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Gyorko Non-Roster Invitee To Padres Spring Training

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Former West Virginia University baseball star Jedd Gyorko wasted little time in knocking on the door of the Major Leagues. Gyorko is one of 21 non-roster invitees to join the San Diego Padres in spring training.

Gyorko was a second round draft pick by the Padres in 2010. He quickly worked his way up the ranks and put together some gaudy numbers last season at Triple-A Tucson. Gyorko hit .328 with 24 Home Runs, 24 Doubles and 83 RBI in 92 games.

Gyorko is expected to make his Major League debut this season and is believed to be competing for the starting job at second base in spring training.

Gyorko is ranked as the second best prospect in the Padres organization by mlb.com. He is currently not on the 40-man roster, which is why he is classified as a non-roster invitee.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to the Padres spring training facility in Peoria, Arizona on February 12. Position players are scheduled to report on February 15 with the first full-team workout slated for the following day.

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