Padres Rumors & News

  • Renfroe carries Padres for second straight game

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Rookie Hunter Renfroe flexed his muscles again as the San Diego Padres edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Wednesday night. "It was impressive," Padres manager Andy Green said. "I think we all know he's got a ton of raw power." The right fielder hit a massive two-run home..." September 29

  • Padres rookie Renfroe drives in all 7 in victory

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Padres rookie slugger Hunter Renfroe was a fresh face to many of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. But not to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "I've known of Hunter (from) being in San Diego," said Roberts, a former Padres coach. "He's got big power." Renfroe..." September 28

  • Surgery possible for Tyson Ross

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A troublesome right shoulder has kept Tyson Ross from pitching for the Padres since opening day, and he might be considered questionable for next season’s opener, too. Ross has received multiple medical opinions and tests on the shoulder in the “last couple weeks, trying to ascertain what the..." September 28

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • San Diego’s Jarred Cosart exits with elbow injury

    Today's Knuckleball "San Diego Padres starter Jarred Cosart’s outing against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday lasted only one inning as the right-hander exited the contest with inflammation in his right elbow. In the brief time he was on the mound, things did not go well for Cosart. The 26-year-old surrendered..." September 25

  • Giants, eliminated from division race, fall to Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Wil Myers' RBI single in the seventh inning lifted the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 4-3 Sunday afternoon. But he's not the story and that's straight from Myers. "The play of the game was that triple by Manuel Margot," Myers said. The Giants were..." September 25

  • Yangervis Solarte Returns to Pinch Hit 1 Week After His Wife Died

    San Diego Union-Tribune "One week after personal tragedy struck, third baseman Yangervis Solarte rejoined the Padres on Saturday. He had come back, he said, to fulfill the wishes of his late wife. Yuliett Pimentel Solarte died of complications related to cancer on Sept. 17. She was 31. “From the beginning of the..." September 25

  • Jackson, Myers lead Padres past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Padres haven't spoiled anything when it comes to the Los Angeles Dodgers. But they are making life miserable for the National League West's other playoff contender -- the San Francisco Giants. Right-hander Edwin Jackson (5-6) held the Giants to two runs over six..." September 24

  • Samardzija, Giants shut down Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Jeff Samardzija was keen from the get-go, and Sergio Romo was good enough on shut-down. The pair helped the San Francisco Giants, who scored twice in the eighth inning, beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night. San Francisco (81-72) kept pace with the New York Mets..." September 23

  • Goldschmidt's two homers lead D-backs over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Paul Goldschmidt smacked two home runs and Zack Greinke continued his dominance over the San Diego Padres as the Arizona Diamondbacks prevailed 3-2 on Wednesday night. Goldschmidt had a solo blast in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth as the Diamondbacks avoided..." September 22

  • Rosales, Padres pass Diamondbacks in NL West

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Padres manager Andy Green says the bottom line with San Diego infielder Adam Rosales is his infectious personality. However, the 33-year-old journeyman also can drive the ball. On Tuesday night at Petco Park, Rosales equaled his career high of four RBIs with a pair of..." September 21

  • Padres Promote Margot, Renfroe, Hedges, Asuaje

    MLB Trade Rumors "With the Triple-A postseason now complete, the Padres announced late Tuesday night that they have promoted top outfield prospects Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot as well as catcher Austin Hedges, second baseman Carlos Asuaje and lefties Buddy Baumann and Jose Torres in a final wave of September..." September 21

  • Myers blast helps Padres slip past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Clayton Richard returned to San Diego in August because the Padres were the only team willing to commit to the left-hander as a starting pitcher. Now the question is becoming can the Padres keep Richard in 2017. Richard improved to 3-2 and lowered his earned run average as..." September 20

  • Padres’ Wil Myers sets Petco Park home run record

    Today's Knuckleball "San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers set a Petco Park record on Monday night when he blasted his 16th home run of the season there, setting a new single-season record for the cavernous grounds. Myers was the toast of the town during MLB All-Star weekend back in July as San Diego’s lone..." September 20

  • Padres’ Derek Norris leaves with finger injury

    Today's Knuckleball "San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris left Saturday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies with a sprained middle finger on his left hand. Norris was 0-for-2 on the night prior to leaving the game. Just two seasons removed from making the first All-Star Game of his career as a member of the..." September 18

