The big news from spring training is the reassignment of prospect Chase Headley to minor-league camp, meaning he will start the season with the Beavers when they open April 3 at PGE Park.

The parent San Diego Padres say Headley, 23, needs more playing time in left field as he makes the transition from third base. He mostly needs to work on his throwing.

Headley expressed disappointment at not making the big league team, saying he thinks he's ready to play every day in the majors. The Padres indicated that he could be called up early in the season.

'He'll come to us and get game action and see where it goes,' Bevo manager Randy Ready says. 'No question, with his bat, if he gets off to a good start, he may not be with us long.'

Headley hit four homers with 14 RBIs in spring training. His reassignment probably means former Beaver Paul McAnulty, who is out of minor-league options, will make the Padres.

• The Padres also reassigned Jared Wells, who should be Portland's closer this season. They also cut Robert Fick and Jeff DaVanon, who could have been Bevos.

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