by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) 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.
Prospect Liriano out for season
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/15/2013) Padres outfield prospect Rymer Liriano is scheduled to have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2013 season, MLB.com reports. Liriano, heralded as one of the top prospects in the San Diego organization by several publications, reportedly suffered the injury last month while playing catch in his native Dominican Republic. He will likely have surgery next week. "He was coming off a real strong [Arizona] Fall League, was in great shape and he might have had a chance to see San Diego by the end of the year," Padres director of player development and international scouting Randy Smith said.
Liriano has lofty goals
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013) MLB.com reports Padres outfield prospect Rymer Liriano has lofty expectations as spring training begins. "My perspective is to make the major league club," Liriano said. "I'm physically and mentally prepared, ready for spring training." Liriano has played only 53 games above Class A, but he feels he's "100 percent prepared to be in The Big Show" because of his skill set. "[The 2012 season] was very fun and very good for me," Liriano said. "I made a lot of sacrifices to be where I am now. I was also happy when they selected me for the Futures Game. Although I didn't play a lot, I learned that you can do a lot more than you think."