Dan Straily wore street clothes and a big smile when he walked into a nondescript warehouse-turned-workout facility in an industrial park outside Seattle last week. He visited for pleasure, not business, to say hello to some of the minds who have helped make him the pitcher he is today and to show Miami
The Padres' regular third baseman is slumping hard to start the season. The top option in the minors – Cory Spangenberg – is not. The 26-year-old Spangenberg tripled and singled in his seventh multi-hit effort in the past 10 games, lifting his batting line to .371/.426/.500 in Triple-A El Paso'
With the Padres still more than a week away from their second day off of the season (May 1), second-year manager Andy Green is using getaway day to rest a handful of regulars: Austin Hedges is giving way to Rule-5 rookie Luis Torrens behind the plate after starting the last six games, Rule-5 rookie Allen