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• When Kip Wells was designated for assignment Friday, Black announced that left-handed pitcher Eric Stults would move back into the starting rotation. What wasn't clear was when Stults would get the ball, and whether he would assume Wells' spot as San Diego's fourth starter.

Black clarified prior to Saturday's game, announcing that Stults would, indeed, take over that fourth spot, and therefore start Monday's series opener with the Cubs. Ross Ohlendorf will pitch Tuesday, and ace Clayton Richard will get the ball on Wednesday.

• Black said Saturday that injured pitcher Anthony Bass is scheduled to throw sometime in the middle of next week. Bass has been on the disabled list retroactive to June 21 with right shoulder inflammation. The 24-year-old was 2-7 with a 4.70 ERA in 16 games this season, 14 starts.

• With his clutch, eighth-inning strikeout of Mets star David Wright Friday night, Padres reliever Luke Gregerson extended his streak of scoreless innings to 12 1/3. Closer Huston Street followed with a four-out save, extending his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings. He last allowed a run on June 17 against Oakland.

• When Kip Wells was designated for assignment Friday, Black announced that left-handed pitcher Eric Stults would move back into the starting rotation. What wasn't clear was when Stults would get the ball, and whether he would assume Wells' spot as San Diego's fourth starter.

Black clarified prior to Saturday's game, announcing that Stults would, indeed, take over that fourth spot, and therefore start Monday's series opener with the Cubs. Ross Ohlendorf will pitch Tuesday, and ace Clayton Richard will get the ball on Wednesday.

• Black said Saturday that injured pitcher Anthony Bass is scheduled to throw sometime in the middle of next week. Bass has been on the disabled list retroactive to June 21 with right shoulder inflammation. The 24-year-old was 2-7 with a 4.70 ERA in 16 games this season, 14 starts.

• With his clutch, eighth-inning strikeout of Mets star David Wright Friday night, Padres reliever Luke Gregerson extended his streak of scoreless innings to 12 1/3. Closer Huston Street followed with a four-out save, extending his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings. He last allowed a run on June 17 against Oakland.