CACTUS LEAGUE ACTION:
The Padres enter today’s action at9-8…over the Spring, the Friars play a total of 34 games in Arizonabefore heading home for a workout on 4/2 followed by two gamesagainst the Royals (4/3 at Petco Park and 4/4 in Lake Elsinore)...have four remaining split-squad dates (March 22, 24, 27, 31).
In the last action for the Padres, the club beatthe Giants at Scottsdale by a score of 5-1…RHP Edinson Volquezmade the start and worked through rainy conditions for 3.0 inningspitched, allowing one run on two hits and four walks with one strike-out…RHP Anthony Bass followed up with 2.0 scoreless innings…OF Chris Denorfia made his first Spring start and went 2-for-2…CYasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI.
With the club’s lone scheduled off-day of the Springyesterday, LHP Clayton Richard and RHP Ernesto Frieri workedin minor league games…Richard threw 65 pitches, working 4.0innings, allowing three hits and three walks with five strikeoutsagainst Triple-A Tacoma (Seattle)…Frieri worked 2.0 scorelessinnings against Double-A Jackson (Seattle), allowing two hits whilestriking out four.
MORE MINOR WORK:
RHP Dustin Moseley is scheduled to startin a minor league game today at 1:00 pm against a Seattle affiliate.
RHP Joe Wieland is scheduled to start hissecond game of the Spring tonight, his third appearance overall…inhis last start on 3/14 against the Dbacks, he worked 4.0 scorelessinnings allowing just two hits and one hit batter with four strikeoutsin a 52-pitch effort.
San Diego has won six of its past seven games.
JOJO LEFT HIS HOME:
The Padres 3/18 game against the Rock-ies at Tucson was delayed and will now be played on Thursday,3/22 for a 1:05 pm game at Kino Stadium.
UNDER THE KNIFE:
OF Carlos Quentin underwent arthroscopicsurgery on his right knee yesterday at Scripps Clinic Carmel Val-ley, performed by Dr. Hoenecke, Fronek and Keefe…procedureincluded trimming a meniscus tear and removal of loose cartilagepieces…Quentin is expected to begin rehabilitation exercises withthe plan of returning to play in 4-6 weeks.
Andrew Cashner has worked five scoreless outingsand 5.0 innings this Spring, allowing just four hits and two walkswhile striking out six.
WILLING AND ABLE:
Will Venable is hitting .310 (9-for-29) withfour doubles in 10 games played.
YES, IT’S SPELLED CORRECTLY:
Jaff Decker is hitting .323 (10-for-31) in 15 games…he leads the team in hits and RBI (8)…tiedfor the club lead in runs (7) and doubles (5).
The Padres currently have 46 players in BigLeague camp, including 32 players on the 40-man roster and 14non-roster invitees…the squad currently features 21 pitchers (foursouthpaws), 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).
15 of the 46 players currently in camp willqualify as rookies in the 2012 season, with five of those 16 on the40-man roster...the five consist of Brad Brach, Yasmani 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.
SAN DIEGO PADRES (9-8) vs. COLORADO ROCKIES (9-7-1)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 • Peoria Sports Complex • Peoria, Ariz.
RHP Joe Wieland (0-1, 6.00 ERA) vs. RHP Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 2.25 ERA)
Game 18 • Home Game 8 • 1090 AM
Tuesday, March 20 vs. Colorado Rockies
RHP Joe Wieland RHP Jhoulys ChacinLHP Joe Thatcher RHP Rafael BetancourtRHP Andrew Cashner RHP Edgmer EscalonaRHP Brad Brach RHP Matt BelisleRHP Luke GregersonRHP Miles Mikolas
Wednesday, March 21 at Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Tim Stauffer LHP Ted LillyRHP Matt Palmer RHP Jamey WrightRHP Brad Boxberger RHP Todd CoffeyRHP Micah Owings LHP John GrabowRHP Dale Thayer RHP Kenley JansenLHP Alex Hinshaw LHP Scott Rice
Thursday, March 22 vs. Cleveland Indians
LHP Cory Luebke RHP Ubaldo JimenezRHP Huston StreetRHP Ernesto FrieriLHP Alex HinshawRHP Luke Gregerson
Thursday, March 22 vs. Colorado Rockies (at Tucson, Ariz.)
RHP Casey Kelly RHP Guillermo MoscosoRHP Carlos TorresRHP Josh RoenickeRHP Alex White
Friday, March 23 vs. Cincinnati Reds
RHP Edinson Volquez RHP Bronson ArroyoRHP Anthony Bass LHP Sean MarshallRHP Carlos Fisher
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 camp3/16 Optioned LHP Josh Spence and RHP Nick Vincent to Triple-ATucson
1B: Alonso (11), Blanks (3), Clark (1), Guzman (2)2B: Cabrera (2), Galvez (2), Hudson (6), Parrino (7)SS: Bartlett (6), Cabrera (4), Parrino (4), Valdez (3)3B: Darnell (7), Headley (6), Gyorko (4)C: Baker (6), Davis (2), Grandal (3), Hundley (6)LF: Blanks (1), Darnell (1), Decker (1); Guzman (7), Kotsay (1),Quentin (5), Venable (1)CF: Cabrera (1), Decker (2), Maybin (11), Tekotte (1), Venable (2)RF: Blanks (1), Denor
a (1), Guzman (1), Hermida (3), Kotsay (3),Liriano (1), Venable (7)DH: Alonso (1), Blanks (2), Darnell (1), Grandal (1), Guzman (1),Hermida (2), Kotsay (1), Quentin (1)
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