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May 26, 2024 5.1 3 4 5.66 11.5
May 21, 2024 3.0 3 4 6.14 -1.5
May 1, 2024 6.0 3 3 6.37 19.5
Apr 26, 2024 3.2 3 3 6.94 -9
Apr 21, 2024 7.0 3 2 5.74 23.5

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Player Outlook
Joe Musgrove failed in his attempt to pitch exactly 181 innings for a third consecutive season. In fact, he barely made it half way there as he worked 97 innings over 17 starts before succumbing to a shoulder injury in late July which ended his season. Other than his workload, Musgrove was essentially the same pitcher he had been in previous seasons with rather uncanny statistical stability. Despite the injury, he did post a double-digit win total for a fourth consecutive full season and is one of five starting pitchers with an ERA below 3.20 in each of the past three seasons joining Fried, deGrom, Woodruff, and Ohtani. Only Musgrove and Fried will pitch in 2024, and the hope is that Musgrove's shoulder is fully recovered so he can resume his statistical consistency as an unspectacular fantasy front liner. There is not another level up for him, but his profile is about as low-risk as they come for pitching.

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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2024 727.2 49.3 3 4 44 15 5.66 1.48
2023 275.516.2 97.3 10 3 97 21 3.05 1.14
2022 46415.5 181.0 10 7 184 42 2.93 1.08
3y Avg. 394.515.2 153.3 10 6 161 39 3.05 1.10
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Tosses bullpen session Saturday

    Musgrove (elbow) threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday, the Associated Press reports. The bullpen was Musgrove's second since he went on the injured list June 1. The right-hander threw almost exclusively fastballs in his first session Wednesday, per MLB.com, and plans to increase his intensity as his throwing sessions progress. Padres manager Mike Shildt said Saturday that Musgrove is "clearly getting closer" to a return, though a target date for his activation hasn't yet been established.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Will throw bullpen July 17

    Musgrove (elbow) is slated to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, MLB.com reports. The bullpen session will be Musgrove's first since he went on the injured list June 1 with a right elbow issue. The right-hander was diagnosed with a bone spur and a bone bruise shortly thereafter and received platelet-rich plasma and cortisone injections to address the injury. Musgrove has been playing catch since late June and threw off a mound July 10, though not as part of a full bullpen session. He's expected to accompany the Padres on their three-city road trip following the All-Star break and should continue to toss bullpen sessions during that time with the aim of gradually increasing the intensity of his throwing. He'll likely need a series of minor-league rehab starts prior to being activated off the 60-day IL, and he probably won't be ready to return to the big-league club's rotation until at least early August.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Moved to 60-day IL

    Musgrove (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday. Transferring Musgrove to the 60-day IL opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for Austin Davis, who'll join the big-league roster. Though Musgrove began playing catch Monday, he still has plenty of checkpoints to hit before being cleared and likely won't be back in action until after the All-Star break.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Playing catch Monday

    Musgrove (elbow) will play catch Monday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Musgrove has been throwing plyometric balls in recent days, but Monday marks his first time playing catch since he landed on the 15-day injured list at the beginning of the month. Surgery hasn't been ruled out down the road for the right-hander, but he'll attempt to come back from the IL without an operation. Even if the non-surgical route proves effective for Musgrove, he's still several weeks away from a potential return.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Takes step toward return

    Musgrove (elbow) lightly threw weighted plyometric balls Thursday, MLB.com reports. A previous report indicated Musgrove could play catch around the middle of the week, but it turns out the extent of his throwing was the work he did with the plyo balls. The workout was, however, a step in his progression toward playing catch, which could happen before the end of the month. Musgrove doesn't seem close to taking part in a rehab assignment and isn't likely to be activated off the 15-day injured list until after the All-Star break.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Slated to throw this week

    Musgrove (elbow) is expected to play catch Wednesday or Thursday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Musgrove will throw for the first time since he went on the injured list June 1 due to a bone spur in his right elbow. The right-hander acknowledged that his new slider may have contributed to the issue and indicated Saturday that he is considering how to alter either the grip or his wrist action on the pitch. Musgrove also shared that he is working to change the landing on his delivery in order to reduce the stress on his arm. The veteran hurler could still need surgery to remove the bone spur, but even if he avoids that scenario, he probably won't be ready to rejoin the Padres until late July.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Diagnosed with bone spur

    Musgrove has been diagnosed with a bone spur and a bone bruise in his right elbow, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Musgrove got PRP and cortisone injections with the hope of resuming throwing in two weeks. However, there is also the caveat that surgery will be required if healing does not occur. That leaves Musgrove's potential timeline to return to the mound unclear, though it would be surprising to see him back on the mound prior to the All-Star break based on this most recent news.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Elbow issues return

    The Padres placed Musgrove on the 15-day injured list Saturday with right elbow inflammation, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Musgrove was originally slated to start Saturday against the Royals, but he will now return to the injured list after experiencing further issues with his right elbow/triceps. The 31-year-old was able to return from the IL after 16 days following his first encounter with elbow problems in May, but the Padres will likely bring him back slower this time around to ensure his elbow is back to 100 percent the next time he takes the mound. Randy Vasquez was recalled from Triple-A to start in Musgrove's place Saturday and will likely remain in the Padres' rotation until Musgrove is able to return.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Scratched from start

    Musgrove will not start as scheduled Saturday against the Royals. The Padres recalled Randy Vasquez from Triple-A El Paso to start Saturday's contest, causing Musgrove's next start to be pushed back. It's unclear whether the 31-year-old is dealing with an injury or the Padres simply want to give him some extra rest, but the team should offer some clarity in the near future.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Goes three innings in return

