The San Diego Padres today announced details surrounding the 2015 Opening Series presented by Sycuan Casino against the San Francisco Giants, including Opening Day on Thursday, April 9. Right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy is set to take the mound before a sellout crowd.
The San Diego Padres today announced a number moves to set their 2015 Opening Day 25-man roster. The club today has acquired right-handed pitcher Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Uptonfrom the Atlanta Braves in exchange for right-handed pitcher Matt Wisler, outfielders Cameron Maybin, Jordan Paroubeck and Carlos Quentin and 2015 Competitive Balance Pick #41. In addition, the club has optioned right-handed pitchers Brandon Maurer and Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso, placed left-handed pitcherCory Luebke on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left elbow and right-handed pitcher Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow and has selected the contract of catcher Wil Nieves. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcements.
The San Diego Padres today released details surrounding 2015 FanFest presented by State Farm® this Saturday, April 4 at Petco Park. Gates open to the general public at 9:00 a.m. Padres Members receive exclusive early access beginning at 8:00 a.m. First pitch for the exhibition game against the Mexico City Red Devils (Diablos Rojos del México) of the Mexican Baseball League is slated for 2:00 p.m.