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"Absolutely (he can)," Towers said. "That's why we added him to roster and didn't give up on him....

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"Absolutely (he can)," Towers said. "That's why we added him to roster and didn't give up on him. Things didn't work out at shortstop, but he's not the first guy that's happened to. There (have) been a lot of guys, not as high profile, but he's blessed with a tremendous arm and great arm strength. The flashes and velocity we saw led us to believe he has a chance to make the big leagues as a pitcher."

PADRES: Big-league bound? : North County Times - Californian 01-28-2009