Padres: Opening day has arrived.

Opening day is finally here! For many American sports fans opening day is the start of summer. There is nothing better than the smell of hotdogs cooking on the grill, the smell of fresh-cut grass and sitting with a cold beverage watching baseball. The bad thing is that Padres fans are going to have to wait until April 9th for the first home game of the season.

For those who have not been keeping track of the San Diego Padres this spring the opening day roster will make you think. San Diego’s star third basemen Chase Headley was injured during spring training and will be beginning the 2013 season on the disabled list. Headley fractured the tip of his left thumb while sliding into second base during a spring training game, jamming it into the bag while trying to break up a double play. Utility man Logan Forsythe who is normally Chase Headley’s back up was also injured during spring training and will start the 2013 season on the 15-day disabled list. We are going to be seeing one of the best players in the Padres farm system in Jedd Gyorko. Cody Ransom will start the season at third base for the injured Chase Headley.

Photo Credit: Eric Anderson

Photo Credit: Eric Anderson

This is the projected starting line up for the San Diego Padres game against the Mets on April 1st 2013.

1. RF: Chris Denorfia
2. SS: Everth Cabrera
3. LF: Carlos Quentin
4. 1B: Yonder Alonso
5. 2B: Jedd Gyorko
6. C: Nick Hundley
7. 3B: Cody Ransom
8. CF: Cameron Maybin
9. SP: Edinson Volquez

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About DavidSDSU (1268 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I am also the team photographer for the San Diego Silverbacks, San Diego Surf (WPSL) and San Diego Strike Force. At my day job, I am a Live Coverage and Studio Coordinator at STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry. We work with the biggest sports & entertainment companies in the world.

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