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Padres roving catching instructor Joe Ferguson

One of the Padres deepest and strongest positions within the organization is the catching position. Nick Trzesniak at Portland, George Kottaras at Mobile, Colt Morton at Lake Elsinore, Nick Hundley and Matt Lauderdale at Fort Wayne, and Billy Killian at Peoria give the Padres as many quality backstops as any organization in baseball.

Joe Ferguson, a veteran with 27 years of professional baseball, is the Padres' roving catching instructor. He is the man who is responsible for making sure everyone is on the proverbial "same page". John Conniff: Can you briefly describe what you do for the Padres? Joe Ferguson: Basically, I instruct the catchers in all aspects of that position, which includes what they do physically behind...

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