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• Outfielder Alex Dickerson, who severely sprained his left ankle last week, has returned to San Diego for additional tests. Dickerson, likely ticketed the start the season with Triple-A El Paso, had an MRI this week that revealed the sprain.

Chris Denorfia, who was in the starting lineup Thursday in right field, was a late scratch before the game with a sore right shoulder. Will Venable moved from right to center field and Kyle Blanks was inserted into the lineup in right field.

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• Outfielder Alex Dickerson, who severely sprained his left ankle last week, has returned to San Diego for additional tests. Dickerson, likely ticketed the start the season with Triple-A El Paso, had an MRI this week that revealed the sprain.

Chris Denorfia, who was in the starting lineup Thursday in right field, was a late scratch before the game with a sore right shoulder. Will Venable moved from right to center field and Kyle Blanks was inserted into the lineup in right field.

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

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