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  • Fernando Tatis Jr. To Begin Rehab Assignment Over Weekend

    San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (wrist) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Double-A San Antonio either Saturday or Sunday. Tatis is slated to see time at shortstop, center field, and designated hitter during the rehab stint. The star infielder is nearing a return to the Padres after missing the entire season thus far while recovering from surgery in March to repair a broken bone in his wrist. The Padres have yet to indicate how quickly he will be able to join the big leagues but it should be in the next week or two. Tatis joining an already loaded San Diego lineup will make the Padres' offense all the more formidable over the final two months of the regular season.

    Aug 5 · Source via Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • Jake Cronenworth Sitting Against A Lefty

    San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland. Cronenworth has been on a recent tear at the plate and is now slashing .244/.348/.402 with 11 home runs, 55 RBI, 68 runs scored and one stolen base in 393 at-bats after homering in the 9-1 win over the Rockies on Wednesday night. New acquisition Brandon Drury, who clubbed a grand slam in the first pitch he saw in a Padres uniform on Wednesday, is starting at second base and is batting fifth against Freeland. Drury is having a career year with a .275 average and 21 home runs in 93 games in 2022, and he's been great against southpaws, going 30-for-97 (.309) with nine of his 21 home runs against them.

    Aug 4 · Source via Padres Jake Cronenworth
  • Manny Machado Breaks Out With Homer, Three Hits

    San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado has struggled of late, which may have played some role in general manager AJ Preller's spending spree at the trade deadline, but Machado was at his best on Wednesday as he went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and two runs scored. He now has 19 homers this year and has gone deep three times in his past seven games, so it looks as though he's turning the corner. Machado should enjoy an explosive end to his fantasy season with so much strength in the lineup around him.

    Aug 4 · Source via Padres Manny Machado
  • Jake Cronenworth Homers, Drives In Three

    San Diego Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth may no longer be among the top names in his own lineup anymore, but on Wednesday night he showed why he was an All-Star selection this year, going 2-for-3 with a home run, a hit-by-pitch, three RBI, and two runs scored. Cronenworth should be in great position for even more counting stats going forward in a stacked lineup, and fantasy managers can expect him to build on his .750 OPS, 11 homers, 68 runs scored, 55 RBI, and one stolen base from here.

    Aug 4 · Source via Padres Jake Cronenworth
  • Brandon Drury Hits Grand Slam In Padres Debut

    San Diego Padres infielder Brandon Drury made his team debut on Wednesday, and he started out with a bang, launching a first-inning grand slam off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Kuhl in a 9-1 victory. Drury figures to receive steady playing time for San Diego, though it could come all over the diamond in a much deeper lineup than his old Reds team had. He stands to receive a bit of a fantasy boost in his new setup, but his .864 OPS, 21 homers, 63 runs scored, and 63 RBI is already an excellent pace.

    Aug 4 · Source via Padres Brandon Drury
  • Brandon Drury To Serve As Designated Hitter

    San Diego Padres infielder Brandon Drury is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies. The veteran slugger was acquired by the Padres at the trade deadline on Tuesday. Although, the acquisition of Drury was overshadowed by the addition of Juan Soto and Josh Bell. Fantasy managers shouldn't overlook the impact that Drury can make in the lineup. He's hitting .274 with 20 home runs and 59 RBI through 92 games. Drury will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth versus right-hander Chad Kuhl on Wednesday. Fantasy managers will likely see Drury's value drop in San Diego, but he'll be starting for this game.

    Aug 3 · Source via Padres Brandon Drury
  • Juan Soto To Make Padres Debut On Wednesday

    San Diego Padres outfielder Juan Soto will make his team debut for the club on Wednesday. The superstar slugger was acquired alongside Josh Bell in a massive trade on Tuesday. He'll start in right field and bat second in his highly-anticipated debut against the Colorado Rockies. The 23-year-old is going to have a ton of pressure on him as the Padres go all-in for a World Series. Fantasy managers should make sure Soto is in their lineups for Wednesday's matchup against Chad Kuhl in San Diego.

