Gwynn's former teammates on trade

Some comments from Tony Gwynn Jr.’s former Brewers teammates on today’s trade:

“I think if there’s any place he can go and be successful, he found it
[in San Diego],” closer Trevor Hoffman said. “He’ll be admired, and it’s almost like
he’s one of their own because he grew up in their clubhouse.”

Hoffman last spoke to Gwynn in April during a rehabilitation assignment with Nashville. That was after Gwynn expressed his disappointment about being removed from the 40-man roster.

“To Anthony’s credit, the four days I was with him in Memphis he was
very determined to do things right and prove Milwaukee wrong, prove to
other teams that he belonged in the big leagues,” Hoffman said. “I
admired the way he was going about it.”

Mat Gamel: “You never saw signs of disappointment,” said Gamel, who was Gwynn’s Triple-A teammate until a promotion to Milwaukee last week. “He was a positive guy, seemed to always find the best in any situation. I had a lot of long talks with Tony about everything, life in general and the game of baseball. [On the field], he was really the pace-setter for us.” 

Prince Fielder: “I’m happy for him,” said Fielder, Gwynn’s closest Brewers teammate. “I bet he’s happy. I thought he played well at [Nashville] and really stayed focused. It’s a credit to him, a show of how professional he is.”

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