The club is maintaining a long-term outlook with Weathers. Together with Dinelson Lamet fully constructed up to a beginner's workload along with the group's decision to scrap its six-man spinning, there wasn't any more a rotation area for Weathers, that had been recently transferred into the bullpen.
However, Weathers has been outstanding in his new function also. Entering play Wednesday, he was the only pitcher in the Majors with a sub-3.00 ERA in at least six looks as both a starter and a reliever. In 14 total excursions, Weathers possesses a 2.47 ERA.
Back in June 2019, the Padres did something like then-rookie right-hander Chris Paddack, optioning him 10 days to assist restrict his innings. Weathers, who's thrown 47 1/3 innings this year, has not really shouldered the workload that Paddack had in'19. Then again, the Padres were content with closing Paddack down in mid-September. The exact same will not be accurate about Weathers, that must spend 10 or more days at the Minor Leagues until he could be remembered.
In terms of Norwood, he came at an April trade with the Cubs that sent fellow righty potential Dauris Valdez into Chicago. In 23 career big league looks, Norwood possesses a 4.50 ERA. He had posted a 4.24 ERA in El Paso.