San Diego Padres: Some Notable Comments from Andy Green Today

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 10: Manager Andy Green
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 10: Manager Andy Green /

San Diego Padres’ manager Andy Green made some notable comments to Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune today in Peoria.

As per Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Padres’ manager Andy Green plans on having all roster decisions completed by the time the Padres head to El Paso to play an exhibition game against their Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Green’s newsworthy comments didn’t stop there. Luis Perdomo, who is still battling for a rotation spot though he seems to be very close to locking one up, will start that game in El Paso on Monday.

Through 15.2 innings this spring, Perdomo, 24, has 15 strikeouts, eight walks, and has pitched to a 5.74 earned-run average and a 1.60 WHIP.

He has shown glimpses of being the pitcher Green, AJ Preller, and the rest of the Friars’ brain trust see him becoming.

Surely, this final tune-up before the regular-season begins won’t have much effect on Perdomo’s roster status, but a good showing could propel him into the season with a head full of steam, confidence-wise.

Padres have an eye out for available players

Andy Green also brought up out-of-organizational additions that could possibly be made before Opening Day, as per Acee.

While he doesn’t foresee any trades being worked out, although they certainly have chips to play with, any players that may become available via waivers as we get closer to the season are very much in play.

Even as I type this at 10:45 AM PDT, MLB Trade Rumors has logged a number of notable names who have been released just today. Players like Bartolo Colon, Francisco Rodriguez, Michael Saunders, and Ricky Nolasco, to name a few, have all become free-agents this morning.

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While none of these players will likely be targets of the Padres, this is just the beginning of the trimming of MLB rosters in the fight to get down to twenty-five before March 29th.

It should be interesting to see who else hits the waiver wire over the next few days.