There’s a “very good chance” the Padres will activate first baseman Eric Hosmer from the injured list Saturday, manager Jayce Tingler told AJ Cassavell of MLB.com and other reporters. Hosmer has been out since July 28 with gastritis, which cut off an encouraging start to the season in which he was hitting more fly balls than ever and getting tremendous results. The Padres have mostly turned to Jake Cronenworth at first in Hosmer’s absence, and the rookie has been excellent in the early going.
- The Rangers announced that they’ve activated righty Rafael Montero and placed lefty Joe Palumbo on the IL with an ulcerative colitis flareup. Montero hasn’t pitched this season, but as MLBTR’s Steve Adams explained in April, he has been a real find for the club. The former standout Mets prospect amassed 29 innings of 2.48 ERA pitching with 10.55 K/9 against 1.55 BB/9 in his first year with the Rangers last season.
- The Rockies placed RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez on the IL on Friday with right biceps tendinitis and recalled fellow righty Ryan Castellani, per a team announcement. Gonzalez has made one start for the club this year, but he yielded three earned runs during that three-inning performance. Castellani, meanwhile, ranks as Colorado’s 18th overall prospect at MLB.com. He’s finally in line to make his Rockies debut six years after the team selected him in the second round of the 2014 draft. Castellani struggled to an 8.31 ERA with 9.76 K/9 and 6.23 BB/9 in 43 1/3 innings in his first Triple-A action last year.
- Righty Reyes Moronta and outfielder Hunter Bishop have reported to the Giants’ alternate site, the club announced. Moronta’s continuing to work back from right shoulder surgery, while Bishop has been down since late June because of a positive coronavirus test. Bishop is now a part of the Giants’ 60-man player pool. There’s a chance Moronta will get into the Giants’ bullpen this season, manager Gabe Kapler said (via John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle). Moronta has been highly effective since he debuted in 2017, having recorded a 2.66 ERA/3.38 FIP with 11.22 K/9 and 5.12 BB/9 across 128 1/3 innings.
The Padres need Hosmer. He came out of the gates, on fire.
yeah and put Cronenworth in at DH.
2B was talked about
You mean second base
You mean designated hitter
Yeah. That 323 wRC+ is gonna be awesome to have back in the lineup. No way he drops back down to a below average, overpaid, questionably defensive first baseman.
That’s the funniest thing you’ve done for us so far this year, Coronavirus. This should be his nickname!
I love this kid Moronta, one of the most exciting bullpen pieces they have left! Can’t wait to see him back on the mound.
Slow down there cowboy. Moronta has a problem throwing strikes. He could be great.
I don’t disagree with some control issues but he had shown brilliance at times and is surely the best relief pitcher on the 40 man at this point! I know this team isn’t competitive and doesn’t need a high end closer like smith but Moronta makes up for a lot that was lost at a fraction of the cost. I really hope he comes back like he was pre shoulder injury because he could be a closer or a valuable piece they can move for a future roster piece.
That certainly depends on what you consider a bullpen arm, I think Anderson is a much better arm with more upside but really was meant to profile as a starter
Moronta has nasty stuff, pretty sure he hit triple digits on the Petco gun last year. Control did seem to be an issue but his stuff looked tough and dirty.
I mean, it’s not hard to be the best reliever on the 40-man roster of the Giants. They have one the worst bullpens in the majors.
No need to rush Moronta back. Giants seem to have missed the note that this is a sprint, not a marathon, this year. Just one more year of waiting for Belt, Crawford, and Longoria to disappear from the roster.
Does Moronta count on the 60 player pool now? Or do guys on the 45 day IL not count, even if they are assigned to the alternate training site?
I would change the line up to the following:
Machado 3B, Tatis SS,, Jake C. DH, Hosmer 1B, Myers RF, Spam LF, Olivares/Grisham CF, Garcia/Ty France 2B, Hedges C, Mejia is a problem can’t hit and seems like the SP and Yates don’t like him back there. Wondering what the Padres W-L record is with Mejia as C ?
Machado where is your bat under .200 you best pick it up, if your injured then rest and put Ty France at 3B for a couple of games.