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Padres activate Wil Myers, Luke Voit from IL

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Apr 26, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; San Diego Padres right fielder Wil Myers (5) hits a single against the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres activated outfielder Wil Myers and designated hitter Luke Voit from the 10-day injured list prior to Tuesday’s game against the visiting Chicago Cubs.

San Diego also optioned top-flight shortstop prospect C.J. Abrams to Triple-A El Paso and designated journeyman outfielder Trayce Thompson for assignment.

Both Myers and Voit are in Tuesday night’s starting lineup.

Myers, 31, hasn’t played since April 26 due to a thumb injury. He is batting .218 with seven RBIs in 15 games.

Voit, 31, last played on April 22. He is batting .143 with just one extra-base hit (a double) and five RBIs in 13 games.

The Padres had Abrams open the season in the majors, despite having no Triple-A experience, due to an injury to star shortstop Fernando Tatis (wrist). But the 21-year-old never found his stride and hit .182 with one home run and four RBIs in 20 games.

The writing was on the wall for Abrams when the Padres claimed infielder Sergio Alcantara off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

Thompson, 31, batted just .071 (1-for-14) with seven strikeouts in six games. He had nine homers for El Paso before joining the Padres.

–Field Level Media