The Padres announced this afternoon that former Mission, Will Venable, has been assigned to San Antonio tonight to rehab is lower back strain suffered on July 1st.
Venable, who was a member of the 2007 Texas League Champion Missions, went on the DL on July 2nd. Will began his rehab in Single-A Lake Elsinore on July 14th and played in 5 games with the Storm, where he went 1-14, while playing Right Field and DH.
Venable has helped lead the Padres to the best record in the National League with 18 extra base hits, including 8 HR, and 32 RBI prior to his injury.
Max Venable, Will's father, is the Missions Hitting Coach and will mark the first time in Missions known history that a father son combo will be in uniform for the same game. Max and Will spent a season together in Single-A Fort Wayne in 2006.
Will was drafted out of Princeton University in the 7th round of the 2005 draft. He was a two-sport athlete at Princeton (Baseball and Basketball).