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Padres Prospect Interview: Manny Ayala

SAN ANTONIO, TX: Manny Ayala almost didn't make it out to San Antonio, much less Portland. He was wallowing in the desert after missing much of spring and the only spot open at the time was a relief role. He took it and has been running since – back into the rotation and a complete game shutout under his belt in his first Triple-A start.

After seeing three games as a reliever, with one spot start mixed in, Ayala joined the San Antonio rotation. The right-hander went 6-2 with a 3.88 ERA across 13 starts, holding the opposition to a .225 average in Double-A. With a doubleheader scheduled in Portland, Ayala got the chance to move up and threw a seven-inning complete game shutout, allowing two hits and walking four while striking...

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