The San Diego Padres promoted outfielder Rymer Liriano to Triple-A El Paso Wednesday.
With the Padres recalling OF Jeff Francoeur Wednesday that opened up a spot on El Paso's roster that was filled by the free-swinging 23-year old slugging outfielder with some speed. Liriano arrived in O'El Paso with a slash line of .264/.335/.442 to go with 14 home runs, 17 steals (7 CS), and a whopping 102 strikeouts to just 35 walks over 371 at-bats while at Double-A San Antonio this season. The youngster had a nice debut for the Chihuahuas Wednesday going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI, four runs scored, and one strikeout, but seeing as Padres possible left fielder of the future is now playing in the PCL you should take his stats with a grain of salt going forward. Pending how Liriano performs he could be in line for a September call up and possibly challenge for a spot on the big league roster next spring.
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