Monday, April 20, 2009

Padres Fill Backup SS Slot

Monday April 20, 2009

It looks like the Padres were not satisfied with the SS options in their farm system to fill the hole left by the injury to Everth Cabrera.

Today San Diego made a trade with the Seattle Mariners to bring back Chris Burke.

Burke was traded to the Mariners shortly before the season started for cash considerations when the Padres determined he would not make the 25 man roster.

Burke has been playing for to Seattle's AAA team in Tacoma where he hit .237 with 1 HR in 10 games played.

Tonight's Padres game at Phildelphia Rained Out

Monday April 20, 2009

The Padres get an unexpected break today when the game scheduled for 7:05 EDT was called early due to rain.

By the Phillies cancelling tonight's game early today, the Padres were given a chance to rest their overworked bullpen, skip Kevin Correia in the pitching rotation catch a flight out of Phildelphia early today so they can get some rest for their game with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.

The Padres finish the east coast swing of their road trip 4-2 and arrive in San Francisco with an overall 9-4 record and one game out of 1st place in the NL West.

Padres Ace Jake Peavy and Chris Young are scheduled to start in the 2 game series against the Giants.