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Padres Notes: Position Battles Heat Up 

Andy ParrinoA few Padres notes from Saturday afternoon.  RHP Dale Thayer and C Brad Davis were reassigned to minor league camp.  The Padres now have 35 players in big league camp.  Which means they need to trim 10 more players off the roster. 

Corey Brock tweeted that Bud Black will announce the rotation Sunday morning. 

Kyle Blanks has hit the ground running since returning to the field on Thursday and is 6 for 8.  James Darnell seemed to be on the cusp on making the opening day roster, but with the emergence of Blanks, it looks like this is Kyle’s job to lose. 

After going 3 for 5 last Wednesday, Andy Parrino was benched on Thursday and has only had three at bats over the last three games.  It appeared that Parrino was closing the gap on Cabrera until he sat the pine over the last couple days.  Update: Both players will start Saturday evening vs. the Mariners. 

On the spring
Parrino:  .217/.288/.433/.721
Cabrera: .228/.279/.316/.594

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