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Sport Padres activate 1B Eric Hosmer off IL

03:25  20 september  2020
03:25  20 september  2020 Source:   mlbtraderumors.com

Padres activate outfielder Tommy Pham off the injured list

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The Padres announced they activated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the 10-day injured list. He’s been on the shelf since Sept. 8 due to a fractured finger. Additionally, San Diego recalled rookie right-hander Luis Patiño from the alternate training site. Righty Luis Perdomo and catcher Francisco Mejía were optioned out in corresponding roster moves.

Eric Hosmer standing on a baseball field: San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer is back on the active roster. © Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer is back on the active roster.

Hosmer has been fantastic through 128 plate appearances this season, hitting .288/.344/.552 with eight home runs. That’s a notable step up from the roughly average offensive production the big-ticket free agent acquisition managed his first two seasons in Southern California. The 33-19 Padres are essentially locked in as the fourth seed in the National League, and Hosmer will have a little more than a week to ramp back up before the start of the postseason.

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Patiño has scuffled in his first 14.2 MLB innings, but he’s one of the game’s brightest young pitching talents. He’ll make his first MLB start Saturday against the Mariners. Patiño and Perdomo could each be options for the Friars out of the bullpen come playoff time. Mejía is San Diego’s third catcher following the deadline acquisitions of Austin Nola and Jason Castro.

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