Padres Rumors & News

  • Syndergaard not perfect, but masterful as Mets blank Padres

    New York Post "The attention should have been on a pennant race. Or David Wright’s pregame workout presence. But instead, the Mets received their latest kick to the gut with the stunning announcement of bag-’o-bricks brained former closer Jenrry Mejia’s 162-game suspension by Major League Baseball for a second..." July 29

  • Padres like Cubs power prospect Javier Baez; teams have talked

    CBS Sports "The Padres, looking for shortstop, infielders, lefty bats and young controllable pieces while soliciting offers for just about anyone, have talked to the Padres about slugging prospect Javier Baez. There's potential for a match with the Padres, and the sides have had discussions in recent..." July 29

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Tyson Ross #Padres has become #BlueJays top trade target bc of stuff and years of control but #Padres hesitant to move him #TradeDeadline

  • Mets still seeking big bat; Upton, CarGo, Gomez, Parra, Bruce work

    CBS Sports "The Mets have enhanced their inconsistent offense with the additions of Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson but still have their sights clearly on a big bat, with Justin Upton, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez, Gerardo Parra and Jay Bruce among the better targets. The Mets, now only a game out of first..." July 29

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #BlueJays working to trade for a starting pitcher. Ian Kennedy one of the many options they're considering.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Cubs also known to have interest in #Padres outfielder Will Venable.

  • Upton homers as Padres beat Marlins

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Deemed healthy two days earlier, Justin Upton confirmed that status Sunday afternoon, his swift, compact swing redirecting a ball over a wall for the 16th time this season. That second-inning homer in a 3-2 win over the Marlins may have also served as a parting gift for a Petco Park crowd of..." July 27

  • 2d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Cubs have discussed Starlin Castro with #Padres, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. Cubs have inquired on San Diego starting pitchers.

  • 2d
    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Sources: #Padres & #Orioles have discussed deal to send Justin Upton to Bal. Possibly could expand it to include SD starters (Ross/Cashner)

  • Jays, Astros, Dodgers, Rangers among teams looking at Tyson Ross

    CBS Sports "Tyson Ross is an extremely popular man on the trade market, with the Blue Jays, Astros, Dodgers, Rangers and others interested. While Ross is having only a solid season -- 6-8, 3.45 -- he is extremely well regarded, and what's more he has three years to go before free agency. Toronto and Los..." July 27

  • Nationals, Blue Jays looking at Kimbrel; might Astros join the fray?

    CBS Sports "The Nationals and Blue Jays are among the teams showing some interest in Padres star closer Craig Kimbrel, who along with the rest of the San Diego roster, is available. Washington and Toronto are two teams that have been connected to eminently available Jonathan Papelbon, so their potential..." July 27

  • 2d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Another high-priced player #Padres are shopping hard, per sources: 2B Jedd Gyorko. Owed $32M from 2016 to ’19, plus $1M buyout.

  • 3d
    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    Myers felt discomfort after swinging yesterday. He will be examined in Arizona tomorrow instead of joining team on road trip.

  • 3d
    Scott Miller @ScottMillerBbl

    The Padres are ready to sell but will first wait and see how 4 game series with Marlins goes. Last call to turn things around.

  • 3d
    Carter Williams @cwilliamsDN

    Brandon Morrow's night over: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K with another runner his. Fastball 92-95 range. Topped out at 99. #padres

  • Kennedy shows value in Padres win over Marlins

    San Diego Union-Tribune "After Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Marlins, the Padres will try to win the four-game series outright Sunday at Petco Park. Then they'll fly across the country and spend Monday's off-day in New York. A three-game series against the Mets opens Tuesday. Whether Ian Kennedy has made his last..." July 26

  • Mets still have their eyes on some potential big-time acquisitions

    Fox Sports "The Mets are thinking big. Whether they act big remains to be seen. The team, after acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves on Friday, is exploring a number of larger trades, major-league sources say. Here, according to sources, is where the Mets’ various pursuits stand: A..." July 26

  • Trio of homers power Padres' victory over Marlins

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In Game 91, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton both homered in a contest for the first time all season. The end of a much longer drought Friday night served as a painful reminder of best-laid plans gone awry as the Padres head toward the July 31 deadline with ever-diminishing playoff hopes. Lefty Brett..." July 25

  • Mets balk at asking price for Justin Upton, still searching for offense

    CBS Sports "The Mets and Padres are currently at an impasse in talks involving star San Diego outfielder Justin Upton after the Padres asked for at least one high-end prospect back, and possibly two. The Mets walked away after a suggestion that included a big prospect or two and no payment toward Upton's..." July 25

  • Report: Padres ‘really want to move’ Shields and Cashner

    CSN Bay Area "The San Diego Padres had a massive overhaul in the offseason that hasn't quite gone according to plan. While looking up at others in the National League West standings, they may be looking to be sellers, including a trade of a proven ace they brought in as part of that new regime. Padres..." July 25

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Pat Murphy said there's a good chance Justin Upton will be in the lineup tomorrow.

  • Tom Koehler gets 18th win in Marlins’ victory over Padres

    Miami Herald "Quick. Name the Marlins pitcher with the most wins over the past two seasons. It’s not Jose Fernandez. Nor is it Henderson Alvarez. Heck, it’s not even close. If you came up with Tom Koehler — perhaps the most overshadowed member of the rotation — give yourself a pat on the back and an..." July 24

  • Padres option Middlebrooks to Triple-A, recall Almonte

    Fox Sports "The San Diego Padres optioned infielder Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday and recalled outfielder Abraham Almonte. Middlebrooks has struggled with consistency this season, hitting .212 in 83 games with 9 home runs and 29 RBI." July 23

  • Giants come alive, take series from Padres

    CSN Bay Area "They’ve made right field at Petco Park a bit smaller over the years, but it’s still a few feet too large for Matt Kemp. The first-year Padre came up a bit short on two big hits in the seventh inning, allowing the Giants to break away and take a 7-1 win on getaway day at Petco Park. Buster Posey..." July 23

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    JUpton could return from minor oblique strain today, but #Padres might hold him out until tomorrow to be safe. Most likely SD player to go.

