The Padres have announced that first baseman/designated hitter Luke Voit has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a biceps tendon injury. Catcher Luis Campusano has been recalled to take his place on the roster.
After excellent campaigns with the Yankees in 2019 and 2020, injuries have been the focus of the Luke Voit story since then. Last year, he made multiple trips to the IL due to various injuries, only getting into 68 games on the year and hitting a disappointing .239/.328/.437. That still amounted to a wRC+ of 111, or 11% better than league average, but was a drop from his 126 in 2019 and 153 in the shortened 2020 season.
The Yankees seemed to give up on considering Voit their everyday first baseman, acquiring Anthony Rizzo in a deadline deal last year and then re-signing him in the offseason. That was followed by flipping Voit to San Diego. In his short time as a Padre, Voit has been dealing with this bicep issue and struggling to a line of .143/.315/.167 in 13 games. He’ll take some time off and try to heal, hopefully coming back more productive.
As for Campusano, he’s considered one of the best catching prospects in baseball. He made his MLB debut last year, struggling in a tiny sample of 11 games. The club already has Austin Nola and Jorge Alfaro available on the roster for catching duties. However, with Voit on the shelf, the DH slot could be used to spread some of the at-bats around. Campusano is off to a great start at the plate this year, hitting .359/.375/.487 in 9 Triple-A games.
Maybe he should lay off the curls and donuts and try some cardio
Ok Richard Simmons
More than half the people on here were but a glimpse in the time of Richard Simmons. My old bones get the reference.
Try Jack LaLanne on for size, who said “if it tastes good, spit it out” and he tugged a tugboat with a rope in his teeth at age 90 plus. Supposedly.
Voit has an infant, so maybe the bicep pain is from all those diaper changes.
One if those moves that years from now everyone remembers the date LC got called up and stayed in the majors. Just my take.
Another first poster troll. Proving once again it doesn’t take an ounce of brains or wisdom to be first.
Halo sounds jealous.
But you can’t eat cardio.
This guy can’t stay healthy. Another example of a baseball player going too far with weightlifting. Should have spent more time working on his flexibility and conditioning.
So disappointing. Dude is a beast but just can’t stay off the IL.
Yeah, I think he just telegraphs injuries with his preseason workouts. Don’t know the solution for him, but the super heavy weightlifting doesn’t seem to be effective for his on-field presence.
I do wonder how Judge/Stanton changed up because whatever they did seemed to have worked last year in keeping them healthy.
Yes, they have change their routines:
TAMPA, Fla. — Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have “dramatically” altered their winter workout programs in hopes of remaining on the field throughout the upcoming season, according to Eric Cressey, the Yankees’ director of player health and performance.
“In both cases, they’ve lifted less than they have in the past,” Cressey said Thursday on the YES Network. “Aaron in particular has really taken a heavy interest in a lot of yoga. We have to be mindful of the stresses on guys who are 6-foot-7, 6-foot-8, big dudes who are standing around for long periods of time in cleats. Those are things that normal people don’t encounter.”
Cressey said that Judge has been working with Dana Santas, a yoga instructor who has assisted the club during Spring Training in years past. Luke Voit, Mike Ford, Thairo Estrada and Nick Nelson are among the other players participating in yoga sessions at the Yankees’ player development complex in Tampa.
In Voit’s case, it seems not to have worked so well.
Good stuff, man! Makes sense, although it does make one wonder if he stayed with it, or perhaps he didn’t cut down on the weights as Judge did…
Tough to see though because when healthy, he’s a dangerous bat to have in the lineup.
I’m also baffled at Dan Vogelbach’s workout routine – seems really similar to mine.
Vogelbach (from what I read) is one of those dudes that looks shredded without going bananas in the weight room. Hopefully that’s true.
It was only a matter of time
For Stephenson blocking the base path…?
For Voit even remotely putting his hands on the catchers head? Did you forget that if you have the ball you have every right to block the lane? Busch move on voit.
