Officially back in Peoria …
Hey, rolled into Peoria last night and I’m fully recharged and ready for the final 10 days of Spring Training, which promises to be very interesting as the front office goes about piecing together a 25-man roster they’re happy with.
My guess is the Padres — who added pitcher Shawn Hill on Monday and Luke Gregerson, who completes the Khalil Greene deal — aren’t done looking for help, namely pitchers, namely relief pitchers.
So what do you think about the roster as it’s coming together? Do you like Hill as the No. 5 or Walter Silva? Does Everth Cabrera make the team? What will Kevin Towers try and pull off in these final 10 days. Leave your comments below and I’ll try to add my input.
Anyway, as always, here’s today’s lineup against the Angels in Tempe:
3B, Chris Burke
2B, David Eckstein
RF, Brian Giles
1B, Adrian Gonzalez
DH, Chase Headley
LF, Scott Hairston
CF, Jody Gerut
C, Nick Hundley
SS, Luis Rodriguez
SP, Cha Seung Baek, followed by Duaner Sanchez, Arturo Lopez and Jae Kuk Ryu.
Morning notes: New pitcher Shawn Hill landed in Phoenix about 9:30 a.m. and will head to Peoria. He isn’t expected to work out until Wednesday. No ETA on when he’ll appear in a game. Also, another new pitcher, Luke Gregerson, of the Khalil Greene deal, is here and is going to throw in a Minor League game on Thursday. Gregerson, because he was late to Spring Training (really late, though not his fault), had to taste Bud Black’s Vegemite. Good stuff! Elsewhere, Kevin Kouzmanoff has a sore left side and won’t play Tuesday. He’ll likely play again on Wednesday. Cliff Floyd and Emil Brown didn’t go to Tempe on Tuesday. They remained back in Peoria to get some at-bats in Minor League games.