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Padres let RHPs Ross, Lyles go on waiver claims

August 5, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres promoted right-hander Trey Wingenter from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday after losing right-handers Tyson Ross and Jordan Lyles on waiver claims.

Manager Andy Green also announced right-hander Brett Kennedy will come up from the minors to start Wednesday at Milwaukee in his major league debut. The 24-year-old Kennedy is 10-0 with a 2.72 ERA in 16 starts for El Paso.

Ross was claimed by the St. Louis Cardinals and Lyles was picked up by the Brewers.

“When you’ve invested into guys, you believe in guys,” Green said before San Diego’s 10-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs. “It’s tough watching them walking out that door and go to other places. But both of them are going to good opportunities.”

The 24-year-old Wingenter went 3-3 with a 3.45 ERA in 40 games with El Paso. He is looking for his major league debut.

Wingenter, who was selected by San Diego in the 17th round of the 2015 draft, said he arrived in Chicago around 2 a.m., and his parents also made the trip from Huntsville, Alabama.

“It’s a dream come true,” he said. “Still trying to take it all in and, you know, a little overwhelmed. But that’s to be expected.”

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