Last year at this time, Brad Boxberger was taking in his first big-league experience with the San Diego Padres.

Since then, it’s only become better.

The 25-year-old, right-handed reliever has already been sent up from Triple-A Tucson to the majors twice this season and has pitched in five games.

“When Box is locked in, he’s as good as there is in Triple-A,” Tucson manager Pat Murphy said. “Going back and forth to the big leagues, he realizes he can get them out up there, and he has.”


Read this entire article in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.