Avila (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Tuesday.
This move comes after Avila was non-tendered by the Padres earlier in the week. The righty made his big-league debut in 2019, allowing one run on four hits while striking out five across 5.1 innings. Avila is expected to miss most if not all of the 2020 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August.
Avila (elbow) was non-tendered by the Padres on Monday.
Avila made his big-league debut in 2019, surrendering one run on four hits while fanning five over 5.1 innings. He's expected to miss most if not all of the 2020 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August.
Avila (elbow) was designated for assignment by the Padres on Wednesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Avila was added to the 40-man roster in November 2018 to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, but he suffered an elbow strain in April and eventually underwent Tommy John surgery in August. The 22-year-old will most likely be sidelined for the entirety of the 2020 campaign.
Avila (elbow) is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery within the next few weeks, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
After wrapping up his rehab program for a strained right elbow in the rookie-level Arizona League, Avila slotted back into Double-A Amarillo's rotation last week and aggravated the injury in his first outing with the affiliate since April. The Padres' initial exams on Avila's elbow apparently detected structural damage, so he'll soon go under the knife to address the injury. Due to the timing of the procedure, the 22-year-old will likely remain on the shelf through the start of spring training in 2021.
Avila (elbow) was placed on Double-A Amarillo's 7-day injured list Sunday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
In his first rehab appearance with Amarillo on Thursday, Avila completed 1.1 innings before going to the ground and clutching his right elbow in pain after throwing a pitch. Avila has previously spent time on the IL this season with an elbow strain, though the Padres have yet to announce an update on his latest injury. The move to the injured list is retroactive to Aug. 16.
Avila exited Thursday's game with what appeared to be significant arm injury, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Following a rehab stint in rookie ball, Avila was activated from the injured list Thursday to make his first appearance for Double-A Amarillo since a right elbow strain shut him down in late April. He made it through 1.1 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits and two walks, before falling to the field and writhing in pain after throwing a pitch. Although he was able to walk off under his own power, the injury appeared to be serious. An update on his condition has yet to be released.
Avila (elbow) covered 3.1 innings Sunday in his rehab outing with the Padres' rookie-level Arizona League affiliate. He gave up one run on three hits and one walk while striking out eight.
Avila pushed his pitch count up to 33 while making his third rehab start for the affiliate. The right-hander, who has been on the 7-day injured list since April with a right elbow strain, should soon be ready to report back to Double-A Amarillo. Avila made his MLB debut prior to sustaining the injury, but the extensive time he missed likely hurts his chance of making it back to San Diego when rosters expand in September.
Avila will be shut down from throwing for at least two weeks with a right elbow strain, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Avila made his second appearance with Double-A Amarillo on Friday -- after a nearly two-week layoff -- and gave up six runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings. The 22-year-old seems likely to miss a good chunk of May as he'll need to rebuild his arm strength once cleared to resume throwing.
Avila has been optioned back to Double-A Amarillo after making his big-league debut Thursday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Avila had a solid debut for the Padres, but he'll be sent back to Double-A, as he was called up for a spot start to give Chris Paddack an extra day to rest. Since he fared well in that start, holding the Diamondbacks to one earned run over 5.1 innings, the 22-year-old could get called up again down the line if the Padres want to continue to manage Paddack's workload.
Avila threw 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Thursday, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out five and walking two in a 7-6 victory for the Padres.
It was a successful big-league debut for Avila, who limited Arizona to four hits and could have found himself in line for a win if not for a blown save from Brad Wieck. The 22-year-old was called up straight from Double-A Amarillo, so this was an impressive first go at the big-league level, but he could get optioned back to the minors shortly, as he was called up to give Chris Paddack an extra day of rest, per Dennis Lin of The Athletic.
Avila will be called up from Double-A Amarillo to start Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Avila spent time in major-league camp this spring but his promotion comes as a bit of a surprise considering he spent all of 2018 at High-A Lake Elsinore. The 22-year-old allowed one run on two hits over six innings during his lone start with Amarillo this season. It could be a brief stay in the majors for Avila, as the Padres simply want to provide Chris Paddack with an additional day of rest, according to Lin.
Avila was optioned to the minors Monday.
Avila got to spend some time in big-league camp but was never a candidate for the Opening Day roster as he's yet to pitch above High-A. He'll likely open the year with Double-A Amarillo.
Avila joined San Diego's 40-man roster Tuesday.
Avila's contract was purchased by the Padres ahead of the Rule 5 draft. The 21-year-old reliever is expected to start the 2019 season at Double-A Amarillo after posting a 4.27 ERA with 117 strikeouts over 85 innings with High-A Lake Elsinore in 2018.
Avila struck out 13 batters and tossed seven innings of one-run ball for Low-A Fort Wayne on Sunday.
It's the fifth double-digit-strikeout outing of the season for Avila, who had racked up an incredible 17 whiffs two starts earlier. The 20-year-old was demoted from High-A Lake Elsinore in June after supplying a 5.14 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 10 outings, but he's been utterly dominant over his last eight starts with the Low-A club and could be ready for another crack at the California League. During that eight-start stretch, Avila has gone 5-0 with a 1.36 ERA and 78:7 K:BB over 53 frames.
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