The Padres activated right-hander Mike Clevinger from the COVID-related injury list today, while also placing righty Joe Musgrove on the COVID-IL. In other moves, righty Reiss Knehr was called up from Triple-A El Paso, Kyle Tyler was optioned to Triple-A, and Matt Beaty was shifted to the 60-day IL.
Clevinger ended up missing a week of action, and he told reporters (including The Athletic’s Dennis Lin) that his symptoms were caused by a case of the flu that hit his entire household, rather than COVID-19. For now, Clevinger is available to pitch out of the bullpen during the Padres’ weekend series against the Rockies, until San Diego can figure out how to fit him back into the rotation.
Musgrove’s situation could create an obvious opening, as Musgrove is set to start Wednesday’s game against the Diamondbacks. It isn’t known if Musgrove has actually tested positive or if his placement was precautionary (due to symptoms or being a close contact), but in the latter situation, he could possibly be back in plenty of time to make that scheduled start.
Musgrove has been one of baseball’s best pitchers this season, while Clevinger has also pitched well over four starts, though his season has been delayed by IL stints due to a knee injury and a triceps strain. Clevinger missed all of 2021 recovering from Tommy John surgery, so these additional health setbacks are surely a frustration to the 31-year-old, even if none of these injuries have been overly serious.
Once everyone is healthy, Nick Martinez will likely head back to the bullpen, as the Padres continue to manage a six-man rotation. Blake Snell is the only member of this group that hasn’t pitched well in 2022, though Snell also missed over a month at the start of the season due to an adductor strain.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Reiss looks good, but he needs to buy a vowel, Knehr baffles me
Tone it down, Curls… I Knehr you loud enough!
Matt Beaty is a decent hitter i guess when he play for the Dodgers
Having depth is nice.
Beatty is lucky he’s hurt. He was a strong candidate for being DFAd as other call-ups are performing much better.
I think Alcantara goes before Beaty, but neither has hit. I want to see what Brent Rooker can do at some point, he’s been called up for a couple games but hasn’t played and they might as well see if his bat plays
Beaty was hitting .074 or something god awful.
To be fair he was squaring some balls off.. and was playing hurt..after his shoulder scope he hit .417 in El Paso rehabbing before feeling discomfort and being shut down…. but yeah .074 (.057 last time I check) is God awful way to start the season
Alcantara is only here cause Tatis is hurt and Kim can’t play everyday…
Martin who was killing it in Mexican League as in League MVP type is absolutely murdering balls in El Paso .. 6 RBIS yesterday.. Big SLG 1B… Hos better not get hurt ..cause this dude is Rooker like with a clue ..not just 3 outcome bat…
BEATY to 60 day IL… he aint coming back til 2023…
We need Estury Ruiz up (not on 40) and Azocar down to AAA.. Ruiz is absolutely murdering balls and has like 50 SB bases or close to it..
With MLB going to 13 P by Monday I expect Rooker up to San Diego… and Hill or Stanmen traded (if not by Monday soon..if not traded Reiss Kner likely goes down with his 0.00 ERA)
AJ the Rastaman
incredible that Snell has been our SEVENTH best starting pitcher. dude has been straight GARBAGE. this idiot just needs to groove strikes. seriously. just. throw. effing. strikes. i DON’T CARE if you get shellacked. every single GD game dude is walking people left and right and throwing 100 pitches before the 6th inning. it’s so maddening. beyond sick of this clown, especially since he’s a punk too. and especially cuz we gave up Luis Patino for him.