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The Padres had a short simulated game Saturday morning to get three pitchers -- Burch Smith, Joe Ross and Juan Oramas -- some extra work. The game also allowed several players like Carlos Quentin, Chris Denorfia and newcomer Castellanos a chance to get extra swings in against live pitching. Yasmani Grandal caught during the game as he continues to inch closer to actual Cactus League games.

The Padres had a short simulated game Saturday morning to get three pitchers -- Burch Smith, Joe Ross and Juan Oramas -- some extra work. The game also allowed several players like Carlos Quentin, Chris Denorfia and newcomer Castellanos a chance to get extra swings in against live pitching. Yasmani Grandal caught during the game as he continues to inch closer to actual Cactus League games.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter.

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