May 14, 2018 / 2:13 PM / 5 months ago

Padres set to recall slugger Reyes

Prime slugging prospect Franmil Reyes, the minor league leader in home runs, is set to join the San Diego Padres.

Sep 1, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; A general view of Petco Park during the first inning between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Reyes, 22, was dominant at Triple-A El Paso this season with a .346 batting average, 14 home runs and 38 RBIs in 36 games this season.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound outfielder from the Dominican Republic homered seven times in his past 10 games.

Third baseman Chase Headley was designated for assignment Saturday, opening a spot on San Diego’s 40-man roster. The Padres had five outfielders on the 25-man roster as of Sunday, and that doesn’t include, Wil Myers, who was on the disabled list.

San Diego is batting .227 as a team this season with 416 strikeouts, next-to-last in both categories this season entering Monday.

Reyes led the organization with 25 homers and 102 RBIs last year in the Double-A Texas League.

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