Annie with an update on Brandon Morrow’s return, OD’s struggles and what Darren Balsley said in his pitchers’ meeting. (PS — there may or may not be dancing at the end…)
On Tuesday, the Padres placed centerfielder/first baseman Wil Myers on the 15-day disabled list with left-wrist tendinitis (retroactive May 11). Myers was hitting .291 with five home runs, 19 RBIs, and 28 runs scored prior to missing the past six games.
“He needs rest,” manager Bud Black said Tuesday. “That tendon needs rest. Any sort of inflammation, tendinitis — it’s a tight area in there and it just needs to calm down. There’s no timetable for his return.”
Myers injured his wrist May 9th in Arizona when he collided with Diamondbacks’ shortstop Nick Ahmed while running the bases. He played the following Sunday, but struggled in batting practice the following Tuesday in Seattle. He was scratched before Tuesday’s opener against the Mariners and was listed as day-to-day.
San Diego has gone 2-4 without Myers, and his replacements in the leadoff spot have combined to hit .182 with 10 strikeouts in 22 at-bats.
In a corresponding move, the Padres recalled RHP Cory Mazzoni from Triple-A El Paso. Mazzoni will be making his second stint with the Padres this season, having made his Major League debut on April 27th versus Houston. In two relief outings with San Diego, Mazzoni (27.00 ERA) allowed six earned runs, two walks, and recorded one strikeout in two innings of work. With El Paso, he had a 1.04 ERA with 27 strikeouts and just four walks in 17.1 innings pitched.