Renfroe (elbow) will begin on a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
Renfroe has been on the DL since mid-April due to elbow inflammation but was able to appear in a few simulated games at extended spring training over the past two weeks. He will likely play a couple contests in the minors before being reinstated, though his role with the Padres is unclear with Franchy Cordero manning left field and the recent call-up of outfielder Franmil Reyes.
Renfroe has been playing in simulated games at extended spring training for the past week and a half and resumed working in the outfield last Wednesday. With the Padres apparently satisfied with how Renfroe has looked in those contests, the 26-year-old should soon be ready to test his health in a more uncontrolled setting at a minor-league affiliate. Prior to hitting the 10-day disabled list April 21, Renfroe had been a staple in the San Diego lineup against lefty pitching, but his role with the big club will be less clear once he's healthy again. Rookie Franchy Cordero has made a compelling case for full-time duty in the outfield, while right-handed power hitter Franmil Reyes will join the Padres on Monday and could render Renfroe expendable, given their overlapping skill sets.
Renfroe has been out since April 21 with elbow inflammation. He'll resume baseball activities at the complex in Arizona and then well get in some extended spring games before moving on to an official rehab assignment. He's eligible to return from the disabled list already but it doesn't sound as though his return is imminent.
Renfroe was placed on the 10-day disabled list with elbow inflammation Saturday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Renfroe had been playing through serious pain for the last few days. He's hitting just .200 through his first 17 games, though he does at least have two home runs. Manuel Margot was activated from the disabled list to take his spot on the roster.
Renfroe went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and one run scored Saturday against the Giants.
Renfroe provided the game-winning runs for the Padres with a two-run home run in the seventh inning off right-hander Cory Gearrin. This home run was his second of the season off right-handed pitching, a positive sign considering he had shown a relative inability to hit right-handed pitching entering the season. While Wil Myers has been out of the lineup, Renfroe has gotten a number of at-bats in the cleanup spot and batted third Saturday with Eric Hosmer also out of the lineup.
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|2013||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||18||66||6||14||5||0||2||7||4||23||0||0||.268||.379||.212|
|2014||AA-San Antonio Missions||60||224||17||52||12||0||5||23||25||53||2||1||.307||.353||.232|
|2014||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||69||278||46||82||21||3||16||52||28||81||9||3||.370||.565||.295|
|2015||AA-San Antonio Missions||112||421||50||109||22||3||14||54||33||112||4||1||.313||.425||.259|
|2015||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||21||90||15||30||5||2||6||24||4||20||1||0||.358||.633||.333|
|2017||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||14||55||18||28||7||1||4||18||6||7||1||0||.557||.891||.509|