Here is the “Daily Roundup,” Friars fans:
- Padres Beat Writer Corey Brock wrote an in-depth piece on Donavan Tate. San Diego’s 1st round pick in the 2009 MLB Draft (number three overall) is trying to resume his baseball career after years of substance abuse and other setbacks.
- Joe Morgan of MLB.com reported that the Padres sent relief pitcher Tom Layne to Triple-A Tucson and called-up Burch Smith from their Tucson-affiliate. Smith actually pitched the final two innings of last night’s game, so I’ll be interested to see if he remains in the bullpen or receives a spot-start or two.
- Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune discussed how replacing Everth Cabrera has not been an easy task for the Friars since he sustained his hamstring injury. Cabrera was enjoying a career year until he went on the disabled list earlier this month.
- Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com shared his thoughts on the first three months of the 2013 regular season. Castrovince alludes to how mediocre yet competitive the National League West race has been as well.
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