The 25-man roster is essentially set …
Hey friends, it’s been a busy morning here in Peoria, with a bunch of roster moves that I have detailed in this story, the most notable the addition of reliever Ed Mujica, who we mentioned a day ago as a guy that might be a fit for the Padres bullpen.
Turns out, he is and he’ll be in that late-inning mix with Duaner Sanchez, Edwin Moreno and Eulogio De La Cruz.
The last open spot, if that’s indeed the case, is picking between left-hander Arturo Lopez and newcomer Luke Gregerson, the PTBNL in the Khalil Greene deal. Lopez is a left and it never hurts to have one of those and Gregerson hasn’t pitched above Double-A. So I think Lopez is on the team.
Other than that, the Padres are leading the White Sox here at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, 3-0. Jake Peavy has thrown five scoreless innings so far and Adrian Gonzalez has all three RBIs, two on a long home run to center field.
I don’t expect much if anything in the way of player movement today, unless general manager Kevin Towers adds another arm. He seems a little concerned about the starting rotation and there’s always a chance the team could jump on one of these out-of-options players.
Otherwise, here’s the roster:
Catcher: Nick Hundley, Henry Blanco
Infielders: Adrian Gonzalez, Edgar Gonzalez, David Eckstein, Evereth Cabrera, Luis Rodriguez, Kevin Kouzmanoff.
Outfielders: Jody Gerut, Brian Giles, Chase Headley, Cliff Floyd, Scott Hairston.
Rotation: Jake Peavy, Chris Young, Walter Silva, Kevin Correia, Shawn Hill.
Bullpen: Heath Bell, Cla Meredith, Arturo Lopez, Edwin Moreno, Duaner Sanchez, Eulogio De La Cruz, Ed Mujica.