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Double-A Missions last Padres affiliate in playoffs

Double-A Missions last Padres affiliate in playoffs

Double-A Missions last Padres affiliate in playoffs

PHILADELPHIA -- The San Antonio Missions are the last remaining Padres affiliate in the playoffs. The Missions opened the Texas League championship series on Tuesday against Arkansas.

They did so without one of their best offensive players, as first baseman Tommy Medica was added to the Padres' 40-man (and active) roster before Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

"I've been with the team the whole year, but this is the chance of a lifetime," Medica said when asked if he regretted not being with his Missions teammates. "But they've got a lot of talent on that team. They will be just fine without me."

Medica was with the Missions as they defeated Corpus Christi in Game 5 of their best-of-three series Sunday.

Class A Fort Wayne was eliminated from the Midwest League playoffs on Monday after falling to South Bend.

As for the Missions, they'll host the first two games of the Texas League championship series before it shifts to Arkansas.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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