Another busy morning here in Peoria. Just wrapped up our media session with Buddy and I'll have those notes for you later in the post.
First here's today's lineup against the White Sox....
CF - Cameron Maybin
2B - Orlando Hudson
3B - Chase Headley
1B - Jesus Guzman
C - Nick Hundley
RF - Will Venable
SS - Jason Bartlett
DH - Jeremy Hermida
LF - Jaff Decker
SP - Edinson Volquez
Volquez will make his second start of the spring. Last outing he pitched two scoreless innings against the Giants, giving up a couple of hits and hitting a batter. He worked on locating his fastball down and away to right handed hitters and looked good in doing it. Volquez of course figures prominently into the rotation for the Padres, after coming over from Cincinnati in the Mat Latos trade.
Everth Cabrera and Kyle Blanks are both getting better, to the point that they each could be in the lineup tomorrow with split squad games in Scottsdale (Diamondbacks) and Goodyear (Reds). Cabrera is nursing a sore shoulder, and Blanks a leg injury.
Robbie Erlin suffered what Buddy Black termed a "mild oblique strain"on his left side. The young lefty will be out about a week. He's not exactly sure when or how it happened. These are the types of injuries that can be made worse by trying to pitch thru it, so the Padres will be cautious with him the next few days.
A sad story from Padres camp late yesterday and today, regarding prospect Drew Cumberland, who made a comeback attempt after having vertigo type issues last season. Corey Brock of MLB.com and @FollowThePadres fame, wrote a very nice story on the 2nd retirement for Cumberland. Follow the link here to the story http://tinyurl.com/7puanvk
Today's game from Peoria will be on ESPN Radio 1700, with Ted Leitner, Jerry Coleman and Bob Scanlan bringing you the action starting at 1pm.
Have a great day!