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Padres Prospect Interview: Craig Stansberry

When the San Diego Padres claimed infielder Craig Stansberry off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates in December, they probably expected to get a player who would hit a little and play gold glove quality defense.

What no one could have expected was that the 25-year-old would have an offensive resurgence and be knocking on the door of the big league club by mid-May. Stansberry has been tearing up the Pacific Coast League all season with the Portland Beavers, and has to be viewed as a potential replacement for the scuffling Kevin Kouzmanoff. Thorough 37 games, Stansberry is hitting .352, which is almost...

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