Padres Rumors & News

  • San Diego Padres overcome Hanley Ramirez’s heroics, beat Los Angeles Dodgers in 12 innings

    L.A. Daily News "Hanley Ramirez was in a familiar position in the sixth inning Friday. The look on his face said he was hurt, but none of the 30,818 spectators at Petco Park could be sure what happened, or how. It seemed Ramirez was not quite healthy enough to play and not quite hurt enough to come out of the..." August 30

  • Hoffman induction is the first step in reviving Padres Hall of Fame

    Fox Sports West "And now, a warm welcome for the return of an old friend: The Padres Hall of Fame. Dormant for the past five years, they're dusting the place off, uncapping the furniture polish and airing it out. And not a moment too soon. When Trevor Hoffman is inducted into the Padres' Hall of Fame before..." August 28

  • Rivera delivers walk-off single in 10th

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In a few days, August will turn to September, the Padres will reinforce their pitching staff, and Odrisamer Despaigne will remain an enigma. The simplest explanation: Most teams have yet to see the Cuban defector, live and in person. The lingering, more complex question: When will we know..." August 28

  • Almonte, Padres back streaking Ross

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As hot hands go, Abraham Almonte is making quite a push to procure a good portion of the at-bats available in the increasingly crowded outfield in San Diego. Tyson Ross’ right hand, of course, is as hot as ever. The 25-year-old Almonte homered and reached based three times times to support..." August 27

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Jedd Gyorko's hamstring feels a bit better today but still sore. Could be available to PH again. Med staff doesn't think it's a DL situation

  • Gregorius' 3-run homer lifts Diamondbacks past Padres

    Arizona Republic "A meeting against his hometown team seemed the perfect backdrop for LHP Vidal Nuño to lasso his first win with the Diamondbacks, but the end of his outing fizzled and it took a three-run homer from SS Didi Gregorius in the eighth to seal a win for the Diamondbacks over the Padres Saturday in front..." August 24

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Jedd Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring Thursday in LA. Played through it Friday but team decided to give it a rest today. He's day-to-day.

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Roster move official: Padres activate Andrew Cashner, option Frank Garces to Double-A San Antonio.

  • Collmenter carries D-Backs past Padres

    Arizona Republic "After limping through a 2-8 road trip that was littered with one-run decisions and walkoff losses, a return home certainly seemed to suit the Diamondbacks, who snapped a six-game losing streak Friday with a win over the San Diego Padres in front of 24,835 at Chase Field. RHP Josh Collmenter..." August 23

  • Benoit to avoid disabled list

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Although he has not pitched in more than a week, Padres closer Joaquin Benoit looks as if he will avoid the disabled list. The right-hander, who has been dealing with soreness in his throwing shoulder, could return to game action as soon as Friday, when the Padres open a series at Arizona. If..." August 22

  • Clayton Kershaw’s gem, Justin Turner’s home run lift Los Angeles Dodgers over San Diego Padres

    L.A. Daily News "Vin Scully and Dick Enberg were in opposite broadcast booths Thursday, so the Dodgers and San Diego Padres could have ended their game any way they chose and two men with 165 years of combined life experience had probably seen it before. Over the decades, the near no-hitters tend to fade to..." August 22

  • Padres seize opportunities to top Dodgers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres stumbled into their own undoing in the series opener at Dodger Stadium, wasting 14 hits on their way to defeat. In the field and on the basepaths, they played less than crisply, a bad combination on a night their pitching also faltered. Wednesday was different. Again, the Padres took..." August 21

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    #Padres haven't ruled out a DL stint for Benoit (he of the cranky right shoulder). Could push decision a few more days. For now, #Quack.

