Padres Designate Mark Hamburger For Assignment

The Padres have designated right-hander Mark Hamburger for assignment, according to a team press release.  In a corresponding move, Jeremy Hermida was activated from the 60-day DL and sent to Triple-A Tucson. 

Hamburger was picked up off waivers last month after being DFA'ed by the Rangers and had a 7.50 ERA in 12 innings for Triple-A Tucson.  The righty has a career 3.99 ERA and 8.1 K/9 rate in 198 minor league games, and had a five-game cup of coffee with the Rangers last season.

10 Responses to Padres Designate Mark Hamburger For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Zephyr8 3 years ago

    Jokes ensue….

  2. Wes Whitenack 3 years ago

    But seriously, how does someone end up with the last name of “Hamburger”?

    • BlueSkyLA
      BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

      Let me take a wild guess. It was his father’s name?

    • OrangeCards 3 years ago

      You should ask Mr. Whitenack …

    • ellisburks 3 years ago

      Hamburger is a German name. It probably means that a long time ago they were from the Hamburg region and people from that region were called Hamburgers just like people from New York are called New Yorkers(among other names.) The more you know…(cue rainbow)

  3. dhurandarb 3 years ago

    In what round of the draft was he a sandwich pick?

  4. drjayphd 3 years ago

    So it’s safe to say that, given his stats with Tucson, he was apparently just throwing meatballs up there, right?

    • rainyperez 3 years ago

      I like it but got my pun removed about tuO-N-nI : (

  5. Rashomon 3 years ago

    Looking at his stats, does he have an upsize?

  6. Rashomon 3 years ago

    The last time he was out there, I was half hoping the Twins would grab him and order him to the minors.

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