Padres Rumors & News

  • Rockies, Alexi Amarista agree to 1-year deal

    Denver Post "Utility player Alexi Amarista officially has a new baseball home. Amarista, 27, signed a one-year deal with the Rockies Tuesday. The deal, which had been pending since Dec. 26, was made official after Amarista passed his physical. He’ll play for a $1.1 million salary in 2017, and is guaranteed..." January 18

  • Jose Canseco claims Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell used steroids, rips Hall of Fame voters in Twitter rant

    New York Daily News "On the eve of the Baseball Hall of Fame announcement, former slugger and self-proclaimed “godfather of steroids” Jose Canseco went off on a Twitter rant, ripping the writers, the voting process and naming players on the ballot as definite juicers. Canseco, author of the 2005 book “Juiced,”..." January 18

  • Padres, Wil Myers agree to six-year extension

    Fanrag Sports "The San Diego Padres and All-Star Wil Myers have agreed to a six-year extension believed to be worth $83 million, sources tell FanRag Sports; FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report a possible deal. The deal also includes an option. This deal the sides are nearly agreed upon will..." January 17

  • Wil Myers inks six-year, $80 million extension with Padres "The Padres already view Wil Myers as the face of the franchise. Now, it appears they intend to keep him as such for the long haul. Myers and the Padres are nearing a long-term contract extension, sources told on Friday. The exact figures remain unclear, but MLB Network insider Ken..." January 14

  • Tyson Ross agrees to deal with Rangers

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "Free agent pitcher Tyson Ross has agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers, according to Jeff “Skin” Wade of 105.3 The Fan. Terms of the deal are not known at this time. Ross, 29, only pitched in one game for San Diego in 2016 before undergoing surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome." January 14

  • Padres, Solarte agree to 2-year deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have announced a two-year deal with infielder Yangervis Solarte. He’ll pick up guaranteed money for the next two seasons while giving the club a pair of options for the 2019 and 2020 campaigns. It’s an unusual contract structure for the 29-year-old, who was eligible for arbitration..." January 14

  • Padres nearing deal with Trevor Cahill

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are closing in on a deal with right-hander Trevor Cahill, sources said Thursday night. The Vista High graduate, primarily a reliever the last two seasons, is expected to compete for a rotation job with his hometown team. Cahill, 28, was effective in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen last..." January 13

  • Padres now carry weight of San Diego's sports expectations — which isn't good

    Sporting News "And then there was one. Unfortunately for San Diego, that one is the Padres. With the Chargers’ relocation to Los Angeles, the Padres stand alone as San Diego’s only major-league sports option. This is just as sad as it sounds, but it also raises a few questions: — Will the city embrace..." January 12

  • Will catchers soon have headsets in their helmets?

    Hardball Talk "Teddy Cahill of Baseball America tells us about a new innovation in the never-ending struggle to speed up games: catcher headsets. Just as quarterbacks never call their own plays anymore and, instead, have them radioed in to them from the sidelines, catchers rarely call their own pitches..." January 12

  • Padres Avoid Arbitration With Carter Capps

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have agreed to a $987.5K salary to avoid arbitration with righty Carter Capps, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). That’s a repeat of Capps’s first-year arb salary, owing to the fact that he missed the entirety of the 2016 season due to Tommy John surgery. Capps, 26,..." January 11

  • Changes might come if five players are voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Sporting News "At this point, it might still happen. As of 190 votes known publicly in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s 2017 election for the Hall of Fame, Ryan Thibodaux had five players in the running in his vote tracker for the necessary 75 percent: Tim Raines with 91.6 percent of the vote;..." January 11

  • Padres GM Preller facing uphill battle to save his job

    Fanrag Sports "The easy question to ask regarding San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller is why they haven’t fired him yet. In their own uniquely different ways on and off the field, Preller’s first two seasons at the helm were disastrous. The club’s current big league roster portends a long 2017 season...." January 10

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred meets with Donald Trump at Trump Tower

