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Padres option Ryan Weathers to Triple-A as club solidifies five-man rotation with Dinelson Lamet

Wednesday morning, the Padres announced that left-handed pitcher Ryan Weathers had been optioned to Triple-A with righty James Norwood being called up in a corresponding move. On the surface level, this might raise a few eyebrows. After all, Weathers has a 2.47 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in his 47 1/3 innings this season and he's shown the ability to succeed as a starter or in long relief.
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Padres' Ryan Weathers: Heading to Triple-A

Weathers will be optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Weathers recently took on a bullpen role as the Padres shifted to a five-man rotation, and he allowed a run on three hits and no walks while striking out one in three innings during his most recent relief appearance. While the southpaw has been relatively effective this season with a 2.47 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 47.1 innings across 14 appearances (eight starts), the Padres feel as though he'll benefit from time as a regular starter at the Triple-A level. However, Weathers could certainly be an option to return to the major-league club as a starter or reliever at some point this year.

Padres' Ryan Weathers: Works five innings in win

Weathers improved to 3-2 after working five innings and giving up three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four in Monday's 9-4 win over the Cubs. Though Weathers remains a member of the Padres' six-man rotation, the team continues to monitor his workload carefully after he had arm issues earlier in the season. The 21-year-old has yet to top 90 pitches in any of his eight starts, and he'll likely remain under a light restriction throughout the season. The southpaw maintains a shiny 2.44 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the campaign, but his low innings counts and low strikeout rate (6.7 K/9) puts something of a cap on his fantasy upside.
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Young lefty Ryan Weathers has been an overlooked success story for Padres in 2021

Let’s talk about Ryan Weathers. The 21-year-old rookie has been an invaluable piece of the Padres’ pitching staff in 2021, but it’s easy to be overlooked when you’re essentially a pitching swingman on a team with the best record in baseball and an overwhelming amount of star power in the clubhouse. Hell, even prime-years Tony Gwynn might have be a bit overlooked on this squad. It’s not a huge stretch to say that Gwynn never played on a San Diego team with this much raw talent.

Padres' Ryan Weathers: Another short start

Weathers started Saturday's 6-4 win over Seattle, going four innings and allowing one run on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision. The only real damage Weathers permitted was a Mitch Haniger solo home run in the third although he did allow a season-high eight baserunners. His 67 pitches were about the norm as the most he's thrown in an outing is 89 and it may be difficult for Weathers to record meaningful points without going the minimum five innings for a vital win.

Padres' Ryan Weathers: Starting Sunday

Weathers will start Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The 21-year-old has pitched three innings of relief in each of his past two outings, but he'll make the start in Sunday's series finale versus St. Louis. Weathers may not pitch deep enough to qualify for the victory given his recent workload, and Dinelson Lamet could be in the mix to work behind him.

Padres' Ryan Weathers: Earns three-inning relief win

Weathers (2-1) pitched three scoreless innings in relief, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out three to earn the win against the Giants on Sunday. Weathers relieved Chris Paddack in the fourth inning and cruised through three innings of his own. The 21-year-old has been able to succeed in multiple roles this season, carrying a 0.81 ERA and 0.72 WHIP with 20 strikeouts through 22.1 innings. Part of his success is his ability to avoid the long ball, giving up just one home run in eight appearances.

Padres hopeful Dinelson Lamet or Ryan Weathers can return Tuesday

After a flurry of offseason acquisitions, the Padres entered the season with arguably one of the deepest pools of rotation candidates in the game. But just a month into the season, they are already looking at a bullpen game. Miguel Diaz will be the nominal starter today, but the 26-year-old...

Padres' Ryan Weathers: Three innings in relief

Weathers (1-1) took the loss in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat against the Pirates, pitching three relief innings and allowing four hits and one run with one strikeout. Weathers followed starter Dinelson Lamet and pitched OK despite being saddled with the loss. He left his start last week with joint inflammation in his left arm. It's fair to expect San Diego to score more runs in the future and Weathers' 0.93 ERA and 0.72 WHIP in 19.1 innings show the potential he has if used consistently in this kind of role.

Padres' Ryan Weathers: Completes bullpen session

Padres manager Jayce Tingler indicated that Weathers (arm) felt good coming out of a bullpen session Sunday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Both Weathers and Dinelson Lamet (forearm) were able to complete their respective side sessions without incident, leaving both in the mix to start Tuesday's game against the Pirates for the time being. The Padres will turn to reliever Miguel Diaz to make a spot start for Chris Paddack (COVID-19 injured list) in Monday's series opener, but he would likely head back to the bullpen or move back to the minors if both Weathers and Lamet are cleared to return Tuesday or at some point later in the week. Weathers experienced arm fatigue in his most recent outing April 28, but Tingler remains optimistic that the rookie will avoid a stint on the IL.

Padres' Ryan Weathers: Could make next start

Weathers (arm) is progressing well and may be able to make his next start, Jay Posner of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports reports. Weathers left his previous start April 28 against Arizona due to joint inflammation in his left arm, but he appears to have avoided serious injury and is said to be progressing well. Manager Jayce Tingler indicated Friday that the southpaw has "maybe a good chance" to be ready to pitch when his turn next comes up during the team's upcoming home series against Pittsburgh. That would be a significant boost to a Padres rotation that is currently dealing with uncertain return timeframes for Dinelson Lamet (elbow) and Chris Paddack (undisclosed).

Padres' Ryan Weathers: Early exit due to joint inflammation

Manager Jayce Tingler said after the Padres' 12-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday that Weathers is dealing with joint inflammation in his left arm, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Weathers tossed a scoreless first inning before exiting his start with what the Padres initially termed as...

Padres' Ryan Weathers: Leaves with arm soreness

Weathers was removed from Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks with left arm soreness. The 21-year-old delivered a scoreless first inning Wednesday, but he was visited by the athletic trainer while showing decreased velocity and was pulled after the frame. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but it could be another tough blow for an already depleted pitching staff. Weathers' status for his next turn through the rotation will remain up in the air until more information is available.

Ryan Weathers dominating the Dodgers is just what the Padres need

Padres pitchers Ryan Weathers, in his first month in the big leagues, shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for the second time in six days. Major League Baseball’s newest, most intense rivalry and the bright lights of Dodger Stadium against the defending World Series champions isn’t enough to faze Ryan Weathers.