CACTUS LEAGUE ACTION:
The Padres enter today’s game at3-5 and are looking for their third-straight victory today and their
rstat home...over the Spring slate, the Friars play a total of 34 gamesin Arizona before heading home for a workout on 4/2 followed bytwo games against the Royals (4/3 at Petco Park and 4/4 in LakeElsinore)...the club’s Cactus League schedule includes
ve remain-ing split-squad games (March 14, 18, 24, 27, 31).
LAST TIME OUT:
The Padres picked up their second-straight vic-tory yesterday against the Indians at Goodyear, winning by a scoreof 5-2…RHP Dustin Moseley made the start and worked 3.0 score-less innings, allowing one hit while striking out three…Will Venableled the offensive charge, going 3-for-4 with a double and a RBI.
RHP Tim Stauffer is set to make his secondstart of the Spring, having also started on 3/6 against the Royals atSurprise…worked 2.0 innings in that game and allowed one run…was the Padres Opening Day starter last season.
RHPs Tim Stauffer, Edinson Volquez and DustinMoseley and LHPs Cory Luebke and Clayton Richard have allcombined to post a 3.46 ERA (5 ER/13.0 IP) while striking out 10thus far this Spring.
ON THE CORNERS:
Carlos Quentin and Will Venable have com-bined to go 8-for-21 (.381) with four doubles thus far this Spring.
STRIKEOUTS FOR TROOPS:
The Padres are hosting a group of15 Marines and three Navy Corpsman at the Peoria Sports Com-plex today from Camp Pendleton and the Naval Regional MedicalCenter in San Diego…it’s part of Strikeouts for Troops, a nationalnon-pro
t organization founded by Barry Zito of the San FranciscoGiants, whose mission is to provide injured troops with importantcomforts of home while they are undergoing treatment at militaryhospitals across the country…the Marines and Corpsman were of-fered an opportunity by Huston Street, Mark Kotsay and StrikeoutsFor Troops to get out of the hospital and rehabilitation facilities forseveral days and attend several spring training games here in thePhoenix area.
ON THE MEND:
INF Logan Forsythe underwent a procedure Friday,performed by Dr. Heinz Hoenecke at the Scripps Surgery CenterCarmel Valley, to have a bone in his left foot removed…recoverytime is estimated at six to eight weeks.
Eight of the Padres top 10 prospects, accordingto
are in camp this Spring...that list includesINF Yonder Alonso (1), C Yasmani Grandal (2), OF Rymer Liriano(3), RHP Casey Kelly (4), INF Cory Spangenberg (5), INF JeddGyorko (7), RHP Joe Wieland (8) and LHP Robbie Erlin (9)...
also recently released their ranking of the top 100prospects in baseball, including Alonso (33), Grandal (53), Kelly(76), Spangenberg (78) and Gyorko (98)…in total, the club had sixplayers featured in the top 100 which were tied for the most amongall clubs (also, Athletics, Cardinals and Rangers).
The Padres have 61 players in Big Leaguecamp...with a full 40-man roster and 21 non-roster invitees, thesquad features 29 pitchers (eight southpaws), seven catchers, 15in
elders and 10 out
elders...entering camp, the club has 16 play-ers on the 40-man roster who were not at the beginning of 2011Spring Training.
29 of the 61 players in camp will qualify asrookies in the 2012 season, with 13 of those 29 on the 40-manroster...the 13 consist of Brad Brach, Erik Hamren, Nick Vincent,Jose De Paula, Juan Oramas, Yasmani Grandal, James Darnell,Andy Parrino, Edinson Rincon, Cory Spangenberg, Jeudy Valdez,Rymer Liriano and Blake Tekotte.
PADRES ON THE RADIO:
Each day there is a Padres game, youwill be able to hear it broadcast in English on 1090 AM or 1700...one game will be broadcast on days there are split squad games...the action will be brought to you by Ted Leitner, Jerry Coleman,Andy Masur and newcomer Bob Scanlan...in addition, all Saturdayand Sunday games will be broadcast in Spanish on AM 860, withEduardo Ortega and Juan Avila calling the action.
Single-game tickets for the Padres2012 season are currently on sale and can be purchased onlineat
, by phone at 619-795-5555 or at thePetco Park box of
The Padres, Mariners and city of Peoria an-nounced an extension earlier this month, keeping Spring Trainingbaseball at the Peoria Sports Complex until 2034...the Padres havecalled Peoria home since relocating from Yuma in 1994.
The Little League season has kicked off in SanDiego, with players all over the county sporting their new Padresuniforms thanks to the club’s Youth Baseball Initiative...the programhas supplied over 11,600 Little Leaguers with Padres uniforms,representing 20 different styles from throughout the club’s history.
SAN DIEGO PADRES (3-5) vs. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (2-5-1)
Sunday, March 11, 2012 • Peoria Sports Complex • Peoria, AZ
RHP Tim Stauffer (0-1, 4.50 ERA) vs. RHP Daniel Hudson (0-0, 9.00 ERA)
Game 9 • Road Game 4 • 860 AM • 1090 AM
Sunday, March 11 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP Tim Stauffer RHP Daniel HudsonRHP Ernesto Frieri LHP Zach KroenkeLHP Joe Thatcher RHP Evan MarshallRHP Brad Boxberger RHP Brett LorinRHP Micah Owings
RHP Jonathan Albaladejo
LHP Robbie Erlin RHP Brad ZieglerRHP Cory Burns LHP Craig Breslow
Monday, March 12 at Colorado Rockies
LHP Cory Luebke RHP Jeremy GuthrieRHP Jeff Suppan RHP Esmil RogersRHP Luke Gregerson LHP Matt ReynoldsRHP Erik Hamren RHP Rafael BetancourtLHP Alex Hinshaw LHP Edwar CabreraRHP Jorge Reyes
Tuesday, March 13 vs. Chicago White Sox
RHP Edinson Volquez RHP Gavin Floyd
Wednesday, March 14 at Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP Casey Kelly TBA
Wednesday, March 14 at Cincinnati Reds
LHP Clayton Richard LHP Aroldis ChapmanLHP Clayton TannerLHP Donnie JosephRHP Jose ArredondoLHP Ron MahayRHP Andrew BrackmanRHP Kyle Lotzkar
Thursday, March 15 at Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Dustin Moseley TBA
3/3 Agreed to terms with OF Cameron Maybin on a contract exten-sion through 2016 with a club option for 20173/8 Agreed to terms with 20 players on one-year contracts for 2012
1B: Alonso (5), Blanks (2), Guzman (1)2B: Cabrera (1), Hudson (4), Parrino (3)SS: Bartlett (1), Cabrera (3), Parrino (2), Valdez (2)3B: Darnell (5), Gyorko (3)C: Baker (2), Davis (1), Grandal (2), Hundley (3)LF: Blanks (1), Guzman (3), Kotsay (1), Quentin (2), Venable (1)CF: Cabrera (1), Decker (1), Maybin (4), Tekotte (1), Venable (1)RF: Blanks (1), Hermida (3), Kotsay (1), Venable (3)DH: Alonso (1), Blanks (1), Darnell (1), Grandal (1), Guzman (1),Hermida (1), Kotsay (1), Quentin (1)
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