San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres placed starting pitcher David Wells on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, as the lefthander is suffering from cuts on his pitching hand and wrist.
Wells suffered the injuries on Sunday night after the Padres lost to the Chicago Cubs, 4-2. Wells, who was the starting pitcher in the game and suffered the loss, was home alone when the injuries occurred.
According to San Diego general manager Kevin Towers, Wells fell and landed on some broken glass. Towers, who spoke to Wells on Monday, doesn't consider the injuries serious and said that it was an accident.
Wells, who has been known to injure himself off the field, is 2-4 with a 3.78 ERA this season. He was signed as a free agent this past offseason, having previously been with the New York Yankees.
The move is retroactive to Monday.
Pitcher Justin Germano was recalled from Triple-A Portland to fill Wells' roster spot.