Rondon (undisclosed) was put on the 7-day DL for Triple-A El Paso on Friday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. This marks the second time Rondon has been placed on the minor-league disabled list this year, after missing 20 days with a pulled hamstring in April. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, Rondon has hit .289/.339/.418 with five home runs and 35 RBI for El Paso this year.
Rondon was placed on the 7-day DL on Tuesday with a pulled hamstring, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports. He went 3-for-14 with four strikeouts in his first three games for Double-A San Antonio before landing on the DL. Rondon lacks the offensive impact to profile as more than a bench infielder long term.
Rondon was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Monday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The Padres don't have much in the way of attractive options at shortstop, but the organization determined that Rondon still wasn't ready for a full-time role at the major-league level. A promotion to the majors could come later in the season, but he'll first need to show improved plate discipline after posting a .310 on-base percentage across 409 plate appearances at Double-A San Antonio a year ago.
Rondon is expected to start the year with Triple-A El Paso, according to thePadres' Official Site. Despite being shallow at shortstop, the Padres are leaning towards starting Rondon in the minors this season. They have Luis Sardinas and the newly-acquired Erick Aybar to compete for the starting job during spring training. Rondon would be an option they could consider during the season if the initial plans fall through at short.
Rondon was recalled from Double-A on Tuesday. With Alexi Amarista landing on the disabled list with a hamstring strain Tuesday, the Padres recalled their promising young prospect to fill the void in the infield. Rondon actually had a brief stint with the Padres over the weekend, but he went just 1-for-9 with three strikeouts before being sent back down. However, it now appears that Rondon could be in line for a lengthier stint with the big league club should Amarista miss extended time.