• Black said Thursday that infielder Ronny Cedeno is "getting better, but still a little fuzzy," after being hit in the helmet with a pitch on Monday. The veteran hasn't played since.
• Named the 2013 Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year earlier this week, Triple-A Tucson general manager Mike Feder threw out the first pitch at the Padres game on Thursday at Petco Park. Feder is ending his 30-year career as a Minor League GM after this year, as the Padres' Triple-A affiliate will be located in El Paso in 2014.
Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.