West Notes: Padilla, Teagarden, Owings, Moseley

Here are some items of note from clubs out on the West Coast …

  • The Dodgers don't yet have a plan for right-hander Vicente Padilla, writes Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Padilla, last year's Opening Day starter, could (again) start, close or be a long-reliever, depending on injuries. Padilla's base salary reflects that, Hernandez writes. His base salary is for $2MM, but he can earn an additional $8MM in incentives for starting or $6.8MM for relieving.
  • The Rangers once again are well-stocked with catchers, writes T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, but this year, as opposed to previous years, they have a clear-cut starter in Yorvit Torrealba. Still, they have three other useful backstops in Matt Treanor, Mike Napoli and Taylor Teagarden, but because Treanor has a Major League deal and Napoli is a strong hitter and versatile defender, Teagarden, who still has minor league options, appears to be the odd man out.
  • The Diamondbacks are experimenting with finding some more at-bats this spring for roster hopeful Micah Owings, writes Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. Owings, a right-handed pitcher, is in camp on a minor league deal and is vying for the long-relief job out of the bullpen, but he could improve his chances of breaking camp with the club because he can be used as a pinch-hitter and perhaps even as a first baseman, on occasion.
  • Padres right-hander Dustin Moseley, who signed a Major League deal with San Diego in December, will pitch out of the bullpen if he doesn't crack the starting rotation, writes Corey Brock of MLB.com. Generally regarded as a swing man, Moseley chose the Friars over a handful of other suitors for the chance to win a starting job.

13 Responses to West Notes: Padilla, Teagarden, Owings, Moseley Leave a Reply

  1. Bluemargay2 4 years ago

    Wouldn’t it be crazy if Micah owings winds up the Diamondbacks full time 1b.?

  2. meep 4 years ago

    anyways to speak about the dodgers they should use, Vicente Padilla they should use him as a starter and bull pen pitcher just to keep garland healthy during the season

    • bleedDODGERblue 4 years ago

      Starter or bullpen pitcher.. is there any other options? Oh yeah I forgot he can play LF and 3B

  3. Brad426 4 years ago

    Micah Owings’s career slash line: .293/.323/.538. That’s pretty strong for a pitcher.

    • LioneeR 4 years ago

      Without looking, I bet that is better than Melky and Franceour last year.

      • jmits90 4 years ago

        Really who would of thought?

      • Brad426 4 years ago

        No doubt. I’m sure his 2007 slash line of .333/.349/.683 is better than those guys would ever dream of.

    • MB923 4 years ago

      Looks like we found the 2nd Great Bambino

  4. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    I’m guessing Napoli will get more time at first and DH if they can get rid of Young.

  5. Lee Steva 4 years ago

    They are trying to get rid of Young? Why wasn’t I told about this?

  6. meep 4 years ago

    that been a big story for about 3 weeks, young doesnt want to be on the team any more

  7. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    I’m fairly certain he was being sarcastic.

  8. meep 4 years ago


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