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Top Alek Jacob News

  • Padres' Alek Jacob: Good to go for spring

    Padres manager Mike Shildt said Sunday that Jacob (elbow) has no lingering health concerns as spring training gets underway, AJ Cassavell of reports.

    Jacob has reported to the Padres' camp and looks as though he'll face no restrictions after he ended the 2023 season on the 60-day injured list with a flexor strain in his right elbow. Before being shut down shortly after the All-Star break, Jacob made the first three appearances of his MLB career out of the San Diego bullpen, allowing no runs or hits over three innings while striking out five and walking one. The 25-year-old righty will be given a fair chance to compete for an Opening Day roster spot, though the fact that he has three minor-league options remaining and doesn't have a long track record at the big-league level may work against him.

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  • Padres' Alek Jacob: Moved to 60-day IL

    Jacob (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.

    Jacob has been on the shelf since late July with a minor flexor strain and a minor UCL sprain in his right elbow. While he will be eligible to return later this month, the smart money would seem to be on the Padres holding him out for the remainder of the season.

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  • Padres' Alek Jacob: Shut down for multiple weeks

    MRI results have revealed a minor flexor strain and a minor UCL sprain in Jacob's right elbow, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    The good news is Jacob won't need to undergo surgery, but he's still going to be shut down from throwing for two-to-four weeks before beginning a throwing program. No official return timeline has been established, but it's likely Jacob's absence will extend into September. The 25-year-old righty threw three scoreless innings before landing on the injured list Saturday.

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  • Padres' Alek Jacob: Out with elbow inflammation

    Jacob was placed on the 15-day injured list with right elbow inflammation Saturday.

    The move was backdated to Friday, so Jacob could return as soon as Aug. 12 if his inflammation has subsided by then. In three appearances during his brief time with the team, Jacob struck out five of the 10 batters he faced while not allowing a run or a hit. Jacob's roster spot will go to Jackson Wolf, whose contract was selected ahead of his big-league debut.

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  • Padres' Alek Jacob: Arrives in majors

    The Padres selected Jacob's contract from Double-A San Antonio on Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Jacob fell to the 16th round of the 2021 MLB Draft following a four-year NCAA career at Gonzaga, but he's done nothing but dominate minor-league hitters to the tune of a 1.82 ERA and 138:25 K:BB in 104 professional innings. The 25-year-old right-hander could prove to be a weapon in relief for the Padres as he completes his swift ascent to the big leagues.

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  • Padres' Alek Jacob: Debuts at Double-A

    Jacob (shoulder) was assigned to Double-A San Antonio on April 19 and has since made two relief appearances for the affiliate, giving up one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out three over two innings.

    Jacob's season debut was slightly delayed while he worked his way back from a right shoulder injury. The 24-year-old right-hander is one of the better relief prospects in the San Diego system and is coming off a 2022 campaign in which he submitted a 2.68 ERA while striking out 77 over 57 innings across stops with three affiliates.

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  • Padres' Alek Jacob: Out with shoulder injury

    Jacob is out with a right shoulder injury, Sam Dykstra of reports.

    A 24-year-old righty reliever, Jacob had a 2.68 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 57 innings across stops in the three highest levels of the minors last year. If he is able to get healthy, he would probably be assigned to Double-A or Triple-A.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Spokane, WA
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, R