Padres Rumors & News

  • Jered Weaver Announces Retirement

    MLB.com "Jered Weaver today announced that he has retired from Major League Baseball following a playing career that spanned 12 seasons. "I've decided to step away from baseball. While I've been working hard to get back on the mound, my body just will not allow me to compete like I want to," said..." August 16

  • Padres extend the contract of manager Andy Green through 2021 season

    CBS Sports "The Padres on Sunday morning announced that they have extended the contract of manager Andy Green. "Throughout the past two seasons, Andy has consistently proven to us his leadership abilities and strong character," said general manager A.J. Preller in a statement. "Andy's knowledge of the..." August 13

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • Carter Capps returns to MLB with a slightly different delivery and much less velocity

    CBS Sports "For the first time since 2015, right-hander Carter Capps pitched in a big-league game on Monday night. Capps missed the entire 2016 season and the start of the 2017 season following Tommy John surgery. He pitched for the Marlins from 2014-15, then was traded to the Padres at least year's trade..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Padres elect to hang on to Hand, Chacin

    MLB.com "All along, the Padres maintained they wouldn't budge from their high asking price for Brad Hand. Evidently, it was never met. The non-waiver Trade Deadline has passed, and Hand, one of the most sought-after relievers on the market, is still a Padre. Hand, whose ERA has dipped to an even 2.00..." August 01

  • Padres prospect Anderson Espinoza has torn UCL, will undergo Tommy John surgery

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Anderson Espinoza, the Padres’ No. 1 prospect entering the year, has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and will undergo Tommy John surgery next week. The procedure likely will sideline the 19-year-old right-hander through the end of next season. Espinoza never made his 2017 debut. Forearm..." July 29

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Padres reportedly latest team in on Sonny Gray sweepstakes

    Sportsnaut "The MLB trade deadline makes for some strange bedfellows. How else could we possibly explain the San Diego Padres’ reported interest in Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray? According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Padres have joined seemingly half of Major League Baseball to show interest in..." July 28

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Royals acquire three pitchers from Padres in exchange for Matt Strahm and Travis Wood

    Kansas City Star "One week before the trade deadline, the Royals executed a deal to reinforce their pitching staff, acquiring starting pitcher Trevor Cahill, reliever Brandon Maurer and left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter from the San Diego Padres in exchange for left-handed pitchers Travis Wood and Matt Strahm and..." July 24

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Padres seeking Ken Giles-type return for All-Star Hand

    CBS Sports "Following Friday's loss to the Giants (SF 5, SD 4), the Padres are now 38-51 with an MLB worst minus-129 run differential. Only the Phillies (29-59) and Giants (35-56) have worse records this season. This isn't surprising, of course. The Padres are in the middle of a massive rebuild, and we all..." July 15

  • 15 teams have expressed interest in Padres' Hand

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Early last June, the Padres made the opening move of the 2016 trade season, shipping James Shields to the White Sox in a pre-draft exchange. It wound up being the first of six deals before the non-waiver deadline, each transaction going toward what has become a massive rebuilding project. More..." July 15

  • Padres asked Dodgers for Verdugo in Hand trade discussions

    Fanrag Sports "The San Diego Padres asked for big Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Alex Verdugo in talks regarding fine lefty reliever Brad Hand, sources tell FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman and Robert Murray. This goes along with the Padres’ earlier request for top infield prospect Gleyber Torres from the Yankees,..." July 14

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Yankees May Have Interest In Brad Hand

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres’ David Post, who’s a special assistant to general manager A.J. Preller, has been following the Yankees’ Triple-A team in Scranton Wilkes/Barre, reports George A. King III of the New York Post. There’s a sense in the industry that Post is doing so because the Yankees are interested in..." July 09

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Dave Roberts Suspended 1 Game for Role in Altercation with Padres' Andy Green

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts earned a one-game suspension for the altercation with the San Diego Padres Friday, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. After a discussion with the umpires, Roberts pushed Padres manager Andy Green, leading to a clearing of the benches for both squads. Both..." July 02

