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History on Ben Fritz’s side as new Padres bullpen coach

PEORIA, Ariz. —

Ben Fritz knows all the tricks the mind can play, the places it can wander off to, the places it shouldn’t be when engulfed in the isolation of a rehab schedule. He returned from such places following his own career-altering Tommy John surgery.

The trials and pitfalls of his journey has served many a pitcher well during Fritz’s two-year run as the Padres’ rehab coordinator, his mental Rolodex of arms up and down the organization among the biggest assets opening a path for a long-awaited promotion as new pitching guru Larry Rothschild’s bullpen coach.