Chargers release four in preparation for Free Agency

San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler

Our own Dan Sileo is out at Padres Spring Training in Peoria, AZ as the team kicks off the start of the 2016 Cactus League. Here are just some of the big names he chatting with yesterday:

 

Chargers Release Four Players Including Butler, Brown – Chargers.com
For the sake of clearing some cap space before the start of free agency, the San Diego Chargers parted ways with four players on Thursday, releasing LB Donald Butler, RB Donald Brown, LB Kavell Conner and LB Chi Chi Ariguzo.

Acee: Donald Butler defrauded Chargers – San Diego Union-Tribune
The lasting image of Butler is that of a thief. He robbed Telesco and the Chargers. It’s difficult, in fact, to understand how a man with any pride could even have shown up at Chargers Park the past year or so with as much as Butler stole from the team.

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The San Diego Padres new Hitting Coach is a man who loves baseball to his very core, and someone who has earned his way up from the bottom to the top. Get to meet Alan Zinter, who is trying to work with Andy Green to turn the Padres around.

Padres sign reliever Friedrich to Minors deal – MLB.com
The Padres have signed left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich to a Minor League deal with an invite to big league camp. Friedrich, 28, has a career 5.81 ERA in 100 games spread over three seasons with the Rockies (2012, ’14-15).

Ramirez looks sharp in Padres debut – San Diego Union-Tribune
Ramirez made his debut in a San Diego uniform Thursday and gave the Padres an early glimpse of potential two-way impact. The Mariners won for a second consecutive day, this time by a score of 6-5, but the Padres (0-2 in Cactus League play) will remember what their new shortstop did.

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SDSU’s Jim Sterk Named NACDA AD of the Year – GoAztecs.com
San Diego State Director of Athletics Jim Sterk has been named a 2015-16 Under Armour AD of the Year honor by the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics (NACDA). The award will be presented on June 15 at the annual convention in Dallas.

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Bucky Brooks On Chargers Biggest Needs & Best NFL Draft Fit For The #3 Pick
NFL Network scout/analyst Bucky Brooks on the Chargers biggest needs heading into the 2016 season and what NFL draft prospects would be a good fit for their #3 overall pick.

 

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