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• Outfielder Chris Denorfia, who has been nursing a sore right shoulder, could appear in a game in the next week, Black said Sunday. Denorfia was a late scratch from a game Thursday and hasn't played since.

• Outfielder Cameron Maybin, who suffered a ruptured left biceps tendon on March 2, has played catch in the last week and now will advance to hitting off a tee in the batting cage sometime in the next two days, Black said.

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