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San Diego Padres Notebook

Will Venable

Washington, D.C. John Conniff watched the pre-game action prior to the second game of the San Diego Padres contest with the Washington Nationals and provided his insight from the field as well as the clubhouse.

Bud Black said it's likely that outfielder Will Venable will take a brief rehab assignment in the minors to make sure that he is in game shape. Second baseman David Eckstein is still nursing a partially strained calf and is day-to-day. The team will use him as a late inning replacement, but Jerry Hairston will start all the games of the series at second. Its likely that the Padres may push... Recommended Stories

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