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The San Diego Padres have designated Jake Arrieta for assignment on Tuesday, all but ending his brief tenure with the club. Arrieta signed with the Padres on August 16 after the Chicago Cubs let him go earlier in the year. In 24 starts this season, he owns a 7.39 ERA with an ugly 17.7 K% and 1.77 WHIP. He's been even worse on the west coast, pitching to a 10.95 ERA across four appearances. If he gets another chance with a team and makes the big league club, there's no reason for fantasy managers to pay any attention to the right-hander. In a corresponding move, the Padres activated pitcher Javy Guerra from the 60-day injured list.
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers is not part of the starting lineup on Tuesday as the team prepares to face Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants. The Padres are going with Tommy Pham, Jurickson Profar and Trent Grisham in the outfield for the game. Myers has been left out of the starting lineup a decent amount lately. The Padres have a clogged outfield right now and Myers isn't doing himself any favors by slashing .217/.288/.457 so far in September. Myers and Profar are basically in a 50/50 platoon for the moment, but Profar is also struggling with a .158/.200/.289 slash line in September.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (groin) had a rough and extremely brief outing against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. He faced just six batters before he was pulled with a right adductor groin strain. He allowed three hits and one walk and he was charged with a total of five runs (four earned) over 1/3 of an inning. The veteran recently spent time on the injured list due to a strained left hamstring. It seems like there's a good chance he'll be heading back to the injured list once again. Arrieta signed with the Padres in mid-August. Over four starts with the team, he has gone 0-3 with a 10.95 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP.
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer will be on the bench for Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Padres will match up with right-handed starter Adam Wainwright but will do so without Hosmer in the lineup. The veteran is batting .267 with a .335 on-base percentage, 11 home runs, and five stolen bases in 524 plate appearances this season. Jake Cronenworth, who is hitting second on Saturday, is moving over to first base to start in Hosmer's place. Hosmer has started each of the Padres' previous seven games, but his playing time will be worth monitoring for fantasy managers down the stretch if Cronenworth continues to start games at first base.
San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola isn't in Saturday's lineup for a matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals and right-handed starter Adam Wainwright. Nola is hitting .267 with a .339 on-base percentage and a home run in 186 plate appearances this season. He'll head to the bench with Victor Caratini getting the start instead on Saturday. Caratini is batting eighth against Wainwright. In 318 plate appearances this season, the 27-year-old is batting .212 with a .299 on-base percentage, six home runs, and two stolen bases. Fantasy managers are probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help at catcher.