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Dave Roberts now first base coach

Updated: October 7, 2010, 5:34 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Dave Roberts is returning to the field as first base coach of the San Diego Padres.

The former major leaguer will move over from his current role as a special assistant in the baseball operations department.

Roberts said he developed a rapport and mutual respect with manager Bud Black, "and his offer to me was huge."

"Ultimately it was too good of an opportunity to pass up," Roberts said. "I look at the past season and how much fun I had with the players and working ...

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