Craig Breslow promoted to the San Diego Padres
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Posted Jul 23, 2005

The San Diego Padres promoted left-handed reliever Craig Breslow from the Double-A Mobile BayBears on Friday night.

After Friday's game in Mississippi, Mobile reliever Craig Breslow learned he was flying to Philadelphia to join the San Diego Padres.

"Pitching Coach Mike Harkey asked me how far my home in Connecticut is from Philadelphia, but I didn't really put it together," said Breslow. "Then I got called into the Manager's office, and they told me I was going to the Major Leagues. It was quite a shock."

Breslow, a Southern League All-Star, had been 2-1, with a 2.79 ERA with Mobile.

It has been an eventful year for the Yale graduate, who last year was released by the Brewers organization in July. He was signed in March by the Padres out of an Arizona tryout camp.

Since the beginning of June, Breslow has held the opposition to a .165 average against.

At the same time that Breslow was promoted, Sean Burroughs was demoted to Triple-A Portland.

Burroughs appeared in 78 games for the Padres this season, batting .255 (65-for-255) with five doubles and 15 RBI. The 24-year-old third baseman made his Major League debut April 2, 2002 and has appeared in 417 career games for the Padres, batting .283 (421-for-1487) with 60 doubles, 11 home runs and 131 RBI over parts of four Major League seasons.

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