Decker was sent outright to Triple-A El Paso Wednesday. Decker was called up to the Padres near the end of September -- his first opportunity with a major league club in his career. Used primarily as a pinch-hitter, Decker was unable to record a hit, going 0-for-11 in eight appearances with the club. Decker certainly has the power, (he hit 65 home runs in three years with Triple-A El Paso) but it remains to be seen whether he can boast a consistent batting average worthy of a major league roster spot.
The Padres promoted four players Monday, including an experienced starter in Robbie Erlin, per MLB.com. Also brought up were infielder Cody Decker and pitchers Jay Jackson and Casey Kelly. Kelly and Erlin are slated to start at least one game before the regular season concludes. The latter has struggled in 20 major league starts and has yet to pitch for San Diego in 2015. Decker popped out in his first major league at-bat Monday.
The Padres reassigned three players to minor league camp on Saturday: OF/1B Jake Goebbert , who hit .235 in 17 spring at bats. Infielder Brett Wallace , who hit .391 in 23 at bats. 1B/OF Cody Decker , who hit .250 in 16 at bats.
The Padres announced Sunday they reassigned second baseman Cory Spangenberg, pitcher Burch Smith and catcher/first baseman Cody Decker to minor-league camp, per U-T San Diego.
The Padres announced Thursday 18 players received non-roster invites to spring training. Among the 18 players invited to spring training are catcher Austin Hedges and starting pitcher Matt Wisler, who are considered the team's top two prospects by Baseball America. Other top prospects receiving invites were shortstop Jace Peterson (No. 7) and starting pitcher Joe Ross (No. 10). 2011 first-round pick Cory Spangenberg was also on the list. The remaining players coming to camp as non-roster invites are Blaine Boyer, Leonel Campos, Anthony Carter, Dennis O'Grady, Adys Portillo, Kevin Quackenbush, Cody Decker, Alex Dickerson, Rico Noel, Daniel Robertson, Jonathan Galvez, Alberto Gonzalez and Xavier Nady.
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