6:31 PM EDT, Tue August 30, 2016
Gaslamp Ball Jul 31, 2016

Padres pitching prospect Chris Paddack will receive Tommy John surgery

In what has been a very busy and exciting day for the Padres organization and its fans, with the trade of Matt Kemp and the subsequent announcement that Hector Olivera will be designated for assignment, there is now some bad news. Pitching prospect Chris Paddack, recently acquired in the trade that sent All-Star closer Fernando Rodney to the Marlins, has a torn ligament in his elbow and will need Tommy John surgery. Paddack's status has been up in the air since Monday, when he was pulled before his scheduled start when he felt pain while warming up. In his second year of pro ball, the 2015...