January 23, 2014 by Rebecca Herman
Josh Byrnes has been busy. Yesterday the Padres announced a seven player deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. We have acquired LHP Alex Torres and RHP Jesse Hahn in exchange for infielders Logan Forsythe and Maxx Tissenbaum as well as RHPs Matt Andriese, Brad Boxberger, and Matt Lollis. Today it was announced that 18 non-roster invitations were issued for Spring Training.
|Right-Handed Pitchers (8)||Catchers (2)||Infielders (5)|
|Blaine Boyer||Cody Decker||Jonathan Galvez|
|Leonel Campos||Austin Hedges||Alberto Gonzalez|
|Anthony Carter||Cory Spangenberg|
|Dennis O’Grady||Outfielders (3)||Jace Peterson|
|Adys Portillo||Alex Dickerson||Xavier Nady|
|Kevin Quackenbush||Rico Noel|
|Joe Ross||Daniel Robertson|
Of this list of invitees, three have Major League experience: Boyer, Gonzalez, and Nady.
In addition, Padres360 interviewed five on this list in 2013 and are pleased to see their familiar faces return:
Hedges – STORY
Robertson – STORY
Peterson – STORY
Spangenberg – STORY
Decker – STORY
Padres360 looks forward to seeing everyone in Peoria for Spring Training. We will be there March 6-9 … Can’t wait!!