  • Roberts says he blew up at Green after 'pointed' comments toward Wood

    MLB.com "Benches cleared and tempers flared during Friday night's 10-4 Dodgers victory at Petco Park, in which Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts went after Padres skipper Andy Green during a meeting with umpires before the second inning. The issue arose in the bottom of the first when Dodgers starter..." July 01

  • Manager scuffle breaks out between Dodgers' Dave Roberts, Padres' Andy Green

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers and Padres are opening a three-game series at Petco Park on Friday night (GameTracker), and it looks like these two teams could be in for a very interesting weekend. In the bottom of the first, Dodgers left Alex Wood had some words with Padres left fielder Jose Pirela, who was..." July 01

  • Padres reportedly asked Yankees about top prospect Gleyber Torres

    CBS Sports "Baseball's trade deadline is about a month away, and that means it's time for the rumor mill to get to work. While trade-season speculation can sometimes inform us about what teams intend to do, often it serves as little more than entertainment. To wit, consider what Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports..." June 29

  • Alex Dickerson to miss 2017 season after undergoing back surgery

    Hardball Talk "Padres’ outfielder Alex Dickerson won’t see PETCO Park anytime soon — at least, not as its starting left fielder. The 27-year-old was diagnosed with a bulging disc in his lower back prior to the start of the 2017 season, and hasn’t made any kind of substantial progress in the months since...." June 24

  • Padres CEO on Anthony Rizzo not getting suspended for hard slide: 'Pure BS'

    CBS Sports "ou are by now of course familiar with the Anthony Rizzo-Austin Hedges controversy. During Monday night's Padres-Cubs game at Wrigley (CHC 3, SD 2), Rizzo slid hard into Padres catcher Hedges during a play at the plate. Hedges held onto the ball, and Rizzo was called out. However, subsequent..." June 22

  • Padres manager explains why retaliation against Anthony Rizzo would have been ‘asinine’

    Fox Sports "Anthony Rizzo did more damage against the Padres in the Cubs’ 4-0 win on Tuesday. One night after his home-plate collision – which was deemed illegal by Major League Baseball – Rizzo homered to lead off the bottom of the first inning. Some wondered whether the Padres would plunk Rizzo in..." June 21

  • Yangervis Solarte Headed For DL Due To Strained Oblique

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced to reporters prior to tonight’s game that infielder Yangervis Solarte was scratched from the lineup due to a strained left oblique muscle (Twitter links via Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune). He’ll be placed on the 10-day disabled list due to the injury, which he..." June 21

  • MLB tells Cubs, Padres that Anthony Rizzo collision violated rule

    Fox Sports "Padres manager Andy Green was correct to question the legality of Anthony Rizzo’s collision with catcher Austin Hedges in Monday night’s game between the Padres and Cubs. Major League Baseball, according to sources, informed both clubs Tuesday that Rizzo was in violation of Rule 7.13, which the..." June 20

  • Padres manager accuses Rizzo of 'cheap shot,' and Padres Radio Twitter refuses to stay classy, San Diego

    CSN Chicago "What at the time was a game-saving play ended up being mighty costly for the San Diego Padres on Monday night at Wrigley Field — and manager Andy Green was none too pleased. Green voiced his displeasure postgame with what he called a "cheap shot" executed by Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo in..." June 20

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Jake Peavy Plans To Pitch Again, Weighs Midseason Comeback

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Jake Peavy passed on all of the offers he received this winter due to a desire to remain at home with his four sons and spend time with them in the wake of a divorce, but he definitively tells Alex Speier of the Boston Globe that he will again play professional baseball. Whether he..." June 07

  • Ten MLB players not living up to the hype

    Yardbarker "Entering every season, many MLB players are hyped for various reasons. Some are youngsters finally coming up to the show. Others are stars coming off of an injury or a career year. Plenty of MLB players entered 2017 with loads of hype, and more than a few are not living up to it. So, who are..." May 25

