The Padres have selected the contract of right-hander Tayler Scott. Lefty Ray Kerr will be optioned to create a spot for Scott on the active roster. Righty Kyle Tyler has been designated for assignment as the corresponding move.
This will be Scott’s first major league action since 2019, his only previous season in the bigs. He logged 16 1/3 innings that year between the Mariners and the Orioles, though was tattooed in that small sample to a 14.33 ERA. After that, he spent the next two seasons in Japan, suiting up for the Hiroshima Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball in 2020 and 2021.
He signed a minor league deal with the Padres in February and is having a nice season in Triple-A. Through 31 innings for El Paso, he has a 3.48 ERA, 28.7% strikeout rate, 6.2% walk rate and 45.8% ground ball rate. The Friars will now give the 30-year-old a chance to see if he can carry any of that over to the big league level.
As for Tyler, this is the sixth time he’s been designated for assignment this year. The incredible sequence of events started in March, when the Angels designated him for the first time. From there, he was claimed and quickly re-designated by the Red Sox, Padres, Angels and then the Padres again. On that fifth time, he cleared waivers and was outrighted by the Friars. Three days later, he was selected back to the big league team and has now received DFA #6. In the midst of all of that, he’s managed to throw four scoreless innings in the majors, along with 21 2/3 innings at Triple-A with a 4.98 ERA. If the previous months are any indication, he will surely garner attention from other clubs. The Padres will have one week to trade him or put him back on the waiver wire.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Scott’s promotion and Kerr’s option before the official announcement.
One of only two South African MLBers, nice
I miss Gift. Couldn’t hit his weight but was frankly excellent with the glove, and he was always smiling.
Guess they don’t like Castillo
Hello Tayler bye bye Tyler
You sound like Mrs. Rogers talking to her sons on the phone…
Hard to understand why they don’t bring up Castillo, but nice to see them at least try to start addressing the bullpen woes. Kerr needs more development, for sure.
Two players, four first names
Joe Musgrove and Wil Myers to the Mets for Matt Allan and Alex Ramirez who hangs up first?
Was there a fire?
The Padres never pick up the phone.
Let’s trade our hometown Cy guy for a fringe prospect currently laid up after TJS… sounds great when we’re pushing for the Piece of Metal! Hard pass, just in case the sarcasm wasn’t detected.
Musgrove not homegrown. Allan not a “fringe” prospect.
Would be a very Guardians-esque trade if it were to happen…
I said hometown. Any and every pitching prospect coming off TJS is fringe and suspect. I appreciate your enthusiasm, but this trade offer is a McGuffin. I wouldn’t trade Sunshine for Allan, but maybe Martinez in a one-for-one.
TJS is not the demon it used to be. Most pitchers make it back. And even if Matt Allan were “fringe and suspect,” Alex Ramirez is a current top 1o0 on MLBPipeline.
Figured both teams’ fans would hate that trade so naturally I posted it here.
The second half of the proposal wasn’t worth mentioning if the first half can’t hold water. I like the 2 young Mets, but zero percent chance this trade gets done. IF the Mets do make this call, I would say the Padres hang up first. Hope this helps clarify matters. Happy 4th LH!
Mets wouldn’t make this call. For that kind of package they could get a comparable pitcher to JM44 that isn’t a rental without also taking back one of the other team’s bad contracts.
And how does the first half not hold water? The Guardians make similar trades all the time.
Also, you wouldn’t trade an expensive 2x Tommy John 2-month rental who blocks people on Twitter for Matt Allan????
You’re correct, the Mets don’t make this call and the Pads certainly are not shopping Musgrove for a Tommy John tike. That’s why I typed a big IF… as to the rest of your post, it’s all schadenfreude and beyond my comprehension to care about Tweets. Nobody should care about what is said and/or done on Twitter. Have fun amigo! Mariners coming to town, let’s get our brooms some sun.
1. Tommy John surgery doesn’t eliminate Allan’s trade value it just lowers it to an extent.
2. Alex Ramirez would be the centerpiece from the Padres’ POV.
I think it could be a fair trade, and one Cleveland might make but one the Pads won’t make as their goal (according to Seidler) is to make the playoffs this year and in 2023-2030 not just in 2026. So Preller gently hits the red button on the celly.
Supposedly that was the Guardians’ goal when they traded Bauer, Kluber and Clevinger.
They dodged (pun intended) a shltshow by dumping Bauer.
Nope because he would have become a free agent before all of that nonsense happened.
A team is either trying to win or rebuilding. If you trade your ace you are giving up on the season. The Padres are not giving up on the season unless they drop out of the playoff picture. If you want this trade to happen you better hope for a massive losing streak by the Padres and a big winning streak for the Guardians.
I’ll say it again. The Guardians make this type of trade all the time despite claiming that they are not giving up on the season. Bauer, Kluber, Clevinger, etc.
He got called up just in time for their second most epic collapse ever. (Last year was the worst with 42 games to go.)