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Craig Colbert knows importance of Triple-A

Before being announced as the San Diego Padres bench coach, Craig Colbert was managing Triple-A Portland. We caught up with the Beavers manager to discuss how difficult it is to coach at the level just below the majors, working with so many different moving parts, and how young players can adjust to the role of pinch hitting when they reach the show.

How do you measure success as a Triple-A manager? Craig Colbert: I think the things you do in Triple-A are important for the guys that go up. When guys are going up and going up and helping out the team, because most guys aren't going to play everyday, they are going to be bench guys. Try to get them prepared so when they do get there they can have some success. I think we had a few guys who...

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