    Aug 3 · Source via Padres Juan Soto
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Faces Live Pitching On Wednesday

    San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (wrist) faced live pitching again on Wednesday. The superstar slugger took roughly six at-bats during his batting practice session. The next step should be Tatis heading out on a minor league rehab assignment. He has been sidelined all season long after having wrist surgery. It's uncertain how many games he'll need to play before getting back to the MLB roster. In the meantime, newly acquired Juan Soto and Josh Bell will attempt to hold down the fort. Fantasy managers should continue to stash Tatis as he nears a return.

    Aug 3 · Source via Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • Padres, Royals Swap Brent Rooker, Cam Gallagher

    The Padres have traded outfielder Brent Rooker to the Royals for catcher Cam Gallagher, according to Dennis Lin and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Rooker, 27, is an outfielder who has hit well at every level he’s played, with the notable exception of the big leagues. Drafted by the Twins in 2017, he made it to the…

    Aug 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Padres Royals Cam Gallagher Brent Rooker
  • Padres Acquire Brandon Drury From The Reds

    The San Diego Padres are acquiring infielder Brandon Drury from the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, according to sources. It's unclear what the Padres sent to the Reds in exchange. Drury has seen the vast majority of his playing time in Cincinnati this year on the infield, mainly at the hot corner, but he has experience in the outfield as well. The 29-year-old has had a late-career resurgence in 2022, hitting .274/.335/.520 with a career-high 20 home runs, 59 RBI, 62 runs scored and two stolen bases in 385 plate appearances and 92 games. The move to San Diego isn't good news at all for Drury's fantasy value the rest of the way, as he'll be blocked at third by Manny Machado and at second base by Jake Cronenworth, but perhaps he'll see semi-regular at-bats in the outfield, where he has some experience as well.

    Aug 2 · Source via Reds Padres Brandon Drury
  • Luke Voit Heading To Washington In Juan Soto Deal

    The San Diego Padres are sending first baseman Luke Voit to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday to finalize the deal involving superstar outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell, according to a source. First baseman Eric Hosmer was originally included in the deal for Soto and Bell, but he exercised his no-trade clause and was later dealt to the Boston Red Sox. Earlier in the day, Passan reported that the Nationals would also be getting left-hander MacKenzie Gore, top outfield prospect Robert Hassel III, shortstop C.J. Abrams, outfielder James Wood and right-hander Jarlin Susana, but it's unknown if those names are still included in the blockbuster swap. The 31-year-old Voit will become Washington's primary first baseman, and he'll lose fantasy value in the move to the last-place Nats. Voit is hitting .225 with 13 homers and 48 RBI in 298 at-bats in 2022.

    Aug 2 · Source via Nationals Padres Luke Voit
  • Red Sox Acquire Eric Hosmer From Padres

    San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer has reportedly been traded to the Boston Red Sox, per the San Diego Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders, who tweeted on Tuesday that Hosmer "is heading to Boston, per team source." The veteran previously hit .272 with a .336 on-base percentage and eight home runs in 369 plate appearances for the Padres this year. So far this season, Boston has primarily utilized Bobby Dalbec and Franchy Cordero at first base.

    Aug 2 · Source via Padres Red Sox Eric Hosmer
  • Eric Hosmer Declines To Go To Nationals

    San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer has declined to go to the Washington Nationals in the deal that will send outfielder Juan Soto to San Diego. Hosmer exercised his no-trade clause and will now stay in San Diego for the time being, but it's unclear if first baseman Josh Bell will join Soto in the deal from Washington. Either way, Soto will become a Padre officially on Tuesday. Stay tuned for the rest of the details. The Padres are trying to get Hosmer and his three years and $39 million off their books to stay under the luxury tax threshold now that they are taking on Soto. While Hosmer remains with the Friars for now, it's very possible that he accepts a deal to another club before Tuesday's deadline passes. The 32-year-old is hitting .272/.336/.391 with eight home runs, 40 RBI and 32 runs scored in 90 games in 2022.

    Aug 2 · Source via Padres Nationals Eric Hosmer
  • Nationals On Eric Hosmer's No-Trade List

    San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer has been notified he's in the agreed-upon deal between the Padres and Washington Nationals that would send outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell to San Diego. However, the Nationals are on his no-trade list and he hasn't consented yet. The deal for Soto and Bell will go through either way, according to sources, but Hosmer is in a tough spot. The Padres are trying to stay under the luxury tax threshold with their acquisition of Soto, hence Hosmer's inclusion in the deal. Hosmer has three years and $39 million left on his deal. This situation will be sorted out one way or another before Tuesday's trade deadline, but either way, Hosmer's time in San Diego is likely coming to an end.