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    San Diego Padres @Padres

    Manager Buddy Black announces Andrew Cashner will return this weekend and start Saturday in Arizona vs. Dbacks

  • Demoting Hahn was Padres' best move

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The only capacity in which Jesse Hahn has ever taken the mound for the Padres is as a starting pitcher. He still managed to get the save on Tuesday. This wasn't Hahn hurling ninth-inning breaking balls to save the Padres, though. This was very much the Padres saving him. Before San Diego..." August 20

  • Dodgers rally past Padres, 8-6

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were trailing, 3-2, until they scored three runs in the fourth inning to move in front, 5-3. Matt Kemp, who led off the inning with a double, scored on a double by Justin Turner. Carl Crawford, who reached base on a walk, scored on a sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis. Turner..." August 20

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    #Padres roster move: Team says LHP Frank Garces is up from SA, Jesse Hahn back to SA. Guess this starts the tapering of his innings.

  • Jedd Gyorko is now the Padres all-time HR leader at 2B ... with 31

    CBSSports.com "Every once in a while, I come across a stat that truly blows by mind. This is one of those stats: Jedd Gyorko, who made his MLB debut last season and has 31 homers in 199 career games, is now the Padres franchise leader in home runs by a second baseman. The Padres have been around since 1969...." August 18

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    #Padres RHP Joaquin Benoit down with "cranky" shoulder today. Team off Monday. Expected to be fine Tuesday.

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    #Padres 1B Yonder Alonso will not play again this season. Damaged forearm tendon. Will likely get second opinion but surgery is possible.

  • Gyorko brings thunder in Padres rain-soaked win over Cardinals

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As the rain began to fall Saturday night, Jedd Gyorko found himself in a familiar position as he walked to the plate in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium: The bases were loaded and he was all alone in the batter’s box for the seventh time in a little over a week. Déjà vu? Not exactly. This..." August 17

  • Wieland sharp in El Paso debut

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Joe Wieland was sharp in his first start with the Chihuahuas, throwing six innings of two-run ball. Wieland allowed four hits and no walks, striking out five. He threw 46 of 68 pitches for strikes. Cody Decker (.260) went 2-for-3 with his 21st home run of the season. Jonathan Galvez (.282) went..." August 16

  • Padres prospect Max Fried needs Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Padres prospect Max Fried, who was shut down in spring training with a forearm injury and has made just five starts all season in the minors, is now scheduled to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery next week. Fried was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of high school and ranked among..." August 16

  • Staked to early lead, Lynn rolls to 4-2 win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals cashed in on San Diego starter Tyson Ross' early wildness to score two quick runs and then used another effective outing from Lance Lynn in a 4-2 win over the Padres on Friday night at Busch Stadiuim. Ross walked the first three Cardinals he faced before giving up an RBI single to..." August 16

  • Cardinals tag a loss on Padres

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ Mike Matheny has the worst record for challenges by a manager this season, losing 15 of 20 official appeals. But he won a challenge he didn’t even make Thursday night as the Cardinals held on to beat the San Diego Padres, 4-3, before a sellout house of 45,126 at Busch..." August 15

  • Padres Sweep Rockies In Slugfest

    Gaslamp Ball "The Padres sure seem unstoppable right now. The offense is clicking, making up for the (very minor) shortcomings of pitching, and the defense has hung so many stars lately that you could make an accurate model of the Milky Way. Tonight's highlight is certainly Rymer Liriano's towering home run..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Padres score fourth consecutive win with 4-1 decision over Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A distinct flavor has permeated the Padres’ clubhouse in recent days. It can be heard among teammates bonded by the universal language of baseball. It can be seen among baseball players with a shared flair for the game. Tuesday, it was visible at nearly every quadrant of the Petco Park field...." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    Everth Cabrera left with a left hamstring cramp. Same hammy that sent him to DL last month.

  • Padres, Stults bests Liriano, Pirates in win

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Early in his career, Eric Stults couldn’t help looking over his shoulder when life on the mound got rocky. The wisdom that comes with his many years in this game has allowed the 34-year-old left-hander to leave that practice in the past even in the most difficult of times in this trying..." August 10

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    McClendon confirms that Erasmo Ramirez will start tomorrow vs. White Sox. He'll likely make one start then go back down.

