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• Danario Alexander, a wide receiver for the Chargers, was at Petco Park before Friday's game. He donned a batting practice jersey with his name on it and took batting practice. He hit two balls into the seats as well. Alexander recently signed his contract tender with the team. In 10 games last fall, he caught 37 passes for 658 yards and seven touchdowns. Alexander, 24, is from Marlin, Texas, and played college football at Missouri. He told Padres manager Bud Black he hit .490 as a senior in high school.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.