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Padres add three: Sweeney, Guzman, Quintero
Humberto Quintero, 25, has played in 21 games with the Padres between two trips to the Majors this season, batting .257 (18-for-70) with two home runs and 10 RBI. He hit safely in each of his first five games after his recall on June 21 and eight-of-nine overall. In 68 games with the Beavers, Quintero batted .317 (82-for-259) with five homers, 25 doubles and 30 RBI and was named to the World Team for the 2004 All-Star Futures Game, but did not participate as he had joined the Padres at the time. He was recalled most recently on August 16 and optioned back on August 31.
Brian Sweeney, 30, will also be joining the Padres for the third time this season. He had his contract purchased on May 27, but did not appear in a game before being optioned back to Portland on May 31. He was recalled on June 16 and tallied his first Major League win, defeating Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 29. Before being optioned back to Portland, Sweeney went 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA (3 ER/7.1 IP) in three games (one start) with the Padres. While with the Beavers, Sweeney went 11-4 with a 3.83 ERA (59 ER/138.2 IP) in 24 games (23) starts and his ERA ranked him eight among PCL league leaders.
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