Short hops

Short hops

The Arizona Fall League and the Padres announced that right-handed pitchers Johnny Barbato, Adys Portillo, Keyvius Sampson and Burch Smith will compete for the Peoria Javelinas beginning October 8.

Those four pitchers join catcher Austin Hedges and infielders Tommy Medica and Cory Spangenberg. Tim Worrell, who has just completed his third season as the Peoria Padres pitching coach, will serve in the same capacity this fall for Peoria.

The Javelinas will play their home games at Surprise Stadium due to ongoing renovations at the complex in Peoria, which will be ready for the start of Spring Training in 2014.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.