The San Diego Padres have placed Joey Lucchesi on the 10-day disabled list and have recalled second baseman Carlos Asuaje from Triple-A El Paso.
As per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, the San Diego Padres have placed starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi on the 10-day disabled list with a hip strain and have recalled second baseman Carlos Asuaje from Triple-A El Paso.
Lucchesi, 24, has pitched to a 3.23 earned-run average this season in nine starts, winning three games and losing two.
His 1.225 WHIP, 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings, 2.9 walks per nine innings, and 117 ERA+ have given the organization, as well as the fans, great hope for the future of Lucchesi’s career.
The Padres have days off on Wednesday and Monday, meaning that, in all likelihood, the Padres would only need to skip Lucchesi’s spot in the rotation once before he’s eligible to return from the disabled list.
The team is presumably, and understandably, taking great precaution to ensure that a nagging injury like this doesn’t turn into something more pressing without the proper care and rest. Might as well take advantage of the upcoming off-days, right?
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Carlos Asuaje is back with the Padres
After being optioned to Triple-A El Paso yesterday, corresponding to Franmil Reyes being called-up, the San Diego Padres recalled second baseman Carlos Asuaje to replace Lucchesi on the roster.
Asuaje is hitting .198/.263/.292 for the season (118 plate appearances) with four doubles, two home runs, and thirteen runs batted in.
Jose Pirela likely has the starting job at second base sewn up for the foreseeable future.
Especially considering how well Pirela has hit over the last week, the 26-year-old Venezuelan native is probably headed for a spot on the Friars bench.
At this point, after a horrendous start and a demotion, whichever way the team needs him to be of assistance should be A-OK with Carlos Asuaje.