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Missions set to open season on the road Thursday

Phillip Wellman is set to guide the San Antonio Missions for a second season, starting on the road Thursday night. (SBG San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO - Phillip Wellman is set to guide the San Antonio Missions for a second season, starting on the road Thursday night.

The Missions held their annual media day on Tuesday, and Wellman said he knows a little more of what he has to work with this go-around.

Last year, there was a big learning curve trying to know the Who's Who in the Padres organization.

This year should be much easier in that regard.

The 13-time Texas League champions will open the 2017 campaign on Thursday, April 6 at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark. when they square off with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City Royals AA) for the first of three.

San Antonio kicks off its 24th season at Wolff Stadium on Thursday, April 13 when they take on the Naturals at 7:05 PM. The Missions' opening homestand, which includes another series with the Travs, runs through April 18.

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