Padres call up top prospect Reymond Fuentes

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

The Padres have called up top prospect outfielder Reymond Fuentes the team announced on Monday.

Fuentes, a cousin of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran, was a first round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 2009 and was part of the package that was sent to the San Diego Padres that Adrian Gonzalez to Beantown. Although he struggled last year with a batting line of .218/.301/.302, but he has had a breakthrough season this season to the tune of .330/.413/.448 with six home runs, 43 RBI and 35 stolen bases in 107 games between Double-A and Triple-A.

Since being called up to Triple-A earlier this month, he has hit .418 (23-for-55) and his safely in 13 of 14 games.

With the Padres far out of the playoff picture and Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin rehabbing injuries, Fuentes will likely receive a large opportunity to show what he can contribute to the future of the San Diego franchise.

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