Less than 48 hours before the start of their 2006 season, the Oakland A's made a series of moves in anticipation of setting their Opening Day roster.
Peoria, AZ-- The San Diego Padres will request unconditional release waivers on Tuesday on infielder Todd Walker.
The Cubs reportedly tried unsuccessfully to unload second baseman Todd Walker this past off-season. Before Monday's 3 p.m. (CDT) trade deadline, they finally found their ransom in the form of a familiar trading "com-padre" of late: San Diego.
Todd Walker hit two home runs in as many games on Sunday and Monday and entered Tuesday night's game against the Dodgers hitting .455. But he's still not in line to be an everyday starter.
Cubs manager Dusty Baker is in the fourth and final year of his contract, and whether or not he survives with the Cubs beyond 2006, there is no denying that he left lasting first mpressions in his four Opening Days.