Chihuahuas scheduled day off
With the MLB Draft underway, much of baseball had the day off. The Chihuahuas
Roster Notes: The Padres have released outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo, who had an eye-popping 15 homers in 120 plate appearances, but had also whiffed in a third of his trips to the plate. The 25-year-old had signed as a minor league free agent this winter. He’s the fifth veteran released from the El Paso roster in the last three weeks as the Padres create space to get players out to affiliates as extended spring training wraps up and the organization awaits the arrival of newly-drafted players in the next week.
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Key Statistics: SS Fernando Tatis Jr., 1-for-2, 2 BB, SB (1); 3B-2B Ivan Castillo, 2-for-4, RBI, BB; DH Brad Zunica, 1-for-3, R; 1B Kyle Overstreet, 1-for-3, R, BB; SS Owen Miller, 1-for-3, R, HR (6), RBI; RHP Kyle Lloyd (L, 2-1) 5 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, BB, 7 K; RHP Michel Baez, 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (0 ER), 3 K; RHP David Bednar, 1.1 IP, 2 H.
Prospect Watch: Amarillo lost at home to Frisco but you aren’t here for that. You are here for a Fernando Tatis Jr. update, so here it is. … Tatis played all nine innings and drew a pair of walks and singled. He swiped a base at full speed after the first free pass. He legged out a single in his final at-bat, appearing to go full-speed without issue. The best news is that Tatis seemingly came away healthy after playing nine innings. Amarillo plays the next two games at home, then makes a 650 mile trek to Corpus Christi, so it seems unlikely that Tatis will remain with Amarillo longer than Wednesday. It’s possible he could shift his rehab assignment elsewhere in the system at that time, but the big league team is anxious to get him back. … With Tatis in the fold, Owen Miller slid over to second and homered for the second consecutive game — his sixth of the year. The 22-year-old was a third-rounder last June. Miller is 6-for-15 during his current four-game hitting streak. … Kyle Lloyd made his second start of the year and had a rough night. The 28-year-old allowed three homers and six earned runs in his five innings of work. If there is a silver lining to take away, Lloyd struck out seven and walked just one. Lloyd was the Padres’ 28th-rounder way back in 2013 out of Evansville. If you remember, he did start one game in San Diego, back in 2017. … RHP Michel Báez had his longest outing out of the year, throwing 53 pitches in 2.2 innings. Baez’s first two innings were smooth sailing, as he punched out two batters in first inning and notched another in his second inning. Tatis made a throwing error in the third frame and then a pair of singles plated a couple of unearned runs. Overall, Baez has thrown the ball well in Amarillo and has 13 strikeouts in 8.2 innings.
Injury Update: While lefty starter Adrian Morejon hasn’t made an appearance in 13 days, the 20-year-old lefty is with the club and has at least thrown in the bullpen. He has continued to feel some on-and-off discomfort in his shoulder, but is likely to make a start in the coming days.
Storm and TinCaps scheduled days off
Only one Cal League game was on the schedule Monday and the Midwest League was dark.
Roster News: It sounds like Javy Guerra should arrive with a Single-A affiliate within the week. The converted shortstop was expected to be out earlier, but a rib cage strain set him back a bit. Lefty starter Osvaldo Hernandez got underway late in spring training because of a strained muscle. He’d stretched out and had been close to heading out to Lake Elsinore when he had a setback with the injury. His return to the Storm is not imminent right now.
MLB Draft: David has coverage of the Padres first night in the MLB Draft. The club made their first three picks, selecting Georgia high schooler C.J. Abrams with the 6th overall pick. In the second round, they went with slugging outfielder Josh Mears, a high schooler out of Federal Way, Washington. With their Comp Round B pick, San Diego selected George Mason catcher Logan Driscoll.
We will have coverage of rounds 3-10 Tuesday and 11-40 on Wednesday. We’ve got answers to your questions about bonus money and everything else in our draft guide.