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Black names Shields the Opening Day starter, talks of Alonso in No. 2 spot in lineup and sends three to minors

Bud Black named James Shields his Opening Day starting pitcher; announced Cody Decker, Jake Goebbert and Brett Wallace were being reassigned to the minor league camp, and talked about first baseman… 448 more words

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Black praises work of left-handed reliever Chris Rearick

The dispatch of Scott Elbert to the minor league camp Wednesday left three left-handed relievers in the Padres major league camp – Alex Torres, Frank Garces… 355 more words

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6 Things Wise People Never Do

A year ago, I read a great article by boxer, Christian, and Filipino Congressman, Manny Pacquiao. In the article, Manny talks about the 6 Things Wise People Never Do… 73 more words

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Padres' final rotation spot still up for grabs

For two weeks, the two leading candidates for the fifth spot in the Padres’ rotation took turns matching each other, good outing for good outing. It’s probably only fitting then that on Saturday neither fared especially well in a 7-5 loss to the D-backs at the Peoria Sports Complex.  80 more words

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Black looking to Norris to catch 120 games

Padres manager Bud Black discussed the work-load facing Padres catcher Derek Norris and left-handed relievers (specifically Alex Torres) Friday afternoon as he returned from the lone day off of spring training to address the media before Friday night’s game against the Royals in Peoria (7:05 p.m., TV-FSSD, radio-1700 AM). 593 more words

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Black discusses Johnson and Luebke, Maurer's sore back

Bud Black said Josh Johnson is “a little ahead of Cory Luebke” as the starting pitchers continue to rehab from second rounds of “Tommy John” elbow reconstruction surgery. 336 more words

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Buddy's Bullets: Casey Kelly Throws a Bullpen, Upton Sick, No. 5 Candidates pitch

The Padres went another day without an injury, although Justin Upton might be missing a couple days.

“Upton’s not feeling great,” Padres manager Bud Black said during his morning briefing. 382 more words

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