Makita was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday. El Paso was knocked out of the PCL playoffs over the weekend, prompting the Padres to promote Makita for the final few weeks of the season. The veteran reliever has split time between the majors and minors this season, struggling to a 6.10 ERA across 31 innings with the Padres but posting a more respectable 3.76 ERA across 26.1 innings with the Chihuahuas.
Makita was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Friday. Makita tossed 3.1 scoreless innings Thursday, but his reward will be a demotion as the Padres will elect to bring in a fresh arm. He'll be swapped with Miguel Diaz, who was recalled in a corresponding move.
Makita was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday. Makita was last in the majors as the Padres' 26th man for a doubleheader in late July. The 33-year-old has an ugly 7.09 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 26.2 major-league innings this season.
Makita was optioned back to Triple-A El Paso on Monday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Makita served as the Padres' 26th man for their doubleheader against the Phillies on Sunday but did not get into either game. He has been disappointing in his debut season, posting a 7.09 ERA in 26.2 big-league innings. Expectations should be low if and when he returns to San Diego.
The Padres recalled Makita from Triple-A El Paso to serve as the 26th man for Sunday's doubleheader with the Phillies. Makita will provide the Padres with an extra arm out of the bullpen for the twin bill, but it's not expected that he'll stick around for the big club for long. The 33-year-old has struggled since coming over from Japan this winter, posting a 7.09 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 26.2 innings with San Diego.