Padres’ Dinelson Lamet (forearm) exits first 2021 start

Field Level Media

April 22, 2021 at 12:43 am.

San Diego Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet departed his Wednesday start against the Milwaukee Brewers after two innings due to right forearm tightness.

Padres manager Jayce Tingler said after his team’s 4-2 loss that Lamet would undergo an MRI exam.

The 28-year-old Lamet, who finished fourth in National League Cy Young Award balloting last season, was making his season debut. He missed the 2020 postseason due to elbow issues and avoided surgery by rehabbing the arm during the offseason.

Tingler said Lamet mentioned the tightness after the second inning Wednesday.

“It’s tough to recreate the major leagues and being out there and the adrenaline,” Tingler said.

Lamet threw 29 pitches, allowing one hit and one walk with four strikeouts.

Lamet went 3-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 12 starts last season. He struck out 93 in 69 innings.

Lamet underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2018 and missed nearly 15 months before returning for the second half of the 2019 season.