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The Padres optioned C Luis Campusano to the alternate training site prior to Wednesday's game against the D'Backs.
Austin Nola (finger) was activated from the IL as a corresponding move. Campusano is a top-100 prospect but he was just 3-for-34 so far this season.
Prosecutors from Georgia have dropped the marijuana possession charges on Padres C Luis Campusano.
The Padres made it seem as if this was the direction things were headed and now it's official. Campusano made the team's Opening Day roster as the backup catcher, but he'll probably head back to the alternate training site once Austin Nola (finger) is healthy enough to return.
Catcher Luis Campusano officially makes the Padres Opening Day roster.
Campusano will open the season on the big-league roster while Austin Nola (finger) lands on the injured list. He will serve as the Padres backup catcher behind Victor Catarini. The 22-year-old will make a few spot starts until Nola is able to return from the injured list. Campusano is hitting .279 with five RBI across 43 at-bats this spring.
Padres catching prospect Luis Campusano returned to camp on Thursday.
Campusano has been sitting out Cactus League action this week due to a "personal issue." There's a good chance this was related to his charge of felony marijuana possession from back in October. However, the Padres are optimistic that he'll have no limitations for 2021.
Padres catching prospect Luis Campusano is with the team in spring training.
Campusano was arrested back in October for a marijuana possession. "We don't expect any limitations going forward," manager Jayce Tingler said. "So we feel good about where he's at in his situation." The 22-year-old made his big league debut in 2020 and should be back in the majors at some point this season.