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03/08/10 3:20 PM ET

Munter to join Padres' Minors camp

Right-hander to compete for job on loaded Triple-A staff

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres will have a little Major League flavor when Minor League camp opens this week.

Not only will former Padres second baseman Josh Barfield be in camp, but pitcher Scott Munter, who played parts of three seasons with the Giants, will also be there.

The Padres signed Munter to a Minor League contract on Jan. 29. The big right-hander is expected to compete for a job in Triple-A Portland.

Munter, who turned 30 on March 7, pitched with the Giants from 2005-07, posting a 3-2 record with a 4.75 ERA in 84 relief appearances.

His best season came in 2005, when he went 2-0 with a 2.56 ERA in 45 games for San Francisco.

Munter spent all of the 2009 season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 4-6 with a 4.88 ERA in 46 games.

In eight Minor League seasons, Munter has a 16-28 record and a 4.33 ERA.

Munter, who throws a heavy, sinking fastball, won't be guaranteed a spot on the Portland staff, not with the best camp pitching depth in recent memory.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.