FORT WAYNE, Ind. — (4-3-22) The San Diego Padres have announced the 2022 Opening Day roster for their High-A affiliate, the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League.

Fort Wayne’s pitching staff will feature right-hander Nick Thwaits, who graduated from Fort Recovery High School in Ohio—just a little more than an hour away from Parkview Field—in 2018.

Last season Thwaits spent last season with Class A Lake Elsinore, he was drafted in 2018, by the San Diego Padres, in Round: 15 and was the 441st Overall Pick.

The TinCaps will be managed this season by Brian Esposito, a former big league catcher who most recently skippered the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 2021.

The team is scheduled to travel from Padres spring training in Peoria, Ariz., to the Hoosier State on Sunday. The ’Caps are set to start their Midwest League season at Dayton on Friday, April 8. Opening Day at Parkview Field is on tap for Tuesday, April 12 (6:35 p.m.) against the South Bend Cubs. That begins a six-game homestand concluding on Easter Sunday.