Maurer is a favorite to take one of the final two rotation spots left open for the Padres. The 25-year-old right-hander pitched exclusively out of the bullpen in 2015, his first season with the Padres, but he has some prior experience as a starter with his former team, the Seattle Mariners. Last year he threw 51 innings in relief for San Diego, posting a 3.00 ERA. His reliability out of the 'pen made him a candidate for a rotation spot with the Padres this season.
Today's matchup will be available on an exclusive webcast on padres.com and first pitch is set for 12:10 pm PT.