Here are some interesting links to further Padres’ news for this week.
- Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe was optioned to Triple-A. “He’s got strides to make,” said Andy Green of the 25-year-old rookie, who is hitting .230 in 404 AB’s and has a lowly on-base percentage of .285. Jabari Blash was recalled from El Paso to take his spot. Here’s Gaslampball’s take on the same.
- Jack McKeon was the latest to be inducted into Padres hall of fame. The eighty-six year old will be the fourteenth member to join the list. Mckeon’s claim to fame was putting up the Padre roster that went to win the National League pennant in 1984. He’s served as the general manager for eleven seasons. Here’s Dennis Lin’s report on McKeon.
- Danny Davis reported last week that Michael Cantu preferred professional baseball over transferring to Tarleton state and signed a minor league contract with the Padres. During his junior year in Texas, the catcher product hit .222 with six home runs but went unsigned in the June MLB draft.
- Jared Weaver bid adieu to professional baseball this week. The thirty-five year old veteran pitcher previously pitched in Anaheim for the Angels for eleven straight seasons before signing as a free agent for the Padres this January. Weaver’s stats with the Padres were far from stellar as he went 0-5 with a 7.44 ERA. The LA Times took a look at the career of the three-time All-Star hurler.
- The Padres have shown all season long that they don’t fear challenging the young stars. Manuel Margot (22 years), Allen Cordoba (21 years), Luis Torrens (20 years), Miguel Diaz (20 years) all made the opening day roster. Now they have gone one step ahead and promoted the much touted eighteen year old shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to Double-A San Antonio to help the Missions in their playoff push. Here’s Derek Togerson from NBC summarizing the move.