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In Arizona:

  • Daniel Murphy went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, two RBI and two runs scored. No errors!
  • Josh Thole went 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly.
  • Eddie Kunz had yet another ruff [sic], coughing up four runs on five hits in two-thirds of an inning.

In Hawaii:

  • Ruben Tejada went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Jordan Abruzzo went 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter.
  • Greg Veloz went 2-for-3.

In the Dominican Republic:

  • Francisco Pena went 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter.
  • Fernando Martinez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo homerun.
  • Ambiorix Concepcion went 1-for-1 with an RBI-double after coming in as a pinch-runner.
  • Argenis Reyes went 1-for-5 with an RBI.
  • Abraham Nunez went 2-for-5 with a run scored.
  • Julio Polanco struck out two in an inning of relief.
  • Salvador Paniagua went 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter.
  • Fernando Tatis went 1-for-4.

In Puerto Rico:

  • Eddie Camacho allowed two runs on three hits in 1.2 innings. He did stikeout two batters.
  • Jesus Feliciano went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI, a sacrifice fly and three runs scored.
  • Nick Evans went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • John Rodriguez went 0-for-3.
  • Jose Valentin went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Jose De La Torre allowed a solo homerun and struck out one in an inning of relief.

Eddie Kunz updated his blog, and actually makes a very good point about winter league stats.

I have been pitching very well and making all my pitches work for me. Now I know the numbers are not shoiwing it but this is a league to work on things and get better so era and those things don't matter that much at all. I am getting stronger and a better feel for my piitches as well which is nice.

Fair enough. Kunz has an ERA north of ten, but the point of his stint in Arizona isn't to blow everyone away, but rather to work on improving his pitches.

Wille Randolph has been named bench coach for Ken Macha's Milwaukee Brewers.

Gary Carter will manage the Long Island Ducks. Working his way up from the bottom, then?

The Padres picked up Brian Giles's option for 2009, officially taking him off the free agent market.