Player News - Padres

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A.J. Ellis went 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI during Saturday's loss to the Giants.

His ninth-inning infield single plated two runs but he was credited with only one RBI due to an error on the play. Ellis is serving as the Padres' primary catcher right now while Austin Hedges spends time on the disabled list recovering from an elbow injury. He has a .337 batting average but just one homer and 10 RBI in 31 games.
Jun 23 - 7:14 PM

Hunter Renfroe went 2-for-4 and cracked a solo home run in a loss to the Giants on Saturday.

His fourth-inning tater off starter Andrew Suarez opened the game's scoring but it was all Giants after that. The nice game boosts his batting average to .237 with four home runs and 19 RBI in 40 games. The former first round draft pick and top prospect has struggled to adjust to the major leagues but still might develop into a fantasy asset over the next couple of seasons.
Jun 23 - 7:09 PM

Matt Strahm started against the Giants on Saturday and allowed one run in 3 1/3 innings.

It was basically a bullpen day with Strahm making another short start as an "opener" similar to what the Rays have been doing. Strahm struck out five, walked two and allowed two knocks in the ballgame. The only run he surrendered came on a Brandon Crawford RBI-triple in the fourth inning. The left-hander is 1-2 with a 2.28 ERA in 23 2/3 innings spread over five starts and eight relief appearances.
Jun 23 - 7:03 PM

Jorday Lyles was scratched from his start Saturday because of forearm tightness.

Lyles complained of the tightness in warmups today. If he lands on the DL, it could open the door for Luis Perdomo to rejoin the Padres' rotation.
Jun 23 - 5:26 PM

Jordan Lyles was a last-minute scratch from his start Saturday, with no immediate reason given.

Warmups must not have gone well for Lyles today. Matt Strahm will fill in for him.
Jun 23 - 4:16 PM

Manuel Margot went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored and two RBI in Friday's 6-2 victory in San Francisco.

That's three consecutive multi-hit games for Margot, who has improved his average from .217 to .245 just since June 11. He is hitting .357 (20-for-56) with six doubles since flipping the calendar from May to June. After a rough start to the season it's nice to see Manuel raking again and helping his fantasy owners.
Jun 23 - 3:31 AM

Clayton Richard allowed two earned runs, three hits and no walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a win Friday at San Francisco.

Richard threw 51 of his 79 pitches for strikes, although he managed just nine first-pitch strikes against the 21 batters he faced. While he got behind in counts, he certainly wiggled his way out of trouble time and again, outdueling the previously red-hot Chris Stratton. Richard will look to continue the solid run Wednesday in Texas opposite Mike Minor.
Jun 23 - 3:26 AM

Manuel Margot went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Margot was the only Padres batter to truly crack Madison Bumgarner's puzzle on Thursday, with both doubles coming against the ace southpaw. Bumgarner allowed just three total hits in eight innings. The pair of two-baggers bumped the outfielder's overall tally to 14 on the season. He's still hitting a paltry .239/.299/.351 overall, but has now turned in five multi-hit showings in his last 10 games.
Jun 22 - 1:02 AM

Wil Myers went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Myers was activated from the disabled list on Thursday after being sidelined for close to two months while nursing a strained oblique. There were no fireworks in his return to action, though to be fair to the 27-year-old, Madison Bumgarner did not exactly offer the softest opponent following a long layoff. Myers has played in just 11 games this year -- he was dealing with an arm issue in April even before his oblique acted up -- and we don't have much of a sample size on him this year. For a refresher on his output from the 2017 season, he hit .243/.328/.464 with 30 homers, 74 RBI and 20 steals across 567 at-bats. Fantasy owners should be aware that it could take a week or two for Myers to get back into the swing of things in full, but he can be deployed in lineups as normal moving forward.
Jun 22 - 12:55 AM

Tyson Ross surrendered just one run on four hits over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Ross struck out three and walked three on the evening. He pitched a game worthy of a victory, but alas for the Padres, Madison Bumgarner was just a touch cleaner on the other side. The only run to score over Ross' seven innings of work touched home on a sacrifice fly by none other than MadBum himself in the fifth inning. Tough cookies, but it was a strong performance nonetheless. Ross will carry a respectable 3.34 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 85/32 K/BB ratio (89 innings) into a road date with the Rangers when he next toes the rubber.
Jun 22 - 12:41 AM

Bryan Mitchell's MRI revealed tendinitis in his right elbow.

The MRI also showed swelling in the flexor area of his forearm. Fortunately, Mitchell was able to avoid ligament damage. Mitchell will rest up for a few days before joining the team in Texas next week. The Padres are optimistic he'll be able to resume playing catch while in Texas.
Jun 21 - 10:29 PM

Padres activated RHP Phil Maton from the 10-day disabled list.

He's back after missing the past month with a strained lat. The right-hander looked sharp on his rehab assignment, earning a 1.35 ERA over six outings for High-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio. He'll work in middle relief in San Diego.
Jun 21 - 7:16 PM

Padres transferred OF Franchy Cordero from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Cordero was diagnosed with a bone spur in his right elbow after being pulled from his rehab assignment earlier this week and may require surgery. Now that he's on the 60-day DL, Cordero won't be eligible to return until late July.
Jun 21 - 7:14 PM

Padres placed RHP Phil Hughes on the 10-day disabled list with a right rhomboid strain.

That injury may have contributed to his disastrous outing on Wednesday as the right-hander was lit up for six hits and three runs over two innings in a loss to Oakland. Hughes was designated for assignment by Minnesota earlier this year and hasn't been any better for San Diego, limping to a 6.23 ERA over seven relief outings.
Jun 21 - 7:12 PM

Padres activated RHP Colin Rea from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A El Paso.

Rea is finally healthy after missing all of last year following Tommy John surgery, but struggled during his rehab assignment, contributing a sluggish 7.13 ERA over six starts for Double-A San Antonio. This will give the right-hander a little more time to shake off the rust.
Jun 21 - 7:11 PM


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