CACTUS LEAGUE ACTION:
The Padres enter today’s action at6-8…over the Spring slate, the Friars play a total of 34 games inArizona 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)...have four remaining split squad games this Spring(March 18, 24, 27, 31).
The Padres dropped a 6-4 decision yes-terday against the Brewers at Maryvale…RHP Dustin Moseleymade his third Spring start and worked 4.0 innings of one-run ball,allowing four hits while striking out two.
RHP Tim Stauffer takes the hill for his thirdstart this Spring…made his first start on 3/6 against the Royals atSurprise and his second start 3/11 against the Dbacks at Peoria,working 2.0 innings in both games.
As the San Diego State Aztecs take on NorthCarolina State this morning, a couple pairs of eyes will be keepinga close watch from Peoria in Manager Bud Black and LHP AlexHinshaw…Black pitched in two seasons for the Aztecs from 1978-79while Hinshaw pitched in one for San Diego State in 2005.
Additional players for today’s game in-clude RHPs Dennis Tankersley and Jorge Reyes, LHP Colt Hynesand Cs Rocky Gale and Ali Solis.
A FAMILIAR FACE:
Dennis Tankersley made his Major Leaguedebut for the Padres in 2002 and pitched in 27 Big League gamestotal from 2002-04, all with San Diego…he was signed to a minorleague contract on March 3, earlier this month.
Andrew Cashner has worked four scoreless outingsand 4.0 innings this Spring, allowing just three hits and two walkswhile striking out five.
So far this Spring, Carlos Quentin has hit .533 (8-for-15) with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in six games played.
WILLING AND ABLE:
Will Venable so far this Spring is hitting .364(8-for-22) with four doubles in eight games played.
After two rounds of roster moves, including yes-terday’s transactions, the Padres currently have 48 players in BigLeague camp, including 34 players on the 40-man roster and 14non-roster invitees…the squad currently features 23 pitchers (fivesouthpaws), four catchers, 13 infielders and eight outfielders...entering camp, the club had 16 players on the 40-man roster whowere not at the beginning of 2011 Spring.
Five of the Padres Top 10 prospects, according to
are currently in Big League camp...list includesINF Yonder Alonso (1), C Yasmani Grandal (2), RHP Casey Kelly(4), INF Jedd Gyorko (7) and RHP Joe Wieland (8)...
ranking of the Top 100 prospects also included Alonso(33), Grandal (53), Kelly (76) and Gyorko (98)…in total, the clubhad six players featured in the top 100 which were tied for the mostamong all clubs (also, Athletics, Cardinals and Rangers).
16 of the 48 players currently in camp willqualify as rookies in the 2012 season, with six of those 16 on the40-man roster...the six consist of Brad Brach, Nick Vincent, Yas-mani Grandal, James Darnell, Andy Parrino and Jeudy Valdez.
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 office.
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 (6-8) vs. LOS ANGELES ANGELS (7-5)
Friday, March 16, 2012 • Peoria Sports Complex • Peoria, AZRHP Tim Stauffer (0-1, 9.00 ERA) vs. LHP Brad Mills (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Game 15 • Home Game 6 • 1090 AM
Friday, March 16 vs. Los Angeles Angels
RHP Tim Stauffer LHP Brad MillsRHP Jorge Reyes RHP Trevor BellRHP Miles MikolasRHP Brad BrachRHP Luke Gregerson
Saturday, March 17 vs. Kansas City Royals
LHP Cory Luebke LHP Bruce ChenRHP Jeff Suppan RHP Louis ColemanRHP Huston Street RHP Jonathan BroxtonRHP Brad Boxberger RHP Kelvin HerreraLHP Jose Mijares
Sunday, March 18 vs. Colorado Rockies (at Tucson)
RHP Anthony Bass RHP Tyler ChatwoodRHP Casey Kelly RHP Rob ScahillLHP Josh Spence RHP Josh SullivanRHP Brad BoxbergerLHP Alex Hinshaw
Sunday, March 18 at San Francisco Giants
RHP Edinson Volquez TBARHP Andrew CashnerLHP Joe ThatcherRHP Ernesto FrieriRHP Dale ThayerRHP Micah Owings
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 20123/12 Reassigned
ve players to minor league camp, including Cs AliSolis and Eddy Rodriguez, INF Cory Spangenberg and RHPsCory Burns and Jorge Reyes3/15 Optioned OF Blake Tekotte to Triple-A Tucson3/15 Optioned LHPs Jose De Paula and Juan Oramas, RHP ErikHamren and INF Edinson Rincon to Double-A San Antonio3/15 Optioned OF Rymer Liriano to Single-A Lake Elsinore3/15 Reassigned LHP Robbie Erlin and C Jason Hagerty to minorleague camp
1B: Alonso (9), Blanks (2), Clark (1), Guzman (2)2B: Cabrera (2), Galvez (1), Hudson (6), Parrino (5)SS: Bartlett (4), Cabrera (4), Parrino (3), Valdez (3)3B: Darnell (7), Gyorko (3), Headley (4)C: Baker (5), Davis (1), Grandal (2), Hundley (6)LF: Blanks (1), Darnell (1), Decker (1); Guzman (4), Kotsay (1),Quentin (5), Venable (1)CF: Cabrera (1), Decker (2), Maybin (8), Tekotte (1), Venable (2)RF: Blanks (1), Guzman (1), Hermida (3), Kotsay (3), Liriano (1),Venable (5)DH: Alonso (1), Blanks (2), Darnell (1), Grandal (1), Guzman (1),Hermida (2), Kotsay (1), Quentin (1)
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