The San Diego Padres fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night by a score of 3-0. A loss that might end up being far worse is that of Jake Cronenworth, who suffered a small fracture of his left ring finger on a hit by pitch.
Jayce Tingler said postgame that Cronenworth likely won’t be in the lineup the next couple of days to let the swelling go down. Tingler said “everything is on the table” in regard to Fernando Tatis Jr. returning to shortstop from the outfield during Cronenworth’s absence.
This is certainly going to be a big loss for the Padres, as he’s been the second best position player on the team this season and has been hitting either second or third in the lineup. The 27-year-old is hitting .271 with 20 home runs on the season—his last coming on a walk off home run against the Houston Astros last weekend.