San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres have optioned infielder Jace Peterson to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday to make room on the 40-man roster for recently acquired Irving Falu.
The San Diego Padres claimed infielder Irving Falu off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers earlier this week. Falu was originally drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 32nd round of the 2001 MLB Draft out of high school, but did not sign with the team.
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Irving Falu began the season in Triple-A for the Milwaukee Brewers batting .306 with 5 doubles and 16 RBI’s for the Nashville Sounds, before being called up to the Milwaukee Brewers for the past 11 games until he was placed on waivers today.
Irving Falú was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 21st round of the 2003 MLB Draft out of Indian Hills Community College in Iowa. Irving Falu spent 10 seasons in the minor leagues for the Royals, before making his Major League debut on May 6, 2012 against the New York Yankees and hit a triple in his first major league at-bat. Irving Falu was released by the Royals this off-season and signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Irving Falu gives the San Diego Padres some infield depth along with Alexi Amarista to have some protection with the uncertainty of when Jedd Gyorko will return from the plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Peterson after having a successful season in Double-A and Triple-A this season, has struggled mightily in his second call-up with the San Diego Padres as he went 1-for-27 at the plate. Peterson did provide the San Diego Padres excellent defense at second base, but just didn’t hit enough to remain with the team.