Here's the latest from the Padres as they try to match their surprising 2010 season…
- Heath Bell won't be surprised or upset if he's on the trading block in July, tweets Tom Krasovic of Fanhouse.com. Bell, however, tells Dan Hayes of the North County Times that "if we win we can shut those trade talks up again like we did last year."
- Gregg Zaun wanted to play for a winning team or else he wouldn't have returned for another season, the veteran catcher tells Dan Hayes. Zaun also wanted to work with an experienced pitching staff and "didn't want to strictly mentor a younger catcher." Zaun signed a minor league deal with San Diego last month and if he makes the team, will back up Nick Hundley.
- Bud Black and Luke Gregerson think the Padres' bullpen can withstand the losses of Edward Mujica and Ryan Webb, reports MLB.com's Corey Brock.