  • Rockies ride big inning to sweep of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- There are no guarantees, of course, but when Chad Bettis starts for the Colorado Rockies, they typically end up exchanging high fives and celebrating a victory. It was that way again Sunday when Bettis pitched into the sixth and the Rockies parlayed an early five-run rally with..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Yuliette Solarte, wife of Padres' Yangervis Solarte, dies at 31

    ESPN "The wife of San Diego Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte died Saturday of complications from cancer. Yuliette Solarte died before Saturday's game in Colorado, Padres manager Andy Green confirmed. She was 31. Yangervis Solarte was scratched from Friday's game and flew to Florida to be..." September 18

  • Descalso's two-out single in ninth lifts Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- When pinch hitter Daniel Descalso singled off the wall in center field with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday night, giving the Colorado Rockies an 8-7 win over San Diego, it ended a remarkable Padres streak. They were 50-0 this season when leading after eight innings and had..." September 17

  • MLB: Investigation into hacking remains 'ongoing'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With the announcement this week that the San Diego Padres’ general manager had been suspended and the franchise fined for withholding medical information about traded players from interested teams, Major League Baseball concluded another of its investigations into the conduct of its member clubs...." September 17

  • Padres reportedly will not fire general manager AJ Preller

    Yardbarker "San Diego Padres general manager AJ Preller was suspended for 30 days without pay by the MLB on Thursday, but it appears that he will not face any further punishment from the team. According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, Preller will not be fired or receive additional..." September 17

  • Red Sox ‘extremely disappointed’ following MLB discipline of Padres

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox are not happy with Major League Baseball. On Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that Padres general manager A.J. Preller would be suspended for submitting false medical records to the Red Sox while completing the trade of Drew Pomeranz for top prospect Anderson..." September 17

  • Padres didn't disclose medications taken by Pomeranz, others

    Fox Sports "The Padres knew what they were getting in A.J. Preller. They knew, for lack of a better phrase, that he lived on the edge. They knew, specifically, that baseball had suspended Preller for one month in the late 2000s while he headed the Rangers' international operations. And still, the Pads..." September 16

  • Padres GM A.J. Preller suspended 30 days over the Drew Pomeranz trade

    Hardball Talk "We wrote a few minutes ago about the investigation into Padres GM A.J. Preller and how he allegedly kept two sets of medical records in order to deceive trade partners. Major League Baseball just weighed in on at least one part of that investigation. The league has suspended Preller for 30..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Padres could face discipline after hiding players' medical information from MLB database

    ESPN "In a significant deviation from standard practice within the sport, San Diego Padres officials instructed their organization's athletic trainers to maintain two distinct files of medical information on their players -- one for industry consumption and the other for the team's internal use,..." September 15

  • Padres' ninth-inning rally stuns Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Diego Padres rookie pitcher Jake Smith didn't get the game ball from his first major league win Tuesday night, and he was OK with that. After all, the most important baseball of the night went home as some bleacher fan's souvenir. Smith got his win in the most..." September 14

  • Perdomo, bullpen propel Padres to sweep of Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Clutch hitting. Solid pitching, both from the starters and the bullpen. Flawless defense. It was exactly what the San Francisco Giants, riding a three-game winning streak through the weekend, expected when they returned home Monday to begin a weeklong homestand...." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Clemens, Padres bullpen combine to blank Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Paul Clemens felt so under the weather Monday, it reminded him of the time he pitched a junior college game one day after having his wisdom teeth pulled. He pitched a one-hitter that day for Louisburg (N.C.) College. The right-hander was nearly as good Monday night..." September 13

  • Bethancourt's season over; Ross' return in doubt "Neither Christian Bethancourt nor Tyson Ross made the trip with the Padres to San Francisco this week. The former appears destined to miss the remainder of the season. The latter could very well endure the same fate -- but the Padres aren't yet ready to declare as much. Before Monday's game..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Friedrich dominates former team as Padres jolt Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Left-hander Christian Friedrich went into his 20th start of the season Saturday night with something to prove to two teams. One, he wanted to prove to Colorado that the Rockies had made a mistake when they released him back on Feb. 19. Two, he wanted to prove to the San..." September 11

  • Reynolds' 250th career HR lifts Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Mark Reynolds made the 250th home run of his career a memorable one Sunday afternoon at Petco Park. Reynolds led off the top of the 10th inning by driving a slider from reliever Kevin Quackenbush 370 feet into the second row of seats in left to give the Colorado Rockies a 3-2..." September 11

