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San Diego Padres get Fernando Tatis Jr., Eric Hosmer off COVID-19 IL

Oct 7, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer (30) is congratulated by shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (23) after hitting a solo home run off of Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (not pictured) during the sixth inning in game two of the 2020 NLDS at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres reinstated Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eric Hosmer from the COVID-19 injury list on Wednesday, and both were in the lineup for their afternoon home game against the Colorado Rockies.

Shortstop Tatis was scheduled to bat cleanup with first baseman Hosmer fifth.

In corresponding moves, the Padres sent utility player Tucupita Marcano and outfielder John Andreoli to Triple-A El Paso.

Tatis, center fielder Jorge Mateo and left fielder Jurickson Profar were placed on the COVID-19 IL on May 11, with Hosmer and outfielder Wil Myers added the following day.

Both Tatis and Myers tested positive. Hosmer, Mateo, Profar went on the list because of contact tracing.

Despite the absence of four starters — only Mateo is a reserve — the Padres went 8-2 in their past 10 games.

On the season, Tatis is batting just .240 but has nine home runs, 14 RBIs and 23 runs in 26 games. The 22-year-old spent time on the injury list in April with shoulder inflammation.

Hosmer, 31, is batting .305 with four home runs and 21 RBIs in 35 games.

Marcano, 21, had three RBIs and six hits in 18 games for the Padres, batting .207. Andreoli, who turns 31 next month, was 1-for-6 (.167) in seven games.

–Field Level Media