Injuries & Moves: Machado, Alfaro updates

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Keep track of the Padres’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

June 29: 3B Manny Machado (left ankle sprain) remains out of lineup
Machado was out of the lineup for a ninth consecutive game on Wednesday, when the Padres closed out a two-game series in Arizona. The day before, Machado updated his progress, noting that his ankle continues to feel better every day. On Wednesday, he ran the bases at Chase Field pregame for the second consecutive day, and manager Bob Melvin said Machado could have been used during the game if needed.

"We didn't get in that position at this point, but we're making significant strides," Melvin said. "Maybe he'll show up sometime in the next series [against the Dodgers in Los Angeles]." -- Jake Rill

June 29: C Jorge Alfaro (right knee inflammation) feels better day after exit
Alfaro exited Tuesday's loss to the D-backs in the ninth inning because of right knee inflammation. He didn't play in Wednesday's finale in Arizona, but Austin Nola had already been scheduled to start that game. Manager Bob Melvin said Alfaro was feeling "a lot better" and that the catcher could have been used if needed, although Melvin wanted to avoid doing so if possible. Melvin said Alfaro's progress is "encouraging." -- Jake Rill

June 28: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (left wrist fracture) meets with surgeon, ramping up on defense
On June 28 in Phoenix, Tatis met with the surgeon who performed the March 16 operation to repair the shortstop's fractured scaphoid bone in his left wrist. Manager Bob Melvin said Tatis was cleared to "ramp up what he's doing on the defensive end," but he's not expected to swing a bat at full speed for about two weeks. -- Jake Rill
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INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day injured lists

RHP Steven Wilson (left hamstring tendinitis)
Expected return: July
Wilson was developing into a useful piece in the Padres' bullpen, having allowed just one run in 9 2/3 innings in June. He pitched a third of an inning against the Phillies on June 25 before landing on the IL the following day, as he dealt with lingering soreness in his hamstring and hip. The Padres are optimistic Wilson's absence won't linger. -- AJ Cassavell (Last updated: June 26)

LHP Adrian Morejon (left shoulder inflammation)
Expected return: July
Morejon, who made his long-awaited return from Tommy John surgery earlier this month, made only three appearances before he landed on the IL with left shoulder inflammation. The 23-year-old left-hander has dealt with significant injury issues in the past, limiting him to just 19 appearances in his four seasons in the big leagues. But manager Bob Melvin seemed optimistic Morejon's wouldn't be out for long, saying, "I don't think it's anything serious -- he's obviously somebody we're going to be careful with after what he went through." -- AJ Cassavell (Last updated: June 23)

RF Wil Myers (right knee inflammation)
Expected return: July
Myers avoided surgery on his ailing right knee after an MRI exam revealed that he would be able to rehab the injury instead. He's currently about halfway through his four-to-six-week recovery timetable, and Myers has begun doing light baseball activity -- jogging and doing other strengthening exercises for his knee. He has yet to begin taking batting practice or running the bases. Myers' knee bothered him for much of the first half. But he aggravated the injury a couple times, including on May 31 in St. Louis, and he landed on the IL shortly thereafter. In the final year of his deal with the Padres, Myers was off to a slow start, hitting .234 with a .583 OPS. -- AJ Cassavell (Last updated: June 23)

RHP Robert Suarez (right knee surgery)
Expected return:
Second half
Suarez underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips in his right knee on June 9. He will likely be shut down from throwing until at least early July. The right-hander got off to a bit of a slow start to his big league career, but he'd started pitching himself into a high-leverage role again, with a 1.93 ERA in his last 10 outings. -- AJ Cassavell (Last updated: June 10)

60-day IL

SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (left wrist fracture)
Expected return: Possibly late July
Tatis, who underwent surgery to repair the scaphoid bone in his left wrist on March 16, met with the surgeon who performed the operation on June 28 in Phoenix. At that point, the shortstop was cleared to "ramp up" on defense, per manager Bob Melvin. However, Tatis was not yet ready to begin a hitting progression, and he wasn't expected to swing a bat full speed for about two weeks after that. Once that happens, Tatis will go on a Minor League rehab assignment. Throughout June, Tatis had been playing catch, taking ground balls hit right to him, taking light dry swings and hitting briefly off a tee with a fungo bat. -- Jake Rill (Last updated: June 28)

RHP Pierce Johnson (right elbow tendinitis)
Expected return: July
Johnson, one of the more valuable setup weapons in the Padres' bullpen, landed on the IL in late April with right elbow tendinitis. He's begun his throwing progression and is currently playing catch at 90 feet. The next step for Johnson would be to begin playing catch at a longer distance, before he returns to a mound for bullpen sessions. -- AJ Cassavell (Last updated: June 23)

LHP Drew Pomeranz (flexor tendon surgery)
Expected return: July
Pomeranz is throwing somewhat regular bullpens, but he has yet to do so at full capacity. The Padres are optimistic about Pomeranz's progress but leery of pushing him too fast, with manager Bob Melvin saying: “Really not sure until he throws 100 percent. I know he’s going to get back out there. It's really good to have him back. But you don’t want to push that because he’s had some injuries in the past too." Last August, Pomeranz's season came to an early end when he underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his pitching arm. He's hopeful that the surgery will permanently fix an issue he says he's been dealing with for the past five seasons. -- AJ Cassavell (Last updated: June 23)

OF Matt Beaty (left shoulder impingement)
Expected return:
Second half
Beaty was transferred from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL on June 17. He injured his shoulder while making a diving attempt at a fly ball in a game against the Marlins on May 7.The Padres have shut down Beaty’s rehab assignment, and he was sent to the team’s training facility in Arizona. -- Manny Randhawa (Last updated: June 17)

RHP Austin Adams (right forearm strain)
Expected return: Second half
Adams experienced tightness in his right forearm on April 12 and was later diagnosed with a right forearm strain. The right-hander received a platelet-rich plasma injection to augment recovery and the Padres shut him down for 6-8 weeks. As of June 7, Adams had yet to resume throwing. -- AJ Cassavell (Last updated: June 7)