• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Padres option Rymer Liriano, Alex Dickerson to Triple-A

    The Padres have optioned outfielders Rymer Liriano and Alex Dickerson to Triple-A El Paso, the team announced Wednesday. Liriano played 12 games in the Cactus League this spring, going 4 for 17 with one double and one home run. Dickerson saw just eight games of action, going 3 for 14 with one double and one triple. The team also re-assigned outfielder Rico Noel to minor-league camp Wednesday.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rymer Liriano smasher first home run Wednesday

    Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano went 1 for 4 with a big home run in his team's 5-3 win over the Rockies Wednesday. Liriano smashed the ball an estimated 427 feet to left field for a two-run blast, putting his team up 3-1 in the fourth inning. He's 2 for 9 with one home run since joining the major-league squad.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Rymer Liriano a wait-and-see type

    If you play in an NL-only league, drop everything you're doing and pick up Rymer Liriano. I'll wait. Back? Great, now let's talk about why you had to do that and mixed-leaguers didn't. Liriano is talented, no doubt about it. He could always run, having stolen as many as 66 bases in a minor-league season, and has taken a big step forward in terms of power with 14 home runs in 433 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A this year. He was regarded on about the same level as Gregory Polanco before losing all of 2013 to Tommy John surgery. But he hasn't progressed as quickly as Polanco. He has some plate discipline issues that could limit his batting average, and his minor-league numbers, while good, aren't other-wordly. It's nitpicky, yes, but with a crowded player pool, that's the way you have to be sometimes. And frankly, the biggest reason you can wait and see on Liriano is because everyone else is doing the same. He's only 14 percent owned even with all the hoopla of his promotion. Unlike when Polanco came up (he was already more than 70 percent owned at the time), this won't be your only shot at Liriano. You can wait until he goes 3 for 5 with a homer (which he may or may not do) before agonizing over that roster decision. Of course, if it's easy call, have at him. Doesn't hurt to beat the rush, assuming there is one. I imagine that would only the case in a five-outfielder league, though.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Padres set to bring up Rymer Liriano

    The Padres are set to promote outfielder Rymer Liriano from Triple-A El Paso on Monday after just 16 games at that level, milb.com has reported. Liriano, who was signed by the team as a 16 year old in 2007, has bounced back well after elbow surgery wiped out his 2013 season. He has sizzled with El Paso to the tune of a .452 average with 11 doubles and 13 RBI.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rymer Liriano makes the jump to the majors

    Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano is making the jump from Triple-A to the majors, according to U-T San Diego. San Diego promoted Liriano on Sunday. The 23-year-old prospect hit .452 in 16 games with Triple-A El Paso.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Jeff Francoeur's promotion among Padres transactions

    The Padres are making some changes to their rosters throughout the organization, according to MLB.com. One of the bigger transactions will be promoting veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso to the major-league roster. Outfield prospect Rymer Liriano is being promoted from Double-A San Antonio to El Paso, and outfielder Alex Dickerson will be promoted from Class A Eugene to San Antonio.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Rymer Liriano clubs two home runs

    Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano clubbed two home runs Wednesday. Liriano went 3 for 6 during the appearance. He scored two runs and drove in three. Liriano struck out in two of his other three plate appearances. He's hitting .262/.329/.517 in 145 at-bats at Double-A.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Padres move four to minors

    The Padres have sent pitcher Keyvius Sampson to Triple-A El Paso and outfielder Rymer Liriano to Double-A San Antonio. They have reassigned pitcher Leonel Campos and shortstop Jonathan Galvez to minor league camp.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Rymer Liriano won't be restricted during spring

    Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano has no restrictions during spring training, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Liriano had Tommy John surgery last spring, and the team kept him from doing too much during the offseason. Now that he's back in camp, he says he has no restrictions. Liriano is still rounding into form after barely playing baseball during the winter. "The main thing right now is, I need to work my body, work my swing and my defense too," Liriano said. "I just need to play." Liriano was considered a top prospect in the club's system prior to the injury.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Padres shed two players

    The San Diego Padres made their latest roster cuts Monday and optioned outfielder Rymer Liriano and pitcher Jose De Paula to Double-A San Antonio.