Sunday, March 30, 2008

Padres announce Opening Day roster

The San Diego Padres have announced their Opening Day roster for the 2008 season.

The first move made was to place Jim Edmonds on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 21st. He will be eligible to return to the team on April 5th.

On the roster, though unexpected through most of spring training, is outfielder Paul McAnulty. He's been on the opening day roster before, but he says this year has a whole different feel to it. "I feel like I'm in a whole new situation this year. This year, I'm going to get a chance to play a lot more. You never find out until you do it. I dedicated my whole offseason to working out and become the player these guys want me to be ... and the player I want to be, as well. Last year was just a down year, stuff like that happens. It's a question of if you can get back up or not."

Also on the roster are Rule 5 draft pick Callix Crabbe and non-roster invitee Jody Gerut, both of whom gave the Padres everything their scouts said they would during Spring Training and have earned their way onto the ballclub.


Jake Peavy
Chris Young
Greg Maddux
Randy Wolf
Justin Germano
Joe Thatcher
Cla Meredith
Wil Ledezma
Heath Bell
Trevor Hoffman
Glendon Rusch
Enrique Gonzalez

Position Players:

Josh Bard
Michael Barrett
Callix Crabbe
Adrian Gonzalez
Tony Clark
Tadahito Iguchi
Khalil Greene
Kevin Kouzmanoff
Brian Giles
Scott Hairston
Paul McAnulty
Justin Huber
Jody Gerut

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