NL West Standings
- Orlando Hudson was placed on the 15-day DL with a groin strain.
- According to the San Jose Mercury News, Bruce Bochy made it clear that he wouldn't give Brandon Belt a chance to earn a starting job at Aubrey Huff's expense.
- Zach Duke has returned from the DL, and is set to make his season debut against the Astros.
- An MRI revealed on Friday that Blake Hawksworth has a hip condition, and not a strained groin.
- McCovey Chronicles looked at how the loss of Buster Posey might affect the Giants.
- As noted earlier, the Padres are ready to move Heath Bell, Chad Qualls, and Ryan Ludwick.