Sunday, December 14, 2008

Andres Berumen

Traded alongside the player that would become the all time saves leader during another one of the Padres periodic fire sales.

Andres Berumen was drafted by the Royals in the 27th round of the 1989 draft by the Kansas City Royals. He was drafted by the Marlins in the expansion draft of 1992. In June of 1993 the Padres held of the periodic fire sales and traded away Gary Sheffield and Rich Rodriguez and got Berumen and a player with two saves to his credit. Trevor Hoffman now has 544 saves and is gone as the Padres hold another fire sale.

Andres Berumen played two seasons for the Padres 1995/1996 and finished his major league career with a record of 2-3 in 40 games with 1 save and a 5.66 ERA. In June of 1997 the Padres traded him to the Mariners for Paul Menhart. He played one and a half seasons in the minor league and then retired. I got the card signed through the mail, it was another time I sent the sharpie along with the card. I wish more teams would do sets like this which is more is more complete, this card is from the 95 or 96 Mothers Cookie Sets.

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