After Luis Padrón’s 1909 tryout with the Chicago White Sox, he had at least one more close brush with the major leagues, this time with both the New York Yankees and the Boston Braves in 1913. Padrón, along with Dolf Luque, Angel Villazón, and Angel Aragón, was purchased by George Stallings from the Long Branch Cubans on August 6, 1913:
The purchases of Padron, Luque, and Aragón were immediately disputed by the New York Yankees, who claimed they had already dealt for them:
The dispute was decided in favor of Boston; according to the Braves’ president, the Yankees/Highlanders had not actually purchased the players, but instead arranged for a tryout at the Polo Grounds—so Henriquez was perfectly within his rights to sell them to Boston.
The newspaper in Mansfield, Ohio, where Padrón had played in the Ohio-Pennsylvania League in 1911, ran a brief (but rather interesting) item when this happened:
However, none of the players joined the Braves at any point during the season—they remained with the Cubans, though apparently still the property of the Braves, into September. I haven’t found any indications that they worked out with them or anything—though Braves did play at least one exhibition game against the Cubans during this time (and the Boston Globe commented on the Braves’ ownership of these players). On August 25 the Boston Globe reported that Aragón had broken his kneecap in a game against the Cincinnati Reds and would be out for the rest of the season. (In the article he’s referred to as Boston Nationals’ property.)
The September 13 Christian Science Monitor carried this brief article:
THREE RELEASED BY STALLINGS
CINCINNATI - Calhoun, first baseman; Gonzales, catcher, and Padrone, infielder, have been released outright by the Boston Nationals. Calhoun is now playing first for Jersey City and the two Cubans are with the Long Branch (N.J.) team.
González (presumably Miguel Angel; it certainly wasn’t Gervasio) had also been reported, on August 2, as sold by Boston to Long Branch—it would seem either that Boston retained some kind of option on him or else had purchased him again. He had appeared with the Braves briefly in 1912, and would turn up with Cincinnati in 1914. I’m guessing that Aragón was probably released around the time of his injury; he would play for the Yankees in 1914. Luque, on the other hand, was probably retained by Boston, as he would appear with the Miracle Braves in 1914.
UPDATE 11/1/2007 I completely forgot to say, btw, that I found about this from Scott Simkus, who found a reference to the Braves releasing Padrón in 1913.