    Aug 2 · Source via Padres Eric Hosmer
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Feels Good During Batting Practice

    San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (wrist) was able to take live batting practice prior to Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies. The young slugger mentioned that he felt good taking batting practice, so he should go on a rehab assignment later this week. It's uncertain how many games Tatis will need before rejoining the Padres roster. He has been sidelined all season following wrist surgery in March. Fantasy managers might only have to might another week or two for Tatis to return.

    Aug 1 · Source via Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • Wil Myers Activated On Monday

    San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers (knee) has been activated from the 10-day injured list on Monday. The right-handed slugger will immediately move right back into the lineup against the Colorado Rockies. He has been sidelined since early June due to inflammation in his right knee. Myers will cover first base and bat fifth versus right-hander Anthony Senzatela on Monday. Fantasy managers in need of a power boost in their lineups should look and see if Myers is available.

    Aug 1 · Source via Padres Wil Myers
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Could Begin Rehab Assignment This Weekend

    If all goes according to plan, San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (wrist) will begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend. He is scheduled to take live batting practice on Monday, and the Padres are still taking it day by day with him. The 23-year-old superstar is trying to return from a surgically repaired left wrist after fracturing it in a motorcycle accident in the offseason. The Friars aren't going to rush him back, meaning he could have a somewhat lengthy rehab assignment before making his 2022 season debut around the middle of August. Tatis has the ability to be a difference-maker for fantasy managers down the stretch after he hit .282/.364/.611 with a .975 OPS, a league-leading 42 home runs, 97 RBI, 99 runs scored and 25 stolen bases in just 130 games in 2021.

    Aug 1 · Source via Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • Taylor Rogers, Others Traded To Brewers

    According to a tweet from ESPN's Jeff Passan on Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly acquiring relief pitcher Taylor Rogers along with fellow reliever Dinelson Lamet, pitching prospect Robert Gasser and outfield prospect Esteury Ruiz in exchange for relief pitcher Josh Hader. Rogers has converted 28 saves for the Padres this season, but has struggled as of late, giving up 20 hits, 11 earned runs, and a pair of walks in his last 11.1 innings of work. Devin Williams, who has pitched to a 1.59 ERA, a 1.31 FIP, 66 strikeouts and 19 walks in 39.2 innings this season, would appear to be a better choice to take over at closer.

    Aug 1 · Source via Padres Brewers Taylor Rogers Esteury Ruiz closers prospects
  • Padres Agree To Five-Year Deal With Joe Musgrove

    According to a tweet from The Athletic's Jim Bowden, the San Diego Padres have reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with starting pitcher Joe Musgrove worth $100 million. The reported extension will keep the right-hander in San Diego long-term. Musgrove has enjoyed a strong season with the Padres in 2022, pitching to a 2.65 ERA, a 3.27 FIP, 114 strikeouts, and 27 walks in 115.1 innings of work. He's also registered eight pitcher wins in 18 starts.

    Aug 1 · Source via Padres Joe Musgrove
  • Padres Acquire Josh Hader From Brewers

    According to a tweet from ESPN's Jeff Passan, the San Diego Padres have reportedly acquired relief pitcher Josh Hader from the Milwaukee Brewers for left-handed reliever Taylor Rogers, right-hander Dinelson Lamet, pitching prospect Robert Gasser, and outfield prospect Esteury Ruiz. Hader has thrown 34 innings for the Brewers this season, pitching to a 4.24 ERA and a 3.47 FIP while registering 59 strikeouts and 12 walks. He's also converted 29 of 31 saves so far. The 28-year-old should continue to be one of fantasy baseball's best closers with the Padres.

    Aug 1 · Source via Brewers Padres Josh Hader closers
  • Luis Garcia Secures First Save On Sunday

    San Diego Padres pitcher Luis Garcia struck out one over a scoreless inning to earn the save in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. He entered the game in the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead. The 35-year-old received the first save opportunity with the recent news of incumbent closer Taylor Rogers "getting a little bit of a break" from closing duties. Garcia tossed a perfect inning on Sunday, recording his first save of the year. The veteran right-hander owns a 3.23 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 42:12 K: BB across 39 innings in 2022. After his recent struggles, Rogers will likely be eased back into the closer role. Garcia should see more save opportunities during Rogers' break, and fantasy managers searching for saves should add him in all league formats.

