Players that Played for Reds and Padres

7 Baseball Players who Played for Padres and Reds

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the San Diego Padres and the Cincinnati Reds.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

Aaron Harang

Aaron Harang is best known for his time with the Reds but had the kind of journeyman career that makes him a beast for the Immaculate Grid. Harang played for 8 different teams over his 14-year career – 6 of them for only a year (or less).

Harang was a workhorse on the mound, accumulating over 100 wins and more than 1,800 strikeouts in his career. His best years were with the Reds in 2006 and 2007 – finishing 4th in Cy Young voting in ’07.

Bret Boone

Bret Boone, who played from 1992 to 2005, is best known for his time as a second baseman with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds.

Boone had a productive career, accumulating over 1700 hits, 252 home runs, and a .266 career batting average. He was a three-time All-Star (Reds, Mariners) and won four Gold Gloves (Reds, Mariners), a testament to his excellent defensive skills.

His standout season came in 2001 with the Mariners when he posted a .331 batting average, smashed 37 home runs, and drove in an impressive 141 RBIs, which led the American League.

Greg Vaughn

Greg Vaughn was a formidable power hitter in the outfield with a 15-year Major League career from 1989 to 2003. He had notable tenures with the Brewers, Padres, Reds, and Devil Rays.

Vaughn was a four-time All-Star and finished fourth in the 1998 National League MVP voting when he belted 50 home runs, aiding the Padres to reach the World Series.

Over his career, he compiled a .242 batting average, smashed 355 home runs, and drove in 1072 runs. His best years were likely 1998 and 1999 when he hit 95 home runs combined.

Vaughn Key Stats

  • All-Star (Brewers, Padres, Rays)
  • Silver Slugger (Padres)
  • 40+ Home Runs Season (Padres, Reds)
  • 100+ RBIs Season (Padres, Reds)

David Wells

David Wells, nicknamed “Boomer”, was a major force on the baseball mound from 1987 to 2007, spending time with the Blue Jays, Yankees, Padres, and several other teams including Tigers, Red Sox, Dodgers, Reds, Orioles and White Sox.

A key player in the Yankees’ ’98 World Series win, Wells also pitched a rare perfect game that same year.

His career stats are impressive, with a total of 239 wins and over 2,200 strikeouts over the course of 21 seasons.

Benito Santiago

As a young catcher growing up, I remember seeing Benito Santiago throwing players out from his knees and thought it was the coolest thing ever and something I remember imitating in Little League games.

But, that’s not what matters here. What matters is that 5 time All-Star Benito Santiago played for 9 different teams throughout this 20 year career which makes him an absolute force on the Immaculate Grid.

Santiago played for Padres, Giants, Reds, (Florida) Marlins, Blue Jays, Royals, Pirates, Phillies and Cubs.

Jim Edmonds

Jim Edmonds was a superstar in baseball from 1993 to 2010, mostly known for his time with the Angels and Cardinals, but also played for the Padres, Reds, Cubs and Brewers. Edmonds was a serious threat at the plate and a wizard in the outfield, helping the Cardinals snag a World Series ring in 2006.

He hit over 390 home runs and kept a solid .284 batting average throughout his career. Edmonds was selected for the All-Star game four times and earned eight Gold Gloves for his spectacular defensive plays.

Ron Gant

Ron Gant played from 1987 to 2003 and is probably best remembered for his time with the Braves and Reds. However, Gant played for 8 teams over his 16-year career making him an extremely versatile Immaculate Grid player.

Gant brought a dynamic mix of power and speed to the game, hitting over 300 home runs and stealing more than 240 bases during his career. In 1993, Gant hit a career-high 36 home runs and drove in 117 RBIs while finishing 5th in MVP voting.

Gant was a two-time All-Star and his 30-30 seasons (30 home runs and 30 stolen bases) in 1990 and 1991 were also high points in his career. After a devastating motorcycle accident before the 1994 season, Gant made an impressive comeback, proving his resilience and further endearing him to fans.

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