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