    Musgrove (3-4) took the loss Tuesday against the Reds, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and two walks over three innings. He struck out three. Musgrove appeared a bit rusty in his first start since May 1, ultimately needing 66 pitches to make it through three innings -- he'd allow a pair of unearned runs after an errant pickoff throw in the second. Overall, the 31-year-old Musgrove sports a 5.93 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP and 39:15 K:BB across nine starts (44 innings) this season. He'll look to go deeper in his next outing, currently scheduled for Sunday at home against the Yankees.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Active and confirmed to start

    Musgrove (elbow) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list and will start Tuesday's game against the Reds. Musgrove has been sidelined since May 1 with elbow inflammation in his throwing arm and was initially expected to pitch Sunday, though those plans were derailed after Saturday's contest was postponed. Considering he didn't go on a rehab assignment, it's unclear if Musgrove is fully stretched out. Musgrove owns a 6.37 ERA across 41.0 innings this season.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: On track for Tuesday

    Musgrove (elbow) is listed as the Padres' probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Reds. The veteran right-hander was originally expected to return from the 15-day injured list to start Sunday in Atlanta, but Yu Darvish is now pitching that contest following Saturday's postponement. Musgrove will return from elbow inflammation without going on a rehab assignment, so he could have some minor workload limitations in his first start back.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Still in line to return Sunday

    Padres manager Mike Shildt said Friday that Musgrove (elbow) is "in a great spot" to return to the team's rotation Sunday in Atlanta, Sammy Levitt of 97.3 The Fan reports. Musgrove has thrown two bullpen sessions since going on the injured list with right elbow inflammation May 5 and doesn't appear to need a rehab assignment. The right-hander played catch Friday, and if he recovers well from that, there's a good chance he'll take the mound for Sunday's matchup in Atlanta. Musgrove has struggled with a 6.37 ERA and 1.51 WHIP through 41 innings this season, though he pitched well in his most recent start prior to landing on the IL, allowing two runs and striking out nine batters over six frames against Cincinnati on May 1.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Eyeing Sunday return

    Musgrove (elbow) could return from the 15-day injured list to start Sunday's game in Atlanta, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Dylan Cease is available to pitch Sunday on his normal four days' rest, but the Padres appear to be leaving the door open for Musgrove to return Sunday if he comes out of his bullpen session Wednesday no worse for the wear. Randy Vasquez has stepped in to fill the vacancy in the rotation since Musgrove was placed on the IL on May 5 with elbow inflammation.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Tosses bullpen Monday

    Musgrove (elbow) threw a "light" bullpen session Monday, MLB.com reports. Musgrove completed his first bullpen session since going on the 15-day injured list due to right elbow inflammation in early May. The right-hander is expected to throw another side session Wednesday, and if that goes well, he could return to the Padres rotation without needing a rehab stint. Musgrove is tracking toward making his next start during San Diego's series in Atlanta during the upcoming weekend.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Resumes throwing

    Musgrove (elbow) played catch Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Friday marks the first time Musgrove has played catch since he landed on the injured list Sunday due to right elbow inflammation. The 31-year-old righty said everything looked good after receiving an MRI, and he still expects to return from the injured list when eligible next Friday. He owns a 6.37 ERA and 1.51 WHIP across 41 innings this season.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Out with elbow inflammation

    The Padres placed Musgrove on the 15-day injured list Sunday with right elbow inflammation. Musgrove was expected to start Tuesday against the Cubs but will now be sidelined for at least the next couple weeks. It's unclear when the injury surfaced for the right-hander, who struck out nine and allowed two runs over six innings his last time out versus the Cubs. According to Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune, there's hope Musgrove will be able to return from the injured list when first eligible May 17 in Atlanta. Randy Vasquez was recalled in a corresponding move and could step into the rotation for San Diego.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Bounces back with quality start

    Musgrove didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts over six innings against the Reds. After being tagged for seven runs and four long balls in his last start, Musgrove set a season high in strikeouts and notched his fourth quality start of the campaign. While three of the four hits did go for extra bases, including a first-inning solo homer by Spencer Steer, Musgrove was able to keep his opponent to less than three runs for the first time in four starts. Through eight starts, Musgrove owns a 2.2 HR/9 after having not allowed more than 1.1 HR/9 since 2017. He's tentatively scheduled for a start Tuesday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Coughs up four homers

    Musgrove (3-3) allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks over 3.2 innings Friday, striking out four and taking a loss against the Phillies. Musgrove was cursed by the long ball Friday. He gave up a leadoff shot to Kyle Schwarber to begin the game before Philadelphia crushed three more homers during a four-run third inning. Musgrove is still searching for some consistency and his ERA has shot up to 6.94 through seven starts (35 innings). While he's struck out more than five batters just one time in 2024, he set a new season best by forcing 15 whiffs Friday, including seven with the slider. Musgrove will carry a lackluster 27:13 K:BB into his next outing, which is projected to come at home against the Reds.
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  • Padres' Joe Musgrove: Goes seven innings in win

    Musgrove (3-2) got the win Sunday over the Blue Jays, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out three over seven innings. Musgrove reached seven innings for the first time this season and the first time since July 4 of last year. Most of the damage against him in this one came from the long ball when Davis Schneider and Ernie Clement took him deep in back-to-back innings early on. Schneider then later grounded in a run in the seventh before Musgrove's day concluded. He's exhibiting lower strikeout numbers early on compared to past seasons and has five or fewer strikeouts in all but one start thus far. Musgrove will take a 5.74 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 23:11 K:BB (31.1 innings) into his next start, which projects to come against the Phillies.
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