So with May on the mend and Ervin Santana out until mid to late April following surgery on his middle finger, too, there are fewer competitors for Sanchez in his bid to make the rotation.
Jose Berrios, Jake Odorizzi, Kyle Gibson and Adalberto Mejia are the favorites to win the first four spots, and manager Paul Molitor said he’s considering a four-man group for the first month to take advantage of the plentiful days off.
In that case, perhaps Sanchez could be in line for a long relief role with the ability to make a couple of spot starts. Molitor said he’s not thinking about that for now.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle of the United States posted a 1:10.75, which was 2.48 seconds slower than the lead, placing him at 21st overall, just behind Ligety, who had dropped by that point (36 runs).
Tommy Ford, another American, was ranked 28th. Hirscher, Alexis Pinturault of France and Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen of Norway were the top three after the first runs.
Myers, who played center field with the Padres in 2015, has begun taking flyballs in the outfield and has said he is all-in about moving back. He is under contract through 2022 after signing a six-year, $83 million deal last year.
We see him as a guy who can play the corners ably at both positions, Green said.
I’d say probably the majority of reps between those positions would be leaning toward right. We’ll give him exposure to both and kind of watch and see. Listen to him, too. How he is seeing the ball in both places. Naturally he is probably a little bit more comfortable in right, but we are going to have to see about the roster composition, too, he said.