San Diego Padres Player News: All Positions

News: Hosmer went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to Boston.
Impact: Hosmer plated the Padres' first runs of the game with a two-run shot to right field in the fourth inning. The 29-year-old is slashing .285/.330/.451 with 19 long balls and 84 RBI in 539 plate appearances this season.
News: Yates (0-4) took the loss against Boston on Saturday, pitching one inning and giving up one run on two hits and two walks while striking out one.
Impact: Yates entered the game in the ninth inning with the score knotted at four and served up his second home run of the season on his first pitch. He then worked out of a bases-loaded jam to keep San Diego within a run, but the Padres were unable to get Yates off the hook for his fourth loss. Despite the rough outing, the 32-year-old remains one of the top closers in baseball, compiling a 1.38 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 83:11 K:BB in 52 innings while converting 36 of 39 save opportunities.
News: Lamet did not factor into the decision against Boston on Saturday, pitching five innings and giving up four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five.
Impact: Lamet breezed through the first two innings but ran into trouble in the third, giving up a run on a pair of singles and a hit batsman. He then gave up three more runs in the fourth frame when the first four Boston batters reached base via two singles, a double and a walk. The four-run outing snapped a streak of six consecutive starts in which Lamet gave up three earned runs or less. The 27-year-old owns a 4.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 60:20 K:BB in 46 innings this season and will head to San Francisco for his next scheduled start against the Giants on Friday.
News: Paddack may be shut down at some point this season, though the Padres are conflicted about taking such action, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Impact: In light of Paddack's recent struggles, there is concern in the Padres organization that the 23-year-old is fatigued and could benefit from extended rest or a complete shutdown. However, the prevailing viewpoint indicates that Paddack may best be served by being allowed to work through his slump and make five or six more starts. The plan for now seems to be to allow him extra rest between starts and to adjust his end-of-season schedule based on how he feels. After a dominant July in which Paddack posted a 1.90 ERA in 23.2 innings, he has stumbled to a 10.06 ERA in 17 frames in August.
News: Cordero (quadriceps) is serving as the designated hitter in an Arizona League game Friday, AJ Cassavell of reports.
Impact: It's Cordero's first rehab appearance since he suffered the quad injury in mid-June during a rehab game while recovering from an elbow injury. The 24-year-old has been limited to nine major-league games this season, so it's likely to be a lengthy rehab stint. Cordero was previously targeting a return in mid-September, and that goal still seems realistic if he can avoid any setbacks.
News: Allen is expected to be recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Saturday, AJ Cassavell of reports.
Impact: Allen will be called up for the third time this season to serve as catching depth. While he's held his own at the big-league level, Allen has been even better in El Paso, slashing an impressive .330/.379/.663 line in 67 games, albeit in a hitter-friendly environment.
News: Yardley is expected to be optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday, AJ Cassavell of reports.
Impact: Yardley was called up Wednesday to make his major-league debut. He's made two appearances overall, allowing three earned runs in three innings. He'll be optioned to make room for Austin Allen.