CACTUS LEAGUE ACTION:
The Padres are 15-10…San Diegohas nine contests remaining in Arizona before breaking camp oneweek from today 4/1…have a workout on 4/2 followed by two gamesagainst the Royals (4/3 at Petco Park and 4/4 in Lake Elsinore)...including today, have two remaining split-squad dates (3/27, 31)…already played four split-squad days (3/7, 3/14, 3/22, 3/24).
The Padres have won 12 of their last 15 games…over that stretch, are hitting .301 (156-for-518) with 6.0 runs-per-game and posting a 3.29 ERA (49 ER/134.0 IP) with 115 strikeoutsagainst 30 walks.
Padres lead all National League squads this Springwith a team .361 on-base percentage and rank second with a .288(249-for-865) average and a .457 slugging percentage.
San Diego beat the Dbacks yesterday bya score of 4-3 at home in Peoria…RHP Dustin Moseley made thestart and worked 6.0 innings, allowing just one run on seven hitsand no walks while striking out three for the win…RHP Joe Wielandfollowed up with 3.0 innings and allowed two runs on six hits…OFMark Kotsay and INF Yonder Alonso each collected a pair of hits.
RHP Tim Stauffer makes his fifth start todayon the road against the Cubs…turned in his best performance of theSpring his last time out against the Dodgers at Camelback Ranchlast Wednesday, working 6.0 scoreless innings and allowing justthree hits and no walks.
The Padres today placed INF Logan Forsytheon the 15-day DL with a left foot sesamoid fracture and reassignedRHP Brad Boxberger to minor league camp.
Nick Hundley played in a minor league gameyesterday, serving as the DH for Double-A San Antonio and going0-for-2 with a walk.
With today’s moves the Padres have 40 playersin Big League camp, including 31 players on the 40-man rosterand nine non-roster invitees…the squad features 18 pitchers (foursouthpaws), four catchers, 12 infielders and seven outfielders...the club entered camp with 16 players on the 40-man roster whowere not at the beginning of 2011 Spring.
Six players currently in Major League campwith 10-or-more games are batting .300 or better…the list includesMatt Clark (.483), Mark Kotsay (.364), Will Venable (.359), JonathanGalvez (.357), Yasmani Grandal (.345) and Yonder Alonso (.316).
WILLING AND ABLE:
Will Venable is hitting .359 (14-for-39) withsix doubles and six stolen bases in 14 games…leads the squadthis Spring in stolen bases and doubles.
Yonder Alonso is currently seven for his last 12at-bats over his last four games…is hitting .316 (18-for-57) totalon the Spring, leading the club in hits.
Combined this Spring, Yonder Alonso and Yas-mani Grandal are hitting a collective ..326 (28-for-86) with eightextra-base hits.
YOU SERIOUS CLARK?:
Matt Clark is hitting .483 (14-for-29) withtwo doubles, three home runs, nine RBI and eight runs scored in18 games played this Spring…tied for the team lead in RBI.
RHP Andrew Cashner has worked 8.0 innings, allow-ing just the one run on six hits and three walks while striking out 11.
Four 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) and RHP Joe Wieland (8)...
ranking of theTop 100 prospects also included Alonso (33), Grandal (53), Kelly(76) and Jedd Gyorko (98)…in total, the club had six players fea-tured in the top 100 which were tied for the most among all clubs(also, Athletics, Cardinals and Rangers).
10 of the 40 players currently in camp willqualify as rookies in the 2012 season, with four of those 10 on the40-man roster...the four consist of Brad Brach, Yasmani Grandal,James Darnell and Andy Parrino.
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 2012 are cur-rently on sale and can be purchased online at
, by phone at 619-795-5555 or at the Petco Park box office.
SAN DIEGO PADRES (15-10) at CHICAGO CUBS (11-13-1)
Monday, March 26, 2012 • HoHoKam Stadium • Mesa, Ariz.
RHP Tim Stauffer (1-1, 6.39 ERA) vs. LHP Paul Maholm (0-1, 1.80 ERA)
Game 26 • Road Game 13 • 1700 AM
Monday, March 26 at Chicago Cubs
RHP Tim Stauffer LHP Paul MaholmRHP Luke GregersonRHP Brad BrachRHP Ernesto Frieri
Tuesday, March 27 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Casey Kelly TBALHP Alex HinshawRHP Dale ThayerRHP Micah Owings
Tuesday, March 27 at Texas Rangers
LHP Cory Luebke TBARHP Huston StreetRHP Andrew CashnerRHP Luke Gregerson
Wednesday, March 28 at Chicago White Sox
RHP Edinson Volquez TBARHP Huston StreetRHP Anthony Bass
Thursday, March 29 vs. Chicago Cubs
LHP Clayton Richard TBALHP Alex HinshawRHP Ernesto FrieriRHP Brad Brach
Friday, March 30 vs. San Francisco Giants
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 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-ATucson3/20 Agreed to terms with C Nick Hundley on a contract extensionthrough 2014 with a club option for 20153/25 Reassigned RHPs Miles Mikolas and Matt Palmer, INF JeddGyorko and OF Jaff Decker to minor league camp3/25 Optioned INF Jeudy Valdez to Double-A San Antonio3/26 Placed INF Logan Forsythe on the 15-day DL with a left footsesamoid fracture3/26 Reassigned RHP Brad Boxberger to minor league camp
1B: Alonso (17), Blanks (3), Clark (2), Guzman (3)2B: Cabrera (5), Galvez (4), Hudson (7), Parrino (9)SS: Bartlett (10), Cabrera (6), Parrino (6), Valdez (3)3B: Darnell (8), Headley (11), Gyorko (6)C: Baker (10), Davis (2), Grandal (6), Hundley (7)LF: Blanks (1), Darnell (3), Decker (1); Guzman (10), Kotsay (4),Quentin (5), Venable (1)CF: Cabrera (1), Decker (3), Denor
a (1), Maybin (16), Tekotte (1),Venable (3)RF: Blanks (1), Carroll (1), Denor
a (3), Guzman (1), Hermida (4),Kotsay (4), Liriano (1), Venable (10)DH: Alonso (1), Blanks (2), Darnell (1), Grandal (1), Guzman (1),Hermida (2), Kotsay (1), Quentin (1)
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