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It’s been an impressive spring training for San Diego so far.

MLB: San Diego Padres-Media Day Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Hump Day, everyone.

Enjoy the links and the fact we’re getting ever-so close to the start of the season!

Brian Dozier can earn up to $4M with Padres

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28785691/brian-dozier-earn-4m-padres

Dozier agreed to a minor league contract Monday and hopes to win the starting job. His deal allows nine levels of bonuses: He would get $200,000 for 200 plate appearances and each additional 50 through 600.”

Padres counting on Pham to be part of lineup’s ‘heartbeat’

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/article240852911.html

“Pham has high expectations of himself, as do the Padres. New to the Padres after being traded from the Tampa Bay Rays in the offseason, Pham is ticketed for an everyday role in the San Diego outfield even though he’s been slowed by his injury.”

Padres’ Garrett Richards: Impresses in spring debut

https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/padres-garrett-richards-impresses-in-spring-debut/

Richards pitched two scoreless innings in a Cactus League start against Milwaukee on Tuesday, allowing one hit and striking out two. He sat in the 96-97 mph range with his fastball, per Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune.”

Matt Strahm Fantasy News

https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/players/news/2210233/matt-strahm/

Matt Strahm will fill a bullpen role with the San Diego Padres this season, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.Strahm pitched 46 games for San Diego in 2019, making 30 appearances in relief.”

San Diego Padres: Getting to Know Spring Training Standout Jason Vosler

https://friarsonbase.com/2020/03/03/san-diego-padres-getting-know-spring-training-standout-jason-vosler/

“But on the offensive side, one of the biggest standouts thus far is corner infielder Jason Vosler.”

San Diego Padres: Evaluating a three-team trade with Blue Jays, Angels

https://friarsonbase.com/2020/03/03/san-diego-padres-trade-evaluating-three-team-trade-blue-jays-angels/

“Perhaps General Manager AJ Preller is done making moves this spring, but you can never be sure I suppose. The San Diego Padres could very well have their roster set for Opening Day with any potential moves coming at the trade deadline. However, there was a recent trade proposal that piqued my interest on the Baseball Trade Values website.”

Today in Peoria: Almonte’s slam extends streak, Richard’s return, Crafty Lefty at camp

https://padres.mlblogs.com/today-in-peoria-almontes-slam-extends-streak-richard-s-return-crafty-lefty-at-camp-fd5af9dc2239

“The Padres got the best of both worlds Tuesday, ambushing the Brewers for seven runs in the third inning while working a one-hit shutout.”

Is Wil Myers’ hot spring an indication that he still has value to the San Diego Padres?

“Myers was awarded a six-year/$83-million extension before the start of the 2017 season by A.J. Preller. The native of North Carolina looked to be a player the Padres would build around in an attempt to create a winning culture.”

Padres pitch fourth shutout of spring, dominate Brewers 9-0

https://www.eastvillagetimes.com/padres-pitch-fourth-shutout-of-spring-dominate-brewers-9-0/

“Sloppy play from the Milwaukee Brewers capped off by a grand slam from Abraham Almonte led to seven runs in the third inning. From there, the Padres never looked back, winning 9-0.”

Spring Training Recap: Padres Pummel Brewers for Eighth Straight Win

https://www.friarfaithfulchronicle.com/san-diego-padres/spring-training-recap-3

“After escaping Camelback Ranch with a 3-1 victory yesterday afternoon, the Padres returned back home to host the Milwaukee Brewers. Right-hander Garrett Richards made his spring debut for the Friars and Shelby Miller took the mound for Milwaukee.”