The quad injury recently suffered by Padres outfielder Franchy Cordero while on a rehab assignment will keep him out of action until at least September 1, manager Andy Green told The Athletic’s Dennis Lin (Twitter link) and other reporters. Cordero has been sidelined for almost three weeks since first hurting his quad, and Green said that the injury also involved some tendon damage.
Cordero initially hit the IL on April 8 after suffering a right elbow sprain, a worrying enough injury given that surgery on that same elbow ended his 2018 season after just 40 games. He seemed to be on track for a return in June, however, before hurting his quad while trying to beat out a grounder.
It now seems like Cordero will face his second consecutive lost season, a discouraging result for a 24-year-old who has shown some intriguing potential in his young career. After crushing Triple-A pitching in 2017, Cordero received his first taste of the big leagues that season, and then batted .247/.324/.435 with seven homers in 174 plate appearances in 2018-19. A whopping 62 of those 174 PA ended in strikeouts, though Cordero made the most of the contact he did make, with a 48.9% hard-hit ball rate over the last two seasons.
While it’s obviously still very early in Cordero’s Major League career and the Padres control him through the 2023 season, Cordero’s checkered injury history isn’t helped his chances of breaking in on a San Diego team that is already crowded with outfield options, both at the big league level and coming up the pipeline of a loaded farm system. Trades could address this situation, of course, plus there’s the fact that Manuel Margot and Josh Naylor have yet to establish themselves as major league-caliber regulars. But even assuming Cordero is able to make it back on the field in 2019, he’ll need a healthy and productive Spring Training to re-establish himself as a potential building block.
Didn’t he hit a 490 at petco?
Bank on ball park
we need SP and middle relief before we truly can contend
He was never going to be much better than a .265 hitter on average and that’s only if he stays healthy. Our biggest challenge is too many guys going for the long ball and their averages and OBP is indicative of too many K’s and too many left on base.
What is it with all these soft tissue injuries!!?? As a fan it’s disappointing to see players continuously get hurt! Is Manfred on this? It’s getting worse than football.
I hear Manfred gives a great deep tissue massage.
What is happening with the energy level of the Padres over the last week. Even Tatis looks drained. Don’t know if its the clubhouse vibe or the Mgr and coaches but somebody needs to rekindle the fire on this team.
Yes we need SP for sure, I don’t see us making the playoffs I just hope we make .500 for the year. Middle RP is terrible, SP is OK, Offense right now is terrible. I see a trade coming and it will be Yates for three minor leaguers, two are top 50 in MLB. I just hope two are potential SP in 2020.
Is Green on the hot seat, I believe his goal this year was to at least make .500 by the end of the season. BTW every team has injuries I see that as a cop out for lack of execution. Need to send Hedges down to EP for ten days to get his confidence and stroke back, He is hitting well below his potential and its hurting the team offensively.
Cordero can mash. Probably our best CF. Availability is the #1 ability! I am good trading Yates…he doesn’t have clean saves. Bring up that minor league flame thrower. Maton must go. Not a major league pitcher. 92 mph meatballs.
I hope Franchy comes back soon. Love his swing. When he connects for a homerun, it almost reminds me of the days of Darryl Strawberry.
I see Franchy as a good prospect to throw in a trade, he’s average at best.
Didn’t he just come back???
Nobody has mentioned that Franchy Cordero is a left handed bat and the Padres are desperate for left handed bats managers know this and keep throwing right handers at thier right handed line-up. Only Hosmer and Mejia is a switch hitter can bat left handed it’s a big problem the team needs to address. I would trade Myers for any left handed bat they can find right now as he’s pathetic.