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Padres Minor League Spring Notebook VII

Edinson Rincon

PEORIA, AZ-- Defense wins championships. With the San Diego Padres depth at third base gaining serious steam, the fielders were scrutinized for their defensive prowess. Also some batting practice highlights and a spectacular play by in infielder that was in the outfield.

The young third basemen found their rhythm on Wednesday after some early jitters. Earlier in camp, the fielders were rushing some of their throws and trying to make a lasting impressions. Things have since settled down. "At first, there throws were everywhere because they were unsettled," Double-A hitting coach Orv Franchuk said. "They are money now." James Darnell was particularly impressive...

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