Padres manager Bud Black said Thursday that Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne are "maybe out there a touch" in the competition for the No. 5 starter spot.
Josh Johnson (elbow) could throw his first bullpen session as early as next week.
Padres general manager A.J. Preller confirmed Tuesday that Carlos Quentin could see playing time at first base.
Casey Kelly (groin) said he was feeling better Monday.
Casey Kelly will be out of action for a few days due to a minor groin strain.
Cory Luebke (elbow) estimated Thursday that he's a month away from throwing off a mound.
Padres sent RHP Aaron Northcraft outright to Triple-A El Paso.
Casey Kelly will be stretched out as a starter this spring in Padres camp.
Padres signed RHP Parker Frazier to a minor league contract.
Padres signed 3B Josh Bell to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that James Shields can opt out of his contract with the Padres after two years.
Alexi Amarista is dealing with a mild hamstring strain suffered during the Caribbean Series.
Padres designated RHP Aaron Northcraft for assignment.
Padres signed RHP James Shields to a four-year, $75 million contract with a club option for 2019.
James Shields' new four-year contract with the Padres carries $75 million guaranteed.