Amarista was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday, Bob Scanlan of the Padres reports. Amarista was optioned to make room on the roster for Brett Wallace, who was activated from the paternity list Thursday. The 27-year-old went 0-for-6 in four games in his most recent stint with the Padres, bringing his season average to .239.
Amarista was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Friday. This will be Amarista's second stint with the Padres this season, although he has spent most of the year with the big league club. He slashed .256/.319/.280 in 92 plate appearances in the first half and should return to his super utility role off the bench going forward.
Amarista was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports. The Padres needed room on the roster to activate Andrew Cashner from the DL on Sunday, and it turns out that Amarista, a reserve infielder, was deemed expendable. The 27-year-old has appeared in over 100 games in three straight seasons for the Padres, and will likely be back up with the team as soon as the need for an extra bench player arises.
Amarista went 2-for-3 with a steal, two RBI and a walk Tuesday against the Marlins. Amarista was the lone bright spot offensively for the Padres, as he singled in both of the team's runs in a losing effort. Although he's only had 20 at-bats this month, he's posted a .350 June batting average after hitting only .138 in May to bring his season batting average to .257.
Amarista is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies. Even with Yangervis Solarte nursing a thumb injury, manager Andy Green will give Brett Wallace the start at third base, and Adam Rosales the nod at the keystone. Amarista is strong defensively, but a .246 batting average leaves much to be desired, even if it is his best career mark.