Former Mule signs minor league deal with San Diego Padres

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(NEWARK, N.J.) — Former Central Missouri All-American third baseman Bridger Hunt recently signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.
He is set to join the Lake Elsinore Storm in the Class A Advanced California League.
Hunt had been playing for the Newark Bears in the Independent Can-Am League. He was leading the league with a .402 batting average, 76 points higher than the next closest player.
He had 107 hits, 21 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 36 RBI and 14 stolen bases. He was named the Rawlings Hitter of the Month in June and was a two-time league Hitter of the Week award recipient.
This will be Hunt’s second go-round in affiliated baseball. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ninth round of the 2006 draft.
Hunt was a first team All-American, the Regional Player of the Year and MIAA Player of the Year in 2006 when he hit .415. He led the Mules in batting average, RBI, hits, doubles, triples, runs scored and stolen bases that year.