Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said Thursday that Maybin (biceps), who will not undergo surgery, may be able to return in four-to-six weeks, MLB.com reports. "Our doctors saw his diagnostics and talked to Cam and decided [recovery] will be healing and the rehab route before we get him back to activity," Byrnes said. "But the strong consensus was no surgery."
Maybin (biceps) and the Padres have opted against surgery to repair the outfielder's ruptured left biceps tendon, and Maybin may now be able to return sooner than his timetable of two-to-three months indicates, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.
Sampson fared well in his second spring contest Wednesday versus the White Sox, striking out two in two perfect frames. Speaking to the San Diego Union-Tribune, manager Bud Black said, "Sampson threw well and that was impressive. It was good to see those guys bounce back."
Wieland (elbow) fared better in his second spring outing Wednesday against the White Sox, yielding one hit, while striking out two, in two scoreless frames. Speaking to the San Diego Union-Tribune, manager Bud Black said: "Joe pitched very well; his stuff was the same as the first time, he just made better pitches. He bounced back and looked good."
The Padres will explore how Medica handles the outfield during spring training, MLB.com reports. "We're exploring that possibility," manager Bud Black said. "We'll see how that looks. We'll see. He's athletic, he runs well and has good hands. But you look at the breaks, the routes, things that come harder for a guy who hasn't played the outfield."
Quentin crushed a solo home run in his first spring at-bat Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, finishing the day 1-for-2. Afterward, manager Bud Black relayed that the outfielder will next play Thursday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.