San Diego Padres Roster Decisions Trickling Out of Peoria
By Tim Ryder
"There have been reports coming out of the San Diego Padres’ facilities in Peoria regarding the Friars’ Opening Day 25-man roster."
Via AJ Cassavell of MLB.com and Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Padres manager Andy Green has made some decisions regarding the team’s roster, as well as the starting rotation.
We’ll start with the Padres starting five, or at least the first three hurlers going versus the Brewers this coming weekend. Clayton Richard will be starting on Opening Day, followed by Dinelson Lamet, and then Luis Perdomo.
Tyson Ross and Bryan Mitchell will be staying behind in Arizona to throw bullpen sessions, which leaves Chris Young as the team’s long-reliever/spot starter to begin the season.
Other Padres’ roster news
There are a few 60-day disabled list candidates, as per reports.
Alex Dickerson, who is sidelined for the season after Tommy John surgery, Allen Cordoba, still reeling from the long-term effects of the concussion he suffered just before the start of camp, and Colin Rea, who is recovering from offseason surgery as well, will likely all start the season on the long-term DL.
Matt Strahm will likely begin the season on the 14-day disabled list as he recovers from knee surgery.
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In a quote to Cassavell, Andy Green had this to say about Franchy Cordero who will also begin the season on the disabled list, “Yeah, he was squarely in the mix to be on our club, maybe had earned that. Now we just hope he heals fast and gets ready to go.”
This leaves Manuel Margot, Jose Pirela, and Wil Myers as the team’s starting outfield heading into the season, with Hunter Renfroe and, most likely, Travis Jankowski, acting as the Padres’ outfield reserves.
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More news is sure to come out as we get closer to Opening Day. Stay tuned to FoB and also be sure to follow AJ Cassavell and Kevin Acee on Twitter for up-to-date news on the Pads.