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Wil Myers was removed from Friday's game against the Giants due to quadricep tightness. (Source: Annie Heilbrunn on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Myers apparently had a tight quad before the game and it worsened as the game went on. Fantasy managers should consider Myers day-to-day for now. The Padres will likely play things safe with the playoffs starting early next week.

Category: Injury Updates

Chris Paddack took the loss in his final regular season start on Friday against the Giants, surrendering five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Paddack finishes the season with a 4.73 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. It's a pretty big disappointment for a pitcher that many within the fantasy community had big expectations for in his sophomore campaign. The Padres surely hope he can turn things around in the playoffs next week.

Category: Game Recaps

According to Padres beat writer Kevin Acee, Dinelson Lamet left Friday's game with an elbow injury. Before leaving the game, Lamet allowed one hit, two runs, one earned run, one walk, and four strikeouts in 3.2 innings. (Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a difficult blow for Lamet after a 2.09 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 93 strikeouts in 69 innings. Monitor the news since an elbow injury is worrisome for a pitcher.

Category: Injury Updates

Padres GM A.J. Preller says that ace right-hander Mike Clevinger has been diagnosed with elbow posterior impingement. (Source: Dennis Lin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clevinger got a cortisone shot on Friday and felt good afterwards. The latest report we got on his return was that the Padres are hoping to have him back for the NLCS (should they advance that far). We imagine that this will be an evolving story throughout the next week or two.

Category: Injury Updates

Jason Castro went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Padres' loss to the Angels on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Castro is hitting just .187 with a sub-.700 OPS this year. Austin Nola will likely handle the bulk of starts behind the plate for the Padres' postseason run that begins next week.

Category: Game Recaps

Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a double as the Padres fell to the Angels 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Profar is closing the regular season on a high note and has now hit safely in 10 straight games. He's been on fire in the month of September, raising his average about 50 points, up to .275 for the year. Fantasy players can consider adding him for the final few games of the year if they need offense.

Category: Game Recaps

Eric Hosmer hit his ninth homer of the year in the Padres' 5-2 loss to the Angels on Wednesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: The two-run shot was the only offense San Diego could muster in this one. It was Hosmer's first homer since returning from a broken finger on Saturday. The 30-year-old first baseman is now hitting .278/.331/.526 this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Fernando Tatis Jr. is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: It's a routine day off for the 21-year-old MVP candidate. Tatis has cooled off in recent weeks but he still has 15 homers and 11 steals on the year.

Zach Davies took the loss on Tuesday against the Angels despite tossing a quality start, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Davies struck out five and walked three as the Padres fell 4-2. He has allowed three runs or less in all 11 of his appearances this season. Davies will carry a 2.85 ERA into his final start of the season on Sunday against the Giants.

Category: Game Recaps

Joey Lucchesi was sent to the Padres' alternate training site on Tuesday. Matt Strahm was recalled in a corresponding move. (Source: San Diego Padres on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lucchesi has a 7.94 over five and two thirds innings pitched this season. He probably won't return to the Padres before the end of the season. He will likely be in the mix for a spot in the starting rotation in 2021.

Matt Strahm, who's been on the IL since September 11th with knee inflammation, was activated from the injured list. Joey Lucchesi was optioned to the team's alternate site in a corresponding move. (Source: San Diego Padres on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Strahm is ready to rock for the Padres as they they head towards the postseason. He's been stellar out of the pen this season with a 2.84 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and a 14:3 K/BB ratio over 19 innings this year.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Trent Grisham went 0-for-4 with two walks in the Padres' 7-4 win over the Mariners on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Grisham is now hitless in his last four games. The Padres only have games scheduled this week, which means he isn't a must-start in championship matchups.

Category: Game Recaps

Mitch Moreland went 2-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Padres beat the Mariners 7-4 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Moreland drove in the game-winning run with his RBI in the 11th inning. He has a .900 OPS with nine homers and 26 RBI between the Red Sox and Padres this year.

Category: Game Recaps

Trevor Rosenthal allowed an unearned run over two innings pitched to earn the win on Sunday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: It's the first win of the season for Rosenthal, who has been operating as the Padres' closer since a midseason trade. He has a 2.08 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in 21 appearances this year.

Category: Game Recaps

The Padres transferred Kirby Yates (elbow) to the 45-day injured list. (Source: Jeff Sanders on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is just a procedural move. Yates underwent season-ending elbow surgery to remove bone chips earlier this summer.

Category: Transactions

Luis Patino made an emergency start on Saturday against the Padres, giving up a run on three hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Patino started a bullpen game for San Diego after the team had to scratch Mike Clevinger from the start. The top prospect has given up 10 earned runs in 16 1/3 innings on the year. He'll likely be a bigger part of the Padres' pitching plans in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps

The Padres option Francisco Mejia to their alternate training site. (Source: San Diego Padres on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mejia has had another rough season at the plate, hitting .077 with one homer in 17 games. The former top prospect might no longer be seen as the backstop of the future in San Diego. Eric Hosmer (finger) was activated off the injured list in a corresponding move.

Category: Transactions

Manny Machado hit two more homers in Friday's win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Machado has been on an absolute tear the past month, hitting .417 with 11 homers, 32 RBI, and a 1.242 OPS. Still playing sensational defense, the $300 million man is worthy of MVP consideration. He has wildly out-produced his fantasy ADP this year.

Category: Game Recaps

The Padres activated Tommy Pham (hand) off the 10-day injured list prior to Friday's game against the Mariners. (Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pham was hitting sixth and serving as the team's designated hitter on Friday night. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Fantasy managers can re-insert Pham into lineups next week.

Category: Injury Updates

Adrian Morejon allowed two runs (one earned) in two innings as he started Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Morejon now has a 2.84 ERA for the season. His usage keeps him off the fantasy radar for now.

Category: Game Recaps