MLB.com "When Padres general manager Josh Byrnes discovered earlier this week that outfielder Cameron Maybin had a ruptured left biceps tendon, he had but one thought. "I thought he was done for the season," Byrnes said on Thursday. But after Maybin visited team doctors in San Diego earlier on..." March 07
San Diego Union-Tribune "Cameron Maybin is doubtful for the Padres' season opener on March 30, manager Bud Black said Monday morning. While Black met with the media, Maybin was undergoing an MRI a day after injuring his left shoulder and bicep on a diving catch. "More than likely, it looks as though he won't be..." March 03
Hardball Talk "The Padres’ sleeper status in the NL West has already taken a hit: center fielder Cameron Maybin will miss 2-3 months with a ruptured biceps tendon he suffered making a diving catch in Sunday’s game. The injury comes after Maybin was limited to 14 games last season with wrist and knee injuries...." March 03
Bud Black said Carlos Quentin's spring debut is "right around the corner, in a couple days."
Hardball Talk "Chase Headley was diagnosed Tuesday with a Grade 1 calf strain and will be held out of spring training activities for the next 2-3 weeks. But he doesn’t expect to miss a regular-season game. “If I can get 15 to 20 (at-bats) from both sides, that’s pretty close to what I need,” Headley told Jeff..." February 26
USA Today "Major League Baseball implemented an experimental, controversial rule Monday to protect catchers, prohibiting baserunners from initiating deliberate collisions at home plate in hopes of preventing concussions and injuries. Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association,..." February 25
MLB.com "Third baseman Chase Headley suffered a strained right calf during infield drills Saturday and will likely miss at least two weeks. Headley sustained the injury during a rundown drill as he was about to receive the ball. He was later on crutches in the clubhouse to protect the calf. Headley..." February 23
Chase Headley: "doing run downs today, just strained my right calf a bit... Will know more in next couple days."
San Diego Union-Tribune "There are no bad guys here. Make no mistake, if Chase Headley wanted to be assured of remaining a San Diego Padre for the next several years, he could already have that assurance. His agent works for him, not vice versa. But Headley’s willingness/desire to hit the open market doesn’t say..." February 18
CBSSports.com "Padres third baseman Chase Headley finished fifth in the NL MVP voting in 2012, and now he is about to enter his final season before qualifying for free agency. On Monday, the switch-hitter confirmed he and the team are not having any active talks regarding a long-term contract..." February 17
#Padres 3B Chase Headley says knee is feeling good. Started rehabbing a week after surgery, so got to offseason workouts earlier than usual.
Cameron Maybin says it is not unrealistic to expect 30-40 stolen bases and 80-90 runs scored from him if he is able to stay healthy.
Catcher Chris Robinson has retired. 29-year old appeared in 8 games for the #Padres in 2013.
#Padres sign LHP Tony Sipp and erstwhile C Rob Johnson (now listed as RHP) to minor league deals, also re-sign RHP Josh Geer.
MLB.com "Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise. "He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the..." February 14
ESPN New York "Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel. The vote, tabled a year earlier when the intention became public, quietly took place..." February 14
Sounds like #Padres LHP Alex Torres wont report on time because of VISA issues. Might only be a few days late.
San Diego Union-Tribune "A different group of pitchers reported to the Peoria Sports Complex on Thursday for the start of spring training. In 2013, only Edinson Volquez and Clayton Richard entered the Padres’ camp with probable spots in the rotation. Volquez, the Opening Day starter, finished the season with the..." February 13
Hardball Talk "The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just..." February 12
Fox Sports "You may have noticed that spring training is about to begin, yet baseball still has not banned home-plate collisions. Both the players and owners want to enact such a rule to protect catchers, but the issue -- somewhat like expanded replay -- is more complicated than it appears. As Hall of..." February 12
Fox Sports "Pete Rose, who remains banned from Major League Baseball for betting on games during his years as a player and as a manager, said Monday that his transgression isn’t quite as bad as using performance-enhancing drugs. “They’re both bad. I think in my case, I know I didn’t do anything to alter..." February 11
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have invited 19 non-roster players to spring training. In 2013, Jedd Gyorko parlayed one such invitation into a starting job and, subsequently, a successful rookie season. There are no Gyorkos in this year’s group, but that doesn’t mean it lacks talent. Here are five players who, even..." February 10
Fox Sports "TIME WARNER CABLE AGREES TO LAUNCH FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO AND TIME WARNER CABLE REACH AGREEMENT TO CARRY PADRES GAMES FOX Sports San Diego and Time Warner Cable are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to carry the new regional sports network in time..." February 10
MLB.com "Josh Johnson didn't necessarily need it, but he received some words of encouragement that really resonated with him recently during an offseason workout. While working out near his home in Nevada, Johnson had a brief conversation with UNLV head coach Tim Chambers that stuck with him. "He..." February 09
Source: Andrew Cashner wins arbitration, will make $2.4M in 2014. #Padres
Talked to #Padres Cory Luebke. He will fly to Pensacola on 2/17 and will meet with Dr. Andrews. TJ surgery likely the following day.
