Hedges (elbow), who is in the midst of a rehab assignment at High-A Lake Elsinore, could be activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of the Padres' two-game set against the Athletics that begins Tuesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
After being pulled off his rehab assignment three weeks earlier when he experienced a hyperextension of his elbow, Hedges was cleared to return to game action in the minors Tuesday. The 25-year-old has played each of the last three days for the affiliate, culminating in him catching seven innings and going 2-for-2 at the dish Thursday. Hedges will likely need to log a full game behind the plate some point over the weekend before being reinstated from the DL, at which point he would presumably reclaim primary catching duties for the big club. Prior to landing on the DL, Hedges was hitting .173/.235/.293 while striking out in 37 percent of his plate appearances.
Hedges (elbow) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Hedges has been on the shelf since the end of April with an elbow injury. It's unclear how many rehab appearances Hedges will need to make before rejoining the big club, but the Padres figure to proceed cautiously with the backstop given he was pulled off his previous rehab stint after aggravating the issue.
Hedges has been out since the end of April due to right elbow tendinitis. He previously played in two rehab outings with Triple-A El Paso a couple weeks ago but suffered a setback and required a little more time off. It appears as though he's on track for activation at some point next week, assuming that he rejoins the Chihuahuas around the end of this weekend or by the start of next week.
Hedges (elbow) completed batting practice Tuesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Now that the backstop has resumed throwing and hitting, he could soon be ready for minor-league rehab action after being pulled off his previous assignment at Triple-A El Paso in late May when he incurred a setback. Hedges has been on the 10-day disabled list for more than a month due to right elbow tendinitis, paving the way for Raffy Lopez to serve as the Padres' primary catcher.
Hedges (elbow) was cleared to resume throwing Thursday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Hedges got the OK from doctors to pick up a throwing program after being shut down last week with renewed discomfort in his injured elbow. He'll continue to ramp up his baseball activities in the coming days before eventually being heading back out on a minor-league rehab assignment. A.J. Ellis and Raffy Lopez will continue to fill in behind the dish for the Padres while Hedges is on the shelf, likely until at least mid-June.
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|2012||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||96||337||44||94||28||0||10||56||23||62||14||9||.334||.451||.279|
|2013||AA-San Antonio Missions||20||67||4||15||3||0||0||8||6||9||3||1||.297||.269||.224|
|2013||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||66||233||34||63||22||1||4||30||22||45||5||4||.343||.425||.270|
|2014||AA-San Antonio Missions||113||427||31||96||19||2||6||44||23||89||1||3||.268||.321||.225|
|2015||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||21||71||12||23||8||0||2||15||8||8||1||0||.392||.521||.324|