16-Year-Old Prospect Makes Spring Training Debut With Padres

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Sports Illustrated

By Karl Rasmussen The teenager already got his first taste of MLB action. The Padres took the field on Saturday for a spring training showdown against the White Sox. During the 6–5 win, 16-year-old prospect Ethan Salas got the chance to step into the batter’s box, making a pinch-hit appearance during the bottom of the sixth inning. It was Salas’s first appearance of the spring after he was included on the preseason roster. While he didn’t record a hit, it was still a solid at-bat from the youngster, who grounded out to second base. The 16-year-old Venezuela native signed a massive $5.1 million…

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