Padres Option RHP Hahn; Recall INF Peterson
The San Diego Padres announced today that they would be optioning RHP Jesse Hahn to the Double-A San Antonio Missions and recalling infielder Jace Peterson from the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas. The announcement came a day after Hahn made his major league debut with the club last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Hahn, who made his rookie debut last night at the young age of 24 years old, threw 79 pitches last night over 3.2 innings. Hahn gave up 4 runs on 6 hits while also striking out 5. While his record and ERA hold little bearing on Hahn as a Major League pitcher given the very small sample size (0-1, 9.82 ERA), Hahn was quite impressive at the Double-A level posting a 2-1 record with a 2.20 ERA over 10 games.
Many people were impressed with Hahn who showed great poise and control in his first Major League outing, but the young righty couldn’t muster a longer outing since he hadn’t been stretched out at either the Minor League or Major League level. Manager Bud Black noted that the stamina and strength that Hahn possesses now would need to be worked on down at the minors and that eventually Hahn could return in the future.
Peterson, another young Padres rookie who made his debut earlier this season, appeared in 10 games with the Friars back in late April. Over those 10 games, Hahn posted a .174/.208/.174 (BA, OBP, SLG) line with 4 hits and 1 run scored. Peterson also managed to steal 2 bases during his first major league stint without getting caught once.
The 24 year old Peterson was a first round draft pick by the San Diego Padres back in 2011 and has performed quite well in the minors, posting a career .287/.380/.411 line with 14 career Homeruns and 167 RBI over the various levels of Minor League baseball. Peterson is currently batting .330/.441/.560 with Triple-A El Paso.
Peterson should be in San Diego for this afternoon’s game while Hahn will be on his way back to Texas. The Padres will complete their three-game series against Pittsburgh this afternoon at 3:40pm down at Petco Park.