Morning Dump – 5/6/2011

This message is brought to you by San Diego Padres General Manager Jed Hoyer: The team’s 12-19 start is disappointing to everyone involved, but it’s too early to panic.

Logan Forsythe dug his cleats into dirt and, with bat in hand, walked on short-cut grass toward the batter’s box Tuesday evening in Tacoma, Wash.

SAN DIEGO — Life away from the dugout has certainly rendered A.J. Hinch a different kind of busy these days, as he’s moved from managing players to managing information and a growing staff as the Padres’ vice president of professional scouting.

You had to know he’d stay out West. You probably should’ve known it’d be with Arizona, and not just because the Diamondbacks had been eying Kevin Towers for years, even when he was still general manager of the Padres.

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