Padres Place Fernando Tatis Jr, Chris Paddack On 10-Day IL
The Padres have positioned shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and right-hander Chris Paddack on the 10-day injured record. Tatis is on the IL with left shoulder irritation, after leaving final evening’s recreation with a shoulder drawback following a slide into third base. Paddack has been sidelined with a left indirect pressure, and his placement is retroactive to July 28.
In corresponding strikes, the Padres additionally optioned righty Nabil Crismatt to Triple-Some time calling up right-handers Miguel Diaz and Reiss Knehr, and newly-acquired outfielder Jake Marisnick was added to the energetic roster.
That is the second time Tatis’ bothersome left shoulder has despatched him to the injured record this season, as he suffered a slight labrum tear again in early April however ended up lacking solely a minimal period of time. Tatis has since missed a few video games with delicate shoulder soreness, however Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler instructed Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune (Twitter hyperlinks) and different reporters that Tatis’ shoulder was “extra sore” within the aftermath of this harm than in his previous shoulder aggravations.
In keeping with Acee, there isn’t but any indication that the Padres are contemplating shutting Tatis down within the wake of those recurring accidents. If surgical procedure is the one solution to absolutely right the issue, that might clearly sideline Tatis for the remainder of this season and probably into 2022, relying on the extent of the process and the severity of the shoulder injury. The truth that Tatis has been in a position to bounce again a number of occasions this 12 months and nonetheless produce at a celebrity stage supplies some hope that he’ll additionally be capable of get well from this newest setback, although it could appear to look that Tatis would require extra than simply the minimal 10 days of restoration time.
There isn’t any solution to truly change Tatis, in fact, although San Diego’s acquisition of Adam Frazier final week now seems to be all of the extra necessary. Jake Cronenworth can slide over to shortstop whereas Frazier takes over as deliberate at second base, however that situation additionally interrupts the Padres’ preliminary plan — utilizing Cronenworth at first base and Frazier as a super-utilityman across the diamond, offering cowl for and depth behind Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers. Ha-Seong Kim and Jurickson Profar are additionally readily available as utility choices.
Shedding Paddack can also be no small matter for the Padres, who’ve been persistently hampered by rotation accidents all season. San Diego was rumored to be taking a look at a number of starters previous to the commerce deadline, however reliever Daniel Hudson ended up being their solely new arm. Paddack was scheduled to begin on Sunday, however the Padres would possibly now flip to Knehr or an alternative choice for tomorrow’s recreation.
Paddack has pitched higher (3.92 SIERA) than his 5.13 ERA would point out, although he has allowed plenty of onerous contact. Maybe the important thing stat is 93 innings pitched, as Paddack has been a reliably sturdy member of the beginning workers aside from a 10-day COVID absence early within the season. The proper-hander has a below-average strikeout price however he has been top-of-the-line at limiting free passes; Paddack’s stroll price is barely 5 %.