San Diego Padres Recall Franchy Cordero, Margot to DL
By Tim Ryder
In a situation that could have been much worse, the San Diego Padres have moved Manny Margot to the 10-day DL with bruised ribs and have recalled Franchy Cordero from Triple-A El Paso.
As per Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune, Manuel Margot has been moved to the 10-day disabled list with bruised ribs after being hit by a pitch in the San Diego Padres’ win over the Colorado Rockies last night.
The corresponding move that the Friars made should excite us all. The team has recalled outfielder Franchy Cordero from Triple-A El Paso to take Margot’s place on the 25-man roster.
After a slow start to the year, Margot was finally beginning to pick up steam, going 1-for-4 last night after an RBI single in the second inning the previous game.
But, on the bright side, things could most definitely be worse. Margot, 23, could have easily had his ribs broken on that fastball from Scott Oberg in the ninth inning last night. Instead, it’s only being called a “significant bruise”.
More from Friars on Base
- Padres fighting with hated rival to sign quality veteran relief pitcher
- Jurickson Profar free agency update likely rules out Padres reunion
- Fernando Tatis Jr. may not take to outfield move after Xander Bogaerts addition
- Padres News: Fernando Tatis Jr. trade rumors, Seth Lugo chase, Manny Machado
- Padres barely missed out on high-end veteran starting pitcher
Padres bringing up Franchy Cordero
Franchy Cordero, also 23, was expected to be on the Padres’ Opening Day roster before being sidelined with a groin injury suffered in a Spring Training game on March 25, just days before the start of the regular-season.
He played four rehab games in El Paso this season and absolutely raked while he was there, slashing .412/.444/.647 in 17 at-bats with a home run, an RBI, a double, and just three strikeouts.
Though he was likely to be called up soon anyway, Friars fans are likely very anxious to see Franchy Cordero back on the field.
Last season, in 92 at-bats over 30 MLB games, Cordero hit .228 with a .699 OPS, hitting three home runs, driving in nine, and playing a terrific outfield.
Next: Joey Lucchesi Has the Right Attitude
If his career MiLB numbers tell any of the story (.282/.338/.435, 47 home runs, 252 RBI in 539 games), he could develop into quite the young player for the San Diego Padres. Yes, another one.