After his monstrous start to the season with the Chihuahuas, outfield prospect Franmil Reyes, who leads the minor league in homers, was promoted to the San Diego Padres officially on Monday to help boost the team's batting struggles. In part of the move, infielder Carlos Asuaje was optioned to El Paso.

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The 22-year-old is batting .346 with a league-leading 14 home runs and 38 RBIs with El Paso. He's coming off a phenomenal week last week, where he hit eight home runs and drove in 14 runs, earning him a PCL Player of the Week honor.

The El Paso Chihuahuas caught up with Reyes today, to which he said:

"I will be the first big leaguer in my family and around the 12th from my town. I know all of those other major leaguers talk really well about me. I heard Vladdy (Guerrero) saying 'Franmil will get there'. I'm not going to lie, I've been waking up at 5 or 6 a.m. dreaming that I got the call."

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Dominican is projected to make his MLB debut on Monday against the Colorado Rockies (22-19).

San Diego (16-26) comes into Monday's game with a .227 team batting average, the second-most strikeouts (416) and a .662 on-base plus slugging, which are both the second-worst in the league.

First pitch against the Rockies is slated for 8:10 p.m. MT.