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Kingston on San Diego Padres of 2006

Making room for Barfield?

We caught up with Jeff Kingston, the Padres' Director of Baseball Operations, to get insight into the status of Nick Trzesniak as a six-year free agent, Josh Barfield in the shadow of Mark Loretta and not being called up, Loretta changing positions, Ben Johnson starting in the San Diego outfield in 2006, and Sean Burroughs being the starter at third base when spring training opens as opposed to Joe Randa.

John Conniff: Catching is the biggest strength within the organization, is there a chance Nick Trzesniak of Portland could challenging for a big league job next year? He hit .380 for Portland since he was called up Jeff Kingston: First Trzes is a minor league free agent, and we would really like to keep him in the organization. Nick will probably start at AAA in 2006, then he could be brought...

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