The Padres placed Mike Clevinger and Adrian Morejon on the COVID injured list, recalling Ray Kerr and Reiss Knehr from Triple-A, per the team. Kerr, 27, will give the Friars a third southpaw out of the bullpen behind closer Taylor Rogers and Tim Hill. Though Clevinger has been starting, Knehr, 25 will probably pitch in relief for now. Knehr has been tagged with a 5.84 ERA across 51 2/3 innings in Triple-A so far this season while making 10 starts and appearing twice in relief. The Padres rotation currently goes six deep, even with Clevinger out. Brent Rooker was also added to the active roster to serve as the 27th man for today’s doubleheader.
- Rangers outfielder Steele Walker was placed on the COVID injured list, per the team. Zach Reks has been placed on the active roster to take his place. This will be Reks’ third go-round with the Rangers already this summer, though he’s been limited to just 22 plate appearances over nine games. Reks has torn it up for Round Rock, however, slashing .340/.433/.631 in 120 Triple-A plate appearances. Walker was only recently recalled for his big league debut. He’s gone just 1-for-14 at the plate with a pair of walks over five games. His lone hit was a solo shot. Walker, 25, was a former second-round pick of the White Sox, acquired straight-up in the deal for Nomar Mazara in December of 2019.
- The Rockies have placed southpaw Ty Blach on the 15-day injured list with a left wrist sprain, per the team. Ryan Feltner was recalled from Triple-A to take his roster spot. Justin Lawrence was also added to the active roster to serve as the 27th man for today’s twin bill. Blach, 31, has made 15 appearances on the year (one start) with a 6.61 ERA over 31 1/3 innings.
Steele Walker should be an iron worker.
Then when he retires, he can be a medical device for seniors.
Clev gets himself into other trouble, I guess forethought isn’t one of his god-given skills.
Morejon is a horrible loss during this 18 game/17-day stretch. He looked good during his first appearance in ages.
Lol what “other” trouble did he get in to?
If practicing freedom is trouble than sign me up.
@Crikes Might be out just 5 days if they test neg twice.
Anyone can get covid, especially traveling with a large group of players.
Both will be back shortly
Homie, you’re dense.
Make it sound like clev went out and got COVID on his own volition and it’s not something that anyone can get. Ffs, you’re always negative
Clev broke the Covid protocol when he was with Cleveland, lied about it and the rest of the team wanted him kicked off the team. Don’t forget, the Padres had some players get infected, lied to the public about being vaxxed or giving inane excuses.
Padres already lost the Clevinger trade. This is just the cherry on top of the sundae.
This trade has easily surpassed the Swanson trade for being overly lopsided.
Other than the fact that Hedges, Miller, Naylor, Arias, Cantillo and even Quantrill aren’t good enough to make the 2022 Padres starting roster while Sunshine is, it was a great trade for Cleveland.
Seriously, not one of those players would start in San Diego, and I’m surprised they got anything for most of them at all. And clev still looks good when he’s healthy, so there’s still that
LOL… haha. Thanks for the chuckle Brew.
Yes… This is what Padres fans must tell themselves to make that trade not seem bad… what a life.
Quantrill on his own is already better than Clevinger BEFORE you consider the fact that he still has 3 years of arb after this one while Clevinger is a free agent but keep typing.
Doing nothing but trolling Padre fans…what a life.
Troll comments get troll responses
In striving for mediocrity, your Guardians have succeeded. Enjoy!
I’m not even a Guardians fans.
Go ask anyone who follows baseball who isn’t a fan of the Padres or Guardians who won that trade. I guarantee they’ll say the Guardians.
Of course they won, the ace the Padres purchased immediately went down with TJS. That happens. And some will jump at the chance to pile on those misfortunes.
The outcome now is Cleveland won’t make playoffs the Pads will, and Clev, not Quantrill, will start game 3 in each series. Ask anyone.
The Padres will make the playoffs and the Guardians won’t despite that trade. Not because of it.
Clevinger only has a chance to start game 3 of every series if he’s not injured — not a given. And even then, I think I’d take Gore, Musgrove and Darvish over him.
If he returns to form, Clev slots in behind Musgrove and Darvish. Gore got raked by the Rockies tonight, ease up on the expectations. He’s just a rookie.
Melvin also out on Covid protocols, this on top of prostate surgery! guess you’ll claim his acquisition a failure with a cherry on top?
Gonna take more than one bad start for me to go with Clevinger over Gore.
Who did we trade for Bob Melvin?
CLE is only half a game out of the final wild card spot. I’d tend to agree with you that they won’t make the playoffs, but they’re closer than I realized.
I just noticed that too, game above .500!
The Guardians won the trade, but it also wasn’t really an impact trade on either side. I don’t think it made either side significantly better. Quantrill is a fluke that nobody saw coming (probably not even the Guardians), and it’ll be interesting to see if it ends up being a long term win or end up as a nothing trade.
The issue for Gore will be innings, not ability.
we tend to rate trades as win or lose, with bearing on the performance of the GMs. But in cases where a trade’s outcome is completely determined by a severe injury to the marquee player involved, the win-lose discussion becomes ludicrous.
Quantril went 1:8; I don’t know that I’d agree that he’s a fluke that no one saw coming. The Indians probably saw some potential they liked in him.
@ukpadre BTV says the Guardians won that trade by $67m. They crushed the Padres in that trade.
And there was nothing flukish about Quantrill. The Guardians have proven time and time again that they know what type of pitcher they like and they know how to develop him.
Like I said, ludicrous
Yeah, it is quite ludicrous to believe anything other than that the Guardians fully destroyed the Padres in that trade, isn’t it?
Yes, ludicrous! If you must assign a win, it was TJS won that the trade
Why does no one that isn’t a Preller fanboy think the Padres didn’t get destroyed in that trade? Why is that?
Who asks why no one who isn’t didn’t? Very ludicrous.
I believe I just did.
I won’t not disagree
Oh no! The Padres have lost 2 players for a few days that they can easily replace! How terrible!
Dumpster Divin Theo
Was at the Rangers games last 2 days. Craziness- so many guys with limited MLB reps on their roster. Guys in the bullpen were holding a sewing circle, wearing nametags like a new student mixer