"Dave will work with players throughout the organization on outfield defense, base running, and bunting. His knowledge and energy will be a big addition to the entire department. We are thrilled to bring him back to the Padres."
Gwynn, 45, began his scouting career as an amateur scout for the Padres in 1998. He was promoted to cross checker in 2004 and has served as a professional scout for the Padres since 2006. The younger brother of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn and uncle of current Padre Tony Gwynn, Jr., Chris was a first-round selection, 10th overall pick, by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1985 First-Year Player Draft. He spent parts of 10 seasons in the Majors with the Dodgers (1987-91, 94-95), Kansas City Royals (1992-93) and Padres (1996).
A career .261-hitter, Gwynn hit 17 home runs, 118 RBI, 119 runs scored and 36 doubles over 599 Major League games. On the last game of the 1996 season he delivered the game-winning two-run, pinch-hit double in the top of the 11th inning to complete a three-game sweep of the Dodgers and clinch the Padres' second National League West Division championship. He played three seasons for San Diego State and set the then NCAA Division I record for most hits in a season (137) in 1984, also being named to the U.S. Olympic Baseball team that year. Gwynn entered the San Diego State Hall of Fame still holding the Aztec records for career RBI, doubles and total basses.
Roberts rejoins the Padres after spending the 2009 season as an analyst for the New England Sports Network. The 37-year-old played parts of 10 seasons in the Majors with the Cleveland Indians (1999-2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-04), Boston Red Sox (2004), Padres (2005-2006) and San Francisco Giants (2007-2008).