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One of the top hitting prospects in the Padres organization, Nate Freiman was selected by the Houston Astros in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft. Freiman was a mid-season and post-season All-Star in 2012 for the double-A San Antonio Missions.
At 6’7” 225, Freiman is a beast of a man and swings the lumber as you would expect. In 2012 he put up a line of .298/.370/.502 that included 24 home runs and 105 RBI. Freiman was an 8th round selection out of Duke University in the 2009 draft.
Sawyer Carroll was selected in the Triple-A portion by the Toronto Blue Jays. Carroll hit .263/.337/.401 this year in Tucson. Carroll was selected in the 3rd round out of the University of Kentucky in 2008.
Two Cents: It’s a shame to lose Freiman, but at this point he was going to sit and wait as we have seen with Matt Clark. Their is no guarantee that the Astros will be able to keep him on the 25-man roster all season and it wouldn’t shock me to see him back in the Padres organization in 2013. Carroll, an early pick in 2008, just never panned out. One of those low ceiling, fast development guys that just didn’t develop. He always seemed to be over-shadowed by other OFs and will now get a shot elsewhere.
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The amount of casualties across Major League Baseball as a result of hunting grew on Wednesday, as the San Diego Padres announced that pitcher Andrew Cashner is likely to miss the start of the season after cutting his hand during a hunting trip. According to Padres general manager Josh Byrnes, Cashner was accidentally stabbed in the hand while he and a friend were cleaning a carcass...
Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner was unintentionally stabbed in the hand by a friend when trimming a carcass while hunting, with the accident cutting a tendon in his thumb.
A freak hunting accident probably will cost the San Diego Padres the services of right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner at the start of next season. Cashner had surgery Dec. 4 to repair a lacerated tendon in his right thumb. Cashner suffered a puncture wound when he was accidentally stabbed by a friend while the pair was trimming a carcass. Although it took only two stitches to...
As reported via twitter by Bill Center of the UT, Andrew Cashner suffered a hunting injury. Cashner has surgery on his right thumb and is expected to miss opening day.
Cashner has been one injury after another since arriving in San Diego by way of Chicago. Although Cashner was not a lock for the rotation, he was being counted on to compete for a spot and has the best “stuff”...
This one almost got lost in all the hustle and bustle of the Winter Meetings. The San Diego Padres will not have their fireballing relief/starting pitcher Andrew Cashner for the start of the 2013 season. Cashner suffered a strange injury while hunting with friends.
According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Cashner suffered a lacerated tendon in his right thumb while dressing...
The day after Cubs manager Dale Sveum revealed he was injured in a hunting accident involving Baseball Hall of Famer Robin Yount, San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner will likely miss the beginning of the 2013 season after lacerating a tendon in his thumb while dressing meat after a hunting trip.
Cashner, an avid hunter, and a friend were apparently trimming a carcass...
Diego Goris, photo provided by pinetarpress.com
The Padres selected two players in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 Draft. 3B Diego Goris (21) and RHP Federico Castaneda (28) both from the Kansas City Royals organization.
Rule 5 Draft info via Wikipedia:
To prevent excessive turnover in the minor league levels, each draftee costs $50,000. If the draftee does not stay on the...
Well we are back now with a new layout and new everything. But have no fear as the Friarhood will be here leading up to and through the 2013 season. With that the Daily Friar is back as well where you can get your Padres news everyday in one place. For those that are seasoned veterans to the site you will know how this post works, but for those that are new to it let me give a quick...
Wilfred Boscan, photo provided by http://elutility.blogspot.com
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