The Padres have released Vinny Castilla in order to bring up pitcher Mike Thompson.
Will the Padres still be able to win the NL West without Castilla's .579 OPS?
The linked story indicates that the Padres players are not happy with the move. Apparently Castilla provides more than his extraordinarily putrid stat line indicates. Maybe he springs for dinner after games frequently.
But with Castilla's production, the Veteran Presence® he provides should be able to light up PETCO Park.