The Morning Friar - 3/6/11

San Diego’s Chase Headley went 2 for 2 with a walk and is 7 for 10 this spring. Reserve outfielders Mike Baxter and Aaron Cunningham hit solo home runs in the seventh off Cubs reliever Jay Jackson.

“I want to finish my career as a Padre,” Bell said Saturday. “I don’t want to be like today’s players. I don’t want to bounce around.”

It was great news for Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds, who is battling pancreatic cancer. The first CT scan after six chemotherapy treatments revealed that the tumor on his pancreas had shrunk by nearly a quarter, he said on Saturday.

New Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin is out with concussion symptoms, manager Bud Black disclosed Saturday morning. Maybin hit his head on a post fielding a fly ball during practice before the game on Wednesday and hasn’t played since.

When it comes to athleticism, Eric Patterson did not get cheated. His father, Don, played two years in the NFL as a defensive back. His older brother, Corey, owns 10 seasons of major league experience.

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