  • 7d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Mets showing interest in Will Venable, in addition to Gerardo Parra, among left-handed outfield options. #Cubs like both too.

  • Giants ride Heston, long ball to beat Padres

    CSN Bay Area "Stop us if you’ve read this one before … “The San Diego Padres didn’t have a hit through five innings against the Giants.” This time it was Chris Heston, not Tim Lincecum, who chased history at Petco Park. Heston, who no-hit the Mets last month, didn’t give up a knock until the sixth inning..." July 22

  • Price, Gallardo, Padres trio may shift market, more notes

    CBS Sports "This supposed sellers market could turn neutral or even become a buyers market as we get closer to the July 31 trade deadline, with more teams starting to realize that maybe this isn't their year, after all. The starting pitching market, in particular, which looked quite a bit thin only a week..." July 22

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #BlueJays and #Padres have had recent discussions about San Diego pitchers -- both rotation and bullpen.

  • Which MLB Stadium Has The Cheapest Beer?

    Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22

  • Does the second wild card ruin the trade deadline?

    SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22

  • Astros talk Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross as well as Cole Hamels

    Houston Chronicle "A baseball source said Tuesday the Phillies were taking the Astros seriously amidst a group of three or four teams that are contending for the pitcher, with other clubs are on the periphery as the non-waiver deadline looms July 31. Although the Astros may be able to acquire a half-year rental..." July 22

  • Kemp, Padres extend win streak to five

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Mother Nature washed out Sunday's game at Petco Park, nullifying a one-run lead for the Rockies and a pair of doubles for a red-hot Matt Kemp. Both were wiped from the official scorebooks, the contest postponed until September. But a particular feeling carried over into Monday. Running to first..." July 21

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Brandon Morrow getting set for a sim game here at Petco Park. This would likely be last hurdle for him to clear before MiLB stint. #Padres

  • 9d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Pirates interested in Justin Upton, but they will prioritize an infielder if Jordy Mercer is out for extended period. Holding pattern now.

  • Orioles have 'expressed interest' in Padres' Justin Upton

    The Score "Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette could finally land the impact outfielder he failed to acquire in the offseason. The Orioles have "expressed interest" in making a trade for San Diego Padres outfielder Justin Upton, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Duquette failed to..." July 20

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    no trade for justin upton (not yet anyway), who's out of game. muscle tightened up. precautionary due to weather

  • 10d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Orioles have expressed interest in trading for #Padres OF Justin Upton, sources say. Baltimore wants to add an outfielder. @FOXSports

  • Myers to begin hitting next week

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres outfielder-first baseman Wil Myers is expected to begin swinging a bat next week, interim manager Pat Murphy said Saturday. Myers underwent surgery a month ago in Scottsdale, Ariz., where hand specialist Dr. Donald Sheridan removed a bone spur in Myers' left wrist. Myers flew to Arizona..." July 19

  • Barmes' home run lifts Padres over Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "With Saturday's 5-4 decision over the Rockies, the Padres matched their season high for consecutive victories. It represented both an auspicious sign and an indictment of their boom-or-bust first half. Over their first 90 games, they were far more bust than boom. Glaring inconsistencies on both..." July 19

  • Padres, Astros have talked starters

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres' second half will begin Friday night with James Shields taking the mound against the Rockies. The series opener is the first of 10 consecutive games at Petco Park, 10 games that will either seal the Padres as sellers before the July 31 trade deadline or rekindle their faint hopes of..." July 19

  • 11d
    Annie Heilbrunn @annieheilbrunn

    Wil Myers flew to AZ today to get a final okay to resume baseball activities. If he gets the nod, could begin tomorrow. #padres

  • 11d
    Annie Heilbrunn @annieheilbrunn

    Cory Luebke had surgery today to free up some room around a nerve in his forearm. Will resume throwing in 3-4 weeks.

  • Padres start second half with a bang against Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Matt Kemp's second half opened with a thunderclap. Jedd Gyorko's began with a boom. Seven innings later, Justin Upton replicated a cannon shot. The Padres' trio of home runs buoyed right-hander James Shields in a 4-2 win over the Rockies on Friday. How long the post-break victory resounds will..." July 18

  • MLB Will ‘Heavily Discuss’ 154-Game Schedule When Current CBA Expires

    NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16

  • Justin Upton says he believes Padres can turn around poor season

    ESPN "As speculation mounts that San Diego general manager A.J. Preller is about to trade some big-name talent in response to the team's disappointing play, outfielder Justin Upton said he hopes the Padres can perform well enough coming out of the All-Star break to change Preller's mind. "At this..." July 16

  • 5 impact players who could be traded this month "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16

  • Padres should avoid a fire sale

    San Diego Union-Tribune "What with the Chargers slamming their figurative shoe on the table, making more imagined or unimagined threats than Kim Jong-un and rattling more sabers than Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power, do the good sports fans of San Diego really need a Padres fire sale right now? I’ve lived through fire..." July 15

  • Mike Trout shines as the AL beats the NL 6-3 in the All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred sees expansion in MLB's future

    ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14