Here is the “Daily Roundup,” Friars fans:
- David Schoenfield of ESPN.com’s “The Sweet Spot” said that the Padres made their best “Trade Deadline Deal” back in 1993. The trade Schoenfield referenced was the one which sent starting pitchers Bruce Hurst and Greg Harris to Colorado in exchange for reliever Doug Bochtler, catcher Brad Ausmus, and a player to be named later. That player to be named later was none other than starting pitcher Andy Ashby who was an instrumental part of San Diego’s success during the mid-late 1990’s.
- With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, it looks like Luke Gregerson will be the next relief pitcher to be on the move. According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.com, the Padres are one of the market’s biggest bullpen “sellers” with Gregerson and Joe Thatcher garnering most of the interest.
- In non-trade news, Corey Brock of Padres.com reported that Cameron Maybin has progressed well with his rehabilitation and could make a rehab start soon. San Diego’s starting center fielder has been sidelined for most of the 2013 season due to a right wrist injury and ligament damage in his left knee.
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