Turner departs Padres' system in trade with Nats
Shortstop Rondon promoted to Double-A San Antonio to replace top 2014 Draft pick
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The contract of shortstop Trea Turner was transferred to the Washington Nationals on Sunday as he officially became the player to be named in the trade that brought outfielder/first baseman Wil Myers to the Padres last December.
Turner, 21, was the Padres' first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2014 Draft. Under old baseball rules -- which have since been changed because of his trade -- he couldn't officially be traded until a year after he was drafted.
Until Sunday, Turner was unofficially part of the three-way trade with Tampa Bay and the Washington Nationals that brought Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan, right-handed pitcher Gerardo Reyes and left-handed pitcher Jose Castillo to the Padres. Hanigan was then traded to the Boston Red Sox for third baseman Will Middlebrooks.
The Padres sent catcher Rene Rivera, infielder Jake Bauers and right-handed pitcher Burch Smith to Tampa Bay and right-handed pitcher Joe Ross and Turner to the Nationals.
Turner, a product of North Carolina State, was hitting .322 with 13 doubles, five homers, 11 steals, 35 RBIs and 31 runs for Double-A San Antonio. Turner spent time with the Padres this spring in the Major League camp.
To replace Turner at San Antonio, the Padres are promoting Jose Rondon from Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore.
Rondon, 21, was acquired by the Padres last July as part of the trade that sent right-handed closer Huston Street to the Angels. A native of Venezuela, Rondon was hitting .300 with three homers, 22 RBIs, 50 runs and 17 steals for the Storm.
He was named the California League Rookie of the Year last season and was a member of the league's postseason All-Star team while hitting .310 between the Angels and Padres affiliates.
Around the farm
Triple-A El Paso (31-32): CHIHUAHUAS 7, Sacramento 6 (12 innings). San Diego-raised infielder Mike McCoy (1-0, 3.00 ERA) pitched a perfect inning to win the third straight extra-inning game played by the Pacific Coast League rivals. El Paso won the game when CF Rico Noel drew a two-out bases-loaded walk-off walk. PH-C Cody Decker was 2-for-3 with his 12th homer and two RBIs. 3B Brett Wallace (.305) was 3-for-6 with his seventh homer and two RBIs. RHP James Needy (7.16 ERA) allowed five runs on eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings. RHP Kevin Quackenbush (0.93 ERA) threw a perfect 1 2/3 innings. RHP Jay Jackson (2.36 ERA) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings.
Double-A San Antonio (27-33): The Missions' game against Corpus Christi scheduled for Sunday was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Monday.
Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore (27-36): Lancaster 10, STORM 0. RHP Matthew Shepherd (1-4, 6.26 ERA) allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits with four strikeouts in five innings. RHP Jordan Hershiser (5.25 ERA) allowed an unearned run on two hits in two innings. SS River Stevens (.308) was 2-for-4.
Class A Fort Wayne (28-34): TIN CAPS 2, Clinton 1; TIN CAPS 16, Clinton 1. LF Nick Torres (.325) was a combined 4-for-7 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs in the two seven-inning games. RF Franmil Reyes (.251) was 3-for-8 with a triple and his fifth homer for three RBIs and three runs. 1B Trae Santos (.264) was 3-for-7 with an RBI. INF Chase Jensen (.210) had two doubles in three at-bats with three RBIs. SS Ruddy Giron (.391) was 2-for-7 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs. CF Edwin Moreno (.280) was 3-for-4 with three runs in the second game. 3B Nick Vitter (.155) was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. C Miguel Del Castillo (.295) was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs. RHP Ernesto Montas (5-4, 3.92 ERA) allowed one run on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts to win the opener. RHP Colby Blueberg (1.31 ERA) struck out one in a perfect inning to get his sixth save. LHP Jose Castillo (3.56 ERA) allowed three hits with three walks and three strikeouts in three innings in the second game. RHP Chris Huffman (2-3, 3.34 ERA) allowed one run on four hits with a strikeout over three innings to get the win.
Dominican Summer League Padres (8-5): The Dominican Summer League doesn't play on Sundays.