz as he was placed on the 10-day injured list.

Drew Pomeranz Injury Update

Pomeranz was diagnosed with left forearm inflammation. The veteran lefty has already missed seven weeks of action this season due to left shoulder impingement and lat tightness. Despite being such an important piece of this bullpen, he simply can't shake the injury bug.

Fortunately, Padres manager Jayce Tingler doesn't believe this injury is to be anything serious and even said that Pomeranz could rejoin the team after the minimum 10 days. Right-hander Miguel Diaz was called up from Triple-A to take the southpaw's spot on the active roster.

Pomeranz has been nothing but stellar for the Padres this season posting a 1.59 ERA and 1.24 WHIP across 17.0 innings pitched. Overall, the 32-year-old reliever has racked up 22 strikeouts and given up just 9 walks across 18 game appearances.

San Diego will have to rely on other bullpen arms to get the job done in the late innings for now. The Padres remain one of the favorites to win the World Series and are tied for the third-best odds to take home the Commissioner's Trophy at +850, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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