Cordero was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday. Cordero was expected to see regular playing time with center fielder Manuel Margot on the paternity list, but he only ended up getting one of three available starts. With Margot back, the Padres needed a roster spot, and it was Cordero that was deemed expendable.
With Manuel Margot expected to go on the paternity list Thursday, Cordero will serve as the Padres' starting center fielder for the first three games of the team's four-game set against the Giants, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Cordero went 0-for-2 Wednesday while giving Jose Pirela the day off in left, but he will take over in center until Margot returns from the paternity list Sunday. A .225/.274/.404 triple slash in 28 games this season limits the 22-year-old's value as a short-term pickup in yearly fantasy leagues, but he could have use as a punt play in daily formats while he starts.
Cordero was recalled by the Padres and will start in left field for Wednesday's tilt with the Rockies, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Cordero hasn't fared well in 27 games with the Padres this season, hitting just .230 with 42 strikeouts in 87 at-bats, but appears to be getting another shot after continuing to shine with Triple-A El Paso. The 22-year-old is slashing .315/.361/.562 with nine home runs there this season, prompting the organization to offer him the opportunity to stand out in a crowded San Diego outfield. Nonetheless, Cordero will need to impress if he wants to earn regular playing time.
Cordero was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Friday, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The young prospect has received plenty of playing time since receiving a call-up towards the end of May, indicating the organization sees promise in the 22-year-old. Nonetheless, Cordero has struggled mightily at the plate recently, going just 1-for-31 over the past 12 contests. He'll try to right the ship back in El Paso, where he posted an impressive slash line of .289/.349/.520 to begin the 2017 season. Chase d'Arnaud was reinstated from the paternity list in a corresponding move.
Cordero is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs. Cordero will see his streak of eight straight starts come to an end after a rough weekend series in Milwaukee during which he went 1-for-12. With a .472 BABIP on the season, there's likely still more batting-average regression to come for Cordero, but it's unlikely to jeopardize his standing as the primary center-field option until Manuel Margot (calf) returns from the disabled list. Matt Szczur will spell Cordero in Monday's series opener.