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20-year-old outfielder Jackson Merrill makes debut for Padres in opener vs. Dodgers

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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SEOUL, South Korea — Jackson Merrill, a 20-year-old center fielder who had never played above Double-A, made his major league debut for San Diego in Wednesday’s opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers after the Padres selected his contract from Double-A San Antonio. Slotted ninth in the batting order, Merrill hit a 105.7 mph flyout to center field in the third inning off Tyler Glasnow in his first big league at-bat. He batted .351 (13 for 37) with three doubles, two homers, six RBIs and two stolen bases in 13 spring...

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