Trent Grisham will want a rehab task earlier than returning to the lineup, however the Padres are hopeful that their centerfielder could possibly be again in every week or so. San Diego anticipates rehab assignments for Austin Nola and Drew Pomeranz as nicely, although they aren’t anticipated again till nearer to the tip of the month, per the Athletic’s Dennis Lin (via Twitter).
Grisham’s absence, particularly, adjustments the dynamics of the Padres’ place participant group. The Gold Glove award winner performs a robust centerfield, and in 2020, he was a multi-faceted weapon on offense: he walked at an above-average 12.3 % clip, stole 10 bases, and offered pop with a .205 ISO. The 24-year-old has stored his foot on the gasoline when wholesome this season, posting a 149 wRC+ in 154 plate appearances with an 11.7 % stroll price, seven stolen bases, and a .213 ISO.
A foot contusion landed Grisham on the injured record for the second time this season on Might twenty fourth. Jurickson Profar has seen probably the most enjoying time in Grisham’s stead, and whereas he’s made some spectacular performs with each his arm and his glove, he doesn’t have the identical offensive efficiency that Grisham can present.
Like Grisham, Nola has a pair of stints on the injured record, however he’s missed extra time within the combination. Nola has accounted for simply 38 % of the Padres’ enjoying time behind the plate this season, second behind his theoretical backup Victor Caratini. Nola brings extra bat to the place with a 108 wRC+ in 59 plate appearances (versus 88 wRC+ in 138 plate appearances for Caratini).
Pomeranz, in the meantime, is an influence arm whom the Padres want to use to complement Tim Hill within the bullpen’s lefty cohort. With Ryan Weathers within the rotation and Pomeranz on the injured record, Hill is the only real southpaw obtainable out of the pen proper now. Earlier than touchdown on the IL with lat tightness, Pomeranz had a 1.98 ERA/2.70 FIP in 13 2/3 innings over 14 appearances.
On the entire, the Padres have been maybe probably the most snake-bitten groups of the 2021 season with 842 whole days accrued on the injured record, per the harm ledger from Baseball Prospectus. That mark leads the league by a good margin – the Rays are second with 674 days missed.
With that in thoughts, the Friars are sticking with a six-man rotation in the meanwhile, per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com (via Twitter). Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Joe Musgrove, Chris Paddack, Weathers, and Dinelson Lamet are at present all wholesome and lined as much as begin video games. Because the youngest of the group, Weathers might be the person on the bubble, although he has held his personal with a 2.30 ERA/4.82 FIP in 27 1/3 innings as a starter this season.