Padres option Jesse Hahn to Double-A as part of designed plan to limit his innings total

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Via Corey Brock, the Padres beat writer for MLB.com …

Hahn threw only 69 innings last year in the Rays’ minor league system, so the Padres are trying to be careful with his workload. He has already totaled 110 1/3 innings this season between the minors and majors.

The plan is to use him lightly at Double-A and then call him back up when rosters expand in September.

Hahn was acquired from Tampa Bay in the five-player January trade involving utilityman Logan Forsythe and the 25-year-old right-hander already has the makings of a long-term frontline starter for the Friars. Hahn boasts a superb 2.96 ERA, 1.129 WHIP and 65/29 K/BB ratio through his first 70 innings at the major league level.