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Padres outfield prospect to test infield

Padres outfield prospect to test infield

LOS ANGELES -- Padres outfield prospect Daniel Robertson, who hit .300 this past season for Class A Lake Elsinore, is giving the infield a shot during instructional league in Arizona this month.

Randy Smith, the Padres' director of player development, said the organization is looking at Robertson, who was drafted in the 33rd round out of Oregon State in 2008, in the infield to "increase his value by creating versatility."

Robertson, a midseason All-Star with Lake Elsinore, hit .300 this season with six home runs, 61 RBIs, 30 steals and had a .375 on-base percentage. He hit .377 for short-season Eugene in 2008 and .296 for Class A Fort Wayne in 2009.

Robertson would likely begin next season with Double-A San Antonio.

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