Club promotes outfielder in time for series opener against Rockies
By Corey Brock
PITTSBURGH -- The Padres promoted their No. 6 prospect, outfielder Rymer Liriano, in time for their game Monday in San Diego against the Rockies, and designated Jeff Francoeur for assignment.
Liriano, 23, was hitting a combined .292 this season with 14 home runs and 66 RBIs between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A El Paso. He also had a combined on-base percentage of .364 and slugging percentage of .476.