The left-handed hitting outfielder was originally signed by Milwaukee as a second-round selection in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of San Diego State University. Gwynn graduated from Poway High School and is the third member of his family to play baseball at the Major League level, joining his father, Padres legend and current SDSU baseball coach Tony Gwynn, and uncle, former Padres player and current Padres professional scout Chris Gwynn.
Gwynn will be in uniform for tonight's game against the Giants and will wear number 18.
Jody Gerut, 31, has hit .221 (25-for-113) with six doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI and 17 runs scored in 37 games for the Padres this year. He has appeared in 23 games in center field (21 starts) and five games in right field (3 starts).
Originally signed by the Padres as a minor league free agent on January 27, 2008, Gerut played in 100 games last season, seeing his first Big League action since 2005. Signed as a second-round selection by the Colorado Rockies in the 1998 First-Year Player Draft, he has hit .267 (420-for-1,572) with 96 doubles, 12 triples, 52 home runs, 197 RBI and 216 runs scored in 547 games over parts of five Major League seasons with the Cleveland Indians (2003-05), Chicago Cubs (2005), Pittsburgh Pirates (2005) and Padres (2008-09).