The Padres optioned LHP Wade LeBlanc, RHP Mike Ekstrom, RHP Cesar Carrillo and 2B Travis Denker to Triple-A Portland on Tuesday. Also, they optioned OF Luis Durango and RHP Jackson Quezada to Class A Lake Elsinore and reassigned RHPs Chris Britton and Matt Buschmann, C Mitch Canham, 3B Peter Ciofrone and OF Cedric Hunter to minor league camp.
The San Diego Padres invited 1B Kyle Blanks, RHP Greg Burke, RHP Matt Buschmann, C Mitchell Canham, 3B Peter Ciofrone, RHP Gabe DeHoyos, OF Chad Huffman, OF Cedric Hunter, RHP William Inman, RHP Matthew Latos, LHP Arturo Lopez, RHP Edwin Moreno, C Colt Morton and LHP Nick Schmidt to spring training.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Padres minor league INF Peter Ciofrone has a 26-game hit streak. Ciofrone has hit .375 during the streak.