Padres sign former top prospect 3B Mike Olt

Cubs 3B Mike Olt

Check out all of today’s NCAA basketball action with Darren Smith, who will be broadcasting live from Striders in downtown San Diego.


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Padres sign Mike Olt to minor league deal – San Diego Union-Tribune
After hitting .288 with 28 home runs for Texas’ Double-A affiliate in 2012, Mike Olt received his first call-up. Since, he has hit just .168 with 16 home runs in parts of three seasons for the Rangers, Cubs and White Sox. However, there is reason to believe that he could regain his previous form if he is able to stay healthy.

Padres intrigued by potential of basher Blash –
If you’re a fan of the three true outcomes, Jabari Blash is your guy. His mantra at the plate is to be “dangerously disciplined,” and entering play Thursday night, 70 percent of his at-bats had resulted in either a strikeout, a walk or a home run.

Padres Manager Andy Green did not rule out the possibility of Blash winning the team’s starting Left Fielder job heading into the season when asked about it yesterday.

AUDIO: Tony Gwynn Jr. On Growing Up In The Padres Clubhouse
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Padres retired numbers moving, but not retiring – Friar Wire
The physical retired numbers have been removed from the roof of the Batter’s Eye and will soon be taken off site to be restored. Following their restoration, the numbers will be placed on display at spots throughout Home Plate Plaza on the court adjacent to the water wall.

NIT travel a logistical challenge for SDSU – San Diego Union-Tribune
After Monday’s game, the San Diego State Aztecs basketball team will either be staying home for their next game or immediately jumping on a plane to the east coast to prepare for a road game. Either way, SDSU will eventually have to travel further than they’re used to if they’re to continue on in the NIT.

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