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Padres promote Francisco Mejia to major leagues

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Who needs Francisco Mejia when you have Yandy Diaz (N&N)

New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images

LGFT Francisco Mejia was called up and made his Padres debut yesterday. He pinch hit and struck out. After being traded by the Indians in July, Mejia batted .328/.364/.582 in the Pacific Coast League. The .582 SLG he posted for the El Paso Chihuahuas was by far the best such mark he posted anywhere in the minor leagues.

Meanwhile, over in the league where they play actual baseball, Brad Hand and Adam Cimber both pitched in the Indians’ 9-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Ned Yost has recently said that his 46-92 ballclub plays good baseball, but lol—not in this one.

Daniel Duffy, his starting pitcher Tuesday night, left with an “injury” that was causing him to throw meatballs to Tribe hitters.

Later in the game, much more magical things happened, when Yandy Diaz homered and tripled in consecutive ABs.

More Tribe Notes

• Cookie Carrasco has been nominated for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award.

• The Indians added two more September callups—Adam Rosales and Brandon Barnes. Barnes, who can be seen here wearing #0 on his jersey, is only the 2nd Indian in club history to wear a single zero.

• It looks like the Donaldson PTBNL will indeed be Julian Merryweather.

• Jason Kipnis really wants to win the World Series. Same. Because of this goal, he is doing what is best for the team and taking fly balls in the outfield, while using Austin Jackson’s old glove. Oh, that Jason, always looking out for the environment by recycling.

Around baseball

• This is a joke: the Cardinals got a National out by walking somebody

• Jacob deGrom is still insane

• Shohei Ohtani now has as many homers off LHP as Yandy Diaz has homers