With 13 days to go until Opening Day the Padres made a slew of roster moves on Friday. Most of them were not unexpected.
The Friars sent a slew of pitchers to either minor league training camp or to minor league affiliates. The most recognizable name is San Diego native Daniel Camarena, the lefty who hit a grand slam off Max Scherzer last year in one of the best moments I've ever seen on a baseball diamond. He's still in the system and could certainly be back at Petco Park at some point this year.
The full list of roster moves is as follows:
Reassigned to Minor League Camp
LHP Daniel Camarena
RHP Jordan Brink
RHP Nick Burdi
RHP Carlos Belen
RHP Angel Felipe
RHP Heath Fillmyer
RHP Tyler Higgins
RHP Jesse Scholtens
RHP Aaron Northcraft
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Optioned to AAA El Paso
RHP Adrian Martinez
RHP Pedro Avila
Optioned to AA San Antonio
RHP Efrain Contreras
The Padres have 56 players in big league camp. They'll be able to start the season with 28 on the Opening Day roster as MLB allows teams to have extra bodies available in light of a shortened Spring Training.
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