Padres call-up Chihuahuas infielder Ty France


Just a couple days after being named the Pacific Coast League {PCL} Player of the Week, the San Diego Padres have recalled infielder Ty France from Triple-A El Paso.

In 19 games with the El Paso Chihuahuas, France hit .423 with 9 home runs and 28 runs batted in.

France played his college baseball at San Diego State University under ‘Mr. Padre’ Tony Gwynn. He now returns to San Diego and will likely see playing time at second base.

The California native rejoins the Padres after being invited to his first big league camp at spring training in Peoria, Arizona. He believes the continuity with other Padres players and the coaching staff will help with his transition to Major League Baseball {MLB}.

“You get to spend a lot of time around these guys, go through the system with them and that includes the coaches,” said France. “It makes it a lot easier being around coaches you are familiar with, coaches you’ve worked with before, so it makes it a lot more fun coming to the field.”

France did not play in the Padres’ 1-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, but when he does get into the game, he will become the 52nd player to make his MLB debut after playing for the Chihuahuas.

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