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Jankowski, Rea join Texas League ASG

Outfielder to start for South Team on June 30

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

San Antonio center fielder Travis Jankowski has been named a starter for the South team in the Double-A Texas League All-Star Game June 30 and three right-handed Missions pitchers were also selected for the game.

Starters Colin Rea and Justin Hancock and reliever Tayron Guerrero will accompany Jankowski to Corpus Christi for the game.

Jankowski, who turned 24 Monday, is hitting .327 with eight doubles, four triples, a homer, 22 steals, 12 RBIs and 43 runs scored in 58 games for the Missions. He ranks third in the Texas League in batting average, on-base percentage (.403) and steals and second in runs scored.

Rea, 24, who missed a month of the season with back spasms, is 1-2 with a 1.29 earned run average with 50 strikeouts against nine walks in 56 innings. Hancock, 24, is 5-2 with a 3.10 ERA. Guerrero, 24, is 1-3 with a 2.70 ERA and four saves in 21 relief appearances for the Missions.

Rea and Hancock have both gained Texas League Pitcher of the Week honors this season.

Shortstop Trea Turner would have also been a starter for the South team, but he transferred to the Washington Nationals Sunday as the player to be named later in last December's trade that brought outfielder-first baseman Wil Myers to the Padres.

In other news, left-handed pitcher Brad Wieck (acquired in a trade with the Mets) and infielder Luis Tejada (promoted from short-season Single-A Tri-City) were added to the roster of low Single-A Fort Wayne while left-handed pitcher Jose Castillo and infielder Nick Vitter were transferred from Fort Wayne to Tri-City.


TRIPLE-A EL PASO (31-33): ALBUQUERQUE 3, Chihuahuas 0 - Starting RHP Chris Smith (1-2, 3.82 ERA) allowed three runs on 10 hits and two walks with six strikeouts in seven innings. El Paso had three hits.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (27-35): Corpus Christi 5-15, MISSIONS 3-3 - Jankowski celebrated his birthday and selection to the Texas League All-Star Game by going 5-for-7 with two steals and three runs scored. 3B Casey McElroy (.256) was 4-for-8 with a double and two RBIs. OF Alberth Martinez (.279) was 4-for-8 with two RBIs. 2B Rey Bruguera (.228) was 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored. Tyson Gillies also homered while RF Hunter Renfroe (.231) was 2-for-4. Starting RHP Casey Kelly (1-4, 4.33 ERA) allowed eight runs (four earned) on 10 hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings of the second game. RHP Elliot Morris (2-5, 4.62 ERA) allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings in the opener. RHP Aaron Northcraft (2.42 ERA) allowed three hits with two strikeouts over the final 3 1/3 innings in the opener of the twin seven-inning games.

HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (27-37): Stockton 7, STORM 1 - Starting RHP Zech Lemond (3-4, 5.17 ERA) allowed five runs on 11 hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. SS River Stevens (.315) was 2-for-4.

LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (28-34): The TinCaps game against Clinton at Fort Wayne was rained out and will not be rescheduled.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (8-6): ORIOLES 5, Padres 4 - DH Angel Santos (.291) was 2-for-4 with a RBI. Starting RHP Eisler Cordova (8.74 ERA) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings. RHP Joel Garcia (1-1, 3.38 ERA) allowed three unearned runs on two hits and a walk in two innings to suffer the loss.

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