• New Padres president and CEO Mike Dee met with the team for about five minutes before Monday's game. On Tuesday afternoon, the club will hold an introductory press conference for Dee, who left his role as CEO of the Miami Dolphins to join the Padres on July 17.
• Injured outfielder Kyle Blanks did some running on the field, took batting practice and worked on outfield drills before Monday's game, and Black said Blanks might begin a rehab stint with Triple-A Tucson over the weekend. Blanks was placed on the DL with tendinitis in his left Achilles on July 12.
• Center fielder Cameron Maybin was evaluated by team doctors in San Diego on Monday, and there is a chance he will need a second opinion on the strained PCL in his left knee. Maybin was placed on the DL on June 9, and his rehab with Tucson was halted last week because of more knee pain.
• Black on the Pirates' success this season: "They've done a nice job in a lot of areas to put this group together here. Last year, they got closer with a great first half. The second half didn't quite go their way, but there's no doubt that a lot of us in smaller markets are trying to do those things."
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