  • Padres 'open for business,' shopping Brad Hand

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres recently reaffirmed to clubs that they’re “open for business,” and lefty reliever Brad Hand is the “primary” piece that they have on the table at present, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney (Twitter link). San Diego’s willingness to sell off pieces isn’t exactly a new development,..." May 25

  • 10 best young players in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2017 MLB regular season is nearly two months old and perhaps more than anything else, it’s clear the new crop of talent is among the best we’ve seen in years, if not decades. Young stars line rosters, rookies are the center of attention, and that has created a universal excitement around the..." May 24

  • Padres, MLB issue statements on drone incident at Sunday’s game

    Sportress of Blogitude "Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres have both issued statements to address an incident Sunday that could have proved dangerous when a drone crashed into the stands at Petco Park, nearly hitting fans. The crash occurred during the seventh inning of the Padres’ game against the Arizona..." May 23

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Brewers ride five-run first to victory

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Handed a first-inning gift of five runs by his Milwaukee Brewer teammates Tuesday night, right-hander Jimmy Nelson went to the mound not wanting to mess it up. "It's huge to be given a lead like that," Nelson said after Milwaukee defeated the Padres 6-2 at Petco Park to even..." May 17

  • Padres beat Brewers on Renfroe's homer in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Hunter Renfroe ruined a good story with an even better one Monday night at Petco Park. The Padres' rookie right fielder hit a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning on a full-count fastball off Brewers reliever Oliver Drake to give San Diego a 6-5 victory over..." May 16

  • Padres end skid, beat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The San Diego Padres pounced on another struggling team and powered their way back into the win column. Austin Hedges drove in three runs with homer and a double, Matt Szczur celebrated his return to Chicago with a solo shot on the first pitch of the game and the Padres got past..." May 13

  • Sanchez's walk-off hit lifts White Sox over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- As soon as Yolmer Sanchez saw his single scoot through the infield and into center field, he knew that the six-game losing streak the Chicago White Sox had battled through had finally ended. Tyler Saladino's speed made that a reality. Saladino scored from second base on..." May 13

  • Napoli powers Rangers' comeback vs. Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jonathan Lucroy told Mike Napoli before the game that he was due for a big night. Napoli made good on that prediction. Napoli crushed a three-run homer in the ninth to lift the Texas Rangers to a 5-2 comeback win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night at Globe..." May 12

  • Rangers capitalize on Padres' mistakes in 4-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The scuffling Texas Rangers need all the help they can get. Fortunately for the Rangers, the San Diego Padres were accommodating Wednesday night. Texas took advantage of San Diego miscues to rally for a 4-3 victory. The Rangers had just one RBI, with their..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Padres beat Rangers to halt four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO - San Diego Padres manager Andy Green has known right-hander Trevor Cahill since his days as a coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But Green had never seen Cahill's pitches any sharper than they were Monday night against the Texas Rangers. "That's the stuff of shutout..." May 09

  • Rangers' Griffin shuts out Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Tuesday afternoon's game at Petco Park was more like the Tale of Two Pitchers. Right-hander A.J. Griffin of the Texas Rangers was brilliant. The San Diego County native allowed four hits and a walk in the second complete-game shutout of his career. Griffin needed only 104..." May 09

  • Padres Acquire Matt Szczur

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have acquired outfielder Matt Szczur from the Cubs, per club announcements. Chicago will acquire righty Justin Hancock in exchange for Szczur, who had been designated for assignment. Since the Cubs were able to find some kind of return for the out-of-options Szczur, there must’ve..." May 09

  • Kershaw, Dodgers dominate Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers already had one Padre killer in Clayton Kershaw. Now it seems they have developed a second in first baseman Cody Bellinger. Kershaw allowed one run in 7 1/3 innings Saturday night to win his eighth straight decision against the Padres while Bellinger hit his..." May 07

  • Bellinger powers Dodgers past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Rookie Cody Bellinger is making the Los Angeles Dodgers look smart. Once ticketed for a return to the minors, Bellinger stayed put and he's making hitting home runs look easy. "It's not," he said. "I'm just getting some good pitches to hit and doing the most with it."..." May 06