The San Diego Padres announced a series of roster moves on Tuesday, headlined by the return of right-handed pitcher Miguel Diaz from the 6o-day disabled list. San Diego also optioned infielder Dusty Coleman to Triple-A El Paso and designated left-handed pitcher Dillon Overton for assignment.
Diaz last appeared for the Padres on June 21, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings against the Chicago Cubs in a 3-2 victory. He went to the disabled list with a right forearm strain and later was moved to the 60-day DL. On the season, the 22-year-old rookie pitcher has a 6.82 ERA in 24 games (three starts) over 31.2 innings. Diaz has struck out 7.1 batters per nine innings, but also walks 5.1 batters per nine and allowed seven home runs.
Coleman, 30, made his big-league debut in 2015 with the Kansas City Royals, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. He collected his first hit in the majors this season with San Diego, and in 27 games he has a .227/.268/.455 slash line with four home runs and three doubles. While he can play all over the field, he has been exclusively a shortstop in his short time with the Padres.
Overton started 2017 with the Oakland A’s but was traded to the Seattle Mariners in January. He made nine appearances (one start) with the Mariners this season before the Padres placed a waiver claim on him in June. He started one game for the Padres on July 1, allowing four earned runs in 4.2 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 25-year-old made 11 starts at Triple-A, posting a 6.05 ERA with 71 hits allowed in 58 innings.