San Diego Padres Tickets – 40 Men and a Roster

December 29, 2010

The San Diego Padres coaches may have an excellent line up to work with, but that doesn’t mean they don’t still have their work cut out for them. No matter how you line them up, however, the Padres have a great group of coaches standing up this year. The list includes first base coach Rick Renteria, third base coach Glenn Hoffman, pitching coach Darren Balsley, bench coach Ted Simmons, hitting coach Jim Lefebvre, bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds and bullpen catcher Justin Hatcher.

Sometimes not nearly as noticed or given as much credit are the other staff members who help to whip the team members into shape. These include head athletic trainer Todd Hutcheson, assistant athletic trainer Paul Navarro, strength & conditioning coach Jim Malone, direct of team travel/equipment manager Brian Prilaman, assistant clubhouse manager Tony Petricca, assistant to the equipment manager Spencer Dallin, bullpen catcher Mark Merila, sports therapist Phillip Kerr and video coordinator Mike Tompkins.

What do all these aforementioned members do? They work together to make a really great team out of the 40-man roster that will be heading off to Spring Training soon. The roster includes pitchers Mike Adams, Cha Seun Baek, heath Bell, Matt Bush, Cesar Carrillo, Mike Ekstrom, Ernesto Frieri, Josh Greer, Justin Hampson, Wade LeBlanc, Wilton Lopez, Cla Meredith, Ivan Nova, Scott Patterson, Jake Peavy, Jackson Quezada, Cesar Ramos, Chad Reineke, Jae Kuk ryu, Joe Thatcher, Virgil Vasquez, Mark Worrell and Chris Young; catchers Nick Hundley and Jose Lobaton; infielders Matt Antonelli, Everth Cabrera, Travis Denker, David Eckstein, Adrian Gonzalez, Edgar Gonzalez, Kevin Kouzmanoff and Luis Rodriguez; and outfielders Luis Durango, Jody Gerunt, Brian Giles, Scott Hairston, Chase Headley, Drew Macias and Will Venable.

So where do you take a great group of coaches and trainers and managers with a 40-man roster? Well, if you’re the Padres, you get everyone packed and ready to go and you head down to Peoria, Arizona. The Peoria Sports Complex will host the Padres this year for Spring Training, which officially begins with a charity game on February 25 against the Mariners.

The games continue with a lineup that includes games against the Cubs, Brewers, Dodgers, Rockies, Athletics, White Sox, Angels, Rangers, Diamondbacks, Royals, Indians, Giants and Brewers in the month of March.

With this kind of line up and thorough Spring Training, it sounds as though the Padres will have very few moments to stop and get sore or sit around and relax but then this is baseball season coming up and if the Pirates are as excited as they should be about getting back into the swing of things, then there won’t be a dull moment in the training, on the field, in the games or any other time that the Pirates are doing what they love to do best, which is playing baseball.

As the time winds down, local events are winding up for the Padres as well. Fans and players alike have to be excited about what lies ahead in the coming weeks and months. provides more information and direct resources to hot MLB Tickets so you can see your favorite team in action. Make sure to visit our site to get your San Diego Padres Tickets before they are sold out!

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