The Padres will place center fielder Trent Grisham on the 10-day injured list with a heel bruise, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune was among those to report. They’ll recall outfielder Brian O’Grady to take his roster spot.
This adds to an already injury-shortened year for Grisham, who began the season on the IL because of a strained hamstring and didn’t make his debut until April 9. When healthy, though, the 24-year-old has been fantastic. In his second season as a Padre, Grisham has slashed .301/.383/.515 with six home runs and seven stolen bases in 154 plate appearances. And Grisham, who won a Gold Glove Award in 2020, has accounted for four Defensive Runs Saved and put up a 0.9 Ultimate Zone Rating in the field in the early going.
On the rare occasions the Padres haven’t used Grisham in center this year, they’ve mostly turned to Tommy Pham at the position. Pham has had a difficult start to the season (.193/.342/.216 in 149 trips to the plate), though his production has taken a turn for the better this month.