I do not know about you, but checking out the minor league transactions that Matt Eddy of Baseball America posts each week is a must-read. It is a great resource to see what the Padres are doing with their minor league rosters. This week, the Padres released several minor leaguers. Here are a few that caught my eye.:
Kyung-Min Na: Na, an outfielder from Korea, was acquired in the Anthony Rizzo/Andrew Cashner swap last year. He played for three different levels and put up a pathetic triple-slash line of .155/.227/.212. He has good speed, but does not seem like much of a hitter at all.
Erik Hamren: Here is a name that should be, at the very least, vaguely familiar to Padres fans. Hamren pitched in 14 games for the 2011 Padres, posting a 4.38 ERA. Last year, was 2-6, with a 3.77 ERA, with San Antonio and Tucson.
Goose Kallunki: Hey, the guy has an awesome name, what can I say? Kallunki was a 27th round pick last year, out of Utah Valley State. Kallunki, a first baseman, hit .254 in 53 games with Eugene in 2o12.
The full list can be seen here.