Padres announce non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training

Pitchers & catchers scheduled to report tomorrow, February 18 and position players Tuesday, February 23

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to 19 players. Among those 19 players are 12 minor league free agents whom the Padres have signed to 2016 contracts that will be new to the organization this season, including right-handed pitchers Martires Arias, Luis Diaz, Jose Dominguez, Johnny Hellweg, Philip Humber and Carlos Pimentel, catcher Erik Kratz, infielders Nick Noonan, Adam Rosales, Ryan Schimpf and Jemile Weeks and outfielder Skip Schumaker

The list of non-roster invitees includes eight right-handed pitchers, one left-hander, three catchers, five infielders and two outfielders. Of the invitees, 12 of the 19 have Major League experience. Additionally, three of the 19 were originally drafted by the Padres. Below is a complete and current list of all non-roster players who will attend 2016 Major League Spring Training:

Right-Handed Pitchers (8)                   Left-Handed Pitchers (1)                       Infielders (5)

Martires Arias                                        Frank Garces                                        Carlos Asuaje

Luis Diaz                                                                                                           Nick Noonan

Jose Dominguez                                   Catchers (3)                                          Adam Rosales

Johnny Hellweg                                     Rocky Gale                                           Ryan Schimpf

Philip Humber                                       Jason Hagerty                                       Jemile Weeks

Daniel McCutchen                                 Erik Kratz                                             

Brandon Morrow                                                                                                Outfielders (2)

Carlos Pimentel                                                                                                 Hunter Renfroe

                                                                                                                        Skip Schumaker