Joe Wieland: MLB Debut on Tap Staff

Update: Wieland will make his major league debut against the Dodgers on Saturday, the Padres' official site reports.

Recommendation: He was removed from his start Tuesday after striking out four and walking one in a pair shutout innings against Sacramento on Tuesday night. Wieland, 22, is one of the top pitching prospects in a rich San Diego farm system, and could potentially remain in the mix for the starting job vacated by Dustin Moseley (shoulder) if he fares well in his debut with the Padres.

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