I’ll make this very brief, as there’s a thunderstorm moving in and I want to get my laptop unplugged before the lightning starts blowing s**t up.
#Padres roster move; Gyorko recalled from El Paso. Spangenberg to DL with left knee contusion.
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) June 30, 2015
Gyorko was sent down to El Paso on June 10th to “work on some things,” as paying $35 million over the next 4 1/2 years for a second baseman hitting .210 with a .593 OPS is less than ideal.
So, what has Gyorko worked on in the minor leagues that would have justified recalling him?
In 16 games at El Paso, Gyorko has hit .279 in 61 at-bats. An improvement over the first two months of the season with the Padres.
His on-base average is at .362, compared to .282 over the first two months. His OPS, though, is at .854, which is greatly improved from his Padres time this season.
Has he been fixed? Is this a good move? Beats me. We won’t know until he actually plays some. And by some, I mean more than one game. I think it’s going to take about a week of regular action to know if Gyorko’s time in El Paso was productive.