Padres release 13 minor leaguers

The San Diego Padres released 13 minor league players on Thursday in preparation for the season. Minor league field coordinator Randy Johnson confirmed the cuts.

The list of released players included several newer names and several veterans:

Brett Dowdy
Nick Hall
Keoni Ruth
Kyle Loretelli
Danny Putnam
Allen Harrington
Chadd Hartman
Tyson Bagley
Dylan Tonneson
Andrew Albers
Sean Heimpel
Tom Porter
Kurt Wideman

Another wave of cuts is expected to take place in the next week, as the Padres begin to set their rosters for full season ball.

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