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Akinori Otsuka

The rash of injuries to big name players last season has the San Diego Padres on edge. The result is some players who pronounce themselves as able are relegated to playing the waiting game. The club having its own stadium to workout in will help, as will new programs being developed to keep the team healthy and limber.<br><br> Meanwhile, rain threatens to cut the team's practices this week and will likely hinder the progress of the recovering players.

In the week leading up to the start of spring training, Bernie Castro worked out in San Diego. Castro has been recovering from an ACL injury and is reporting to be at 90%. He is confident he could work out now, but the Padres have been reluctant to let anyone with a hair out of place go full strength in drills. After last season when the team lost two of their best players, Trevor Hoffman and...

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