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Padres' Waller talks promotions

Brian Whitaker

Seven players were moved up the chain by the end of Monday and perhaps a few more are waiting in the wings. Each of the following players made the ascent: Brian Whitaker, Cesar Carrillo, Jared Wells, Clayton Hamilton, Brandon Kintzler, Cesar Ramos and Ryan Klatt. Tye Waller, the Padres' Director of Player Development, discussed each player and move in turn, as well as the promotion of Luke Steidlmayer.

Brian Whitaker moves from Double-A Mobile to Triple-A Portland. "He is the first in line. He has really thrown well the last couple of outings, keeping the ball down in the zone as he has the last couple of years. Luke Steidlmayer promoted twice in the last month, ending up in Double-A: "We liked what we saw prior to the surgery. We wanted to move him forward – if you remember he pitched a...

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