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The Padres today claimed first baseman Walter Young off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles, adding a power bat - and considerable girth - to the mix heading in to spring training. The Padres believe he is more than a designated hitter.

Walter Young, who is listed at 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, was placed on the 40-man roster and will get consideration for a bench role based on his work in Peoria. He joins Jack Cust, Justin Leone, Paul McAnulty and Tagg Bozied in pursuit of the club's final roster spot. The giant left-handed batter hit .303 with a .42...

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