SAN DIEGO >> Right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn, whom the Padres recalled from Double-A San Antonio, is available out of the bullpen for Saturday and Sunday’s games against the Dodgers.
Hahn limited the Dodgers to three hits over six innings on July 11 at Dodger Stadium, a 6-3 Padres win. In 12 games with San Diego this season, all starts, Hahn posted a 2.96 ERA and a 7-3 record with 65 strikeouts in 70 innings.
The 25-year-old is on an innings limit this year. Between Double-A and the majors, he’s pitched 112 ⅓ innings this season, and the Padres will use him out of the bullpen to limit his workload.
Third baseman Chris Nelson was placed on paternity leave prior to the game, clearing a spot for Hahn on the Padres’ active roster.
Dodgers prospect Jose De Leon was named the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Year on Saturday.
The 22-year-old right-hander went 5-0 with a 2.65 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 54 ⅓ innings for Rookie-level Ogden.
De Leon, a native of Puerto Rico, was chosen in the 24th round of the 2013 draft. He was promoted from Ogden on August 12 and finished the season with Low-A Great Lakes of the Midwest League, where he went 2-0 with a 1.19 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 22 ⅔ innings.
Hanley Ramirez takes a minute to get up after injuring himself turning toward second base during the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on Friday. (Associated Press photo)
SAN DIEGO >> When the camera isn’t rolling, Hanley Ramirez
prefers to work in the shadows these days.
In the clubhouse before the Dodgers’ game against the Padres, he politely informed reporters that he isn’t doing interviews. Less than an hour later he was in a dark corner of left field, the only portion of Petco Park not bathed in sunshine, where the Western Metal Supply Co. building casts its shade. It’s the same building into which Ramirez hit a 390-foot home run last night.