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Gonzalez brothers launch baseball camp

Gonzalez brothers launch baseball camp

SAN DIEGO -- A week ago, Adrian and Edgar Gonzalez were reunited when the Padres signed the latter to a Minor League contract.

On Dec. 1-2, the Gonzalez brothers will band together to host the inaugural Gonzalez Brothers Baseball Camp at Otay Ranch High School in Chula Vista, Calif.

A portion of the proceeds from the two-day camp, which is for players 8 to 15, will go to the San Ysidro Little League. The cost is $200, and the camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

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In addition to Adrian and Edgar Gonzalez, their brother David will act as an instructor, as will Fernando Pacheco, formerly of the Cleveland Indians organization.

"It's a way to teach kids the real way to do things," Edgar Gonzalez said. "We're helping kids get better baseball knowledge and helping the community."

The 29-year-old infielder played mostly second base and hit .308 with eight home runs and 53 RBIs last season for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, a Cardinals affiliate.

He has played eight Minor League seasons with the Rays (2000-03), Rangers (2004), Nationals (2005), Marlins (2006) and Cardinals (2007). He's a career .297 hitter.

Adrian Gonzalez is coming off his best season as a professional. In 2007 he hit .282 with 30 home runs and 100 RBIs. The homers and RBIs were career highs for Gonzalez, a former standout at Eastlake High in Chula Vista.

For more information on the camp, call 619-869-5890.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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