    Aug 1 · Source via Padres Luis Garcia closers
  • Jurickson Profar Adds Homer And Steal

    San Diego Padres utility man Jurickson Profar once again had a solid game on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, going 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run, a stolen base, and two runs scored. Profar now has 11 homers and five steals on the season. He has four multi-hit performances in his last six games, with six RBI in that span. With a .757 OPS, 58 runs scored, and 44 RBI on the season, Profar has been a net positive across all fantasy categories this season, making him a valuable and underrated back-of-the-roster fantasy asset.

    Aug 1 · Source via Padres Jurickson Profar
  • Eric Hosmer Removed During Sunday's Game

    San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer (neck) was removed during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins. There was some speculation that this removal was trade-related, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Instead, the 32-year-old is dealing with a minor neck strain. Fantasy managers should consider this a day-to-day issue. This doesn't sound like something that is going to force Hosmer to the injured list.

    Jul 31 · Source via Padres Eric Hosmer
  • Luis Campusano Hits Eighth Homer In Triple-A

    San Diego Padres catcher Luis Campusano went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer of the season for Triple-A El Paso on Friday. Campusano is now hitting .302 and has also driven in 36 RBI. The 23-year-old is one of the top catching prospects in the game and has gotten a couple cups of coffee in the big leagues, but he hasn't done much in that limited opportunity. A prime trade candidate for the aggressive Padres front office, managers should keep an eye on Campusano to see weather or not he remains with San Diego or is dealt. Campusano remains a better option in dynasty leagues, but could be an intriguing in redraft leagues, if he is dealt and given an opportunity. Campusano remains a prospect for managers to keep an eye on with the trade deadline approaching on August 2.

    Jul 31 · Source via Padres Luis Campusano prospects
  • Eguy Rosario Continues Impressive Season In Triple-A

    San Diego Padres shortstop prospect Eguy Rosario went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's contest for Triple-A El Paso. It was his second homer in as many games. Rosario has been putting together a strong season and the Padres fifth ranked prospect is now hitting .280 with 16 homers, 62 RBI and 16 stolen bases. Rosario, 22, is having a breakout season for El Paso, but there hasn't been room for him at the big-league level. The Padres always seem to be involved in trade rumors and Rosario is sure to catch the eye of fellow executives across the league. If Rosario were to stay in the Padres system, he is unlikely to make an impact in redraft leagues in 2022. If he were dealt, he could be an intriguing stash option in redraft leagues, but his best value remains in dynasty leagues. Stay tuned to see what happens with the deadline approaching on August 2.

    Jul 31 · Source via Padres Eguy Rosario
  • MacKenzie Gore Tentatively Slated For September Return

    Padres left-hander MacKenzie Gore was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday due to inflammation in his throwing elbow, and as a result he “won't throw…for a couple of weeks,” manager Bob Melvin told Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune and other reporters.  “Structurally, everything looked pretty good in there compared to the past. …

    Jul 31 · MLB Trade Rumors Padres MacKenzie Gore prospects
  • Blake Snell Earns Third Win

    San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell cruised to his third win of the season Friday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk to the Minnesota Twins in six innings of work in a 10-1 victory. He struck out seven batters. This is just the fourth time this year out of 12 starts that Snell has completed six innings, which underscores the limitations to his fantasy upside. He's struck out 78 batters in 61 innings, but his 4.43 ERA and 1.39 WHIP are not good enough to account for the relative lack of volume Snell offers.

    Jul 30 · Source via Padres Blake Snell
  • Ha-Seong Kim Adds Homer And Steal

    San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim contributed across the board in Friday's 10-1 win over the Minnesota Twins, picking up two hits in three at-bats with a home run, a steal, and two runs scored. He now has six homers and six steals on the season. With just a .692 OPS in 338 plate appearances this season, Kim is no fantasy stand-out, but any player that contributes in both the power and speed categories holds some value. This is true of Kim, who has seen plenty of playing time of late, though that could dry up as soon as Fernando Tatis Jr. makes his long-awaited return.

