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New faces at second base

In his Cactus League notebook, Jerry Crasnick says it appears the Padres and Rangers will start the season with rookies at second base.

Originally Published: March 23, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Managers and front-office executives have chugged enough coffee, held enough meetings and watched enough games to have a good idea how camp position battles will play out this spring. In some cases, the only remaining step is a formal declaration of the winners and losers.

That's the case at both ends of Bell Road, northwest of Phoenix, where Texas and San Diego both entered spring training with openings at second base. The Padres planned to look at rookie Josh Barfield and ...

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