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03/02/10 8:02 PM EST
PEORIA, Ariz. -- After two weeks of preparation, of countless fielding drills and bullpen sessions, Padres pitchers will get a chance Thursday to do something they haven't done all spring -- pitch in a game.
The Padres will play their first game of the spring at 12:05 p.m. PT Thursday against the Seattle Mariners at the Peoria Sports Complex in their annual charity game.
San Diego manager Bud Black said that Chris Young and Kevin Correia -- two pitchers who will help comprise the starting rotation -- will each pitch two innings.
The Padres will play the Mariners, their Peoria brethren, the first four days during Cactus League play.
Several regular position players figure to be in the lineup on Thursday, though Black has not announced a lineup for the game.
Mat Latos, Wade LeBlanc and Sean Gallagher -- all candidates for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation -- will throw on Friday against the Mariners in San Diego's first official Cactus League game.
On Saturday, in another game against Seattle, Jon Garland and Tim Stauffer will throw at the Peoria Sports Complex.Finally, on Sunday against Seattle, Clayton Richard and Cesar Carrillo will pitch against the Mariners.
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