Coleman agreed to a minor-league deal with the Padres on Thursday which included an invite to spring training.
Coleman spent the 2017 season split between the majors and Triple-A El Paso, but was only a fixture on the big-league team for six weeks in the summer. During 27 appearances with San Diego, he slashed .227/.268/.455 with four home runs and nine RBI. Looking ahead, Coleman could serve in a similar role for this upcoming campaign since the Padres lack depth at the shortstop position, but he shouldn't register on the fantasy radar.
Coleman was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
Coleman will head to El Paso after passing through waivers untouched. The 30-year-old is considered one of the Padres' better defensive infielders, but his struggles at the plate (.227/.268/.455 with a 46.5 percent strikeout rate) weren't enough for the Padres to keep him on the 40-man roster. He'll continue to serve as organizational infield depth moving forward.
Coleman was designated for assignment by the Padres on Monday.
Coleman was cut from the 40-man roster to open a spot for the team to select the contract of Christian Villanueva. While Coleman is considered one of the Padres' better defensive infielders, his struggles at the plate (.227/.268/.455 with a 46.5 percent strikeout rate) this season rendered him expendable. He'll take a spin through waivers to determine his next destination.
Coleman was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
He will be back up when rosters expand in September, but the Padres needed immediate bullpen help, so Miguel Diaz was activated from the 60-day DL. Once he is recalled, Coleman should operate as a reserve middle infielder. He hit .227/.268/.455 with four home runs, one steal and an absurd 46.5 percent strikeout rate prior to his demotion, although he is considered one of the team's best defensive infielders.
Coleman is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.
Coleman will sit out for the second consecutive day with Yangervis Solarte picking up the start at shortstop. Since manager Andy Green likes deploying the versatile Solarte at multiple spots around on the diamond, Coleman should still be in store for a few starts per week, but it looks as though he'll be pushed out of the lineup more often than the rest of the Padres' regular infield options.
Coleman started and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run -- his fourth of the season -- in Friday's 7-1 loss to the Nationals.
Coleman saw some run as the Padres' everyday shortstop earlier this month, but he has started just two of the club's last seven games after Yangervis Solarte usurped him on the depth chart. The 30-year-old rookie is slugging .560 with seven extra-base hits in 53 plate appearances this season, but he has also struck out 24 times without drawing a walk in that span. Barring an injury to one of the Friars' starting infielders, Coleman will continue serving a backup role going forward.
Coleman is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.
Yangervis Solarte has largely been deployed in a utility role across a number of different positions since being activated from the disabled list July 30, but it looks like he may have overtaken Coleman as the primary option at shortstop. With Coleman stuck in a 1-for-11 slump at the dish that has dropped his on-base percentage below .300 for the season, manager Andy Green will hand Solarte his second straight start at shortstop while Coleman hits the bench.
Coleman is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.
Coleman is hitless (0-for-9) over his last three starts, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head as Yangervis Solarte takes over at shortstop for the contest.
Coleman is out of the lineup for Thursday's game in Cincinnati, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Coleman will get a standard day off following five straight starts, where he's gone 7-for-19 with eight strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte slides over to shortstop for the series finale.
Coleman went 3-for-4 with a double, a two-run homer and a steal against the Pirates on Saturday.
Coleman's third bomb of the campaign gave the Pirates a pair of insurance runs in the ninth inning of a road victory. He's only seen at-bats in seven of the 11 games that he's been with the Padres, but otherwise, he's posting an exceptional .333 batting average along with an unsustainable .857 slugging percentage. Fantasy managers who can get him in daily lineups should ride him while he's hot.
Coleman is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Twins.
Coleman has settled in with most of the starts at shortstop with Erick Aybar (foot) on the DL, but he'll hit the bench for a night off Tuesday. Fresh off his own DL stint, Yangervis Solarte will fill the void at shortstop for the evening.
Coleman went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two strikeouts in Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Pirates.
Pay no mind to the 30-year-old infielder's .733 slugging percentage, as it has come over the tiny sample size of 16 plate appearances. He has also struck out six times in that span, though this surprising burst of power should earn Coleman a little more run at shortstop with Erick Aybar (foot) out.
Coleman will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday against the Pirates, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The Padres have been looking for a replacement at shortstop while Erick Aybar (foot) remains sidelined indefinitely, and for the time being, it appears manager Andy Green has settled on Coleman as his primary option at the position. As a 30-year-old career minor leaguer who had maintained a .280 on-base percentage at Triple-A El Paso prior to his July 24 promotion, Coleman seems highly unlikely to hold down a starting role for the final two months of the season. In fact, as soon as he starts slumping at the plate, Coleman could find himself pushed off the 40-man roster.
Coleman went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run during Thursday's win over the Mets.
This was the first homer of Coleman's career, and the 30-year-old infielder has only made 14 plate appearances in the majors, so his fantasy value is extremely limited. Coleman could see a few spot starts moving forward, but he's not a legitimate virtual option in the majority of settings at this stage of the game.
Coleman had his contract selected by the Padres and is starting at shortstop and batting seventh in Monday's game against the Mets.
Coleman inked a minor-league deal with the Padres this offseason and will make his team debut despite posting a subpar .209 average and 34.2 percent strikeout rate with Triple-A El Paso this season.
Coleman signed a minor league deal with the Padres in late November, Baseball America reports.
Coleman slashed .239/.296/.399 with Triple-A Omaha last season in 207 plate appearances spread across 56 games, while also making five major league plate appearances. He struck out in 28 percent of his Triple-A plate appearances, while walking just 5.8 percent of the time. He'll likely spend all of 2017 serving as organizational depth at the Triple-A level.
Coleman was assigned to minor league camp Wednesday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City reports.
Coleman spent time at the Double and Triple-A levels in 2015, and he figures to open 2016 at Triple-A with his eye on a potential call up at some point later in the season. Coleman saw action in four major league games in 2015, going 0-for-5 at the plate with three strikeouts.
The Royals made a pair of moves impacting their infield on Friday. The team recalled third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha, while sending down third baseman Dusty Coleman, according to The Kansas City Star.
The Royals have sent shortstop Christian Colon to Triple-A Omaha and promoted fellow infielder Dusty Coleman from the same team, MLB.com has reported.
Colon played sparingly after a stint as a starter in the wake of an injury to Alcides Escobar. A 3-for-22 slide has lowered his average from .286 to .244.
The 28-year-old Coleman should finally receive an opportunity to make his big-league debut, but his promotion might be mistimed. He is in a 2-for-17 slump, though his slash line still stands at a fine .303/.383/.469.
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