By Gary R. Rasberry
It took a while for the San Diego Padres and Nick Thwaits to get down to brass tacks.
But once the ball got rolling, it didn't take long for a deal to be made.
The Padres and the Fort Recovery graduate and standout pitcher agreed to terms over the Independence Day holiday. Thwaits left early this morning for the Padres' complex in Peoria, Arizona, for his physical and his assignment to the minor leagues. [More