Baek on the road back

Monday June 29, 2009

Padres pitcher Cha Seung Baek is once again n the road back to the starting rotation.

After spending the entire season so far on the DL, Baek joined the Padres in San Diego today and threw a bullpen session. If he rebounds well from it, he could start a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday July 11th.

Baek, who was expected to break spring camp as the #3 starter in the Padres rotation, went on the 15 day DL on March 30th and then was transfered to the 60 day DL on May 15th after suffering a setback in a minor league start for Portland on May 9th.

If all goes well Baek could join the Padres as soon as the Nationals series in late July.

By early August the Padres starting rotation could be Peavy, Young, Correia, Gaudin, Baek. It sure makes you wonder what if.

In other Padres injury news:
Reliever Luke Gregerson also threw a bullpen session at Petco today and is expected to start a rehab assignment by this weekend.

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