For the third consecutive year, the Padres will start an over-30 shortstop on opening day. This time, the club has turned to Erick Aybar in hopes of finding some stability at a perennially vexing position. Aybar, who entered camp as a non-roster invitee, was added to the 40-man roster Tuesday, filling
With just a few days left in camp, only Brandon Maurer, Brad Hand and Ryan Buchter are guaranteed spots in the bullpen. Seven other pitchers in camp are fighting for four spots.
On Aug. 2, 2015, Carter Capps climbed the mound in the top of the eighth at Marlins Park, struck out Will Venable, watched Yangervis Solarte reach on an infield single and, with his 13th pitch, walked Matt Kemp. At that point, he was lifted from the game with right elbow stiffness. A few weeks later,