Avila (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Tuesday. This move comes after Avila was non-tendered by the Padres earlier in the week. The righty made his big-league debut in 2019, allowing one run on four hits while striking out five across 5.1 innings. Avila is expected to miss most if not all of the 2020 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August.
Avila (elbow) was non-tendered by the Padres on Monday. Avila made his big-league debut in 2019, surrendering one run on four hits while fanning five over 5.1 innings. He's expected to miss most if not all of the 2020 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August.
Avila (elbow) was designated for assignment by the Padres on Wednesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Avila was added to the 40-man roster in November 2018 to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, but he suffered an elbow strain in April and eventually underwent Tommy John surgery in August. The 22-year-old will most likely be sidelined for the entirety of the 2020 campaign.
Avila (elbow) is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery within the next few weeks, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. After wrapping up his rehab program for a strained right elbow in the rookie-level Arizona League, Avila slotted back into Double-A Amarillo's rotation last week and aggravated the injury in his first outing with the affiliate since April. The Padres' initial exams on Avila's elbow apparently detected structural damage, so he'll soon go under the knife to address the injury. Due to the timing of the procedure, the 22-year-old will likely remain on the shelf through the start of spring training in 2021.
Avila (elbow) was placed on Double-A Amarillo's 7-day injured list Sunday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. In his first rehab appearance with Amarillo on Thursday, Avila completed 1.1 innings before going to the ground and clutching his right elbow in pain after throwing a pitch. Avila has previously spent time on the IL this season with an elbow strain, though the Padres have yet to announce an update on his latest injury. The move to the injured list is retroactive to Aug. 16.