The laws of physics are beyond your understanding apparently.
Next man up Campy. Would love to see him get consistent DH ABs this next week and absolutely rake.
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All these Voit fans who were crying about how he never got a chance in NY……so quiet.
Probably quiet as they never existed in the first place. Every Yankees fan I know of likes Voit, wants him to succeed and completely understands why it was time to part ways.
We’ll said Joe, and agreed
Well said Joe, and agreed
You feel so strongly you said the same thing twice
Now people also understand why voit had no trade value
You should expect silence from all those made up fans you’re talking about.
Voit, so far is about as good as Tommy Pham was
Pham strikes me as arrogant and not very likable. That arrogance coupled with his crap production last year got him booed during the Reds series. Voit seems like a decent guy. I doubt we’ll be hearing about his being stabbed outside of Pacers anytime soon.
I’m sure it’s frustrating for Voit. But Hosmer is holding his own and then some, and it will be fun to see Campusano get some playing time – he has nothing left to prove in the minors. Pads should just let Voit take his time getting mind and body back in order. Will be interesting to see what the Pads do if Campy produces, especially with Johnson, Clevinger, Adams, Snell, Tatis, Pomeranz and now Voit on IL but coming back soon, with roster size reductions approaching.
I think the Hosmer success is not sustainable if you look at the underlying stats. His BABIP is .442 which is due for a major regression down to near his career average of .316. There’s nothing different about his approach, he still hits the ball into the ground and doesn’t launch it or barrel many balls, which is why he’s not hitting for power. He’s had good luck so far this year on some hits falling in and I’m glad he’s at least hitting for average, but he’s going to come back down to earth.
I agree and of course I wasn’t suggesting Hos would keep up the BA. But with so many guys not hitting right now (especially Myers, Cron and Grish) I hope his luck continues a bit longer until the rest of the lineup gets going (if it ever does) and gets healthy.
That’s true. Pre-season I would have thought that aside from Machado, Voit/Grish/Crone were going to be the major producers in Tatis’ absence and they’ve all done basically nothing. If Grish and Crone pick it up and provide some LH production that will help a lot as Hos starts to slide. Hopefully Voit comes back healthy and re-charged
In his defense, Hosmer’s launch angle is up 3% with only 2020 being higher, his GB% is down 2.6%, and his LD% is the highest of his career by 7%. His Pull% is 10% higher than his career average.
Sadly, his FB% is the lowest of his career by a huge margin which is why he has no home runs.
When this high of a percentage of balls in play are LD, the BABIP will not go down substantially. LD turn into hits at a higher rate and 30+% of all balls he makes contact on are LD so that is why his XBA is still around .320. The problem will be if his launch angle returns to closer to his career averages.
I just hope that he keeps this up through May and into early June so the Padres have some hope of trading him at the deadline.
I really hope that Hosmer can keep this up for a couple months, but he did the same thing last season so my faith in him is not strong. Through his first 15 games last season he was hitting .333/.406/.561/.968 with a 168 OPS+
If he can maintain this through May before having an inevitable swoon some team will take a flyer on him in trade at the deadline.
I didn’t know Pham was into voodoo. I guess there were worse places he could have stuck the pin on Luke.
maybe that’s what happened to Pierce Johnson though
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I wonder if Voit is still doing them 175 pound one hand presses.. that’s probably really good for him!
voit cannot stay on the field that was his problem with the yankees too
Voit hurt yet again ? !!! This is a shame as he was a fan favorite when he was here in ny. He always strained something every other month it seemed. We all have been saying he over trains. He even does bench presses with one arm which is just too much smh
Voit lasted 16 games before getting hurt. A new record for him. Cut him loose Padres. Along with Beaty. While you are at it, cut Preller loose.
And that’s all folks . For Luke … Gone extinct…Congrats to Campusano…..NEXT
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Sooo….as of April 26th the frairs are 10 and 7. Eric Hosmer is batting 375 so where are the haters…come on ….
Errr, he actually debuted in 2020.