San Diego Padres: More Moving and Shaking, Young to be Released

PHOENIX - APRIL 06: Starting pitcher Chris Young
PHOENIX - APRIL 06: Starting pitcher Chris Young /

As per reports, there have been some more roster moves for the San Diego Padres as they trim their roster down to twenty-five players before Opening Day on Thursday.

As per Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune, Chris Young has been informed by the San Diego Padres that he will not be with the team to start the season.

Per the guidelines of his contract, Young can opt-out of his deal if he’s not with the major-league roster on Opening Day, and it looks like he will do just that.

In other news from Acee, either Robbie Erlin or Tyson Ross will take the rotation spot of Dinelson Lamet, meaning that Joey Lucchesi will most likely be waiting out the Super Two process before making his MLB debut, unless another unexpected injury strikes the Friars’ pitching staff, of course.

Padres outright Carter Capps to El Paso

From AJ Cassavell of, the Padres have outrighted relief pitcher Carter Capps to Triple-A El Paso. Since he was out of major-league options, he had to clear waivers, which he did.

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Capps hasn’t really ever fully come back from back from Tommy John surgery he underwent in 2016. In eleven appearances last season, the 27-year-old pitched to a 6.57 earned-run average with just 5.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

Though, he did have a 1.135 WHIP, which is encouraging. Now that he’s passed through waivers and is still in the organization, if he turns things around in El Paso, he’ll be another option as the season rolls along.

With Capps’ spot on the 40-man roster freed up and the continued competition for the Friars’ final places on the Opening Day roster, this gives manager Andy Green, GM AJ Preller, and the rest of the Friars’ front-office a little more space to work with while they try to determine who will get the last remaining spots.

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As we mentioned here previously, Alex Dickerson, Allen Cordoba, and Colin Rea could all be placed on the 60-day disabled list, meaning that even more active-roster spots would be up for grabs.