Player News - Padres

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James Shields pitched respectably in Wednesday's no-decision against the Giants, surrendering two runs on five hits over six innings.

Shields struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. RBI singles by Kelby Tomlinson and Matt Duffy in the second and sixth innings, respectively, accounted for the scoring on the veteran right-hander's line. He will carry a 3.06 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 56/23 K/BB ratio (64 2/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a road date with the Mariners.
May 25 - 7:09 PM

Wil Myers (forearm) is out again Wednesday.

Myers felt discomfort in his troublesome left forearm late Monday while picking up a baseball. It's not considered a serious setback, but the Padres will play it cautiously just in case. Brett Wallace is at first base Wednesday versus Giants righty Jake Peavy.
May 25 - 1:31 PM

Wil Myers (forearm) is not expected to play Wednesday.

Myers experienced some discomfort in his left forearm Monday while picking up a baseball and the Padres want to play it safe so that this doesn't turn into another extended absence. Including a scheduled team off day Thursday, the 25-year-old first baseman can get three straight days of rest. He's slashing just .218/.227/.345 with one walk and 17 strikeouts in 87 at-bats this month.
May 25 - 9:28 AM

Matt Thornton (heel) pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday in a rehab appearance with High-A Lake Elsinore.

Much better than his rehab debut Saturday, when he yielded two hits and an unearned run in one inning of work. Thornton is on track to join the Padres' bullpen this weekend in Arizona after missing the first eight weeks of the 2016 season with Achilles tendinitis. The veteran left-hander had a cool 2.18 ERA in 41 1/3 innings of relief last season for the Nationals.
May 25 - 8:53 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

Jay stroked a solo home run against Giants starter Jeff Samardzija in the sixth inning. It would be one of just two runs the Padres managed to scratch out on the evening. With a .267/.330/.372 triple-slash over 172 at-bats, the 31-year-old outfielder can be safely ignored for fantasy purposes.
May 25 - 1:17 AM

Andrew Cashner pitched respectably in his return from the 15-day disabled list, yielding three runs on four hits over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

Cashner, who was shelved with a right hamstring strain in early May, struck out one and walked four in his return to the mound. The Giants would score two of their three runs against the 29-year-old right-hander in the sixth inning, with Buster Posey (RBI double) and Brandon Crawford (RBI single) striking to snap a 1-1 tie. Prior to hitting the disabled list, Cashner held a 4.93 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 28/14 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings. Until he can improve on those bloated numbers, he does not make for an appealing fantasy option outside of the deepest of NL-only formats. He will take to the road for a date with the Mariners next time he toes the rubber.
May 25 - 1:08 AM

Matt Thornton (heel) is on track to join the Padres' bullpen this weekend in Arizona.

That update comes from Padres manager Andy Green, via Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Thornton allowed an unearned run on two hits in his rehab debut Saturday with High-A Lake Elsinore. He was scheduled to make his second rehab appearance Tuesday. The veteran lefty has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training because of tendinitis in his left Achilles tendon.
May 24 - 10:56 PM

Jon Edwards (elbow) is on track to begin a rehab assignment this week with High-A Lake Elsinore.

Edwards has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with a flexor muscle strain in his right arm. He'll probably be asked to spend close to 10 days in the minors in order to get fully up to speed for major league competition. The right-hander registered a 3.38 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings last season for San Diego after being acquired from the Rangers in the Will Venable trade.
May 24 - 10:44 PM

Wil Myers said his absence Tuesday was scheduled.

There was some worry about a setback after Myers was spotted with a wrap on his left wrist following Monday's loss to the Giants. He acknowledged experiencing some discomfort while picking up a ball on Monday night, but tests taken Tuesday came back negative. Myers should return to action Wednesday for the Padres' series finale in San Francisco.
May 24 - 7:25 PM

Wil Myers is not in the Padres' starting lineup Tuesday versus Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija.

AJ Cassavell of MLB.com notes that Myers had his troublesome left wrist wrapped following Monday's walkoff loss in San Francisco. The absence Tuesday night could be related. Myers got off to a nice start this season, but he's hitting just .218/.227/.345 with one walk and 17 strikeouts over 87 at-bats in May.
May 24 - 6:43 PM

Padres optioned RHP Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso.

Quackenbush was sporting a rough 4.64 ERA and 10/9 K/BB ratio through 21 1/3 innings this season out of the Padres' bullpen. He got the boot Tuesday to open up a roster spot for Andrew Cashner, who is set to return to the Padres' starting rotation after missing three weeks with a strained right hamstring.
May 24 - 5:12 PM

Padres activated RHP Andrew Cashner from the 15-day disabled list.

Cashner will start for the Padres on Tuesday night against the Angels after missing the last three weeks with a strained right hamstring. The right-hander registered an underwhelming 4.93 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 28/14 K/BB ratio over his first 34 2/3 innings this season.
May 24 - 5:10 PM

Padres LHP prospect Logan Allen scattered two hits over six shutout innings Monday in a win for Low-A Fort Wayne.

Allen matched a season-high with five punch-outs and didn't walk anyone. The 19-year-old struggled in his last outing against West Michigan (4 IP, 6 H, 3 ER) but was much sharper this time around. Allen's 1.91 ERA is among the lowest in the Midwest League this season. The 19-year-old arrived this winter in a trade that sent Craig Kimbrel to Boston.
Source: MILB.com
May 24 - 2:29 PM

Padres OF prospect Alex Dickerson delivered a three-run homer in a pinch-hitting appearance Monday in a win for Triple-A El Paso.

The home run extended Dickerson's hitting streak to 21 games. That's the second-longest streak in the minors this year behind Red Sox prospect Andrew Benintendi, who produced a 23-game streak from April 11-May 6. The 25-year collected two hits in 10 at-bats during a two-week stay in San Diego earlier this year. Since returning to Triple-A on May 14, Dickerson has hit a remarkable .571 with four homers and 14 RBI.
Source: MILB.com
May 24 - 1:55 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that James Loney's representatives plan to contact the Mets to gauge interest.

Lucas Duda is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his back, so it could be a natural fit. Sherman hears that the Mets at least have "some curiosity" about the possibility. Loney, 32, is batting .333/.368/.417 with two home runs and 23 RBI over 39 games with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate. He has the ability to opt of his minor league deal if he finds an opportunity in the majors.
May 24 - 11:57 AM


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