    Jul 30 · Source via Padres Ha-Seong Kim
  • Luke Voit Homers, Drives In Three

    San Diego Padres designated hitter Luke Voit participated in the offensive onslaught against Joe Ryan and the Minnesota Twins Friday, going 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored. Voit now has 13 home runs on the season to go with 38 runs scored and 47 RBI. He's gone deep three times in his last nine games. It's not been a banner season for Voit, but he continues to hit the ball very hard and could go on a tear for fantasy managers at any time.

    Jul 30 · Source via Padres Luke Voit
  • Michel Baez Recalled From Triple-A

    The San Diego Padres recalled right-hander Michel Baez from Triple-A El Paso on Friday after they placed right-hander Nick Martinez on the paternity list. The San Diego bullpen is in flux as they recently demoted Taylor Rogers from the closer's role. Manager Bob Melvin is expected to go with a committee approach when it comes to save chances moving forward, at least until someone emerges from the group. Baez could be part of the group that receives chances to close out games, making him worth a look in deeper, NL-only formats for fantasy managers looking for saves.

    Jul 29 · Source via Padres Michel Baez
  • Joe Musgrove Expected To Sign Five-Year Extension

    The San Diego Padres and right-hander Joe Musgrove are reportedly close to agreeing upon a five-year contract for about $100 million, according to Jon Heyman. The two sides have yet to officially close the deal but at this point, it appears that it will just be a matter of time. Musgrove is in the midst of a career year in San Diego, posting an 8-3 record, 2.63 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 106 strikeouts over 109 1/3 innings of work. Musgrove sticking around for the next five years is a big boost to the San Diego pitching staff as he was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2022 season.

    Jul 29 · Source via Padres Joe Musgrove
  • Taylor Rogers Removed From Closer Role

    San Diego Padres left-handed reliever Taylor Rogers has been removed from the closer role, according to manager Bob Melvin. Rogers has been one of the worst relievers in baseball the last few months, after arguably being the best reliever in the league for the first couple of months. Since May 28, Rogers has compiled a 8.14 ERA and 1.57 WHIP while converting just 11 of 18 save opportunities. He also took the loss on five occasions. Rogers could regain the role eventually, and Melvin even said he preferred Rogers in that role, but for now the Padres will go by committee. In deeper leagues, names like Luis Garcia and Nick Martinez should be watched carefully as they should see some opportunities.

    Jul 29 · Source via Padres Taylor Rogers closers
  • MacKenzie Gore Has A Chance To Avoid Surgery

    San Diego Padres left-hander MacKenzie Gore (elbow) continues to be evaluated and likely will for the next few days, but initial word is that he can avoid surgery. Gore could recover with rest and treatment, but it remains to be seen how long he'll need to rest before returning to the team. The 23-year-old southpaw landed on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday after leaving his outing on Monday with a sore left elbow. After making 13 starts for the Friars in the first half of the season, the Padres had recently moved Gore to the bullpen, and he allowed four earned runs on two hits while walking four in 1 2/3 innings of relief in his last two appearances before his injury. His injury could cause him to remain in a relief role the rest of the way, which would severely limit his fantasy impact.

    Jul 29 · Source via Padres MacKenzie Gore prospects
  • Taylor Rogers In Danger Of Losing Closing Gig?

    San Diego Padres skipper Bob Melvin said that closer Taylor Rogers told him he was good to go and eager to close on Wednesday, when he blew his second straight save chance in a loss against the Detroit Tigers. The Padres didn't go with left-hander Adrian Morejon because he hasn't pitched in a save situation. However, Melvin said "maybe down the road" the team will take a look at making a change in the ninth inning. Rogers is currently tied for the MLB lead with the Milwaukee Brewers' Josh Hader with 28 saves, but he's also 1-5 with a 4.35 ERA and has allowed 10 earned runs on 17 hits while striking out 11 and walking two in 9 2/3 innings in the month of July. Morejon has never saved a game in his four MLB seasons, and there's a good chance Nick Martinez (four saves this year) or Luis Garcia will get first crack at save chances if Rogers is eventually demoted.

