THURSDAY, 9:51am: The Padres (and Giants) didn’t claim Quintero; he passed through waivers and is headed to Triple A.
WEDNESDAY, 11:43am: The Padres aren’t quite sure how long Michael Barrett’s elbow injury will knock him out. He won’t need Tommy John surgery, but he could miss anywhere from the minimum to two months. Kevin Towers contacted free agent Damian Miller as a possible backup to be used later this month. Miller wasn’t able to find a job this winter. For now, the Padres will use the light-hitting Colt Morton behind Josh Bard.
One reader suggested Humberto Quintero, who was designated for assignment on March 31st. The Quintero situation should be resolved soon, but the Giants might claim him.