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Padres non-tender Tony Gwynn Jr. and Scott Hairston

Tony Gwynn

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 San Diego Padres’ Tony Gwynn reacts after taking a test swing with his right hand during a injury timeout in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Gwynn went on the disabled list Thursday with a broken bone in his right hand. He suffered the injury while fouling off a pitch in Wednesday’s game against the Cubs. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


As expected, the Padres have decided to non-tender both Tony Gwynn Jr. and Scott Hairston.

San Diego locked up its fourth outfielder for 2011 by signing Chris Denorfia to a one-year, $800,000 deal, making Gwynn and Hairston somewhat superfluous.

In addition to his fantastic, beloved-in-San Diego bloodlines Gwynn has proven to be an elite defensive center fielder, but he’s struggled to hit or stay healthy and the Padres acquired Cameron Maybin to be their starter there for 2011 and beyond.

Hairston’s value is mostly at the plate, but at this point he’s a 30-year-old with a mediocre .737 career OPS and looks like little more than a platoon player despite plenty of power.