Here is the “Daily Roundup,” Friars fans:
- In minor league news, the Friars just promoted pitcher Keyvius Sampson from Double-A San Antonio to Triple-A Tucson according to Corey Brock and Jamal Collier of Padres.com. Sampson definitely deserved the promotion, especially since he has posted a 10-4 record and a 2.26 ERA with the Missions so far this year. In addition to Sampson, the once-troubled Donavan Tate was just promoted to Single-A Eugene as well.
- Molly Tow of Bleacher Report wrote an interesting piece on Phil Hughes and how he might benefit from a change of scenery in San Diego. The Yankees right-hander, who won 16 games in 2012, has been miserable this year to the tune of a 4-10 record and a 4.87 ERA in 21 starts. While I am not sold on the Friars acquiring Hughes this offseason, the team does need starting pitching.
- Jeff Kirshman of MLB.com provides a preview of San Diego’s next game against Cincinnati. The Friars will face the Reds in a three-game series, and Andrew Cashner will face Bronson Arroyo in game one of the series on Friday at 4:10 P.M. PDT.
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