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Outfield prospect Renfroe gets first promotion

Outfield prospect Renfroe gets first promotion

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Outfield prospect Renfroe gets first promotion

CINCINNATI -- A little more than two months after being selected by the Padres with the 13th overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, Hunter Renfroe received his first promotion. The 21-year-old played his final game for Class A Short Season Eugene on Friday night before reporting to Class A Fort Wayne.

Renfroe's promotion was one of four Minor League moves made by the Padres, as the club shuffled around the farm system's outfielders. Renfroe will replace Corey Adamson, who was transferred to Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. Meanwhile, Lee Orr went from Lake Elsinore to Double-A San Antonio, where he'll take the place of Reymond Fuentes, who moved up to Triple-A Tucson.

In 25 games with Eugene, Renfroe batted .308 (32-for-104) with four home runs and 18 RBIs. He also collected nine doubles and took five walks while striking out 26 times.

After leading Mississippi State to the College World Series, Renfroe signed with the Padres for $2,678,000 in early July. With the potential to be a five-tool right fielder, Renfroe ranks No. 6 on the Padres' list of top prospects, according to MLB.com.

Jeremy Warnemuende is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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