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Padres Finalize Opening Day Roster

25-Man Team Has A Couple Of Surprises



    Padres Finalize Opening Day Roster
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    The Padres beat the Indians 9-8 at USD's Fowler Park in their final Spring Training game of 2014. Chase Headley and Seth Smith hit home runs and Yonder Alonso had a 3-run double in their tune-up for Sunday's Opening Night match up against the Dodgers.

    So, all those exhibition games are over. Let's do this for real!

    The game, the Padres made a few roster decisions to get down to the 25-man Opening Day roster.

    Xavier Nady and Tommy Medica won the final bench spots, leaving fan favorite Kyle Blanks as the odd man out. Blanks was optioned to Triple-A El Paso.

    The Padres had room in their outfield because they placed outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list. Right-handed pitchers Casey Kelly, Josh Johnson and Joe Wieland were also sent to the 15-day DL.

    The full 2014 Padres roster is below:

    PITCHERS (12)
    56 Benoit, Joaquin
    34 Cashner, Andrew
    41 Erlin, Robbie*
    22 Kennedy, Ian
    39 Roach, Donn*
    38 Ross, Tyson
    46 Stauffer, Tim
    16 Street, Huston
    53 Stults, Eric
    33 Thayer, Dale
    54 Torres, Alex*
    50 Vincent, Nick*

    CATCHERS (3)
    8 Grandal, Yasmani
    4 Hundley, Nick
    44 Rivera, Rene*


    23 Alonso, Yonder
    2 Cabrera, Everth
    9 Gyorko, Jedd
    7 Headley, Chase
    14 Medica, Tommy*

    5 Amarista, Alexi
    13 Denorfia, Chris
    21 Nady, Xavier
    12 Smith, Seth
    25 Venable, Will

    * = Makes first Opening Day MLB roster.