After 10 Years In Minors, Padres OF Finally Makes The Show

He started out as a 17-year-old in the Seattle Mariners' system, and he's been toiling, working his way up, since 2013. Finally, in 2022, San Diego Padres outfielder is getting his shot in The Show.

The #Padres have selected the contract of OF Luis Liberato from Triple-A El Paso.

The Dominican Republic native is still only 26 because of his early start as a teenager, so he still has time to grow as a major leaguer if he can make the adjustment. 

After eight years in the Mariners system, Liberato became a minor league free agent after last season, and the Padres signed him to a deal. After slugging 20 HR with an .859 OPS in 99 games at El Paso this year, he finally gets his promotion to the big leagues. 

He can play center field, which is a position that the Padres could certainly use an offensive boost from, so Liberato could get a chance to prove himself. 

The Padres DFA'd catcher Cam Gallagher  to open up a 40-man roster spot.

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