    SI "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Tuesday morning, he confirmed to pool reporters in New York. Yankees president Randy Levine was also spotted at the building. “We had a really nice meeting with the President-elect,”..." January 10

  • Nationals' Joe Ross trying to recruit brother Tyson

    Washington Post "Joe Ross’s topsy-turvy 2016 season concluded with a forgettable outing in Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium in early October. The Nationals had a 2-1 series lead, putting them one victory from advancing beyond the divisional round for the first time since the team..." January 09

  • Padres remain interested in Peavy, Fister, Weaver

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have interest in starting pitchers Doug Fister, Jake Peavy and Jered Weaver, with Weaver the least likely of the three, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets. The team’s interest in Peavy and Weaver had already been reported, but their reported interest in Fister is new. Fister fits with..." January 07

  • Nine rising MLB stars who could break out in 2017

    Sporting News "The calendar has finally flipped to 2017, but we all started thinking about the 2017 baseball season long ago. Which teams will surprise? Which teams will disappoint? Which youngsters will, to use overused words, “break out” in 2017? Alex Reyes is almost certainly going to be a star for the..." January 05

  • Could WBC rule open door for more aces? "A long-anticipated World Baseball Classic rule change is official: WBC organizers have created a 10-member "designated pitcher pool," from which national teams may add up to two pitchers following each round of the tournament, a source confirmed to Already, Team USA officials are..." January 05

  • Padres claim RHP Tyrell Jenkins off waivers

    Fanrag Sports "Right-handed pitcher Tyrell Jenkins will be moving on to another team, his third in the last two weeks. The San Diego Padres claimed the right-hander off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. The Reds acquired Jenkins off waivers themselves from the Texas Rangers two days before..." January 03

  • Chris Cannizzaro, 1st Padres All-Star, dies at 78

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Chris Cannizzaro kept a Western Union telegram framed on a wall of his Rancho Penasquitos home. The telegram was from Bowie Kuhn, the commissioner of major league baseball, and it informed the Padres catcher that he had been named to the 1969 National League All-Star team. It read, in part:..." December 31

  • Padres excited about young players

    Fanrag Sports "The San Diego Padres finished in last place in the National League West last season and their prospects for climbing in the standings in 2017 are negligible in a division that includes powerhouses in the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants and a team seemingly on the rise in the Colorado..." December 31

  • In strange market, after Encarnacion, dozen sluggers remain

    Fanrag Sports "If not for the A’s’ surprise late involvement in the Edwin Encarnacion sweepstakes, people close to the situation say the Encarnacion derby might well have dragged into January, meaning the best of a bevy of good-to-excellent sluggers would still be on the market as we hit the new year, with..." December 29

  • If Rob Manfred wants to speed pace of play in MLB games, here's one possible solution

    CBS Sports "As MLB rightfully looks into ways to speed up the pace of play, there's one thing I never see mentioned that I believe specifically is a problem: Excessive player visits to the mound, mostly by the catcher. I started to really think about this during Game 1 of the NLCS, notably during the Cubs'..." December 28

  • Rockies' Alexi Amarista: Signs with Rockies on one-year deal

    CBS Sports "Amarista agreed to a one-year contract with the Rockies on Monday that includes a club option for 2018, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. The 27-year-old was non-tendered by the Padres earlier in December, but he'll remain in the NL West and reunite with his former manager Bud Black." December 26

  • Arenado, Arrieta among top 15 contract extension candidates for 2017

    CBS Sports "The new year is right around the corner, and once the calendar flips over to 2017, baseball will enter extension season. January is when teams start to get serious about signing their arbitration-eligible players, and, inevitably, several of those players wind up signing long-term..." December 22

  • Padres reportedly discussing a pair of veteran pitchers past their prime

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres don't appear set for contention next season, and a duo of past-prime starting pitchers isn't going to change that, but here we are: The Padres are reportedly looking at free agent starting pitchers Jered Weaver (Jon Heyman) and Jake Peavy (San Diego Union-Tribune). Weaver,..." December 22

