The Padres announced on Wednesday that outfielder Wil Myers has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with nerve irritation in his right arm. Pitcher Phil Maton has been recalled from Triple-A El Paso.
Myers apparently suffered the injury during batting practice before Monday’s game against the Rockies. He tried to play through the injury but had to exit the game after his first at-bat. Across three games so far, Myers has a pair of singles and a home run.
Hunter Renfroe, Cory Spangenberg, and Matt Szczur are likely to see increased time in the outfield while Myers is absent.
Maton, 25, pitched 43 innings out of the bullpen past year, finishing with a 4.19 ERA and a 46/14 K/BB ratio.
Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.
Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.
That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.