Emeralds Make Three Roster Moves

By Editorial Staff

The Eugene Emeralds, short-season-A ball team for the Padres, have made three roster moves in recent days.

They released infielder Nick D’Amico and outfielder Ty Wright, and called up utilityman Cole Tyrell from the AZL Padres.

A non-drafted free agent signing earlier this year, D’Amico was just 1-for-17 with eight strikeouts with the Emeralds, and at 23, the second baseman needed to do more than that. Wright, soon to be 23 himself, was 4-for-24. The big outfielder, a 25th-round pick last season, hit .231/.263/.333 with Eugene last year, and failed to show statistical progress this season.

Tyrell, a 22-year-old infielder/catcher out of Dayton, hit just .190/.242/.310 in the AZL, but did manage five extra-base hits in 14 games. He was the Padres’ 42nd-round selection in this year’s draft.