Padres News: Amarista Recalled, Quick Infield Injury Notes

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Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Alexi Amarista was recalled from El Paso on Wednesday, and arrived just in time for the Padres second game of a three-game set against the Giants. A right hamstring strain has sidelined Amarista since April 19. The Padres optioned reliever Tayron Guerrero to Triple-A El Paso to make room for the “Little Ninja”.

The San Diego Padres have been decimated by injuries this 2016 season. Tyson Ross, Yangervis Solarte, Robbie Erlin, Cory Spangenberg, Matt Thornton, Andrew Cashner, Jemile Weeks and Amarista have all spent time on the D.L. through the first quarter of the season.

Jemile Weeks has had a setback with his injury. His injured hamstring could potentially require surgery per a report from A.J. Cassavell. Andy Green indicates that if he has surgery Weeks would be out a minimum of six to eight weeks. A tough blow for Weeks who could be starting almost everyday if not for his injury.

Yangervis Solarte appears close to returning. He will report to El Paso on Thursday and if all goes well he will report to the Padres this weekend or on Monday in San Francisco. He will be a welcomed sight for a Padres team that has struggled offensively. Spangenberg is still reportedly suffering from pain in his quad so his return is not known. He relies so much on his speed, the Padres will wisely take it easy on Spangenberg and not rush him back.

A.J. Preller has had to make a bunch of moves to keep up with the injured Padres. Jon Jay and Wil Myers both reported nagging injuries this week as well. When it rains, it pours. Both players appear to be alright, but the fact both had to sit out a game is a troubling thing. Andy Green has had to do wonders with this team on a nightly basis

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