Trying to figure out the Padres Opening Day Roster

I'm trying to figure out who makes this 25 man roster. Usually by this time in Spring Training the decisions seem a lot more clear cut, but I haven't been paying very close attention.  So this is me trying to catch up while blogging at the same time.

There are 26 players on the roster now and Thatcher will likely start the season on the Disabled List. That brings the count down to 25.

So if the starting rotation is Garland, Young, Correia, Richard and Latos then you can send LeBlanc to Portland to make room for Matt Stairs.

But as Corey Brock reminds us Matt Stairs isn't on the 40 man roster yet, so one player will need to be dropped from there as well.  Then you send the two other non-roster invitees, Denorfia and Stewart, to Portland with LeBlanc.

So if I'm following all this correctly then the only real question left is who will be dropped from the 40 man roster to make room for Stairs. Somebody please tell me the answer to that question then I think I'll be up to date.


San Diego Padres Roster

pitchers # Pos.
Mike Adams 37 P
Heath Bell 21 P
Kevin Correia 29 P
Sean Gallagher 63 P
Jon Garland 27 P
Luke Gregerson 57 P
Mat Latos 38 P
Wade LeBlanc 49 P
Edward Mujica 45 P
Clayton Richard 33 P
Adam Russell 55 P
Tim Stauffer 46 P
Joe Thatcher 54 P
Chris Young 32 P
catchers # Pos.
Nick Hundley 4 C
Yorvit Torrealba 8 C
infielders # Pos.
Everth Cabrera 1 SS
David Eckstein 22 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 23 1B
Jerry Hairston Jr. 15 3B
Chase Headley 7 3B
Oscar Salazar 14 2B
outfielders # Pos.
Kyle Blanks 88 LF
Tony Gwynn 18 CF
Scott Hairston 12 LF
Will Venable 25 RF
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