PEORIA, Ariz. -- A pair of the Padres' projected Opening Day starters -- second baseman Orlando Hudson and left fielder Carlos Quentin -- missed Thursday's game against the Brewers in Maryvale due to minor injuries.
Hudson suffered a slight groin strain taking ground balls in Peoria on Wednesday before the team went to Scottsdale, Ariz., to play the D-backs.
"He was taking ground balls and felt a slight tug ... he said he'll be fine," Padres manager Bud Black said before Thursday's game. "He had some leg issues last year, so let's hope it's nothing like that. He didn't think it was."
Hudson sounded optimistic that he wouldn't miss much time.
"I'm ready to rock and roll," said Hudson, on his way to the trainer's room.
Quentin, who hit his first home run of the spring in that same game, has a sore right knee according to Black. He was set to play right field for the first time on Thursday, but was a late scratch.
Padres trim camp roster to 48
PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres are down to 48 players in Major League camp, after a handful of moves on Thursday that saw six players optioned and two more reassigned to Minor League camp.
The players who were optioned included pitchers Jose De Paula, Juan Pablo Oramas and Erik Hamren, outfielders Rymer Liriano, Blake Tekotte and infielder Edinson Rincon.
The two players who were reassigned to Minor League camp were left-handed pitcher Robbie Erlin and catcher Jason Hagerty.
The eight players will likely start playing in Minor League games beginning on Friday, said Padres manager Bud Black.
This is the second round of camp cuts, as the Padres reassigned five players to Minor League camp on Monday.
Rincon impressed during Cactus League play, going 7-for-10 with five doubles. Liriano, considered one of the Padres' top prospects, hit .400 (6-for-15). Tekotte, who made his Major League debut last season, hit .400 with one home run and five RBIs.
Vincent sprains ankle in bullpen mishap
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Reliever Nick Vincent was getting loose in the bullpen on Wednesday for a relief appearance against the Reds when he stepped on a ball in the bullpen area in Goodyear, Ariz.
The result was a sprained left ankle, leaving Vincent in a boot and on crutches. He later had an X-ray on the ankle, which was negative.
"That's good news," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Hopefully, he's a quick healer"
Vincent hasn't allowed a run in three relief appearances this spring. He hit one batter and didn't allow a hit in three innings with three strikeouts.
Kyle Phillips, who appeared in 36 games last season for the Padres, is now an advance scout for the Cubs after his Minor League deal with the Blue Jays was voided last month because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Phillips was in Maryvale on Thursday, filing reports on the Padres. Phillips, a San Diego native, still hopes to play again.