Found February 28, 2013 on Fox Sports:
For a team that endured more than its fair share of injuries to the starting rotation last season, the Padres did well to reach the 76-win mark to avoid finishing in the cellar of the NL West. Even with the hurdle of playing half of their games at cavernous Petco Park, the Padres piled up 651 runs last season - more than the Dodgers, Mets, Marlins and Cubs - while featuring a lineup that was the fifth-youngest in MLB in 2012. With an enviable farm system, the Padres were nearly inactive during the offseason, doing little in the way of acquiring talent via trade or free agency, and leaving the team in position to forge ahead without full complement of reliable big league starters. Reinforcements will be added into the mix throughout the season, as Cory Luebke (Tommy John surgery, May 2012), Andrew Cashner (lacerated thumb tendon, November 2012) and Joe Wieland (Tommy John surgery, late July 2012) are expected back into the fold during the season. Casey Kelly also remains a wild card...
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