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NL West Standings

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96-60 7-3 L1
82-74 6-4 L1
78-79 3-7 W1
77-80 8-2 L1
57-99 3-7 W1

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 2 3.57 47 25 1.43

Top Pedro Avila News

  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Picks up win in bulk role

    Avila improved to 2-2 on the season in Sunday's 10-1 win over the Athletics, tossing three scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and one walk and striking out five.

    Avila was deployed in bulk relief, entering the game after Nick Martinez opened the contest with three shutout frames. The 26-year-old Avila has now sandwiched a pair of scoreless outings around a disastrous start against the Dodgers on Monday, when he allowed seven earned runs over 2.2 innings. Avila should retain a spot in San Diego's rotation during the upcoming week, though he could be deployed behind Martinez once again when his turn comes up next weekend versus St. Louis.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Struggles versus Dodgers

    Avila allowed seven runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two over 2.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Dodgers on Monday.

    Avila was not up for the challenge Monday, giving up a run in each of the first two innings before completely falling apart in the third. Aside from a sharp outing versus the Phillies last week, Avila hasn't shown much as a starter, allowing 18 runs (13 earned) over 16.2 innings across his last four appearances. He's at a 3.63 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 40:22 K:BB through 39.2 innings over 11 outings (five starts) this season. If he starts again, he's lined up to face the Athletics on the road this weekend.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Overcomes wildness

    Avila (1-2) allowed two hits and six walks while striking out one over 6.2 shutout innings to earn the win Tuesday over the Phillies.

    Avila was far from dominant, but the Phillies weren't able to string together enough pressure to make the right-hander pay for his shaky command. He threw 91 pitches (50 strikes) in his longest outing of the season. Avila is now at a 2.19 ERA despite a 1.35 WHIP and 38:19 K:BB through 37 innings over 10 appearances (four starts) this season. He's tentatively lined up for a challenging road start versus the Dodgers next week.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Let down by defense in loss

    Avila (0-2) took the loss against San Francisco on Thursday, allowing six runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out five batters over three innings.

    Avila got through two scoreless innings having yielded just one hit before things fell apart for him in the third. Of the first six batters he faced, one struck out, three singled and two reached on errors by first baseman Matthew Batten. Avila was unable to recover from the defensive miscues behind him and ended up surrendering two more hits as the Giants put up six runs in the frame. The right-hander has lost both of his starts since moving into the rotation Aug. 26 but may continue to work in that role with Yu Darvish (elbow) recently going on the IL and Joe Musgrove (shoulder) still working his way back to action.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Gets another start

    Avila will start Thursday's game against the Giants at Petco Park.

    Avila flopped while stepping into the rotation for a struggling Rich Hill last weekend in Milwaukee, lasting 4.1 innings while giving up five earned runs on five hits and two walks in a losing effort. Despite the poor showing, Avila won't lose hold of his starting role, as the Padres will have room for both the 26-year-old right-hander and Hill in the rotation after Yu Darvish (elbow) was moved to the injured list earlier this week.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Struggles in starting opportunity

    Avila (0-1) took the loss against Milwaukee on Saturday, allowing five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four batters over 4.1 innings.

    Avila got a chance to take a turn in the rotation Saturday after pitching to a 1.17 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 28:9 K:BB over his first 23 big-league innings (primarily in long relief) this season. The move looked like it could be a wise one when the right-hander began with four scoreless frames, but the Brewers racked up four hits and a walk while recording just one out against him in the fifth, with all five baserunners ultimately coming around to score. It's worth noting that the first two knocks against Avila in the fifth frame were an infield single and a bunt single, but the inning was disastrous for him nonetheless. It's unclear if he'll get another chance to start or return to a bullpen role in his next outing.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Getting chance to start Saturday

    Avila is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Brewers at American Family Field, AJ Cassavell of reports.

    The Padres will skip the struggling Rich Hill's turn through the rotation and will instead give Avila the chance to prove he's deserving of a longer look in a starting role. Avila has already previously made one spot start for the Padres on Aug. 1, when he struck out seven Rockies over four innings of a one-run ball at Coors Field. Since moving to the bullpen following that start, Avila has excelled as a multi-inning reliever, generating a 1.29 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 14:2 K:BB in 14 frames. The Padres will likely cap Avila at around 4-to-6 innings Saturday and could even deploy him in tandem with Hill. The coaching staff will likely wait and see how Avila performs against Milwaukee before determining whether he or Hill will draw the nod the next time a fifth starter is needed.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Shining as multi-inning reliever

    Avila has made his last two appearances for the Padres on Aug. 6 and Aug. 12 as a long reliever, working 9.1 innings between the two outings while striking out nine and giving up one earned run on eight hits and one walk.

