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Padres' Fick catches on

Padres' Fick catches on

When the Padres refused to offer Robert Fick arbitration last winter as a free agent, Fick knew that he couldn't return to the majors until May 1 if he re-signed with the Padres.

So he shopped around. And discovered another problem. "There were not too many Robert Fick takers out there when I was looking for a job," said Fick. So Fick contacted the Padres with an idea that intrigued both manager Bruce Bochy and general manager Kevin Towers. Fick asked to return to the Padres with a chance to tryout as a backup catcher as well as a first baseman... Recommended Stories

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