Player News - Padres

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Padres LHP prospect Adrian Morejon was scratched from his last start due to neck stiffness.

Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that it's not considered a serious injury, and it's understandable that the Padres are being careful with one of their best prospects in the system. In seven starts for High-A Lake Elsinore he's registered a 3.67 ERA and he's struck out 36 hitters over his 34 1/3 innings.
May 24 - 1:23 PM

Freddy Galvis doubled twice in a win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Galvis now has seven doubles on the season, and he scored his 18th run of the year as well. He's swung the bat much better as of late, but he's still hitting just .236 on the season with 13 RBI and three homers over his 51 games with San Diego in the 2018 campaign.
May 23 - 7:20 PM

Manuel Margot went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in a victory over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Margot gave the Padres a 1-0 lead with an RBI single off of Erick Fedde in the fifth, and he stole his sixth base of the season shortly after. The former Red Sox prospect is still struggling at the plate, as he is still hitting .191/.234/.287 with a homer, 12 RBI and six stolen bases over eight attempts in 38 games.
May 23 - 7:17 PM

Brad Hand pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings on Wednesday against the Nationals and picked up his 15th save of the season.

Hand struck out two, and he allowed just two hits without walking anyone. Hand now is 15-for-17 in save tries in 2018, and his ERA now sits at 2.08 along with a WHIP of 1.12 on the year.
May 23 - 7:10 PM

Tyson Ross was excellent in a win over the Nationals on Wednesday, allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts in a 3-1 victory.

Matt Adams had three hits and a homer off of Ross. The rest of the Nationals lineup had two hits total. It's just another in an excellent stretch of starts for the 31-year-old right-hander, and his ERA is now down to 3.13 on the season. One can't help but wonder what the Padres could get in return for the right-hander, but for now, he's the team's best starting pitcher. We'll see him back on the bump for San Diego against the Marlins next Tuesday.
May 23 - 7:07 PM

Austin Hedges (elbow) hit a three-run homer in his second rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A El Paso.

It would appear that Hedges will be ready to return to the Padres' active roster this weekend. He's been on the shelf since May 1 because of tendinitis in his right elbow. Raffy Lopez and A.J. Ellis are currently sharing time at catcher for San Diego.
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

Eric Lauer whiffed seven while limiting the Nationals to just one run over six innings Tuesday in a no-decision.

Lauer tamed a Nats lineup that had scored 10 runs the night before, holding them to just six runs and two walks to go along with his seven punchouts. A Bryce Harper solo homer was his lone blemish on the night. The outing was welcomed after he was lit up for 10 runs over his previous two starts. Lauer will try to make it two straight quality starts in a nice matchup against the Marlins the next time out.
May 22 - 10:42 PM

Franchy Cordero blasted a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

As is usually the case with Cordero's home runs, this one was a bomb to right-center field. Also unsurprising was seeing him strike out in all three of his other plate appearances. The longball -- which was his seventh on the season -- was his first this month.
May 22 - 10:30 PM

Christian Villanueva is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

Villanueva gets the night off, so Cory Spangenberg will instead man the hot corner for the Padres on Tuesday. The 26-year-old third baseman has been struggling with the bat as of late, but still owns a solid .876 OPS with 12 homers and 26 RBI over 40 games with San DIego in 2018.
May 22 - 3:19 PM

Padres INF prospect Luis Urias went 1-for-4 with a homer on Monday for Triple-A El Paso.

Urias now has four homers on the season. The 20-year-old infielder is known more for his hit tool than his power -- and for good reason -- but he's capable of capitalizing on mistakes in the middle of the plate. Urias also has a .401 on-base percentage, and he's a competent defender up the middle. Be it at shortstop or second base, he should see time with the Padres in 2018.
May 22 - 11:45 AM

Robbie Erlin was tagged for six runs in four innings by the Nationals in a loss Monday.

Erlin was making just his second start to go along with 13 relief appearances this season. Relief work might suit him a little better, as he's been showing extra velocity out of the pen of late. It's never going to be easy for him to get through major league lineups three times when he's throwing 87-91 mph.
May 21 - 10:23 PM

Joey Lucchesi (hip) has yet to progress beyond playing catch from 75 feet.

It was reported over the weekend that he was playing catch from 90 feet, but apparently that wasn't accurate. "I'm hopeful it can move faster," Padres manager Andy Green said, "but him playing catch to 75 feet doesn't give me a lot of optimism that he's coming back in the next week." Lucchesi has been on the DL for a week with a right hip strain.
May 21 - 10:22 PM

Franmil Reyes homered to give the Padres their only two runs in a loss to the Nationals on Monday.

Too bad it will be overshadowed by Juan Soto's homer. Reyes, who homered off Gio Gonzalez, came into this one 2-for-17 with a 6/0 K/BB in six games since his callup. It's still too difficult to say whether he'll last in the Padres' lineup; he should be in there against every lefty the team faces as long as he's up, but playing time against righties might become more sporadic.
May 21 - 10:15 PM

Travis Jankowski is not in Monday's lineup against the Nationals.

The hot-hitting outfielder will take a seat against southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Matt Szczur will make the start in left field and bat leadoff.
May 21 - 3:52 PM


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