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  • Young seeing progress, staying patient - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "I have a long way to go in terms of stuff and sharpness and everything else," Young said. "But you got to start somewhere, and I’m just trying to work my way up the ladder."

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    Heath Bell and Scott Hairston respond to Jonathan Sanchez's Sweep Guarantee

  • XX Sports Radio: Heath Bell Interview (MP3)
    Heath Bell on why they're not taking the Pirates lightly, his advice to Ryan Webb when he was sent down & why he's not concerned w/Jonathan Sanchez.
  • insidethepadres: Fenway, Eck
    "The Padres used the disabled list (or was it the deception list?) to buy extra rest for Mat Latos and later with Oscar Salazar to fix a roster snag. So, why not use the DL to replace Matt Stairs, who is batting .182 with a .247 on-base percentage? Admittedly, pinch-hitting is exceptionally difficult, yet it seems like Aaron Cunningham has more to offer."

  • Woe, Doctor!: Let's talk about feelings
    "My concern is while the nonplussed nature of Hairston, Jr. is not surprising for a veteran leader, I want it to keep the youngsters grounded – not neutered."

  • Ludwick Powers Padres Past Pittsburgh
    "We were talking about it in the outfield during a pitching change," said Chris Denorfia, "It’s a lot of fun for us, and we appreciate the support."

  • Ludwick, LeBlanc power Padres' win - SignOnSanDiego.com
    Said Ludwick: "You definitely don’t want to mess anything up. They’ve got something special going on and I just want to help the ballclub win. I think it is human nature to try to do too much.

  • LeBlanc, Ludwick lead Padres to victory | padres.com: News
    Wade LeBlanc's fingerprints were all over the Padres' series opener against the Pirates on Tuesday.

  • Young continues rehab with bullpen session | padres.com: News
    Padres starting pitcher Chris Young threw a second bullpen session before Tuesday's game against the Pirates at PETCO Park as he continues to try to work his way back from a shoulder injury that has kept him on the 60-day disabled list since early April.

  • Eckstein hits, takes infield on Tuesday night | padres.com: News
    Padres second baseman David Eckstein, on the 15-day disabled list since July 21 with a strained right calf, hit and took infield before Tuesday's contest against Pittsburgh at PETCO Park.

  • Hairston starts despite battling shin splints | padres.com: News
    Padres infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. started at second base and hit leadoff in Tuesday's game against the Pirates despite battling shin splints that clearly hampered him as he rounded the bases on a home run hit by Chris Denorfia on Sunday in Arizona.

  • PADRES NOTES: Pitching remains the focus down the stretch
    "Each bullpen reminds me of how far I have to go in terms of stuff and sharpness, but you've got to start somewhere and I'm trying to make my way up the ladder."

  • PADRES: Ludwick flashes power in win over Pirates
    "He admitted to me that he was pressing. This should help him ease in."