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Padres Draft Interview: Omar Gutierrez

Padres Draft Interview: Omar Gutierrez

Omar Gutierrez almost had his career end before it began. Battling a weight issue, baseball was on the backburner. He made a commitment back to the sport he loves and found his reward when the San Diego Padres selected him in the 29th-round of the 2008 MLB Draft.

What was the feeling being selected by the San Diego Padres in the 29th round? Omar Gutierrez: It was a great feeling. Being given a chance to play at the highest level is an extraordinary feeling. Coming where I have come from – it does not happen very often. It was a great feeling. One of the things I saw was you called your road long with a lot of adversity to get to this point and you...

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