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San Diego Padres: Back to Normal: Position Battles Come Into Focus

With the World Baseball Classic behind us, the San Diego Padres are finalizing starting roles in the field. Which position battles are most intriguing?

NL Notes: Peralta, Aybar, Padres’ Pen, Bradley, Goeddel, Susac

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny suggested Friday that Jhonny Peralta, not Jedd Gyorko, will win the team's third base job, according to Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He's looked as good as we had hoped," Matheny said of the 34-year-old Peralta, who dealt with a thumb injury last season and slashed a modest .260/.307/.408…

Injury Notes: Gray, Scheppers, Friedrich, Cabrera, Baez, Ravin, Smith

The Rockies have perhaps been the game's most unfortunate team this spring in the injury department, and today delivered another bit of unwelcome news. Key righty Jon Gray left his start after experiencing discomfort in his left big toe, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports on Twitter.

Padres Dominate Int’l Spending List

The top 50 international bonuses of 2016 are compiled by Baseball America's Ben Badler, with the Padres' $11MM bonus to Cuban lefty Adrian Morejon leading the way.  San Diego owns five of the top 12 entries and a league-leading 11 of the top 50 overall, which isn't a surprise given the Padres' tactic of blowing…

San Diego Padres: Hunter Renfroe: Rookie of the Year Candidate?

Though the rookie of the year conversation is far from really beginning, the San Diego Padres have a gem in right-fielder Hunter Renfroe

World Baseball Classic Round 2: San Diego and Petco Park

A full recap of my experience at the World Baseball Classic in San Diego's Petco Park. The enthusiasm was unparalleled, and patriotic passion was on full

Jered Weaver Dealing With Dead Arm

Padres righty Jered Weaver is dealing with a dead arm, tweets Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Weaver has also battled that issue in previous springs, notes Lin, though it's not exactly encouraging news for a soft-tossing 34-year-old who's coming off the two worst seasons of his career.

Rays, Yankees Interested In Nick Ahmed

The Rays and Yankees have joined the Padres in showing some trade interest in Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed, The Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports.  The D'Backs had begun listening to offers for the defensive star thanks to a surplus of other middle infield options, with San Diego already linked due to manager Andy Green's familiarity…

Could The Padres Carry Four Catchers?

There's a small, if unlikely, possibility that the Padres will open the season with four catchers on the roster, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell writes.  Austin Hedges is San Diego's starter behind the plate, and Christian Bethancourt (who is out of options) is being tested out as a hybrid utility player able to catch, play some outfield,…

Padres To Release Paul Clemens

The Padres are set to release righty Paul Clemens, according to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune (via Twitter). It's not apparent whether the organization has an immediate, corresponding 40-man move in mind.