When Pat Murphy was at Arizona State, he recruited a Glendale Community College pitcher named Eddie Bonine.

Murphy, now the manager for the Tucson Padres, liked Bonine’s fierce competitiveness and pitching potential. He wanted him to be a Sun Devil — bad — but never got him.

Now he does.

Bonine, 31, was signed by San Diego last Friday, the day he was released by the Diamondbacks organization. On Tuesday, he was sent to Triple-A Tucson.

Read more in Friday's Arizona Daily Star