Padres Finalize Opening Day Roster

25-Man Team Has A Couple Of Surprises

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:

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*

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.

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