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Imports impress at Padres' Instructs

Murray Hopley

Several players from Latin America and the Caribbean impressed in their first experience on U.S. soil, participating in the Padres' Instructional League - including the much anticipated debut of Yefri Carvajal.

While the overall performance is obviously nice, the instructs are about, well, instruction. In some ways that makes the Most Improved Player award as important as any in camp. This year, Luis Durango – who has clocked a 6.2 second 60-yard dash – and catcher Jose Lobaton shared the award. Switch-hitting Durango, who hit .342 in Venezuela this year, completely reworked his swing from the left...

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