  • Chatwood pitches, hits Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Tyler Chatwood has always liked pitching on the road and Petco Park. Now the home of the San Diego Padres has become a favorite place to hit. The 26-year-old right-hander beat the Padres with his arm and bat Friday night, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 4-1 victory over..." September 10

  • Richard, Padres dominate Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- After a three-year absence, Clayton Richard returned to the San Diego Padres on Aug. 6. But it is not the exact same Clayton Richard. The 6-foot-5 left-hander, who turns 33 on Monday, has changed his delivery and his approach. And the alterations are paying dividends for..." September 09

  • Hector Olivera found guilty of assault, sentenced to jail

    USA Today "Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was found guilty on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge in a Virginia courtroom and was ordered to serve 10 days in jail on Thursday. Olivera appeared before an Arlington County (Va) General District Court judge, who presided over, issued the..." September 09

  • Price, bats power Red Sox past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Shortly after the Boston Red Sox defeated the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Wednesday night in the rubber match of a three-game series at Petco Park, the big picture came into focus. Wednesday night's win, coupled with Toronto's loss to the Yankees in New York, had moved Boston back..." September 08

  • Rays To Sign Alexei Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays have signed veteran shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who was recently released by the Padres, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). The signing of Ramirez comes less than a week after the news that shortstop Matt Duffy would likely undergo season-ending surgery to..." September 08

  • Red Sox top Padres, gain share of first place

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Clay Buchholz returned to Boston's rotation Tuesday night in San Diego and gave the Red Sox playoff hopes a major boost, holding the Padres to one run in 6 2/3 innings as Boston defeated the Padres 5-1 to move into a tie with Toronto for the American League East lead...." September 07

  • San Diego Padres activate Jon Jay from 60-day disabled list

    Today's Knuckleball "On Tuesday, the San Diego Padres officially activated outfielder Jon Jay from the 60-day disabled list. He was initially placed on the DL back on June 28 with a right forearm fracture. In 290 plate appearances in his first season with the Padres, Jay has hit .296/.345/.407 with two home runs..." September 06

  • Rosales' HR lifts Padres to 2-1 win over Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- From playing behind Drew Pomeranz during his 17 starts with the San Diego Padres this season, Adam Rosales knew two things. "Lay off the curve and the cutter, hope to get a fastball," he said. Rosales did just that with one on and two out in the fourth inning Monday..." September 05

  • Hill, Dodgers have no trouble with Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- For one night, one team's quest for the playoffs overrode one man's pursuit of a no-hitter. Left-hander Rich Hill took a no-hitter into the sixth inning while leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Hill..." September 04

  • Padres not shutting Ross down, for now

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres manager Andy Green acknowledged Saturday that it's becoming less and less likely that Tyson Ross returns from the disabled list this season, but he wouldn't rule out the possibility. In fact, the goal now is for the right-hander to build up to a one-inning major league stint. And, for the..." September 04

  • Puig helps power Dodgers past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Two veteran hitters and a rookie pitcher combined to extend the Los Angeles Dodgers' lead in the National League West on Sunday. Yasiel Puig hit a three-run home run and Yasmani Grandal added a two-run drive to power the Dodgers to a 7-4 victory over the San Diego Padres in..." September 04

  • Rebuilding Padres release Ramirez

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres requested unconditional release waivers on Alexei Ramirez on Sunday, ending a short tenure for the shortstop. Ramirez signed a one-year, $4 million deal in January. The Padres hoped the one-time All-Star would solve their long-running weakness at shortstop, if only for a season. But..." September 04

  • The Padres aren't expected to pick up Alexei Ramirez's club option for next season "Alexei Ramirez didn't expect to be chasing down fly balls in right field this season -- but then again, not much has gone as planned this year for the Padres' veteran shortstop. Playing in his ninth big league season, Ramirez -- who struggled during the first half -- has since fallen victim to..." September 04

  • Padres' Jon Jay: Will begin rehab assignment Saturday

    CBS Sports "Jay (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment Saturday with High-A Lake Elsinore, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports." September 03

  • Braves roll to 8-1 win over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Matt Wisler has looked like a different pitcher since he returned from a three-week exile in the minor leagues. The Atlanta Braves' right-hander was shipped to Triple-A Gwinnett following a four-game stretch that saw him allow 25 runs in 18 1/3 innings. Since his return, he's..." August 31

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31