Padres Recall Layne, Robinson
The beginning of MLB’s September callups have already started and The Padres’ first moves come in the form of a pitcher and a backstop. General Manager Josh Byrnes announced today that left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne and catcher Chris Robinson would be joining the club in Los Angeles, just in time for the final game in a three-game set against the Dodgers.
Layne, 28, made his major league debut with the Padres last season, going 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA in 26 games. Layne has also appeared in 9 games for the big league club this season, posting an 0-2 record with a 2.54 ERA.
The young southpaw has seen mixed results down on the farm this season, posting a 2-4 record with a 4.50 ERA in the hitter friendly Pacific Coast League with the Triple-A Tucson Padres. This callup will be Layne’s third stint with the Padres this season.
Robinson, 29, could potentially make his big league debut with the Padres at some point this evening. Despite an earlier callup to the club on August 15th, Robinson never appeared in a game.
Robinson, a native of Ontario, Canada and 2005 3rd round draft pick, has hit quite well with Tucson this season, hit .316 with 17 RBI and 20 runs scored. After 9 years in the minors, Robinson may finally get a chance to step up the plate in a major league game.
The Padres/Dodgers series concludes at 1:10pm at Chavez Ravine with Tyson Ross taking the mound against Zack Greinke.