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Padres add intriguing arm on recommendation

Padres add intriguing arm on recommendation

The San Diego Padres selected Joey Gomes (Devil Rays), Andy Santana (Cubs) and Peter Maestrales (Royals) in the Triple-A phase of the Rule V Draft, lost four players in that phase and two more in the Double-A phase. A recommendation by Mal Fichman ensured one player would be taken by San Diego.

Joey Gomes, a California native, spent the past year with the Visalia Oaks of the California League. The corner outfielder – he has played left and right field – hit .325 with 12 homers, 34 doubles and 86 RBI's this past year. A natural right fielder, Gomes hit .383 when he played in right but just .216 when he was in left field. He walked 53 times and struck out 92 times while scoring 7...

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