The Morning Friar – 3/11/11

After a slow start to the spring, San Diego first base prospect Anthony Rizzo is starting to feel right at home with his new team.

The former sixth-rounder slugged his first Cactus League homer against Cleveland on Wednesday and followed it up with a four-hit performance in the Padres’ 8-2 victory over the Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz., on Thursday.

“My locker is not on wheels this spring,” said Denorfia. “It’s built into the wall . . . permanent.”

While Brad Hawpe takes over at first base, the Padres will look to a number of players to help replace the offence lost when Gonzalez, the slugger who had been the face of the franchise, was traded to the Boston Red Sox in December.

Topics: San Diego Padres

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