Split-squad action: Pregame notes
Gio Gonzalez is taking the hill here at Phoenix Muni today, while Josh Outman will start the team’s split-squad game in Peoria against the Padres. Here’s who will be joining each of them:
Also scheduled to pitch: Grant Balfour, Jerry Blevins, Willie Eyre, Brian Fuentes, Tyson Ross
Also scheduled to pitch: Joe Bateman, Bobby Cramer, Danny Farquhar, Trystan Magnuson, Yadel Marti
Pennington’s on the road because the Padres have a righty (Mat Latos) going, and Geren would rather have Pennington swing from the left side since he’s not quite swinging with equal intensity from the right side yet because of his shoulder. He’ll get at least two at-bats today — maybe three — and will likely continue to play every other day, depending on how he feels.