Infielder Dean Anna is hitting .334 with 29 doubles, eight home runs and 49 RBIs, and has played in 91 of Tucson's first 98 games.
Rene Rivera was set to join Padres teammate Dean Anna at the Triple-A All-Star Game until he was called up to San Diego. Manager Pat Murphy said the game is an honor, but with a call to the majors "there's no thinking involved in that one."
Inconsistency at the plate has hurt Tucson Padres infielder Dean Anna in the past, but he was hitting .341 with eight homers and 46 RBIs entering Friday.
Tucson 5-foot-8-inch center fielder Daniel Robertson, who had a key lead-off walk in the ninth inning Friday, came into the game hitting .294 with 17 stolen bases and 27 RBIs.
Tucson Padres shortstop Dean Anna - the man with nearly 2,000 career minor-league plate appearances - could taste his first major-league call-up in mid-June.
Colt Hynes was midway through his second bullpen session of spring training when he saw two men you don't say no to head his way.
Inconsistent starting pitching has been a big problem for the Tucson Padres this season.