The Padres are hanging 3rd baseman Manny Machado at the 10-day injured checklist, consistent with Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Machado were just lately recognized with a small fracture in his hand. Infielder/outfielder Brandon Dixon has been recalled in a corresponding transfer.
Machado was once hit on his left hand by means of a pitch on Monday and preliminary X-rays got here again detrimental, however a next CT scan published the small fracture. The membership took a couple of days to look how the problem evolved however have it appears that evidently determined to provide Machado a little bit of a breather to let him heal up. IL placements can also be backdated by means of 3 days, which means Machado might be again in every week if he feels higher by means of then.
The 30-year-old is off to a little bit of a sluggish get started this yr, hitting simply .231/.282/.372 thru his first 170 plate appearances at the season. However he has a .263 batting moderate on balls in play for the yr, neatly beneath his profession mark of .300 and the .297 league moderate this yr. Given his profession batting line of .280/.339/.489, it might were honest to be expecting some sure regression within the weeks to come back however that can now have to attend.
It’s no longer fully transparent how lengthy Machado will probably be sidelined. Supervisor Bob Melvin stated this night that Machado might be again when first eligible for a street collection towards the Yankees subsequent weekend, by the use of Annie Heilbronn of the Union-Tribune. There’s nonetheless some uncertainty referring to that timeline, despite the fact that, as the principle factor is whether or not there’ll be an excessive amount of ache for final yr’s NL MVP runner-up to grip the bat.
Whilst Machado has been out, the Friars have kicked Ha-Seong Kim over from 2nd to 3rd base. Rougned Scent stepped in at 2nd base two times previous within the week. Friday night time, the Padres are plugging Dixon into the lineup in the beginning base and shifting Jake Cronenworth again to the keystone. Scent and Dixon determine to obtain the largest uptick in enjoying time for so long as Machado is out.