MLB.com "Padres left-hander Cory Luebke will miss his second consecutive season after it was determined that he'll likely need a second reconstructive surgery on his left elbow. Luebke, 28, had an MRI on Friday that showed a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. He missed all of last..." February 05
SI.com "Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed his intentions to play baseball, saying to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown that the attempt is “not a gimmick.” McGrady retired from the NBA in August and it has been reported that he can throw a 90 MPH fastball. The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic..." February 05
San Diego Union-Tribune "After missing most of 2012 and all of 2013, Cory Luebke is perhaps further than ever from a return to the mound. The Padres' talented left-hander will need a second reconstructive surgery on his throwing elbow after undergoing an MRI on Friday that showed a tear in the ulner collateral..." February 05
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The dirt road that Texas Rangers scouts and officials navigated to reach the home of coveted prospect Jairo Beras has been altered by progress the past few years. An overpass, part of the major road improvements designed to make a tourist’s two-hour commute from Las Americas International..." February 05
Fansided "When we last checked in with former top prospect Yasmani Grandal, it was widely expected that he would land on the disabled list at the start of the 2014 season. After all, Grandal underwent ACL surgery in August, and the San Diego Padres were expected to take great care with one of their more..." February 02
The #Padres are closing in on a Minor League deal with LHP Tony Sipp, who will receive a big league invite to ST.
Market shaping up for Cuban catching prospect Yenier Bello. Add Padres, Braves, Mets to list of teams to express interest in 28-yr-old.
MLB Daily Dish "The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Logan Forsythe from the San Diego Padres in a multi-player trade, according to a league source. Alex Torres is likely headed to San Diego in the deal, and each team seems set to receive additional prospects. The trade is likely to be announced on Friday,..." January 22
CBSSports.com "By 2015, all 30 MLB ballparks must have either handheld or walk-through metal detectors in place, the league has informed teams. "This procedure, which results from MLB's continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security to standardize security practices across the game, will be in..." January 21
Source: #Padres re-sign Travis Buck to minor league deal.
Kyle Blanks avoids arbitration by agreeing to a $987,500 contract with #padres.
#Padres and Evereth Cabrera agree at $2.45M, avoid arbitration
Hardball Talk "The Padres and right-hander Ian Kennedy have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.1 million contract, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Kennedy, who was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter, earned $4,265,000 last season while posting a 4.91 ERA and 163/73 K/BB ratio..." January 17
#Padres and Chase Headley avoid arbitration. He gets $10.25M for 2014.
ESPN.com "A few months ago, even a few weeks ago, it looked as if the final details of baseball's bold new replay world were going to be dropped into place at the January owners meetings. Uh, not so fast. One slight problem: MLB still hasn't cut a deal with either the players' or umpires' unions. Not..." January 15
CBSSports.com "In each of the last two seasons, we've watched an all-time great walk away from baseball. In 2012 it was Chipper Jones, and last year it was Mariano Rivera. Both players were honored in each road ballpark in their final seasons and received gifts from the other clubs. Commissioner Bud Selig,..." January 14
Hardball Talk "Seth Smith has agreed to a one-year contract with the Padres, avoiding arbitration. San Diego acquired Smith from Oakland six weeks ago in exchange for reliever Luke Gregerson and he figures to see consistent playing time in the Padres’ outfield against right-handed pitching." January 14
New York Post "First-year candidate Greg Maddux is not going to be a unanimous selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, but he could be on target, like one of his perfectly placed fastballs, to wind up with the highest percentage of votes in history. Sure, the Hall of Fame continues to be the Hall..." January 08
Blast from the past. #Padres sign OF Xavier Nady (2000-2005 with SD) to a Minor League deal with an invite to big league camp.
MLB.com "Iconic broadcaster Jerry Coleman, who spent 71 years in the game as a player and later in the broadcast booth, passed away on Sunday. He was 89. Coleman, who won the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting in 2005, was an infielder for the Yankees from 1949-57 and was the only active Major League..." January 06
Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe explains: Chris Denorfia, OF, Padres — While the Red Sox don’t believe they can carry another outfielder, they have expressed some interest in Denorfia, a righthanded bat with a little power who can play center field. The Red Sox might be able to swing a..." January 05