Notes: Holding Hoskins

Notes: Holding Hoskins
Matthew Pouliot offers up his thoughts on the struggles of Rhys Hoskins, Juan Soto's callup and a handful of closing situations in this week's notes.
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Austin Hedges (elbow) hit a three-run homer in his second rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A El Paso.

It sounds like Hedges should be ready to rejoin the Padres this weekend. He's been on the shelf since May 1 because of tendinitis in his right elbow.
May 23 - 11:21 AM

Colin Rea (elbow) allowed four runs over 3 1/3 innings Tuesday in his rehab debut with Double-A San Antonio.

It was his first live game since July 2016 -- he underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in November 2016. Rea struck out two, walked one, and yielded six hits, including a home run. The 27-year-old right-hander will need several more rehab starts before he becomes an option for the San Diego rotation.
May 23 - 11:19 AM

Astros recalled OF Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno.

Marisnick was demoted to the minor leagues on May 16 after batting just .141/.151/.282 over his first 87 plate appearances, but the Astros need him right now with Josh Reddick battling a leg infection.
May 23 - 10:54 AM

Astros placed OF Josh Reddick on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with a leg infection.

This has been a lingering thing for Reddick, though he should be able to return from the DL when first eligible late next week. Jake Marisnick will replace him on the Astros' roster for now. Reddick, 31, has a .740 OPS with six homers and one stolen base in 42 games this year.
May 23 - 10:53 AM

Jake Lamb is out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Brewers.

Lamb just returned last Friday from an AC sprain in his left shoulder, so he'll take a breather for Wednesday afternoon's series finale at Miller Park. Deven Marrero is starting at third base and batting eighth versus Brewers right-hander Brent Suter.
May 23 - 10:51 AM

Hunter Pence (thumb) hit a grand slam in a rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A Sacramento.

He also had an RBI single, driving in five total runs on the night. Pence has made some mechanical adjustments to his swing while on the disabled list with a right thumb sprain and he is suddenly batting .319 over 76 total plate appearances at the Triple-A level. The 35-year-old outfielder should be activated by the Giants within the next several days.
May 23 - 10:48 AM

Salvador Perez is starting at first base for the Royals on Wednesday afternoon against the Cardinals.

It'll be his first start at first base since 2013, and only the second start at first base in his eight-year MLB career. Drew Butera is taking a turn at catcher.
May 23 - 10:26 AM

Lorenzo Cain is getting the day off Wednesday.

Christian Yelich will start in center field and bat second versus Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Godley, with Hernan Perez in left and Domingo Santana in right. It's just a routine day of rest for Cain, who's slashing .283/.391/.452 with six home runs, 10 stolen bases, and 29 runs scored in 46 games this year.
May 23 - 10:23 AM
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