‘Who doesn’t want to be a Padre right now?’ Ethan Salas, 16, eager to start pro climb.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — As he bounced from his native Venezuela to watching his brother play in the Arizona Fall League to the Padres’ complex in the Dominican Republic to his introduction to Petco Park on Tuesday, one thing was as essential as the clothes and catching gear stuffed in Ethan Salas’ well-worn luggage. His laptop, outfitted with “Call of Duty,” “Fortnite” and, of course, “MLB The Show.” The Padres’ newest millionaire, after all, is still just 16 years old. “It feels good,” Salas said in the home clubhouse at Petco Park. “It’s what I’ve been working for my whole life, since I was a kid. It fe…

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