Padres claim Berry off waivers

Quintin Berry

The San Diego Padres announced today that they have claimed outfielder Quintin Berry off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies and optioned him to Double-A San Antonio.

Quintin Berry, 25, has appeared in 66 games for Double-A Reading this year in the Phillies organization. He hit .210 (50-for-238) with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 25 RBI, 35 runs scored and 23 stolen bases.

A graduate of Morse High School and former San Diego State Aztec, Berry has hit .267 (524-for-1962) with 72 doubles, 11 triples, 13 home runs, 153 RBI, 307 runs scored and 196 stolen bases in 523 career minor league games.

He was originally signed by the Phillies as a fifth-round selection in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.

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