Carlos Asuaje could win spot on Padres’ Opening Day roster

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Padres outfielder Carlos Asuaje, one of four players acquired in the Craig Kimbrel trade, will be given an opportunity to compete during spring training and potentially win a spot on the Padres’ 25-man roster,’s Corey Brock reports.

Asuaje, 24, got his first taste of Double-A competition this past season and hit .251/.334/.374 with eight home runs and 61 RBI in 570 plate appearances with Portland. He was drafted by the Red Sox in the 11th round of the 2013 draft.

With Justin Upton leaving for free agency, the Padres have an opening in the outfield. 25-year-old Alex Dickerson is currently at the top of the depth chart for the opening.