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Padres Minor League Notebook

Padres Minor League Notebook

Dennis Tankersley, despite being sent down to the Minors is earning high praise from the coaching staff. He has set himself up to be in position for a major league callup this year if he continues to show his mental toughness. Gabe Ribas gives a scouting report on himself, JJ Furmaniak talks about his role should he reach the Majors and Jon Knott looks at how many times he was hit by a pitch last year. Just another edition of quotes from around the minors…

"He was among the top five prospects I saw in any organization," said Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley, who worked with Dennis Tankersley at two different minor league starts. But after two failed major league cameos -- capped by an outing last April in San Francisco when he gave up seven runs in the first without retiring a hitter -- Tankersley fell almost totally from the Padres' charts...

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