Padres Calling Up Andy Parrino

Baseball 25 Aug 2011

Corey Brock is reporting/tweeting that the Padres will purchase the contract of San Antonio 2B Andy Parrino, and will send down James Darnell.

Parrino’s home town Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is also reporting the move, saying that the switch hitting 2B was told of the move after Wednesday night’s game.  Parrino is currently batting .303 with the AA Missions, while hitting 9 HR’s, and posting a .388 OBP.  He also spent 48 games early in the year with AAA Tucson hitting .327 with a .399 OBP.

It will be interesting to watch how much playing time Parrino gets, and whether this will be a focused audition for the 2B job next spring.  Orlando Hudson is under contract for 2012, and has been playing some of his best ball of the season in recent weeks, hitting .319 in August, and .306 since the All-Star break.

Also interesting has been the Padres willingness to call up players from AA, bypassing AAA candidates, and making 40-man roster moves which are often avoided by other organizations.  Their commitment to the future is evident.

The little used Darnell will be optioned to Tucson.


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  1. Diego Armando Ornelas via Facebook
    August 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Rizzo will b here September 1 when the rosters expand

  2. Michael Jenkins via Facebook
    August 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Bob, another move I love, this organization after all these years under the leadership of Hoyer gets it. The Padre talent in AA exceeds that in AAA with a few exceptions. maybe be the dog, O Dog will be replaced at years end. We can only hope

  3. Dick Kennedy via Facebook
    August 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    why don’t they bring up Rizzo, move Forsythe to second, and put Guzman at 3rd?

  4. Byron Lovelace via Facebook
    August 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Im glad to see you say this bob. Olando isnt a long term answer. Anything in the pipeline should be considered

  5. tolivares
    August 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I thought he would take Neshek’s spot, but I guess Neshek is still on the 40-man roster.

    If not Neshek then I am sure Richard, Moseley or Cabrera will be put on the 60 day DL to make room for him.

    As for the promotion from AA and skipping AAA candidates. Parrino did spend a fair amount of time in AAA this year, and was moved to AA only because of the injury to Weems. Parrino is probably the Padres best bet for a solid super-utility guy from the farm. I am sure that is the role he is auditioning for, not starting 2B next year. Hope he pans out.

  6. Dean Whitney via Facebook
    August 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Didn’t see that one coming, Scan. Won’t they have to create a spot on the 40-man roster for him?

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