Padres to Recall Chris Paddack After Brief Stint in Single-A

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 11: Chris Paddack #59 of the San Diego Padres pitches in the top of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on June 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants | Lachlan Cunningham

After the San Diego Padres optioned star rookie Chris Paddack to Single-A ball to limit his innings, they have decided to bring the young pitcher back to the big leagues in a quick change of heart.

Paddack has been solid thus far this season, sporting a 3.15 ERA with 72 strikeouts, 13 walks, and a 0.93 WHIP in 12 starts. He had just made the Opening Day roster at the start of the year, and seems to be stuck in baseball purgatory as he travels from team to team.

However, he is back with the Padres now, and will look to make the most of this opportunity.

It will be an uphill battle, though. Paddack has struggled in his last seven starts, allowing 18 runs in just 38.2 innings pitched, but will be counted on to sustain San Diego's hot streak.

Winners of four straight games, the Padres are only 2.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the National League's second Wild Card spot as they near the half-way mark of the 2019 MLB season.