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Margot's knee swollen, but injury not serious

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PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres believe center fielder Manuel Margot won't be sidelined for long by his knee injury.

Margot, the club's top prospect, left Sunday's game against Cleveland with left knee soreness after he slipped while exiting the batter's box.

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PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres believe center fielder Manuel Margot won't be sidelined for long by his knee injury.

Margot, the club's top prospect, left Sunday's game against Cleveland with left knee soreness after he slipped while exiting the batter's box.

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"Nothing structurally wrong at all," Padres manager Andy Green said. "He's got a little bit of swelling in there today. We're probably looking at him taking it easy through the off-day."

The Padres have their first off day of the spring on Wednesday. Margot, who is 3-for-14 in the Cactus League, is competing for an outfield spot on the Opening Day roster. More specifically, he's battling for the starting center field job with Travis Jankowski.

Schimpf sidelined
Second baseman Ryan Schimpf was scratched from Monday's game against the White Sox with left-oblique tightness, but he could return Thursday, Green said.

Schimpf, who is competing with Cory Spangenberg for the Padres' starting second base job, first felt the tightness while taking ground balls.

"My expectation, from what I've been told, is he'll be good to go right after the off-day," Green said. "We just didn't want him to push it at that point in time."

Clemens hit hard in B game
Right-hander Paul Clemens started Monday's "B" Game against Seattle -- a contest which featured a handful of regulars for both sides. Over three innings, Clemens allowed four runs on six hits while striking out two.

As has often been the case with Clemens, his curveball looked very sharp at times. But he was too frequently behind in the count to make the pitch as useful as it could have been.

Clemens was roughed up during a shaky three-run second inning. But he settled in for a 1-2-3 third in which he induced three weak grounders.

At the dish, meanwhile, a pair of top prospects impressed. Franchy Cordero (ranked No. 25 in the Padres' system) and Javier Guerra (No. 26) each homered as part of multi-hit games.

Youngsters get their chance
With a so many regulars taking part in the "B" game, the Padres' prospects took center-stage in the latter innings of Monday's win against the White Sox.

Jorge Ona (No. 9), part of the Padres' recent international spending spree, started and went 1-for-3. Fernando Tatis Jr. (No. 8), Hudson Potts (No. 14) and Buddy Reed (No. 30) -- all of whom joined the organization last June -- also appeared.

AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.

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