Shields, Erlin, Perdomo keep busy on off-day

Trio gets innings in during Minor League scrimmage

Shields, Erlin, Perdomo keep busy on off-day

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres had an off-day Wednesday. Manager Andy Green's precise instructions were to "enjoy your family, your friends or a round of golf." But James Shields, Robbie Erlin and Luis Perdomo were back at the office.

Shields pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings in a Minor League scrimmage -- an outing which keeps him in line to start the Padres' second game of the season. He threw 59 pitches, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out three.

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Erlin, who is fighting for one of the club's two available rotation spots, also pitched scoreless ball, allowing just one hit in 1 1/3 innings.

Rule 5 Draft pick Perdomo, meanwhile, allowed two earned runs in two innings. At 22, Perdomo is the youngest of the Padres' four Rule 5 Draft picks on the roster. He has never pitched above Class A.

AJ Cassavell is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.