MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - INSIDE PITCH
Sidelined since June 9 after tearing the PCL while diving for a ball on the warning track in Colorado, Cameron Maybin was twice pulled from rehab assignments with persistent discomfort in his left knee.
All along, the 26-year-old Maybin has been more concerned about the wrist issues that forced him to the disabled list earlier in the season and have dogged him the last couple of seasons.
Although the knee injury didn't require surgery, rest should have helped his ailing right wrist -- but it hadn't.
So Maybin will have it looked at once and for all Friday in an arthroscopic procedure that should remove loose particles and clean up the joint.
"It's always disappointing," said Maybin, noting that a scan earlier in the week showed damage to two ligaments. "But at the same time, it's good to know. The past couple of seasons the only time I've missed was due to my wrist. It's just kind of good to take care of it now. It gives us more than enough time to get ready for next year."
After four weeks of rehab, Maybin could be close to 100 percent at the 10-week mark, manager Bud Black said. That would allow Maybin to get some at-bats in winter ball to make up for a lost season that has limited him to just 14 games this year.
Maybin is due $20 million over the next three years, with the Padres holding a $9 million club option in 2017.
"There's still an outside chance, depending on what they do in his rehab, that come December he could get into games, which is what he wants," Black said. "He hasn't had a whole lot of repetitions this year. He wants to get this done, get this behind him."
MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - NOTES, QUOTES
STREAK: Lost one
PAST 10 GAMES: 4-6
NEXT: Rockies (Juan Nicasio, 8-7, 4.82) at Padres (Burch Smith, 0-1, 11.37)
--LHP Eric Stults had one of his roughest starts of the season on Wednesday. Stults (8-13) was tagged for seven runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and no walks in 4 2/3 innings.
--RHP Burch Smith will make his fourth start on Friday against the Rockies. Smith, who was recalled from Triple-A Tucson on Monday, is serving his fourth stint with the Padres this season. He made his major league debut May 11 against the Rays, but is still seeking his first win. Smith has never faced the Rockies. At Petco Park, Smith is 0-1 with a 12.79 ERA.
--CF Cameron Maybin will have season-ended surgery on his ailing right wrist on Friday. Maybin, who played in only 14 games this season, has been plagued by a wrist and a knee injury for much of the season. "It's just kind of good to have an idea of what we're doing and take care of it now," Maybin said. "It gives me more than enough time to get ready for next year. I think it's long overdue."
--3B Chase Headley returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing the past six games with a lower back injury. Headley homered for the first time since July 27, snapping a 26-game, 99-at-bat drought.
--OF Carlos Quentin had surgery earlier this week to clean up particles in his right knee. Quentin played in only 82 games this season.
--1B Yonder Alonso received an injection in his right hand Tuesday. Alonso hurt his hand on a check swing during last Friday night's loss to the Dodgers. There is no timetable for his return, though the Padres are hoping he returns before the end of the season.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "He's one of those guys when he's hot, he's hot." -- Manager Bud Black, on San Francisco 3B Pablo Sandoval, who hit three home runs in the Giants' 13-5 victory over the Padres on Wednesday.
MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - ROSTER REPORT
--1B Yonder Alonso (sore right hand) was hurt Aug. 30, and he didn't play Aug. 31-Sept. 4. An MRI exam Sept. 3 found an inflamed tendon and he received an injection in the hand. Alonso won't return before mid-September, and there's a chance he'll be shut down for the season.
--LHP Cory Luebke (Tommy John surgery in May 2012) went on the 60-day disabled list March 20. After taking three weeks off due to soreness in his elbow, he resumed throwing around Opening Day. He threw from 150 feet in late April, but he backed off his throwing program again in early May after feeling soreness in the elbow. He was throwing from a slope as of late July. He began throwing bullpen sessions in late August, but he won't pitch in the majors this season.
--OF Cameron Maybin (right wrist, PCL tear in left knee) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 10. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tucson on July 31, but he was shut down Aug. 6 due to renewed discomfort. He started a new rehab assignment with Tucson on Aug. 16 but returned to San Diego to have his injured knee re-examined by club doctors. He is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist Sept. 6.
--LF Carlos Quentin (sore right knee) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 31. He struggled while trying to run Aug. 9-10. He had season-ending knee surgery Sept. 3, and he should be ready for spring training.
--RHP Jason Marquis (sore right elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 20, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on Aug. 15. He had season-ending Tommy John surgery July 30.
--C Yasmani Grandal (sprained right knee) went on the 60-day disabled list July 7. He had season-ending surgery Aug. 6 to repair his anterior cruciate ligament.
--LHP Clayton Richard (strained left shoulder) went on the 15-day disabled list June 22 and was transferred to the 60-day DL on July 12. He underwent season-ending surgery July 15. He is expected to be ready to start a throwing program in October.
--RHP Joe Wieland (Tommy John surgery in July 2012) went on the 60-day disabled list retroactive to March 22. He threw 100 pitches at 75-80 percent on April 26. He threw live batting practice for the first time June 2. He suffered a triceps strain in late July and is unlikely to return this season.
--RHP Casey Kelly (torn right ulnar collateral ligament) went on the 60-day disabled list March 30. He had season-ending Tommy John surgery April 2.
LHP Eric Stults
RHP Andrew Cashner
RHP Tyson Ross
RHP Ian Kennedy
LHP Robbie Erlin
RHP Burch Smith
RHP Huston Street (closer)
RHP Luke Gregerson
RHP Dale Thayer
RHP Tim Stauffer
RHP Nick Vincent
LHP Colt Hynes
LHP Tommy Layne
RHP Brad Boxberger
RHP Anthony Bass
RHP Brad Brach
1B Yonder Alonso
2B Jedd Gyorko
SS Logan Forsythe
3B Chase Headley
INF/OF Mark Kotsay
INF Ronny Cedeno
LF Jesus Guzman
CF Will Venable
RF Chris Denorfia
OF Alexi Amarista
OF Reymond Fuentes