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Portland Beavers

The season opens with four games at Fresno, starting Thursday.

• Infielders Manny Alexander and Royce Huffman and catcher Luke Carlin have joined Portland's camp.

• The San Diego Padres are deciding whether to keep outfielder Paul McAnulty or infielder Oscar Robles, after releasing Todd Walker.

McAnulty, a Bevo the past couple years, has been battling a knee injury. 'A lot depends on Mac's health,' General Manager Kevin Towers says. 'We like Mac's bat.' McAnulty hit .353 this spring. 'He's done everything that he can do to open our eyes and show that he's ready to come up and contribute at the major-league level,' Towers says.

• With Scott Strickland's release, the Padres are likely to keep either pitcher Mike Thompson, a Bevo last year, or Kevin Cameron for the bullpen.