Aaron Harang had a rocky reunion with the Cincinnati Reds in the desert.
Ryan Hanigan hit a three-run homer and Chris Heisey had a two-run shot off Harang in the Reds’ 15-5 victory against a San Diego Padres split squad on Wednesday.
The San Diego Padres are looking for utility help according to Corey Brock of MLB.com. The team would prefer someone who can play shortstop.
Aaron Cunningham and Anthony Rizzo hit back- to-back home runs in the second inning and San Diego stormed to a 9-2 win over Cleveland in Cactus League action.
Adrian Gonzalez(notes) and Jon Garland’s(notes) removal from the team’s roster is nothing to be anxious about because the Padres know how to trade gold for gold. Their team is actually better than ever this season with the acquisitions of four-time Gold Glove winner Orlando Hudson(notes), who will be manning second base; Jason Bartlett(notes), a solid defender at the shortstop position who can take over the game with healthy knees and ankles; and Cameron Maybin(notes), a young fast runner with strong defensive skills.
A-Gon is long gone. Just don’t tell the San Diego Padres that their hopes for a successful 2011 season are gone with him.