The Padres reinstated Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eric Hosmer from the COVID-19 injured list prior to tonight’s game, per the team. In corresponding moves, John Andreoli was returned to Triple-A and Tucupita Marcano was optioned.
Tatis Jr. last appeared in a game on May 9th. Hosmer didn’t miss quite as much time, having last played on May 11th. Both are back in the lineup for tonight’s game. While they were out, Andreoli was appearing in the Majors for the first time since 2018. He had appeared in every game since the 11th before sitting out last night’s contest, mostly serving as a defensive replacement in the outfield. Though he only stepped to the plate seven times, the 30-year-old managed a double, a walk, and a couple of runs scored.
Marcano, just 21-years-old, is a promising infield prospect for the Padres, pushed into action this year due to the myriad injuries to Tatis. He has seen game action 18 times, slashing .207/.303/.241 in 33 plate appearances. The Padres hope that Tatis can settle in for good now after a start-and-stop first part of the season. Tatis has appeared in just 26 of the Padres first 43 games, though he’s been his usual alectric self when active. Tatis has posted a 135 wRC+ with nine home runs and a .313 ISO.