San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday and the third-year player will have surgery to repair a damaged ligament in his left thumb, ending his season.
An injury-riddled season limited the 31-year-old to 56 games while batting .272 with two home runs and 29 RBIs. The season began with a fractured left middle finger during spring training, followed by a left knee sprain. He is expected to be healthy for the start of spring training in February.
Acquired in an Aug. 31, 2020, trade from the Seattle Mariners, Nola has played just 75 games for the Padres over parts of two seasons, batting .258 with four home runs and 38 RBIs. In parts of two seasons with the Mariners, he played 108 games, batting .280 with 15 home runs and 50 RBIs.
San Diego recalled catcher Webster Rivas from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move. The 31-year-old Rivas batted .220 with two homers and four RBIs in a 21-game stint with the Padres earlier this season.
–Field Level Media