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Mickelson Joins Group Hoping To Buy Padres

Phil Mickelson has joined a group hoping to buy the Padres.

Mickelson, a San Diego native, said Monday that he has rejected previous opportunities to become involved in sports ownership, but the Padres are an appealing option.

"This was a unique opportunity with families that had done this before and know how to do it right and want to get involved in the community," Mickelson said.

Mickelson told the paper he's joined a group headlined by former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley, one of five known parties interested in purchasing a controlling interest in the club.

Via Bob Harig/ESPN.com

Gwynn Joins Group In Bid To Buy Padres

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is joining with movie producer Thomas Tull in an attempt to buy the Padres.

Gwynn said that it's too early to say what his role will be, beyond offering advice and insight, while stressing that he's still the coach at San Diego State.

"I'm throwing my hat in with Thomas. I think he's the right guy," he said.

"I'm the coach at San Diego State and plan on continuing doing that. But I really liked what he had to say. I'm excited. And believe me, it takes a lot to get me excited. He definitely has some ideas about what he wants to do and how he wants to do it. The biggest thing is, he wants to win. He ain't getting this to say he has the club. He wants to win."

Via Associated Press

Orlando Hudson To Sign With White Sox

Orlando Hudson says he will sign with the White Sox.

The Padres released the infielder earlier this week after a slow start to the season at the plate.

Via Peter Gammons/MLB.com (via Twitter)

Houston Developer Pursuing Padres

At least five groups are interested in purchasing the Padres.

Houston developer David S. Wolff, a minority owner of the San Francisco Giants, is the fifth confirmed prospective buyer of the Padres.

Also known to be exploring the purchase of John Moores' controlling interest are hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen, White Sox executive Dennis Gilbert, former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley and Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull.

Via San Diego Union-Tribune

Source: Padres Designate Hudson For Assignment

Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson has been designated for assignment, according to a Major League source.

Hudson has one home run and 11 RBIs this season.

Via ESPN.com

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