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Murray Hopley

The biggest news of this offseason is the return of a pitcher in the Padres' system after a year where he did not pick up a ball. Australia offers an unlikely place for Padres news. A new addition to the system has friends that helped him sign. And one player did something no other pitcher has ever done for the Padres.

One of the best young arms in the San Diego Padres' system is on his way back. Out all of last year due to injury, Javier Martinez is back pitching in the Mexican Pacific League with Los Mochis. Injuries have derailed a promising career for Javier Martinez but he is back in action and the Padres expect him to be ready for the start of the year. With Los Mochis, Martinez is 3-1 with a 5.19 ERA...

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