Moseley on track to start on Sunday

Moseley on track to start on Sunday

Moseley on track to start on Sunday
DENVER -- Padres right-handed pitcher Dustin Moseley said treatment on his injured left shoulder has gone well this week, and he expects to make his next scheduled start on Sunday.

Moseley dislocated his shoulder while swinging at a pitch from Rockies right-hander Aaron Cook on June 8.

Moseley threw about 35 pitches during a bullpen session on Monday while wearing a neoprene sleeve on his left shoulder. He is scheduled to throw on the side again on Wednesday.

"It feels a lot better," said Moseley, who has undergone a number of treatments on his shoulder, including massage sessions. "We've got the best training staff ever, man. They're great."

The first time Moseley dislocated his shoulder was in 2003, but the right-hander said it had never popped out as long as it did last week.

"That was the worst thing I've ever felt," Moseley said.

With Moseley unable to make his start on Tuesday, the Padres recalled left-hander Wade LeBlanc from Triple-A Tucson to make his second start of the season. In a corresponding move, San Diego optioned right-hander Anthony Bass, who earned the win in his Major League debut on Monday, back to Double-A San Antonio.

If he pitches well, LeBlanc is likely to stay in the rotation in place of injured right-hander Aaron Harang, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right foot contusion. Padres manager Bud Black said on Monday that he expects Harang to be on the DL for longer than 15 days.

"It's a performance game," Black said. "But Wade's been in our rotation. Last year he was a constant until late in the year. ... We have a lot of confidence in Wade because of what he's done for us."