The Padres have placed rookie catcher Luis Campusano on the 10-day injured list with a left wrist sprain, reports AJ Cassavell of MLB.com. After homering in his Major League debut, Campusano was scratched from Saturday’s game—which would have been his first MLB start at catcher. San Diego has promoted RHP Taylor Williams, taking Campusano’s spot on the active roster.
As of now, there’s no word on the expected timeline for the return of the 21-year-old Campusano, who made his first Major League appearance just two days ago. A former second-round draft choice, Campusano is viewed as a consensus top-100 prospect in baseball—one who could have improved the Padres’ lackluster catching situation.
Of course, after a series of deadline deals that overhauled the catcher position in San Diego, it wasn’t clear how many opportunities Campusano would get behind the plate in the first place. With new additions Austin Nola and Jason Castro in place, the rookie would have plenty of competition for at-bats, both at catcher and at DH (with newly acquired Mitch Moreland on board as well).
Nonetheless, it’s disappointing that we’ll have to wait for a longer look at yet another promising youngster ascending the ranks of the San Diego organization. He gave fans plenty to dream on with a homer in his first Major League game, but we’ll have to table those expectations for the time being.
Meanwhile, Taylor Williams is set to make his Padres debut after spending the first half of the season with the Mariners. He was acquired by the Padres in one of this year’s low-profile trade deadline deals. He’s by no means a world-beating reliever, but he offers some upside as a depth contributor, and it was no secret the Padres sought exactly that as they hunt for the postseason. Despite a 5.93 ERA in 13 2/3 innings with Seattle, Williams has a solid 19:7 K:BB ratio, which points to a more promising 3.51 FIP.
all in the suit that you wear
That was quick.
Darn, that was some bad luck
What baller move. Get added to the 40 and get called up. Hit a HR in your first game. Then immediately hit the IL so you cash that Major League check for 2 weeks.
And accrue major league service time
AHHHHHHHHHHHH it’s after the super two cutoff!!!!!! Oh no!
Should’ve held him down til the second week of 2022 to maximize control!!!!
Go troll elsewhere.
Right here works!
You must not follow the Padres if you think they would hold down a guy who could help them win just to manipulate service time.
It’s all about winning and winning now.
Been too long already.
Yes and how is not manipulating service time working out for them?
And before you say “Pretty good considering they have the third best record in the National League.” Are you trying to say they wouldn’t have the third best record in the National League if they had manipulated service time the last few years? Because only then does your argument hold any water.
Speaking of bad luck