Erlin Placed on 15-Day DL; Boyer Called Up
The San Diego Padres have placed LHP Robbie Erlin onto the 15-day DL due to elbow soreness. As such, the team has called up RHP Blaine Boyer from Triple-A El Paso. The move was announced Thursday afternoon amid rumors that another Padre player was about to go onto the DL.
Erlin, one of three left handed pitchers on the Padres staff, struggled early on this season. In his first attempt at a full season, Erlin has posted a 4.53 ERA with a 3-4 record in 9 games. Erin had been doing well lately, winning his last two decisions and giving up only 5 earned runs over 18.1 innings pitched (2.48 ERA over that period).
Erlin made his Major League debut with the Padres last season, posting a 3-3 record with a 4.12 ERA over 11 games. Erlin is the second starting pitcher to hit the DL with the Padres during the regular season.
Boyer, a 7-year veteran with a lifetime 4.81 ERA, has spent the entirety of the 2014 season with the El Paso Chihuahuas. This season with the Chihuahuas, Boyer has posted a 1-2 record with a 3.32 ERA over 18 relief appearances in the Pacific Coast League. Boyer has never made a start at either the major league or AAA level.
With the announcement of Boyer’s promotion, the rotation spot left open by Erlin remains a question mark. It’s possible that one of the other relievers could take the spot as it is unlikely that Boyer will take that sport. Nothing is for certain though, as the Padres continue to work with a different lineup and combination of starters almost every night.
More information on Erlin’s condition will be posted here as it becomes available.