Powell went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and a stolen base for Triple-A El Paso on Sunday, Bill Center of Padres.com reports. The 26-year-old has been swinging a hot bat for the Chihuahuas, as his big performance Saturday boosts his slash line up to .404/.523/.769 through 52 at-bats. It's been an impressive start, but with the Padres stacked in the outfield and Powell sporting a .262/.333/.383 slash line for his career at the big-league level, a callup for Powell still would only be likely occur in an emergency scenario.
Powell signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training. Powell spent most of the 2018 season on the shelf with a Grade 1 MCL sprain. When healthy, the 26-year-old struggled across brief stops at Triple-A (.571 OPS) and the majors (.492 OPS). The Padres already have plenty of viable outfield options, leaving Powell to serve as organizational depth.
Powell was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Powell was removed from the 40-man roster as the Athletics made a slew of additions for September's expanded roster. The 25-year-old seemed a likely candidate to return to Oakland once rosters expanded, but he'll instead remain with the Sounds.
Powell was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and sent to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday. Powell has been on the shelf since April 8 since suffering a Grade 1 MCL sprain. He'll return to minor-league action after completing a rehabilitation assignment, though he'll surface in the big leagues come September when rosters expand.
Powell (knee, thumb) went 1-for-4 with a run in Triple-A Nashville's win over Las Vegas on Tuesday, his first game back in action at the minor-league level since June 21. Powell was sidelined for more than a month with a thumb injury that he picked up during his rehab assignment. Prior to the extended absence, Powell had seemed to be nearing a full recovery from the knee injury that originally landed him on the disabled list, as he'd been able to play eight games at the minor-league level without setbacks. It remains to be seen how many more games with the Sounds the organization deems he needs before he's considered for activation.