On a team starving for offense, it seemed only a matter of time before the San Diego Padres decided to call up one of the top hitters in the minor leagues. First baseman Anthony Rizzo will make his major league debut on Thursday against the Washington Nationals.
Like any MLB Draft hopeful, Matt Colantonio patiently followed the coverage online Tuesday afternoon. The San Diego Padres were on the clock in the 22nd round when Matt’s father, Anthony, started yelling. He found out first that the Padres had selected the Brown University senior catcher with their pick.
Hall of Fame writer Hal McCoy has mentioned that the San Diego Padres would be willing to trade veteran outfielder Ryan Ludwick with no boot expected.