San Diego Padres INF Cordoba Involved In Auto Accident (Reports)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 01: Allen Cordoba /

According to reports, San Diego Padres infielder Allen Cordoba was involved in a car accident in his home country of Panama. A Padres team spokesperson said he was “unharmed” in the accident.

As per a report from Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Padres prospect Allen Cordoba was “unharmed” in an automobile accident in his native country of Panama. In a now-deleted Instagram post, the caption below a picture of the overturned vehicle read (translated), “Life can leave you at any moment. Thank you God, I’m alive, God is always on my side, he takes care of me“.

Judging by the above photo, Allen Cordoba’s vehicle looks to have gone off of the road and flipped over. San Diego Padres team officials say he was on his way to the Bocas del Toro Province in Panama at the time of the wreck. It is unknown if any more details will become available about the crash.

How will this affect the San Diego Padres going into Spring Training?

Allen Cordoba is not likely to make the San Diego Padres Opening Day roster this season. As a Rule 5 Draft pick last season, Cordoba performed well over the first half of the season. As the season wore on, though, Cordoba could not keep up with the adjustments opposing pitchers made throughout the year.

Allen Cordoba will probably spend most of 2018 with Double-A San Antonio. The Padres are hoping additional time in the minors will result in productivity similar to what Cordoba was able to do over May and June last season.

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If he can hone his skills to the point that the Padres believe he can be beneficial to the big club, it’s possible we could see Allen Cordoba back with the Friars before rosters expand in September. Although it is possible, it’s more likely that we won’t see Cordoba back in San Diego until Opening Day 2019.

Thank goodness Allen Cordoba is OK. This could have been a lot worse.