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Padres MLN: Skills Competition

Peoria, AZ- The San Diego Padres minor leagues performed its skills evaluation on Thursday at the Peoria Sports Complex. Everyone ran the 60-yard dash, outfielders threw from right field to home, infielders fielded a variety of balls, and catchers tossed the ball to second base.

Padres minor league field coordinator Tom Gamboa told everyone before the day began to "have fun with it. Compete." The day was setup to help the coaching staff get accurate grades for the players they see through the year. Several first-year coaches will be tasked with putting together reports and Padres vice president of scouting and player development Grady Fuson wanted to ensure everyone...

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