Padres Send Ross to Disabled List

Opening Day starter has a shoulder problem

Padres right-hander Tyson Ross did not look sharp in his first career Opening Day start against the Dodgers. Ross allowed eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits in 5.1 innings of San Diego's 15-0 loss to Los Angeles. As it turns out there's a reason for the sub-par stat line.

Ross was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. Ross was scheduled to start Sunday's series finale in Colorado but will now miss that outing plus at least one more.

The Padres will instead have James Shields go on Sunday at Coors Field against the Rockies. Since the Friars had a day off on Thursday, Shields will be going on his normal four days of rest. Andrew Cashner then starts the first game of a four game set in Philadelphia on Monday.

The Padres added LHP Brad Hand to the roster to take Ross' place. In five years with the Marlins, Hand made 90 appearances (43 starts). Either he or fellow lefty Robbie Erlin, who got the win in relief on Friday against the Rockies, are the likely candidates to join the starting rotation until Ross returns.

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