Sep 10, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first round selection Max Fried smiles after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Padres Top Prospect Max Fried headed to San Diego for elbow exam

San Diego, CA- According to Corey Brock of Padres.com, Padres Top Pitching Prospect left-handed pitcher Max Fried will have his elbow examined in San Diego next week.

Brock reports that Fried felt soreness in his elbow after his last start on Monday for the Fort Wayne Tincaps.

Fried missed the first half of the season due to soreness in his left forearm that he first felt in February during spring training for the Padres.

Fried pitched in two games in the Arizona League earlier this month before reporting to Fort Wayne. Fried made his debut for the TinCaps on July 4th.

Fried had a solid season for the Fort Wayne TinCaps last year going (6-7) with a 3.49 ERA in 118 2/3 innings with 100 strikeouts. Fried was supposed to take the next step in his development and pitch in High-A Lake Elsinore this season, before exper

The Padres drafted Max Fried out of High School with the seventh overall pick in 2012 MLB draft and he is the No. 2 prospect in the Padres system.

Max Fried when they used the 7th overall pick on him in the 2012 draft. After 2 seasons of minor league ball, he has certainly opened some eyes, earning himself a spot on all the major publications top 100 lists. He finds himself 53rd on Baseball America, 43rd by MLB.com and 55th by Baseball Prospectus, and ScoutingBook.com had this to say about him.

Fried ranked as one of Baseball America‘s top 100 prospects last season and this season, placing 53rd on this year’s list at age 20 after striking out 100 batters in 119 innings at low Single-A in 2013

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