Heath Bell spent the last five seasons pitching for the Padres before signing with the Marlins in the offseason, and he's returned to the city where his wife and children live for the first time since changing teams. The Marlins' closer spent some time playing catch with his son, Reece, on Friday afternoon before the team took batting practice. "I'm on the Marlins now, and this is my team that I'm playing for, but it's great seeing my kids," Bell said. "I haven't seen them for a long time. There are a bunch of guys I want to say hi to." Bell blew a save Friday night by giving up back-to-back doubles in the ninth, but he got out of a bases-loaded jam to end the frame and send the game into extra innings. Padres: Luebke may be facing elbow surgery
Cory Luebke, currently on the disabled list with a strained elbow, had an MRI exam on Wednesday and could be headed toward surgery on his left elbow. Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said on Friday that Luebke would meet with the team's doctors to get a better idea of what the next step will be. "This one I'm cautious about," Black said. "We want to make sure we're going down the right path." Luebke is 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA and signed a contract extension in March guaranteeing him $12 million and could keep him in San Diego through 2017. Worth noting
Will Venable has hit safely in 19 of his 20 starts this year. Emilio Bonifacio is 13-for-13 in stolen-base attempts to start the season.