    Jul 28 · Source via Padres Taylor Rogers closers
  • James Wood A Name To File Away In Dynasty Leagues

    San Diego Padres outfield prospect James Wood went 1-for-3 with a walk and two-run homer for Single-A Lake Elsinore on Wednesday. With the exception of five games in rookie ball this season, Wood has spent the season Single-A and has impressed with a .320 batting average to go along with nine homers, 39 RBI and 14 stolen bases. The 19-year-old was the Padres second pick in the 2021 draft and has done nothing but impress in his young career. At 6'7, Wood possesses a big frame and his body should only continue to mature, which should only improve his power in the long term. Wood also provides a good eye at the plate and plays good defense for someone of his size. The youngster is unlikely to make an impact in the immediate future for fantasy managers, but he is a name to file away in dynasty leagues.

    Jul 28 · Source via Padres James Wood
  • Taylor Rogers Blows Another Save Chance On Wednesday

    San Diego Padres closer Taylor Rogers was charged with his second blown save in as many days on Wednesday when he failed to maintain a 3-2 ninth inning lead against the Detroit Tigers. He gave up three hits and two earned runs while recording two outs. Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes drove in both runs on a walk-off double. Rogers is tied for first in the majors with 28 saves, but his seven blown saves lead the majors. If the Padres were to move on from Rogers, we'd likely see either Luis Garcia or Nick Martinez earn a shot at ninth inning duties. Garcia has been the team's top setup man with 18 holds while Martinez is second on the team in saves with four and he hasn't blown any save opportunities this year. Having said all that, it's likely that Rogers will remain the team's primary closer at least for now.

    Jul 27 · Source via Padres Taylor Rogers closers
  • Manny Machado At DH Against Tigers

    San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado (ankle) is serving as the designated hitter and batting third on Wednesday against Detroit Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal. Skipper Bob Melvin said that Machado tweaked his ankle in the 10th inning of the 6-4 win over Detroit on Tuesday, but it's a good sign that he's at least back in the starting lineup the next day in a matinee contest. The Padres also have an off day on Thursday, so the 30-year-old All-Star should be fine for the weekend series against the Minnesota Twins. Although Machado is hitting just .215 (17-for-79) with four home runs and eight RBI in 21 games in the month of July, he should be in all fantasy lineups in single-year formats.

    Jul 27 · Source via Padres Manny Machado
  • Manny Machado Tweaks Left Ankle Tuesday

    San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin said that third baseman Manny Machado (ankle) tweaked his left ankle "a little bit" hitting the first-base bag as he reached on an error in the 10th inning of Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Tigers, per the Athletic's Dennis Lin. This doesn't sound like a serious issue, but the team will re-evaluate him Wednesday morning. Machado went 2-for-5 with two singles in the game. The 30-year-old is having another great season, slashing .301/.372/.509 with 16 home runs, 54 RBI, and seven stolen bases. Fantasy managers should have a clearer picture tomorrow morning, but hopefully, he won't end up having to miss any time.

    Jul 27 · Source via Padres Manny Machado
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Taking On-Field Batting Practice Tuesday

    San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (wrist) is taking batting practice on the field prior to the team's matchup against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. This is his first full on-field batting practice session. His previous session in New York over this past weekend was soft-toss. According to Padres beat writer Kevin Acee, Tatis is on track to face live pitching over the next week or so. If he can avoid any setbacks, he will go out on a rehab assignment after that. We're inching closer to the 2022 debut for the 23-year-old phenom. A mid-August return to the majors is certainly in play at this point if Tatis can remain on track.

    Jul 26 · Source via Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • C.J. Abrams Remains Out For Tuesday's Game

    San Diego Padres shortstop C.J. Abrams (biceps) will miss his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday when the team takes on right-hander Garrett Hill and the Detroit Tigers. Ha-Seong Kim will be covering shortstop for the team once again. Abrams has been battling biceps soreness since Saturday. He'll have one more chance to play in the team's series against the Tigers on Wednesday, then the Padres get an off day on Thursday. Over 43 games on the season, the 21-year-old rookie has slashed .231/.280/.322 with two home runs, one stolen base, 11 RBI and 15 runs.

