Padres Rumors & News

  • Padres avoid sweep, finally beat Phillies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres won easily, 9-4, on Sunday, scoring the kind of victory that once seemed consistently possible. James Shields notched eight strikeouts over seven innings, and the offense smacked 16 hits, including a trio of home runs. As August nears conclusion, it was merely the kind of victory..." August 31

  • Morgan, Sweeney lead Phillies over Padres

    Courier-Post "Adam Morgan pitched six strong innings and drove in the eventual winning run, and Darnell Sweeney homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Philadelphia’s Aaron Altherr snapped his string of extra-base hits to start his career with a..." August 30

  • Report: The Padres pulled Craig Kimbrel back off waivers

    Hardball Talk "It was reported Friday that Padres closer Craig Kimbrel was claimed off revocable waivers by an unidentified team. All indications were that the Padres would keep him and it’s now official. Since the Padres pulled him back off waivers, this makes him ineligible to traded for the remainder of..." August 30

  • Nola, Rupp lead Phillies over Padres

    Courier-Post "Aaron Nola had a little extra motivation to shut down the San Diego Padres. The rookie pitched seven strong innings and Cameron Rupp homered and drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over San Diego 7-1 Friday night. Nola (5-1) allowed one run and two hits, striking out six...." August 29

  • Unknown Team Claims Kimbrel On Revocable Waivers; Trade Unlikely

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres closer Craig Kimbrel has been claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown club, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, a club official tells Rosenthal that the Padres have no intention of trading Kimbrel. Kimbrel is earning $9MM in 2015 as part of a four-year, $42MM contract..." August 29

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Padres’ Kimbrel claimed on waivers by unknown team. Club official says team has no intention of moving him.

  • Nats banged up in 4-2 victory over Padres, win third straight series

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Needing a win to take their third consecutive series — and then hoping beyond hope the Mets would actually lose a ballgame for a change — the Nationals turned to their surprising rookie right-hander and watched as he pitched yet another gem. Joe Ross allowed only one run (unearned) on one hit..." August 28

  • Padres hang on against Nationals

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Justin Upton swatted a pair of home runs. Tyson Ross dominated, then faltered. In the end, or at least at the most critical juncture of Wednesday's game at Nationals Park, a close contest boiled down to the Padres' ability, and inability, to throw strikes. For the second consecutive night,..." August 27

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Good news for the #Padres: Will Myers took BP for the first time today. Two sets of 20 swings in the cage. Said he felt good.

  • Fully healthy, Nats flex their muscles in an 8-3 rout of the Padres

    Washington Post "As the sun began to set on a comfortable Tuesday evening, Denard Span jogged out to his familiar stomping grounds in center field. The Nationals Park crowd applauded loudly for the veteran, playing his first game after missing the previous 40 with a back injury. For the first time all season, the..." August 26

  • Piscotty backs Wacha as Cards salvage series finale in San Diego

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It wasn't a complete game by Michael Wacha, who's never had one. Yet, you could say that it was. Certainly, it was one of the first "must" games the Cardinals have had this season. After the Cardinals had bumbled around in the field for the first couple of days in this series, the San Diego..." August 24

  • Padres blow out Cardinals, win fifth straight

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The continuation of the Padres' winning streak - and of Ian Kennedy's resurgence - hinged on a series of tense encounters in the fifth and seventh innings Saturday. First, the fifth: With one out and runners on the corners, Kennedy fired an 0-2, 92 mph fastball a shade or two outside the strike..." August 23

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    #Padres RHP Brandon Maurer (shoulder) still 4-5 days from throwing but progressing. Hope is to pitch again this season.

  • Solarte, Jankowski help Padres over Cards

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Friday, at Petco Park, against the team with the best record in the majors, the Padres didn't record their first hit until the third inning. With two outs and a 1-0 count, it came off the bat of center fielder Travis Jankowski, a groundball single hurtling up the middle. In the stands, his..." August 22

  • Padres beat Braves bullpen, secure sweep

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tyson Ross and Julio Teheran dueled to a draw over six innings, leaving the closing moments of Wednesday's series finale in the bullpens' hands. The Padres' relief ERA at the time: 3.77. The Braves': 4.32. After Shawn Kelley struck out the side in the top of the seventh, Melvin Upton Jr...." August 20

