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Spent the majority of the season with Class A Lake Elsinore while making his major-league debut with San Diego ... Was recalled from Lake Elsinore on 7/24, making his majorleague debut that night vs. New York-NL … tossed 1.0 scoreless IP, striking out Yoenis Céspedes for his first career strikeout ... Was optioned to the Storm on 7/25, where he spent the remainder of the season ... Was on the disabled list from 4/23-5/6 with right triceps inflammation ... Posted a 1.86 ERA (2 ER/9.2 IP), one save and eight strikeouts over eight appearances in June ... Was claimed by the Sox off waivers from the Padres on 12/22.
Spent the majority of his five seasons in the Padres minor league system as a catcher prior to making the transition to pitcher in 2016...split the season between Single-A Lake Elsinore, Short-A Tri-City and the Arizona Rookie League, going 2-0 with two saves, a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 12.1 IP) and 14 strikeouts against five walks in his 11 appearances ...Made nine appearances for Short-A Tri-City, converting both of his two save opportunities and allowing just three hits while striking out 12 in his 10.2 innings pitched...Made 49 starts (all behind the plate) for Single-A Lake Elsinore, posting a .988 fielding percentage (five errors in 425 total chances.
Appeared in 90 games (89 starts) at catcher for Class A Fort Wayne in the Padres organization ... Hit .323 (21-65) with two doubles and seven RBI over 19 games in July.
Made 43 starts at catcher for Class A Eugene ... Threw out 33.7 percent (28-83) of attempted base stealers.
Spent the entire season with the Arizona Rookie League Padres, making one appearance with Lake Elsinore ... Batted .333 (12-36) with four doubles, one triple and 15 RBI with RISP at the AZL Padres.
Made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Padres ... Threw out 40.0 percent (42-63) of attempted basestealers