Black: 'B-Bombers' impressing in spring games

Black: 'B-Bombers' impressing in spring games

PEORIA, Ariz.-- San Diego manager Bud Black was asked Sunday about the group of younger players who typically enter games in Spring Training after the starters have departed, usually around the fifth or sixth inning.

"The B-Bombers are fun," Black said, smiling.

The B-Bombers -- what Black likes to call the position players in camp without Major League service time who likely don't figure in the team's plans for 2012 -- have been impressive, the manager said.

Outfielder Jaff Decker entered the day tied for the team lead with five hits, including two home runs and a team-high four RBIs. Fellow outfielder Rymer Liriano, regarded as one of the Padres top prospects, made two nice running catches in Saturday's victory over the Indians. He's also 4-for-9 with two RBIs.

First baseman Matt Clark is 4-for-7 with a home run. Also, third baseman Edinson Rincon is 7-for-10 with five doubles. Second baseman Jonathan Galvez is 4-for-9.

"These guys aren't playing enough," Black quipped.