Christian Villanueva

#22 3B / San Diego Padres / EXP: 2YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 lb Age: 27 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    25%
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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Officially shut down

      Christian Villanueva (finger) has been shut down for the season, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports.Villanueva suffered a fractured middle finger Aug. 22 and was expected to miss 3-4 weeks. With nothing to play for over the final weeks of the season, the club formally shut down its young infielder for the 2018 campaign. Villanueva should be ready to compete for a starting job in camp next year after slashing .236/.299/.450 with 20 homers over 384 plate appearances in his first full season with the Friars.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Will miss 3-to-4 weeks

      Christian Villanueva underwent X-rays on Wednesday that revealed a fractured right middle finger, which will sideline him for 3-to-4 weeks, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.Villanueva was already expected to miss 10 days after being placed on the disabled list Wednesday, but the back end of the updated timetable makes it possible that his 2018 season is over. The 27-year-old had fallen into a backup infield role after slashing .236/.299/.450 over 110 games this year. A corresponding move will be made Thursday to provide infield depth for the San Diego Padres.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Headed to DL with broken finger

      Christian Villanueva will be placed on the disabled list with a fractured finger, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.Villanueva was reportedly battling a "nagging" finger issue, but the issue is apparently more serious. It's not clear how long he'll be out. A corresponding move to fill his bench role is expected to come Thursday.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Battling nagging finger issue

      Christian Villanueva is battling a nagging right middle finger injury, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.The nature of the injury is not clear, but the way it was described makes it sound as though it isn't a particularly serious one. He's not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies but could be available to pinch hit.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Makes first start at second base

      Christian Villanueva received his first career start at the keystone Friday, going 1-for-3 with a double in a loss to Arizona.Villanueva had been working on his defense at second base, and he was finally rewarded with his first start at the position. The added defensive eligibility should help the slugger earn some extra starts against southpaws, but Wil Myers and Cory Spangenberg appear to be the Friars' primary options against righties at third base and second base respectively, limiting Villanueva's fantasy value for the time being.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Takes seat on bench

      Christian Villanueva is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Angels.Villanueva will head to the bench for a breather following a string of three consecutive starts. Wil Myers will pick up his second straight start at the hot corner, hitting second. With Myers slated to see consistent playing time at the hot corner down the stretch, Villanueva could see his playing time take a hit.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: To draw starts at second base

      Christian Villanueva is set to see time at second base and shortstop in the near future, Dennis Lin of The Athletic San Diego reports.He has been taking groundballs at second base for a while now, and manager Andy Green said Monday that Villanueva will also get a chance to play shortstop before the season comes to a conclusion. Over his career, Villanueva has logged 100 games at third base and three games apiece at first base and shortstop. The San Diego Padres deployed Wil Myers at third base Monday and have a couple prized infield prospects (Fernando Tatis and Luis Urias) who could be knocking on the door of the big leagues next season, so Villanueva's chances of remaining in the mix will increase if he can display some defensive versatility. Myers playing third base over Villanueva makes sense for a variety of reasons, so Villanueva's playing time could take a hit over the rest of the season if he can't prove passable in the middle infield.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: Starts again Sunday

      Christian Villanueva went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Phillies.Villanueva started his second consecutive game against a righty after being situated on the bench in the previous two contests. There was concern that Cory Spangenberg would eat into the slugger's playing time at third, but the latter appears to be settling in as the club's primary option at second base. Villanueva is batting just .231 on the year, but he has turned things around by going 10-for-27 with a homer in eight August starts.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: On bench again Friday

      Christian Villanueva is out of the lineup against the Phillies on Friday.Villanueva will remain on the bench for the second straight game after starting the previous 14. In his place, Cory Spangenberg will start at third base while Carlos Asuaje mans the keystone.

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      Padres' Christian Villanueva: On bench Thursday

      Christian Villanueva is not in the lineup versus Milwaukee on Thursday.Villanueva will receive a breather following 14 straight starts, during which he's hit .250/.345/.375 with one home run and two RBI. Cory Spangenberg will man third base while Jose Pirela draws the assignment at second for the series finale.

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