Padres Morning Dump

Jun 10, 2011 – It’s the season of top prospect call-ups, and Thursday the San Diego Padres made their move, promoting first baseman Anthony Rizzo from triple-A Tucson and putting him in the starting lineup against the Washington Nationals. Rizzo was to make his Major League debut in front of the home crowd, and I don’t know if you’ll believe me, but people were actually excited. Padres fans were excited about something about the Padres. For real, I got a text message and everything.

The former Archbishop Molloy star finished his senior season at Duke by allowing just three hits over 7-2/3 innings to lead the Blue Devils to a 2-0 win over No. 15 Miami. Wednesday afternoon he got the news that his baseball career would continue as O’Grady was selected in the 34th round by the San Diego Padres on the final day of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Major League Baseball’s annual free agent draft is wrapping up. Depending on who you are, the Padres are either blowing hot air, or the cold wind of ailed selections of the past are in the past.

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