    Though he was moved to the bullpen after making a spot start Aug. 1 in Colorado, Avila has essentially been piggybacking Rich Hill in both of the veteran southpaw's last two turns through the rotation. The Padres likely didn't plan for the two to work in tandem on either occasion, as Hill failed to escape the fourth inning in both outings while giving up nine earned runs in total. Hill is slated to start Thursday's game in Arizona, and Avila could be called upon to cover multiple innings once more if Hill again struggles early in the contest.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Impressive in spot start

    Avila did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing one run on five hits and three walks over four innings against Colorado. He struck out seven.

    After pitching in a bulk relief role in his first two appearances this season, Avila drew the starting nod and delivered four innings of one-run ball Tuesday. Though he surrendered five hits and issued three walks, Avila was adept at limiting the damage and finished with a career-high seven strikeouts. Though he's unlikely to make another start, his strikeout upside would make him an intriguing daily fantasy option if he were to be handed the ball once more.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Gets starting nod Tuesday

    Avila will start for the Padres on Tuesday at Colorado, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Avila has thrown five scoreless innings of relief this season at the major-league level, but the 26-year-old was sporting a rough 8.83 ERA across 52 innings in a starting role at Triple-A El Paso prior to being recalled July 23. He's not a recommended fantasy streamer for Tuesday's spot start at Coors Field.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Called up Sunday

    The Padres recalled Avila from Triple-A El Paso ahead of Sunday's game against the Tigers.

    San Diego optioned its starter from Saturday's 14-3 win -- Jackson Wolf -- to Double-A San Antonio in a corresponding move. Avila is expected to serve as a multi-inning option out of the bullpen while he's up with San Diego.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Works in relief Wednesday

    Avila made his first appearance Wednesday for Triple-A El Paso since being optioned to the affiliate July 3, working a scoreless inning in relief while allowing one hit and one walk in an 11-10 extra-inning win over Oklahoma City.

    Avila had made 15 of his previous 18 appearances with El Paso as a starter, but he ended up working behind Aaron Brooks on Wednesday as the Triple-A club treated the game as a bullpen day. The Padres haven't provided an explanation behind the decision, but it's possible that Avila worked in relief in an effort to keep him fresh ahead of a possible spot start this weekend in Detroit. The Padres will need a starter Saturday to fill in for the injured Michael Wacha (shoulder), and Avila could be a logical choice to step in, given that he has a spot on the 40-man roster and has been starting in the minors. Ryan Weathers is another candidate to get the call-up from Triple-A to fill in for Wacha.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Returns to majors

    The Padres recalled Avila from Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.

    Avila didn't make the club out of spring training and hasn't pitched well for El Paso in the minors, posting an 8.49 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 41:27 K:BB over 46.2 innings. The right-hander has worked mostly in the rotation, starting in 13 of his 16 Triple-A appearances, and he could be up with San Diego as a backup plan to start Sunday in Cincinnati if Yu Darvish hasn't recovered from a bout with the flu, per Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Optioned to Triple-A

    Avila was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Friday.

    After giving up three earned runs through 3.2 innings during spring training, Avila's chance at cracking the big-league roster has come and gone. The 26-year-old righty spent nearly all of last season in Triple-A, logging a 4.58 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through 112 innings of work.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Joins big-league roster

    Avila had his contract selected by the Padres on Thursday.

    Avila appeared in big-league games last season but spent most of the year at Triple-A El Paso. He appeared in 30 games for the affiliate and had a 4.58 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 124:49 K:BB across 112 innings.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Avila cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Monday.

    Avila was sent down after serving as the 27th man during a doubleheader in early May, and he'll now lose his spot on the 40-man roster while remaining in the organization. Over seven appearances (five starts) in El Paso, he's posted an 8.10 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in 23.1 innings.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Called up as 27th man

    Avila was recalled from Triple-A El Paso to serve as the 27th man in Wednesday's doubleheader against the Guardians.

    Avila was sent down by the Padres on Sunday, but he'll provide an additional bullpen arm for Wednesday's twin bill. Over two major-league appearances this year, he's allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out five in four innings.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Sent down Sunday

    Avila was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.

    Avila was called up by San Diego on April 13, but he made just two relief appearances during his time with the major-league club. The 25-year-old allowed two runs in four innings, and he should see more consistent work in El Paso following Sunday's demotion.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Joins big club

    The Padres recalled Avila from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

    Avila gives San Diego an extra right-handed arm out of the bullpen after Austin Adams (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday in a corresponding move. The 25-year-old Avila previously made one spot start apiece for the big club in 2019 and 2021 but has otherwise pitched in the minors over the past three seasons.

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  • Padres' Pedro Avila: Sent back to Triple-A

    Avila was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.

    Avila wasn't going to pitch again this season after throwing four innings in his season debut Friday. He'll give his roster spot to James Norwood, who was recalled in a corresponding move.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Age: 26
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R