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Nevin Out, But Confident At First

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Not only was San Diego Padres manager Bruce Bochy happy to have Phil Nevin's bat back in the Padres lineup, he was happy that Nevin's glove is at first base. Then came the injury that will sideline Nevin for up to four weeks.

"We'll have to take a look and see where he is at when Opening Day comes," Bruce Bochy said. "We're going to use good judgment here. As much as (Nevin) might not like it, we're going to do the right thing." This came just days after Bochy boasted about Nevin's play at first, "I fully expect Phil to be an above average first baseman." Above average would be very good news for the Padres, who...

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