Black says All-Star break benefits everyone
SAN DIEGO -- Catcher Nick Hundley is going to pay his first visit to his baby niece during the All-Star break.
Hundley plans to get away for a little bit, and enjoy some time to rest his body. With all the physical demands that come with playing catcher, it's always good to get a few days to rest.
Manager Bud Black mentioned a couple of players who could use the four-day break to regroup.
"It benefits everybody," said Black, "but I think we have a handful of guys in particular, like all teams do, that it'll be beneficial to have some days of no baseball activity."
With all the injuries the Padres have been forced to endure this season, they haven't been able to give many days off to some of their regulars lately -- including Chase Headley and Carlos Quentin.
The innings had also been piling up for relievers Luke Gregerson and Dale Thayer, so this will give them a chance to get recharged.
Black also mentioned that outfielder Chris Denorfia -- who is always diving and sliding around the field -- will benefit from some time off.