San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - San Diego Padres pitcher David Wells is expected to miss his next start due to a hand injury.
The team is unaware of how the injury occurred and the extent of it, but Wells missed the San Diego charter to Pittsburgh for a three-game set with the Pirates which begins on Tuesday.
The big lefthander, who has had a history of injuries, was scheduled to pitch in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Wells suffered a loss to the Cubs on Sunday and fell to 2-4 with a 3.78 ERA since joining the Padres in the off-season.
A San Diego native, Wells became available after the New York Yankees declined a team option for the 2004 season. Wells then declined an arbitration offer by the Yankees. He compiled a 15-7 record with a 4.14 ERA in 31 games last season. Back problems forced him to miss the end of the playoffs and he underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his back.
Wells has also pitched for Toronto, Detroit, Cincinnati, Baltimore and the White Sox.