Injuries & Moves: Cronenworth day to day with leg soreness

April 16th, 2024


April 16: 1B (right leg soreness) out of lineup, being evaluated
After leaving Monday’s game with what was initially reported as a tight calf, Cronenworth was out of the lineup for the second game of the Padres’ three-game series in Milwaukee.

“We’re still figuring it out,” manager Mike Shildt said. “It’s in a unique spot. It’s not necessarily in the calf. It kind of leaks into the hamstring. The good news is that he walked out without any real discomfort yesterday. We're hopeful that it won’t be a long-term situation. We’re taking it literally day by day.”

Jurickson Profar started in Cronenworth’s place at first on Tuesday.

April 16: INF recalled; C optioned to Triple-A
Batten, 28, appeared in 43 games for the Padres last season, hitting .258 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 120 at-bats. The Padres drafted Batten in the 32nd round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Sullivan, who appeared in 33 games for the Padres in 2023, was hitless in two at-bats this season.

April 15: INF signed to a Minor League deal
Solano, 36, a native of Colombia, will report to extended spring training in Arizona. He’s played 820 games for five teams over a 10-year span. Solano played 134 games for the Twins last season, hitting .282 with five home runs and 38 RBIs over 450 plate appearances.


IF/OF (surgery for torn right ACL)
Expected return:
First half
Marcano has begun taking ground balls as he progresses in his rehab from a torn ACL. The 24-year-old utilityman had surgery last August after injuring his knee while playing for the Pirates against the Padres on July 24. He does not yet have a set date to return to game action but will continue ramping up his baseball activity. (Last updated: April 12)

RHP (right shoulder teres major strain)
Expected return: First half
After dealing with shoulder trouble last season, Otto suffered a setback during the early stages of camp, and he's yet to pitch in Cactus League games. On March 9, manager Mike Shildt offered some clarity, noting that Otto is still in the rehab stage of his recovery, though he added that Otto is getting "closer to playing catch and baseball activity." The Padres claimed Otto off waivers from the Rangers last September. He was expected to be part of their rotation competition, but instead he opened the year on the injured list. (Last updated: March 25)

RHP Luis Patiño (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return: First half
Patiño made only two Cactus League appearances after arriving late from Colombia because of visa issues, costing him any chance to compete for a roster spot. He returned to the Padres, his original organization, via waiver claim on Dec. 22. (Last updated: March 25)