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Rick Renteria on Portland Beavers

Ray Chang spent most of the year in Portland

Rick Renteria spent last season as the manager of the San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate, the Portland Beavers. The new first base coach for the Padres talked about a tough season in Portland, his experiences with the big league club down the stretch, and many of the players who appeared in Triple-A.

How tough was it managing a team whose lineup changed so much because of injuries? Rick Renteria: In terms of disappointment – the guys we had went out and did the best they could. We had a lot of kids coming in from the lower levels at any number of times and we had some injuries. It was kind of tough not going to the playoffs or at least being in a position where you are fighting for a spot...

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