Austin Hedges scratched from lineup with upper back tightness

SAN DIEGO– Padres catcher Austin Hedges has been scratched from Monday’s start with upper back tightness, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union Tribune:

Hedges is 1-11 with a home run and a walk in three starts this season. He is considered day-to-day.

A.J. Ellis will bat 8th in the lineup and replace Hedges at catcher. This will be his first start as a Padre.