Robbie Erlin to undergo Tommy John surgery

The San Diego Padres starting rotation was dealt another blow today with the news that lefty Robbie Erlin would undergo Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm and miss the rest of the season.

For the season, Erlin is 1-2 with an ERA of 4.02 in 2 starts and 1 relief appearance.

After pitching 116 combined innings in 2013 and 2014, Erlin will end the 2016 season with just 32.3 innings pitched since then.

Erlin is arbitration-eligible at the end of this season, and shouldn’t be expected to play a role in the Padres starting rotation until the 2018 season.

Erlin came to the Padres as one of the major pieces the team got back in trading reliever Mike Adams to the Texas Rangers in 2011.

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