Who Is Lance Zawadzki?
Padres fans who pay attention to spring training will be familiar with the player called up from Portland while starting shortstop Evereth Cabrera is on the DL (with a sore hamstring). Others will wonder how to pronounce his last name (Za- wad- zki).
Lance is the starting shortstop for the AAA Portland Beavers, promoted this season after an impressive spring training with the Padres major league team and in the minor league camp. A product of Framingham, MA, he graduated from Lee University in TN (Lance transferred to Lee after playing at SDSU his first two years) and was drafted by the Padres in the 4th round of the 2007 first year player draft.