Romak signed a minor league contract with the Padres, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. He didn't improve his stock this past season in Japan and was likely signed merely for organizational depth. Romak does own an .835 OPS in parts of four seasons at the Triple-A level, but he played in the favorable hitting environments of the Pacific Coast League. The 31-year-old has logged just 39 plate appearances at the major league level.
The Diamondbacks made a number of moves to their roster on Tuesday, the team announced. Arizona recalled Jhoulys Chacin , Andrew Chafin , Jamie Romak and Allen Webster from Triple-A Reno, while also bringing up Socrates Brito from Double-A Mobile. Pitcher Evan Marshall was also recalled from Reno, and will be added to the 60-day disabled list.
The Diamondbacks reinstated pitcher Randall Delgado (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list Monday. To clear a roster spot, infielder/outfielder Jamie Romak was optioned to Triple-A Reno.
The Diamondbacks have promoted pitcher Keith Hessler and third baseman Jamie Romak, per MLB.com. Hessler has been lights-out in advancing from Class A to Triple-A this season and compiling a 1.68 ERA. He has allowed just 37 hits in 53 2/3 innings with 11 walks and 62 strikeouts. Romak has been tearing it up at Triple-A Reno with a slash line of .289/.373/.554 and 87 RBI in just 395 at-bats.
The Diamondbacks reassigned seven players to minor league camp on Sunday. Players cut from the Major League team included: Catcher/infielder Peter O'Brien, a former second-round draft pick acquired by the D-Backs from the Yankees last season. O'Brien hit .250 in 13 spring games. Infielder Danny Worth, signed as an offseason free agent after five years with the Tigers. Worth hit .286 this spring. RHP Jake Barrett, a third-round pick in 2012. He had a 9.00 ERA in four spring games. OF Danny Dorn, who hit .194. OF Nick Evans, who hit .211 RHP J.C. Ramirez, who had a 6.00 ERA in five games. Utility man Jamie Romak, who hit .286.