Needing to open up a roster spot for Ryan Ludwick yet wary of altering the team's chemistry, the Padres announced today that utility man Oscar Salazar will go onto the disabled list because of a sprained right Achilles tendon. The move spares the Padres the unpleasantness of demoting or cutting a player, and allows Everth Cabrera to provide depth in the middle infield until David Ecsktein comes off the DL.
I guess that game-winning single that Oscar hit on Thursday was more taxing than we saw. Or perhaps it was the celebration afterward, when Oscar jumped around like a gymnast.
My post on July 20 applies here. To refresh, the Padres seemingly used the DL to buy extra rest for Mat Latos in July. I think the Padres will probably use the DL likewise at least once more before the roster expands in September. Then again, maybe Salazar's sprain will waylay him for the rest of the season.
Do this stuff amount to anything? Not really.