Padres: Five players who could be cut when rosters trim

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Padres David Bednar
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3. David Bednar

David Bednar was seldom used, and that was before the Padres added Jerad Eickhoff and Luis Patino to the roster. His first appearance came against the Giants last Wednesday, allowing a solo home run to Alex Dickerson on the first pitch. Bednar recovered quickly from it, but the recent additions make him the odd man out.

4. Josh Naylor

The Padres had big hopes for Josh Naylor this year. He came into spring training looking thin and ready to go, coming on the heels of a solid second half of 2019. Coming into Tuesday, the former Marlins farmhand has played in five games, hitting .182 with three strikeouts. He does have a triple under his belt, but the Padres have better options for the DH at this point.

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5. Luis Perdomo

Luis Perdomo walked his fair share of batters in 2019, and he’s walking nearly double that amount thus far in 2020. In five innings, the 27-year-old boasts a 5.40 ERA, fanning four with three walks and a 5.4 H/9. Similar to Bednar, the recent additions of Patino and Eickhoff make Perdomo expendable.