• Usually durable Venable may not return this year

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 24, 2013
    Venable has not played since Sunday due to an abdominal injury that Black said has been nagging Venable for a few weeks. Outfielder Will Venable, who has played more games than any other Padres player in 2013, was out of the starting lineup on Monday with an "abdominal situation," manager Bud Black said. Rivera has good rapport with Padres' starters SAN DIEGO Rene Rivera had the chance to catch many of the Padres' pitchers in Spring Training, so he wasn't completely in the dark in terms of handling the staff when he was recalled from Triple-A Tucson on July 7.
    Source: MLB.com

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