With Young out, Padres' rotation in flux

With Young out, Padres' rotation in flux

SAN DIEGO -- Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday the team would place starting pitcher Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder.

As promised, the team did just that Monday before its home opener against Atlanta.

The Padres placed Young on the disabled list retroactive to April 7, the day after the right-hander tossed six scoreless innings in his first start of the season against Arizona.

Relief pitcher Adam Russell, one of the last cuts coming out of Spring Training, was recalled from Triple-A Portland. Russell arrived just before Monday's game and was available to pitch if needed.

Russell posted a 2.45 ERA in a team-best 11 appearances in Spring Training. He was acquired in July from the White Sox along with three pitchers in the Jake Peavy deal.

Black said his revamped rotation will now have Clayton Richard pitching Wednesday, Mat Latos on Thursday and Jon Garland on Friday in the first game of a three-game series against the D-backs.

Kevin Correia, who started Monday, will next start Saturday. The team will need a starting pitcher for Sunday. That could be Tim Stauffer, who hasn't allowed a run in two appearances in 2010. But that will depend on whether the team needs him in long relief this week.

The Padres will likely push that decision until later in the week. Wade LeBlanc, who like Russell was one of the last cuts in camp, could get that start. He's currently in the starting rotation in Portland.