Robbie Erlin was acquired by the Padres in the trade that sent Mike Adams to the Texas Rangers on July 31st, 2011. He was called up to the big leagues for the first time in April 2013. He would get his first major league start on June 1, 2013. He also got his first major league win in that start. In 2014, he began the season in the starting rotation. By mid May, however, he was sidelined with an injury that would put his future in the rotation in doubt.