  • Roughly 20 Teams Interested In Tyson Ross

    MLB Trade Rumors "Although free agent right-hander Tyson Ross threw just 5 1/3 innings last season and is on the mend from October thoracic outlet surgery, the vast majority of major league teams are interested in his services. Roughly 20 clubs are in on Ross, tweets FanRag’s Jon Heyman, who specifically names his..." December 21

  • Padres exploring potential reunion with Jake Peavy

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are exploring a potential reunion with one of the iconic arms in franchise history. Sources said the Padres have had discussions with free agent Jake Peavy, a veteran right-hander who began his career in San Diego and won the 2007 National League Cy Young Award here. Peavy is..." December 20

  • Padres re-sign Clayton Richard to one-year deal

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have re-signed left-hander Clayton Richard to a one-year deal, sources said Tuesday. Financial terms were not immediately known. Richard, 33, had success in a midseason return to San Diego this past summer. After being released by the Cubs in August, he signed three days later with..." December 20

  • Cubs reportedly 'most interested' team in starter Tyson Ross

    CBS Sports "Earlier this winter, the Chicago Cubs declined their $12 million option on Jason Hammel. The move surprised many for a few reasons, not the least of which was the Cubs created the need for another starting pitcher. While most thought the Cubs would turn to the trade market to find their new..." December 18

  • Padres To Sign Jhoulys Chacin

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Jhoulys Chacin and the Padres have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, pending a physical, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets. Chacin is a client of the Legacy Agency. The Padres will likely count on Chacin to eat innings in an otherwise thin and inexperienced rotation that..." December 17

  • Joe Buck eyeing the end of his baseball broadcasting after Fox commitment expires

    Awful Announcing "Fans who don’t think Joe Buck does a good job calling baseball games on Fox and would prefer to see him replaced might get their wish sooner than they realize. During a long Q&A with 590 The Fan’s Tim McKiernan at The Improv Shop in St. Louis Tuesday night, Buck was asked about remarks he made..." December 17

  • Angels pitcher Huston Street: Rookie dress-up is a healthy team-building ritual

    New York Daily News "First off it is literally impossible to answer this question without someone getting offended, but I am going to try and take an objective approach. I am not arguing for bullying because that’s not what this is. I’m not arguing for purposely offensive behavior because that’s not even close to..." December 15

  • Only one MLB owner voted against the new CBA

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that the new collective bargaining agreement was officially ratified on Tuesday night, meaning there's no threat of a work stoppage in baseball for the next five years. An interesting tidbit? The owners vote was 29-1. One team was not in favor of the..." December 14

  • The best trade partners for rebuilding White Sox's top players

    CBS Sports "At the Winter Meetings last week, the White Sox finally took the plunge and decided to become sellers. GM Rick Hahn was given the green light to trade veterans for prospects, so he traded Chris Sale and Adam Eaton in separate deals that landed the ChiSox their Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, and 10 prospects,..." December 14

  • Owners ratify new Collective Bargaining Agreement 29-1

    Hardball Talk "The Associated Press is reporting that baseball owners have ratified the new Collective Bargaining Agreement by a 29-1 vote, conducted over telephone. No official announcement of the vote has been made and no public confirmation of the breakdown of the vote should be expected, but the AP’s..." December 14

  • Padres Claim Zach Lee

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have claimed righty Zach Lee off waivers from the Mariners, Seattle announced. He had recently been designated for assignment. Once considered a top-100 prospect leaguewide, Lee’s star has waned in recent years. He was acquired last year from the Dodgers in the deal that sent..." December 13

  • 2017 Competitive Balance Draft Pick Order

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has set the order of the competitive balance component of the 2017 draft, per’s Jonathan Mayo. That establishes a new overall draft order, though remaining outcomes on players who declined qualifying offers will serve to modify the final slate. As Mayo explains,..." December 13

