Padres release six more minor leaguers

The San Diego Padres made their final round of cuts in their minor league system to set their full-season affiliates. Among the cuts were outfielders Brandon Powell and Juan Senreiso, pitchers John Gragg and Ryan Klatt, and catchers Shawn Wooten and Robby Jacobson. A.J. Davidiuk voluntarily retired.

Brandon Powell, acquired in the off-season in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft, is a career .286 hitter over 374 games in four seasons. Originally an eighth-round pick of the Kansas City Royals in 2003, Powell accumulated 32 homers and 140 RBIs over the last two seasons.

Juan Senreiso was signed as a six-year free agent and is a career .268 hitter over seven minor league seasons. In 658 games, Senreiso whiffed 611 times.

John Gragg was signed a week ago by the Padres. He has a career record of 28-28 with a 4.20 ERA over 100 games, including 81 starts. In 499.1 innings he has allowed 537 hits, walked 157 and struck out 364.

Ryan Klatt has a career record of 14-11 with a 3.72 ERA over 150 games with the Padres. Originally a 38th-round pick in 2003, Klatt pitched in 164.2 innings, allowing 157 hits, walking 36 and whiffing 177.

Shawn Wooten is a career .289 minor league hitter in 1,135 games and a .272 career major league hitter over 267 games.

Robby Jacobson was signed as a free agent this off-season.

A.J. Davidiuk went on the voluntary-retired list after he hit .243 over 49 games in three different leagues in 2006. He was selected in the 29th-round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Padres.


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