"Whatever they need from me, I'm ready to contribute," Baumann said. "That's pretty much my mindset right now. I'm happy to be back."
Baumann could wear a couple of different hats out of the Padres' bullpen, according to manager Andy Green.
"He could be in a long relief role, he could be in a [lefty-lefty] matchup role," Green said. "He's very versatile, so that gives us a lot of flexibility there."
The 28-year old previously made his Major League debut on July 16. In seven outings, he has struck out seven batters over 5 1/3 innings. He earned his first career win on Aug. 6 over the Phillies.
Baumann has made 20 appearances for El Paso, going 1-0 with a 1.09 ERA over 24 2/3 frames. During that span, Baumann fanned 28 and walked just nine batters. He also converted both of his save opportunities.
A little savvier now, Baumann has his sights set on the bigger picture.
"This time, I have a little more focus instead of really enjoying the moment," Baumann said. "I know what I'm coming up to do. I'm a little more business-minded now."
Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com based in Miami. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.