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.


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10 Comments on "Padres Designate Mark Hamburger For Assignment"


Zephyr8
3 years 1 month ago

Jokes ensue….

Wes Whitenack
3 years 1 month ago

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

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 1 month ago

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

OrangeCards
3 years 1 month ago

You should ask Mr. Whitenack …

ellisburks
3 years 1 month 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)

dhurandarb
3 years 1 month ago

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

drjayphd
3 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

Rashomon
3 years 1 month ago

Looking at his stats, does he have an upsize?

Rashomon
3 years 1 month ago

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