Kemp, Norris lead Padres' 17-hit attack in win over Rockies
APR 21, 12:34a ET | AP
Rotowire: Apr 20 / 10:02p ET
News: Venable went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer after entering Monday's game as a replacement for Justin Upton.
Impact: The Padres have used Venable sparingly, even after trading Cameron Maybin to Atlanta on the eve of Opening Day. He's started just two games this season while compiling a 4-for-15 mark with a pair of homers in nine appearances.
Rotowire: Mar 30 / 10:23p ET
News: Venable is batting .227 this spring with 13 strikeouts and five walks in 44 at-bats. He has added one home run, four doubles, and five RBI. The Union-Tribune reports that Venable is a likely candidate to be a backup outfielder on the Padres' Opening Day roster.
Impact: With the Padres' outfield overhaul this offseason, Venable will have to settle in as a reserve this season behind Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton. Venable is a valuable asset for the Padres due to his ability to play all three outfield positions. He also adds a left-handed bat to a mostly right-handed roster.