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Training Town: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Park: Salt River Fields.

First workouts: Feb. 7/12.

He’s Here: OF Mark Trumbo, RHP Bronson Arroyo, RHP Addison Reed, OF Matt Tuiasosopo.

He’s Outta Here: OF Adam Eaton, LHP Tyler Skaggs, 3B Matt Davidson, RHP Heath Bell, SS Willie Bloomquist, C Wil Nieves.

Going Campin’: After consecutive .500 seasons, the Diamondbacks decided some power was needed to protect star 1B Paul Goldschmidt. So they acquired Trumbo from the Angels in a three-team trade that sent Eaton to the White Sox and Skaggs to the Angels. Trumbo hit 34 home runs last season. After Goldschmidt clocked 36, no other Arizona player had more than 14. Looking to add a front-line starter, GM Kevin Towers signed Arroyo to a $23.5 million, two-year contract as camp opened. One of the biggest stories this spring will be the competition at shortstop, where incumbent Didi Gregorius was superb on defense but faded at the plate last season. Chris Owings, just 22, hit .330 at Triple-A Reno before a late-season call-up. Veteran infielder Cliff Pennington can back up both at SS and 2B. Another issue is whether top pitching prospect Archie Bradley will make the opening day roster. The seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft, the hard-throwing 21-year-old has soared through the farm system. Still, the Diamondbacks may keep him in the minors at least to start the season. A lights-out spring could change that plan.

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San Diego Padres

Manager: Bud Black (eighth season).

2013: 76-86, tied for third place.

Training Town: Peoria, Ariz.

Park: Peoria Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 14/19.

He’s Here: RHP Josh Johnson, RHP Joaquin Benoit, LHP Alex Torres, OF Seth Smith, SS Ryan Jackson, LHP Patrick Schuster.

He’s Outta Here: RHP Luke Gregerson, INF Logan Forsythe, INF-OF Jesus Guzman, OF Mark Kotsay.

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