Morning Dump

May 24, 2011 – The San Diego Padres ranks 15th in the National League in scoring. This seems appropriate, since they’re also 15th in doubles, home runs and on-base percentage, and 16th in slugging percentage. And as they always do, the Padres’ anemic hitting stats lead to questions about their cavernous home. MLB.com’s Mark Thompson:

Bell is a closer who isn’t getting much work, and he’s headed for free agency this winter. The Padres briefly broached a contract extension with him this spring, but those talks were very general and have not been revisited since camp ended.

SAN DIEGO — Infielder Alex Cintron, who was playing for the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in Tucson, announced late Monday that he was retiring.

SAN DIEGO — Nick Hundley took some batting practice when the Padres were in Arizona May 16-17, but it didn’t go the way he had hoped.

The Texas Rangers and several other clubs have inquired about San Diego Padres’ closer Heath Bell, according to sources close to Scott Miller of CBS Sports.  The source says that the Padres want to wait a little longer to see how things play out.

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