The San Diego Padres season has not gotten off to a great start, as they were shutout in all three games of their opening series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

As if things couldn’t get any worse, the team’s already shaky rotation took a big hit today. The team has placed Tyson Ross on the 15-day disabled list with “right shoulder inflammation.”

Padres beat reporter A.J. Cassavell was the first to report the news via Twitter, mentioning that the move was retroactive to April 5th. Ross was obliterated on Monday, as he allowed seven runs to the Dodgers across 5.1 innings of work.

For the Padres, this is a pretty big blow as Ross is viewed as the team’s ace. The right-hander has been pretty solid as a Padre, owning a career 3.16 ERA in three seasons with the team. His name has come up in many trade rumors over the offseason, but nothing ever materialized out of those rumors.

In his career, Ross has not had to deal with any shoulder injuries, so this will be a situation to monitor moving forward. With Ross on the shelf, the team will now rely on James Shields, Andrew Cashner, and others to shoulder the load while he recovers.

Speaking of Shields, San Diego has announced that he will now start tomorrow’s series finale against the Colorado Rockies.

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