"Hunter showed well," manager Bud Black said. "There's still a number of things he has to take care of on the Minor League side to continue his climb to the Majors. He's not a finished product. He has a nice set of baseball skills -- he can run, he can throw, and defensively, he does a nice job as far as routes and angles. We've all seen the raw power."
Renfroe was hitless in eight official spring at-bats, but he turned several heads when he crushed a home run off the Rangers' Andrew Faulkner in a recent "B" game. The ball apparently landed in a territory used by the Mariners, who share the Peoria Sports Complex facility with the Padres.
"He didn't get a lot of hits, but the bat's there," Black said. "We feel good about his progress so far."
The six players who were sent out, however, could be back for a brief time -- possibly as early as Tuesday. Black and his staff are currently working on the rosters for a split-squad day that includes a home game with the Brewers and a road game with the A's, and extra bodies may be needed.
With a little more than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, the Padres have more trimming to do before they settle on a 25-man Opening Day roster.
"This time of year is when you start thinning the room out, getting guys to the other [Minor League] side to get repetitions," Black said.
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