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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:00 am


Padres call up slugger Reyes

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO – Outfielder Franmil Reyes, whose 14 home runs for Triple-A El Paso lead professional baseball, has been brought by the San Diego Padres to make his major league debut.

The 22-year-old former TinCap batted sixth and started in right field against the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Reyes hit eight homers in a five-game stretch last week.

“I'm a big guy. You guys will see a lot of homers, hopefully,” Reyes said.

Reyes isn't considered one of the rebuilding Padres' top 30 prospects. He forced his way up with his play.

San Diego optioned second baseman Carlos Asuaje to Triple-A.

Around the leagues

Knuckleballer Steven Wright, 33, returned to Boston after serving a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. ... Minnesota catcher Jason Castro will have surgery today to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and could miss four-to-six weeks. ... Detroit put third baseman Jeimer Candelario (left wrist tendinitis) on the 10-day disabled list. ... Miguel Andujar will keep the New York Yankees' third base job, for now. Brandon Drury was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the end of his injury rehabilitation assignment.