    Jul 26 · Source via Padres C.J. Abrams prospects
  • MacKenzie Gore Lands On 15-Day Injured List

    The San Diego Padres placed left-hander MacKenzie Gore (elbow) on the 15-day injured list due to left elbow inflammation on Tuesday. The team called up right-hander Dinelson Lamet from Triple-A in a corresponding move. Gore exited his start against the Detroit Tigers on Monday with what was initially described as elbow soreness. We don't have any indication of a timeline for the 23-year-old rookie at this point. Over 16 appearances (13 starts) this year, Gore has gone 4-4 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.

    Jul 26 · Source via Padres MacKenzie Gore prospects
  • C.J. Abrams Misses His Third Straight Game On Monday

    San Diego Padres shortstop C.J. Abrams (biceps) was held out of action once again on Monday with biceps soreness. He has now missed three consecutive games due to the ailment. Ha-Seong Kim has handled shortstop duties during each of the team's last three games with Abrams out. Abrams has been quietly making some progress at the plate this month. Over 12 games in July, he's batted .300. However, he has just two extra-base hits (a homer and a double) and zero walks this month and he still has just one stolen base over three attempts on the year. The 21-year-old rookie has immense upside and dynasty managers should be very excited for the future with Abrams. But in season-long leagues, he is someone who can be left on waivers in most formats.

    Jul 26 · Source via Padres C.J. Abrams prospects
  • MacKenzie Gore Exits Monday With Elbow Discomfort

    San Diego Padres pitcher MacKenzie Gore (elbow) exited Monday's game early with left elbow discomfort, per the Athletic's Dennis Lin. Gore pitched 1 1/3 innings out of the bullpen in Monday's 12-4 loss to the Tigers, allowing two runs on one hit and two walks with a strikeout. Related to his elbow, Gore said, "It wasn't that one pitch, which is hopefully a good thing." He will be re-examined by doctors once the Padres return to San Diego. Things have not gone well lately for the 23-year-old rookie, who, after compiling some strong starts, has been relegated to the bullpen and now owns a 4.50 ERA over 70 IP. Fantasy managers should know more in the coming days upon Gore's return to San Diego.

    Jul 26 · Source via Padres MacKenzie Gore prospects
  • Jurickson Profar Homers, Reaches Three Times

    San Diego Padres utility player Jurickson Profar reached base three times Monday, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a 12-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Profar now has nine home runs on the season to go with a .741 OPS, four steals, 53 runs, and 39 RBI in 335 at-bats this season. Despite not being spectacular in any one fantasy category, Profar offers all-category production and should continue to score plenty of runs from the leadoff spot in the order. His positional flexibility in most formats also contributes to a solid fantasy floor.

    Jul 25 · Source via Padres Jurickson Profar
  • Sean Manaea Roughed Up Monday

    San Diego Padres starting pitcher Sean Manaea couldn't escape the fourth inning Monday, as he allowed nine runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. Manaea struck out four batters and took his fifth loss of the season against five wins, as the Padres fell to the Detroit Tigers 12-4. Manaea had recorded a quality start in seven of his previous nine starts, but this performance lifts his season ERA and WHIP to a somewhat pedestrian 4.33 and 1.28 with 104 strikeouts in 104 innings this season. He remains a solid fantasy starter despite this bump in the road.

    Jul 25 · Source via Padres Sean Manaea
  • MacKenzie Gore Leaves Monday's Game Early

    San Diego Padres left-hander MacKenzie Gore left Monday's game early with an undisclosed injury, according to reports. Gore worked 1 1/3 innings in relief of Sean Manaea in the contest, allowing two runs on one hit while striking out one and walking two. He was visited by trainers and appeared to be in discomfort while walking off of the field, although the team has yet to specify the nature of Gore's injury. Gore has posted a 4-4 record, 4.50 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 72 strikeouts over 70 innings of work in 2022. Look for the Padres to update his status after Monday's game ends.

    Jul 25 · Source via Padres MacKenzie Gore prospects
  • Drew Pomeranz Could Begin Rehab Assignment This Week

    San Diego Padres left-handed reliever Drew Pomeranz (elbow) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this week, although skipper Bob Melvin said it's unknown whether Pomeranz would instead throw another simulated inning. The 33-year-old is recovering from flexor tendon surgery last August and "still feels it some" when he throws, according to Melvin. Pomeranz threw 19 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday, but he still has a ways to go before he'll be able to make his 2022 season debut out of San Diego's bullpen. The veteran southpaw could be a key late-inning piece for the Padres when healthy, but he's unlikely to be a factor for saves, with only nine in his career.

