Player News - Padres

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Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs to lead his club to a 6-5 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

His third-inning single to left drove in the game's first run. He laced a two-run double to right center field in the fifth inning. He also drew a walk in the contest. Solarte had a hot April but has hit the skids in May. Overall he has a .241 batting average with three home runs and 24 RBI in 166 at-bats.
May 25 - 12:57 AM

Wil Myers went 2-for-5 and drove in two runs against the Mets on Wednesday.

His seventh-inning single plated Chase d'Arnaud and Matt Szczur to tie the game at 5-5. Myers also doubled in the game. He is batting .275/.319/.529 with 11 home runs and 29 RBI in 48 games.
May 25 - 12:53 AM

Brand Hand escaped a bases-loaded situation in the ninth inning to earn a save versus the Mets on Wednesday.

After closer Brandon Maurer pitched a clean eighth inning, Hand was brought in to protect a one-run lead in the ninth. He promptly surrendered a single, a walk and another single to load the bases with nobody out. He was able to punch out the next two batters before getting Juan Lagares to fly out to end the game and notch his first save of the season. It is possible this game indicates the Padres have promoted Hand into the closer role to replace Maurer. Today's results were a mixed bag for Hand. He was able to close out the game without allowing a run but pushed everything to the breaking point in the process. Hand has a 1.73 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 26 innings compared to Maurer's 6.50 ERA. Much of that disparity is explained by Maurer's .400 BABIP compared to Hand's .222 BABIP.
May 25 - 12:50 AM

X-rays taken on Jarred Cosart's foot after Wednesday's win over the Mets were negative.

Cosart was hit on the foot by a Michael Conforto liner in the first inning. He toughed it out for a few innings before being pulled with two outs in the third having allowed four runs. He is considered day-to-day moving forward.
May 24 - 11:44 PM

Manuel Margot left Wednesday's game against the Mets due to a sore right calf.

After Margot came down with tightness in his right leg, Matt Szczur took over for him in center field. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward unless the Padres indicate otherwise.
May 24 - 8:14 PM

Jhoulys Chacin lasted just two-thirds of an inning and gave up seven runs Tuesday against the Mets.

Chacin gave up hits to eight of the 10 batters he faced. He had a 3.28 ERA in his previous eight starts, so he's not going anywhere. Still, this makes three times this season in which he's given up at least seven runs.
May 23 - 10:41 PM

Ryan Schimpf homered, walked and struck out against the Mets on Tuesday.

Of course he did. After seemingly briefly losing the third-base gig to Cory Spangenberg, Schimpf seems to have the advantage there again now. It helps that Spangenberg has been pretty awful. Schimpf is hitting just .169, but he still has nearly 200 points of OPS on Spangenberg (.746 to .553).
May 23 - 10:37 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Trevor Cahill's right shoulder showed no major structural damage.

Cahill was sent for the exam after experiencing lingering soreness in his right shoulder while attempting to play catch from 75 feet this weekend. He'll be shut down from throwing for the next 10-14 days and will then have to begin a rehab program from scratch. It's doubtful we see him again on a major league mound before mid-to-late June.
May 23 - 5:29 PM

Padres manager Andy Green has confirmed that pitching prospect Dinelson Lamet will be called up to start Thursday against the Mets.

Lamet has registered a 3.23 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 50/20 K/BB ratio in 39 innings (eight starts) this season with Triple-A El Paso. The poor command makes him a risky play in standard mixed fantasy leagues, but the 24-year-old right-hander carries intriguing long-term upside. He could be up for multiple turns if Thursday's debut goes relatively smoothly.
May 23 - 5:21 PM

Padres optioned RHP Jose Valdez to Triple-A El Paso.

The move clears a spot for Carlos Asuaje on the active roster. Valdez, who was claimed off waivers from the Angels earlier this month, was just called up on Saturday and threw 41 pitches in relief in his lone appearance.
May 23 - 2:21 PM

Padres recalled INF/OF Carlos Asuaje from Triple-A El Paso.

This confirms a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Acquired as part of the Craig Kimbrel trade, Asuaje was batting .222/.335/.319 with one homer and 20 RBI over 39 games this season with Triple-A El Paso. He'll function in a utility role.
May 23 - 2:18 PM

Craig Mish of Fantasy Sports Radio reports that the Padres are calling up prospect right-hander Dinelson Lamet.

The expectation, according to Mish, is that Lamet will make his major league debut Thursday against the Mets. The 24-year-old owns a 3.23 ERA and 50/20 K/BB ratio in 39 innings over eight starts with Triple-A El Paso this season. The walks are a concern and some have speculated that he could be bullpen-bound in the long-term, but he has shown an ability to miss bats. He could be worth a try in deeper fantasy formats.
May 23 - 1:38 PM

Hector Sanchez (foot) has experienced a setback during his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso.

Sanchez, who went down with a foot contusion earlier this month, began a rehab assignment on Friday and went 2-for-9 with two walks over the weekend. No word on the severity of the setback or when he'll be able to return to action.
May 22 - 3:01 PM

Padres prospect Luis Urias picked up three more hits on Sunday for Double-A San Antonio.

Could this be the best Urias? Probably not, but Luis is slowly becoming one of the best infield prospects in baseball. He's now hitting .344 for the Missions, and he's doing it as a teenager. If he can stay at shortstop he's a perennial All-Star, but no matter where he plays, he's relevant because he can really, really hit.
May 22 - 2:35 PM

The Padres are calling up infielder-outfielder Carlos Asuaje, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The Padres haven't confirmed. Asuaje, a product of the Craig Kimbrel trade, appeared in seven games with the Padres last season and was batting .222/.335/.319 with one homer and 20 RBI over 39 games this season with Triple-A El Paso. The 25-year-old has mostly played second base in the minors, but he also has experience between third base and left field.
May 22 - 2:10 PM


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