Left-hander Christian Friedrich is headed to Dallas for an elbow scope, putting an end to a lost season.
Dr. Keith Meister will perform the procedure after Friedrich was unable to extend through his slider in his latest attempt to push through season-long discomfort.
Friedrich did not pitch at all this season after leading the Padres with 23 starts in 2016. He is expected to be ready in time for spring training.
“It’s been a rough for year,” Green said. “I don’t think there’s anything from a ligament perspective that needs to be fixed. It’s just a routine clean-up and we’ll go from there.”
Source : San Diego Union-Tribune