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  • Padres to place Cabrera on disabled list | padres.com: News
    Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera will be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday after he missed his third consecutive game with a strained right hamstring.

  • Young likely to make Sunday rehab start | padres.com: News
    Pitcher Chris Young, who skipped a scheduled rehab stint Thursday with Triple-A Portland, threw a bullpen session before the Padres' game at PETCO Park instead. He'll likely make a rehab start for Portland on Sunday.

  • Black gives three Padres relievers rest | padres.com: News
    Padres manager Bud Black said that the three pitchers who comprised the back end of the bullpen -- Luke Gregerson, Mike Adams and Heath Bell -- would probably not pitch in the opening game of a four-game series against Milwaukee.

  • Trevor Hoffman torn on trip home - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "Good or bad or indifferent, I always welcome being here. But you don’t want people to feel uncomfortable because you’re struggling. Your wife’s feeling bad. Your kids have to hear it at school a bit. The reality is, they feel it too, so you feel uncomfortable that they have to endure it."

  • Padres score on singles night - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "Priority No. 1 is what happens on the mound, giving this team a chance to win," said LeBlanc, who also picked a runner off base for the fifth time this season. "I’ll take the nine runs, however you get it."

  • Padres beat Brewers with small ball
    "You see it right away," manager Bud Black said of the defensive play utilized by the Brewers in which both the first and third baseman charge while the shortstop covers third base. "We work on that. We work on the butcher boy in spring. That was huge."

  • PADRES NOTES: Ailing Cabrera headed to the DL
    "It's wise for him to scale back on everything and let it quiet down," Black said before the game.

  • Gerut to Surging Padres: Why Not Build Around Gonzalez? -- MLB FanHouse
    "To me," Gerut said, "there's no better thing than playing your ball successfully in the city you grew up, and I'm sure if Adrian had his choice, he would at the very least consider staying there. From a franchise-building standpoint, that's a guy you want to build around."

  • Four Thoughts: The Wilting Desert Rose and Cliff Lee's Silver Lining -- MLB FanHouse
    It's a joy to see former Padres bullpen catcher Mark Merila in the team's dugout during home games. Merila was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1994. Not long after a grand mal seizure incapacitated him in 2005, the outlook was grim.

  • The Official Blog of Matt Antonelli: SURGERY
    "You have to excuse me in the first two videos, as the medication was definitely working its magic."

  • Salazar celebrates first hit " NCTimes.com Blogs
    "I’m one of the happy guys so they wanted to celebrate," Salazar said. "As soon as I got the first hit I knew I would start feeling much better."

  • What's a Picture Worth?: Best Seat in the House
    Mine is free...but I do have to pay for the salad. Okay fine, I've got the 2nd best seat in the house...still that's pretty good, right?

  • Websoulsurfer: Introducing the Hecklers Corner
    Today's issue is a collaboration of Hecklers from Left and Right Field.

  • The Friarhood - Friarhood Radio 4.29.10
    "This week Steve is joined by Jeff Dotseth from XTRA Sports AM 1360's show "The Drive" to talk about the Padres start and how Jeff feels ownership needs to do in regards to Adrian Gonzalez."

  • Friars on Cardboard: Archi! (Guest Post by Alex Kasendorf)
    "Some Archi tidbits: While playing for the Padres, had multiple fan clubs, including "Archi's Army" and the "CianfrocCrew". On Hall of Fame Weekend August 4, 1997, won the Home Run Derby in Cooperstown. He also was the Padres' batter facing Tom Browning when the Cincinnati Reds pitcher broke his arm while delivering a pitch."

  • Unfinished Business: Still Top of the NL West
    "I think the Brewers should trade Trevor back to us. If they don't want him blowing games for them all the time, why not take him off their hands?"