The San Diego Padres expanded their Canadian contingent just in time for Fridays series opener in Toronto, promoting their No. 9 prospect, Josh Naylor, to the roster for his Major League debut.
Naylor, who received a warm welcome when he entered the batters box for his first at-bat, went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Padres 6-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Since coming over to the Padres from Miami in the 2016 Andrew Cashner trade, Naylors game has developed on both sides of the ball.
Thats allowed Naylor to stand out in a stacked Padres farm system and given him a clearer path to the big leagues, which hes now taken.