    Jul 25 · Source via Padres Drew Pomeranz closers
  • Trent Grisham Dealing With Back Stiffness

    San Diego Padres outfielder Trent Grisham (back) was held out of Sunday night's lineup against the New York Mets due to lingering back stiffness after his collision with Mets right-hander Chris Bassitt on Saturday. Manager Bob Melvin said that Grisham was available off the bench on Sunday, but he didn't get into the game. Esteury Ruiz received the start in center field with Grisham on the bench in the series finale in New York. Grisham does have 10 home runs on the season, but he's hitting a very disappointing .190/.290/.337 with 34 RBI, 37 runs scored and four stolen bases in 352 plate appearances and 93 games to this point. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now.

    Jul 25 · Source via Padres Trent Grisham
  • Wil Myers' Rehab Assignment To Continue

    San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers' (knee) minor league rehab assignment will continue for at least a couple more days, as he and the Padres felt he'd benefit by getting some more at-bats at Triple-A El Paso. In three games, Myers is 4-for-14 and went 6-for-18 in five games with Low-A Lake Elsinore. "I don't think he feels comfortable enough with the time off yet to where he's ready to face major league pitching," skipper Bob Melvin said. The 31-year-old has been on the injured list since June 2, and the Friars could choose to ease him back into action at the major league level once he's activated. In 32 games before his knee injury, Myers was hitting .234/.276/.306 with one home run, 19 RBI and 13 runs scored in 124 at-bats.

    Jul 25 · Source via Padres Wil Myers
  • Austin Nola In Midst Of Eight-Game Hitting Streak

    San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola went 2-for-5 in the 8-5 Sunday night loss to the New York Mets and is hitting .370 (10-for-27) during an eight-game hitting streak. The recent hot stretch has raised Nola's season line to .248/.315/.317 with two home runs, 26 RBI, 24 runs scored and two stolen bases in 248 plate appearances over 66 games played for the Friars. He's batting .308 (12-for-39) with three RBI and two runs scored in 12 games in the month of July. Nola doesn't have a ton of over-the-fence pop, but you can do much worse at the catching position in fantasy.

    Jul 25 · Source via Padres Austin Nola
  • Eric Hosmer Heating Up At The Plate

    San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer went 5-for-12 with a walk, two doubles and a home run in the three-game series in New York against the Mets at Citi Field, a place he has fond memories after his Kansas City Royals clinched the 2015 World Series there. Hosmer has reached base safely in his last 12 games and is hitting .271 with a .750 OPS in his last 23 games to raise his season slash line to .277/.338/.393 with seven home runs, 39 RBI and 29 runs scored in 318 at-bats. His fantasy managers need to continue to ride the hot streak.

    Jul 25 · Source via Padres Eric Hosmer
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Moving Closer To Rehab Assignment

    San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (wrist) took on-field batting practice over the weekend at Citi Field and will do a couple of live batting practice sessions before beginning a minor league rehab assignment. The "live" sessions aren't expected to take place until the team returns to San Diego following its upcoming three-game series in Detroit against the Tigers. It means that Tatis probably won't begin a rehab assignment until early next week, and the Padres could slow down his progression at any point. But if he doesn't have any setbacks with his surgically repaired left wrist, it's possible that Tatis could make his season debut when the Padres are in Los Angeles against the division-rival Dodgers from Aug. 5-7.

    Jul 25 · Source via Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • Fernando Tatis Jr.'s Hitting Progression Going Well

    San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (wrist) has been hitting in the cages and said he is going 95-100 percent and has been a little surprised with how good he's felt afterward. Tatis has yet to play this year after fracturing his wrist in a motorcycle accident in the offseason, but he's getting closer to a return and should return to the Friars lineup at some point in August. The 23-year-old superstar still needs to progress to soft toss, tee work and live pitching before going on a minor league rehab assignment, though. If he returns fully healthy, he could be a difference-maker for fantasy managers down the stretch after he hit .282/.364/.611 with a .975 OPS, a league-high 42 home runs, 97 RBI, 99 runs scored and 25 stolen bases in only 130 games in 2021.

    Jul 23 · Source via Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.
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