Former Nebraska Cornhuskers star Matt Waldron is getting yet another chance to show what he can do at the big league level and this could be a longer look.
I’ve detailed the twisty turny soap opera that is Matt Waldron’s career after leaving the Nebraska Cornhuskers before. It looks like there’s going to be more to be written about the former Huskers pitcher in the very near future.
On Sunday, the San Diego Padres recalled the hurler when they placed pitcher Adrian Morejon on the Injured List and bumped relief pitcher Ryan Weathers to AAA El Paso. Those moves combined should be quite newsworthy to Nebraska baseball fans.
Waldron was called up earlier this season for a spot start. However, it looks like he might be in San Diego a bit longer this time around.
Waldron’s spot start saw him actually have a pretty decent outing, if it wasn’t particularly long. He managed to pitch 4.2 innings and allowed just two earned runs and four hits. He also struck out two.
The question now is whether or not the former Nebraska Cornhuskers starter will remain in the Padre’s rotation or whether he’s going to be coming out of the bullpen. The way that Waldron pitches might dictate that he’s not going to be entering a game in the middle.
Former Nebraska Cornhuskers star gets another shot
Waldron’s trip to the Major Leagues has indeed been an interesting one. San Diego decided last year that they wanted to get a pitcher to try and become a knuckleballer. They decided the former Husker was the right candidate for the job.
Interestingly enough, his numbers in the minor leagues this year have not been good. He is 1-6 with a 7.01 earned run average with El Paso. And yet, the Padres are giving him a second chance.
It will certainly be interesting to see if the ex-Nebraska Cornhuskers star shows that he can stick in the bigs for a much longer period of time.