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Maybin is eligible to play in 5 Minor League games before return date (8/20). He will go to AZ this week to workout. Likely to play in EP.

  • Andrew Cashner makes first minor league rehab start

    Hardball Talk "According to Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego, Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner began a minor league rehab assignment last night with High-A Lake Elsinore and tossed two scoreless innings. Cashner, out since June 23 with right shoulder soreness, allowed one hit and no walks while striking out..." August 09

  • Worley, Padres bullpen shackle Padres

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The lack of two offensive mainstays, one the reigning Most Valuable Player, generally does not coincide with a third consecutive victory that lifts a team further above .500 than it has been all season. With continued strong pitching, the Pirates made it work. Vance Worley did the honors Friday..." August 09

  • Amarista, Smith save Padres' win over Twins

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As a rule, Bud Black doesn’t doubt his players. Yet off the bat, the Padres’ upbeat skipper wasn’t sure what sort of chance Alexi Amarista would have at catching Eduardo Escobar’s two-strike drive with the winning run standing on second base in the last of the ninth inning Wednesday..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Padres hire A.J. Preller as GM.

  • Vargas’ first career homer powers Twins over Padres

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kennys Vargas took early batting practice with his teammates Tuesday, then headed out to the outfield to take his turn catching fly balls. One problem, though. He wasn’t wearing a glove. “We’re going to already have a talk,” Gardenhire said with a laugh. “He’s carrying a bat out there in the..." August 06

  • A.J. Preller accepts five-year deal to become Padres GM

    CBSSports.com "Rangers executive A.J. Preller has accepted a five-year deal to become general manager of the Padres, sources said. The parties are still finalizing things, but there is an agreement. Preller got the nod over Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler. Preller's specialty is international scouting,..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

  • Report: Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler considered favorite for GM job with Padres

    Hardball Talk "After a lengthy search, the Padres are reportedly closing in on their choice for Josh Byrnes’ replacement as general manager. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Padres “appear to be focusing most closely” on Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler, who now looks like the “probable..." August 05

  • Padres sweep Braves

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A week of change for the Padres – change in personnel, change in attitude, at least a temporary change in fortunes at the plate and in the win column – came to an end Sunday. One thing they definitely do not want to change, though. That Sunday thing at Petco Park. For the third time this..." August 04

  • Venable delivers walk-off hit in 12th over Braves

    San Diego Union-Tribune "On a windy Saturday night, there was no repeat of what had transpired less than 24 hours earlier at Petco Park. There was no blowout of the Braves, no 20-hit laugher for the Padres. Instead, a contest dictated by pitching droned on past the four-hour mark. At last, in the bottom of the 12th, the..." August 03

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    U-T Padres @UTPadres

    Joe Wieland is scheduled to throw about 60 pitches in a rehab start for Double-A San Antonio on Sunday.

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Andrew Cashner throwing a side session at Petco right now. Will throw another in Minnesota. Then rehab start for Lake Elsinore on Friday.

  • Padres loudly support Stults with 20 hits against Braves

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A meeting of struggling pitchers was called Friday night. A pair of beleaguered left-handers shared a lonely mound of dirt at Petco Park, supposedly baseball’s most forgiving venue. The stakes supplied the difference: one southpaw throwing to keep his team in a playoff race, the other throwing to..." August 02

  • Resolved after his rest, Miller leads Cards to victory over Padres

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Cardinals moved Shelby Miller to the bullpen around the All-Star break and told the young starter that he needed a breather from the rotation, a chance to rest, Miller remained active by popping in and out of manger Mike Matheny’s office. Having been removed from the rotation before,..." August 01

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Confirmed: #Mariners gave up OF Abraham Almonte and RHP Stephen Kohlscheen in exchange for Padres' Chris Denorfia.