  • Upton Jr. homers twice in rout of Braves

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tuesday night at Petco Park was supposed to be about the return of a former pitching prospect, and about how the Padres responded. And for a while, it was. In the sixth and seventh innings, it was about Melvin Upton Jr. laying waste to his former team. The Padres' embattled center fielder..." August 19

  • Padres trade Venable to Rangers for prospect and PTBNL

    The Score "The San Diego Padres have traded outfielder Will Venable to the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Marcus Greene Jr. and a player to be named later. A source confirmed to's Corey Brock that the player to be named later is the primary piece of the deal for the Padres. Venable is..." August 19

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Preller confirms that Travis Jankowski will join the team tomorrow. #Padres

  • Again, Padres support Rea in victory

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres may need more than one game to decide if Jedd Gyorko is indeed playable at shortstop. Two starts, though, has been enough to extend Colin Rea’s audition for the 2016 rotation. Backed by Matt Kemp’s sixth homer of the second half and Yonder Alonso's fifth of the season, the..." August 18

  • Padres pitchers Kennedy, Benoit claimed and pulled back

    CBS Sports "Padres pitchers Ian Kennedy and Joaquin Benoit both have been claimed on waivers and subsequently pulled back -- two hits to the remaining trade market for pitchers. Kennedy and Benoit are now ineligible to be traded. Several teams were surely interested in both pitchers, but there had been..." August 18

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    #Padres RHP Brandon Morrow (right shoulder impingement) will have surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Recovery: 3-4 months.

  • Rockies' Chris Rusin tosses shutout against San Diego Padres

    Denver Post "Chris Rusin didn't need a 98 mph heater or a diabolical curveball to tame the San Diego Padres, or the savage beast that is Coors Field. Rather, the Rockies left-hander used a surgical 90 to 92 mph fastball, a confounding changeup and a versatile new delivery to pitch a five-hit, complete-game..." August 17

  • Padres hurt themselves, then Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres stumbled late Saturday at Coors Field, hurting themselves between the white lines and then inflicting more damage in the visiting dugout. Not long afterward, they took advantage of the Rockies' own meltdown. In a sloppy, 7-5 win, San Diego made things interesting by scoring three..." August 16

  • When do you trade a former top prospect?

    SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16

  • Through victory, Matt Kemp makes Padres history

    Gaslamp Ball "It happened. It finally happened. Through all of the ups and downs of the 2015 season so far, and with myself writing recaps for most of those downs, we get to witness one of the biggest ups in San Diego baseball history. God, I love baseball. I love the Padres. Tonight is all we're going to be..." August 15

  • Red Sox head list of Top 10 Minor League systems "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15

  • Matt Kemp hits for first cycle in Padres history

    San Diego Union-Tribune "At first, Matt Kemp thought he had hit his second home run of the game. This was Coors Field, after all. Then, as he moved toward first, he saw that he hadn't gotten quite enough of the ball. Then he watched it glance off the fence in right-center and hop away from Rockies center fielder..." August 15

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Wil Myers took 20 swings with his own bat today off a tee. Took 40 other swings with a short bat. Being cautious, wants to play again in '15

  • Jose Valverde suspended 80 games for PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Veteran reliever and current free agent Jose Valverde has been suspended 80 games by MLB following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Stanozolol. He’s a three-time All-Star who saved 35 games as recently as 2012, but has bounced around a ton since then and hasn’t pitched in the..." August 14

  • Reds take down Padres in series finale

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Nobody was more upset about the Reds squandering a three-run first-inning lead on Wednesday than the man who gave it up: Raisel Iglesias. After the Reds scored three in the top of the first against the Padres at Petco Park, Iglesias needed just three batters to give it right back up, as Matt..." August 13

  • Colin Rea wins major league debut as Padres beat Reds 11-6

    Gaslamp Ball "Colin Rea's much-anticipated major league debut was fun for the whole family, as long as none of your relatives are Reds fans. The San Diego offense exploded for 11 runs in the first three innings and Rea did his part, limiting Cincinnati to three runs in his five innings of work. Rea permitted..." August 12

  • Home teams win all 15 games for first time in MLB history "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12

  • Maurer goes on DL with inflamed shoulder

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In placing Brandon Maurer on the disabled list Tuesday with right shoulder inflammation, the Padres intend to give the young reliever a "two-week breather," General Manager A.J. Preller said. Maurer, in his first full season in the bullpen, has pitched with unprecedented frequency. After..." August 12

