Padres Make Roster Cuts

Four more trimmed from camp, including two San Diegans

The Padres made a few roster moves on Monday. Two of them involve San Diego natives.

Poway High alum Alex Dickerson was optioned to Triple-A El Paso. The left-handed hitting outfielder appeared in 15 Cactus League games with the Friars and struggled with a .111 average, two RBI and no home runs in 18 at-bats.

Francis Parker High alum Nick Noonan was reassigned to minor league camp. The left-handed hitting infielder was batting .278 with one RBI over 16 games.

Catcher Jason Hagerty and infielder Ryan Schimpf were also reassigned to minor league camp.

Those moves give the Padres 44 players in Major League camp, including 33 guys from the 40-man roster and 11 non-roster invitees. There are 25 pitchers left to go with five catchers, eight infielders and six outfielders.

Barring trades or injuries here are the guys who KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt will make the Opening Day roster:


RHP Andrew Cashner
RHP Tyson Ross
RHP James Shields
RHP Brandon Maurer (If not as a starter he’ll be in the bullpen)
RHP Fernando Rodney
RHP Carlos Villanueva


Derek Norris


Wil Myers
Alexei Ramirez
Yangervis Solarte
Cory Spangenberg


Jon Jay
Matt Kemp
Melvin Upton Jr.

That makes 14 spots on the 25-man roster that are spoken for. Sure, we have a pretty good idea that guys like catcher Christian Bethancourt and one of the lefties, either Drew Pomeranz or Matt Thornton (or both) are going to be there but it’s not a 100% certainty. That means with 17 days until Opening Day against the Dodgers there are about 10 roster spots still up for grabs.

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