Padres designate Hughes for assignment, recall Nix
Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.
The San Diego Padres designated right-hander Phil Hughes for assignment to
open a roster spot for prospect Jacob Nix, who is slated to make his
major-league debut against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
Hughes, 32, had a 6.10 ERA in 16 games for the Padres after being acquired
from the Minnesota Twins on June 7.
Nix, 22, is 3-3 with a 1.84 ERA in 10 minor league starts this season. His
first nine outings were for Double-A San Antonio, and he pitched six shutout ...