  • Upton ties Petco record, Padres end skid

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ian Kennedy couldn't find the strike zone, Pat Murphy felt otherwise and Justin Upton left no doubt. In a matchup of teams well out of contention, the Padres ended their six-game losing streak Monday with a 2-1 victory over the Reds. They won in spite of Kennedy's lack of control, the..." August 11

  • Padres Sign Bud Norris; Designate Dale Thayer, Taylor Lindsey

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have signed righty Bud Norris, according to a team announcement. San Diego also selected the contract of righty Colin Rea and designated reliever Dale Thayer and infielder Taylor Lindsey for assignment to create roster space, according to Scott Miller of Bleacher Nation and’s..." August 11

  • Phillies stay hot in 2nd half with sweep of Padres

    CSN Philly "The Phillies did not play a perfect game Sunday, far from it. A miscommunication led to a botched ball in the outfield. A potential double play went unturned, and Maikel Franco, the often brilliant third baseman, made an error on a ball he should have easily handled. But the Phillies are..." August 10

  • Building block Odubel Herrera sparks another Phillies' win

    CSN Philly "The Phillies hope that a handful of players who were originally signed by the Texas Rangers end up having a positive impact on their rebuild. The Phils picked up five prospects, including the highly rated trio of catcher Jorge Alfaro, pitcher Jake Thompson and outfielder Nick Williams, less..." August 09

  • Padres' Morrow elects to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    The Score "Brandon Morrow's season has come to an unceremonious end. The San Diego Padres hurler has elected to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, the team announced Saturday. Morrow has been battling a shoulder impingement this season, the latest in a string of injuries to his throwing arm." August 09

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Padres transfer OF Wil Myers to 60-day DL.

  • James Shields and Matt Kemp placed on revocable waivers

    MLB Daily Dish "Despite numerous rumors that A.J. Preller was going to rule the deadline and make numerous trades, he kept all of his players, and actually added a bullpen piece. According to Ken Rosenthal, "Preller believes the team can reach the postseason" and seemingly wants to see what they can accomplish..." August 08

  • Cameron Rupp, Phillies use solo HR binge to beat Padres in 12 innings

    CSN Philly "If you turned in before Friday night became Saturday morning and gave up on the action on the West Coast, you missed a pretty interesting ball game. And another win for the suddenly scrappy Phillies. Cameron Rupp lifted the Phils to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres when he clubbed a home..." August 08

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    As expected, James Shields has cleared waivers. Lots of big-contract players clearing waivers.

  • Garza, Davis star as Brewers take down Padres

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Just call him Nostradamus Counsell. Discussing Khris Davis with reporters Wednesday afternoon, Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he thought his leftfielder was "really close" to unleashing the power that originally put him on the club's radar in 2013. "I don't know if I can..." August 07

  • Taylor Jungmann impressive again in Brewers' victory over Padres

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With the Milwaukee Brewers already looking past the Lost Season of 2015— and you can't blame them — an important task in rebuilding the club is deciding which players are keepers. You can bet the Brewers already have put Jimmy Nelson and Taylor Jungmann on that list. One night after Nelson..." August 06

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Good news on #Padres Will Myers. Recent setback was merely an irritation. Hasn't resumed baseball activities yet. #Padres

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    MLB Lineups @mlblineups

    8/5 @Padres lineup vs MIL Amarista SS Solarte 3B Kemp RF J. Upton LF Alonso 1B Gyorko 2B Venable CF Hedges C Kennedy P

  • Brewers snap losing streak in win over Padres

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers struck first today but what could have been a bigger inning was limited to one run by some poor base running decisions. Scooter Gennett led of the third inning with a double and then advanced to third on a ground out by Jonathan Lucroy. With just one out Andrew Cashner--who owns a..." August 05

  • Padres' Upton sits, but DL seems unlikely "Less than an hour remained before first pitch when San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy finally posted his lineup and held the customary pregame session with the media. The delay wasn't a result of chicanery; Murphy was trying to wait as long as possible to know for sure whether or not..." August 05

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Justin Upton is day-to-day with a bruised right thumb.

  • Solarte homers twice as Padres rout Brewers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are a bubbly group these days, all smiles, jokes and vague references to steering a car. Their recent surge ultimately may prove too brief or too late, but they plan to enjoy the ride as long as it lasts. Over the weekend, as they took two of three in Miami, they evoked an imaginary..." August 04