Padres Roster Taking Shape

More moves made on Wednesday

The Padres continued trimming their Spring Training roster on Wednesday, shipping out five more players.

Right-handed pitcher Kevin Quackenbush was optioned to the minor league side while right-hander Carlos Fisher, infielders Brett Wallace and Jamie Romak and catcher Tony Cruz were all reassigned to minor league camp.

That leaves 37 guys left in Major League camp. Well, really it only leaves 33 players in the mix for a spot on the 25-man Opening Day roster because four pitchers … Colin Rea, Erik Johnson, Christian Friedrich and Robbie Erlin … are still listed on the Spring roster even though they are not going to be available due to injury.

So that means only seven guys will have to get that call saying they’re not going to be members of the San Diego Padres big league club come April 3 at Dodger Stadium. Most of them will come from the pitching staff because there are currently 19 pitchers left in camp and only 12 or 13 of them will be around.

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