Friday, July 17, 2009
I'll write more about Jake Peavy for voiceofsandiego.org soon. Draftee Kendall Korbal might get a mention, too. Korbal had Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Strange. A 21st-round pick from Blinn College in Texas, Korbal hadn't thrown a professional pitch, yet here he was in San Diego having surgery. Padres draft overseer Grady Fuson says the club knew Korbal had an arm ailment but took him anyway, then signed him for less after the post-draft exam showed he needed elbow surgery. "We think he has some upside," Fuson said.