  • MLB's new anti-hazing policy bans dressing players as women

    CBS Sports "An overlooked aspect of the new collective bargaining agreement was the formation of an anti-hazing and anti-bullying policy. For the most part, nobody knew what that policy entailed. Now, thanks to an Associated Press report on Monday night, we have a better idea: The policy, obtained by..." December 13

  • Padres add Cuban righty Baez "The Padres are adding another power arm to their system, agreeing to a $3 million deal with Cuban right-hander Michel Baez, according to an industry source. The club has not yet confirmed the report. Baez, 20, who stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 230 pounds, played one season in Cuba's Serie..." December 12

  • Tyson Ross could be one of the final pieces for Cubs’ offseason puzzle

    CSN Chicago "Tyson Ross could be one of the final pieces of the offseason puzzle as the Cubs try to defend their World Series title while still planning for the future. The Cubs left this week’s winter meetings in Maryland still involved in the Ross talks, sources said, monitoring an intriguing pitcher they..." December 10

  • Padres Interested In Jose Iglesias, Hanser Alberto

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have asked a variety of teams about potential shortstop options,’s AJ Cassavell tweets. One player who’s on their list is Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, who Detroit GM Al Avila said yesterday was drawing interest. Iglesias, 26, would give the Padres a defense-first option..." December 08

  • MLB smashed revenue record, close to $10 billion in 2016

    Sportsnaut "The 2016 calendar year has been successful for Major League Baseball. In fact, 2016 has already been the most successful financial year MLB has ever seen. “Major League Baseball continues to grow at a phenomenal rate around its business,” Maury Brown of Forbes reported. “As the calendar year..." December 05

  • Pitcher/slugger Shohei Otani weighing MLB move for 2018

    ESPN "Japanese pitcher Shohei Otani says he could move to Major League Baseball after the 2017 season. The 22-year-old right-hander, who has also shown potential as a hitter, signed a $2.37 million contract for next season with the Nippon Ham Fighters on Monday. Otani will not become eligible for..." December 05

  • Under Armour to become MLB’s official uniform provider in 2020

    Hardball Talk "This is interesting. Majestic Athletic has been baseball’s official uniform provider for decades, with its relationship with Major League Baseball dating back to the early 80s when it started providing batting practice jerseys. But that’s going to end after three more season. As CNBC’s Jessica..." December 05

  • Bud Selig elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bud Selig, who evolved from a young, avid fan to founding owner of the Milwaukee Brewers to consensus-building commissioner during a life devoted to baseball, reached the pinnacle of the game Sunday evening. Selig was elected for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., by..." December 04

  • Padres non-tender Tyson Ross, Alexi Amarista

    Mighty 1090 "In a surprising move, the San Diego Padres declined to offer arbitration to Starting Pitcher Tyson Ross today. Ross was the team’s Opening Day starter in 2016 but missed the entire season with injury after that game. Also headed for free agency today after being non-tendered by the Padres is..." December 03

  • Padres non-tender Tyson Ross, making him an intriguing free agent

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres parted ways Friday with two players once thought to be potential cornerstones. One departure came as no surprise. The other rated closer to stunning, even if the door was left open for a return. Several hours after catcher Derek Norris was traded to the Washington Nationals for..." December 03

  • Nationals Acquire Derek Norris

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals have dealt for catcher Derek Norris from the Padres, per a club announcement. Righty Pedro Avila will head to San Diego in return. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Norris, who was once a well-regarded prospect in the D.C. system before being shipped to Oakland in the deal that..." December 02

  • Why the new CBA will keep Japanese phenom Shohei Otani from coming to MLB

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. The new CBA -- which still has to be ratified by both sides -- will introduce some wrinkles to the international free-agent signing system. As it turns out, those..." December 01

  • MLB bans smokeless chewing tobacco for new players in new CBA

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday night, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement-- one that will cover the next five years. One of the most interesting aspects of the new CBA is the decision to ban chewing tobacco. Here are the details,..." December 01