Padres Franchy Cordero Facing Surgery for Bone Spur in Elbow
San Diego Padres outfielder Franchy Cordero received bad news when he learned that he has a bone spur in his right elbow and he needs to surgery to correct the problem. He would miss three months following the surgery and the 23-year old is currently considering his options. If Cordero has the surgery now, he could potentially come back near the end of September.
Franchy has been playing with the El Paso Chihuahuas this week while preparing to return to the Padres. However, he left Sunday's game in the seventh inning during his fourth at-bat after experiencing pain in his elbow while swinging. In seven games with the Chihuahuas, Cordero was hitting .259 while he added seven home runs in 40 games for the Padres this season.
The good news is that San Diego still has a logjam in the outfield with Travis Jankowski, Franmil Reyes, Manny Margot, and Hunter Renfroe. Right fielder Will Myers, who has not played a big league game since April has been rehabbing in El Paso and he will rejoin the Padres soon.