San Diego Padres pitching prospect Reggie Lawson saw his first action of the season when he started for the San Antonio Missions on Wednesday at Wolff Stadium.
The Midland RockHounds won 9-1, ending the Missions’ win streak at three games.
Lawson had Tommy John surgery early in 2020 and was still on the injured list when the 2021 season opened. He was 3-1 in six games in Double-A in 2019.
The 6-foot-4 right-hander is listed as the No. 7 prospect in the Padres organization according to MLB.com. Now 23 years old, he is the third highest pitcher among Padres prospects. Lawson was the No. 71 overall pick by the Padres in the 2016 draft.
Lawson pitched a scoreless first inning on Wednesday. It appeared he was scheduled to pitch the first two innings, but he left with one out in the second.
He finished with 1 1/3 innings, four runs, one earned, three hits, one walk and no strikeouts. The Missions committed three errors while he was in the game, including a pickoff throw to second base that went into the outfield.