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Daily Friar 3.13.12 

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It’s amazing how in this world you can be given a second chance and then have it ripped away from you again. Such is the case with Padres prospect Drew Cumberland. After returning to baseball from a debilitating inner ear condition, he is having to hang up his cleats yet again. More details can be found below. On behalf of the Friarhood we wish Drew the best of luck in everything he pursues in his life. I for one hope that he can coach somewhere and stay in baseball. Here are your Padres links for today:
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Padres prospect Drew Cumberland retires again –
“Cumberland’s condition, coupled with a history of concussions as an amateur then later a professional, explained why he had debilitating migraine headaches as well as vision and balance problems his entire life — including, at times, during games in the Minor Leagues.”

Cameron Maybin has big day in Padres loss –
“Cameron Maybin put a five-game, 0-for-12 Cactus League start behind him in a hurry on Monday, driving a Jeremy Guthrie pitch onto the center-field berm to start the game.”

Padres payroll jumps about 22 percent for 2012 – Union Tribune
“But according to figures released by the club and projections by General Manager Josh Byrnes, the Padres



About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.