Padres Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Woman wheeled out of Petco Park after being struck in the head by Hector Sanchez’s bat

    Hardball Talk "In the bottom of the ninth inning facing Rockies reliever Jake McGee, Padres catcher Hector Sanchez swung and missed but lost control of his bat. The bat whipped around into the crowd above the visitors’ dugout, striking a woman in the head. Play was stopped for several minutes while she was..." May 05

  • Desmond's two homers power Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Ian Desmond started making up for lost time Wednesday night at Petco Park. After missing the first 25 games with a fracture in his left hand, Desmond hit two home runs and drove in three runs to lead the Colorado Rockies to an 11-3 rout of San Diego, snapping the Padres'..." May 04

  • Tobacco company says Tony Gwynn knew risks, wants case dismissed

    Chicago Sun-Times "The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company has filed a response to the family of Tony Gwynn, saying Gwynn was warned about the alleged risks of using smokeless tobacco and that such risks are “commonly known,” but Gwynn accepted them anyway. For these and other reasons, the company wants a state court..." May 04

  • Rockies edge Padres in 11 innings

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan wasted little time in making his presence felt with the Colorado Rockies. Two games after being promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque as an emergency addition, Hanigan Thursday afternoon homered then drove home Ian Desmond with a bases-loaded, infield..." May 04

  • Cahill, Padres run past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- San Diego no longer has the Chargers, but that didn't prevent Padres manager Andy Green from telling a football story on Tuesday. Trevor Cahill pitched the Padres past the Colorado Rockies 6-2 in the opener of a three-game series, but it was his trip around the bases on Manuel..." May 03

  • Padres hold private workout with Luis Robert

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As scheduled, the Padres held a private workout with Cuban outfielder Luis Robert at their academy in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Team officials in attendance included international scouting director Chris Kemp, international scouting supervisors Trevor Schumm and Bill McLaughlin, and David..." May 03

  • Eight-run inning propels Padres past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- With his blast heading toward the giant Coke bottle atop the left-field bleachers at AT&T Park on Saturday night, San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers had to watch. "That's my best bullet," the slugger proudly boasted after he crushed a three-run home run to cap an..." April 30

  • Myers, Padres dump Giants in 12th inning

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Wil Myers didn't look to be a likely hero after going 0-for-5. But that sixth at-bat in the 12th inning changed everything. Myers belted his second three-run homer in two days -- this one breaking a tie -- to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-2 comeback win over the San..." April 30

  • Arroyo homer lifts Giants past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants were impressed when Christian Arroyo, in his first major-league at-bat, hit a ground ball to the right side that advanced a baserunner to third. They hadn't seen anything yet. The 21-year-old homered for the second time in three games Friday..." April 29

  • Owings hits two HRs as D-backs dump Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks endured their worst 24 hours of the season. Then they earned an impressive win. A night after they misplaced a two-run lead in the ninth inning and subsequently got the news that pitcher Shelby Miller could be lost for the season, they cruised to a..." April 28

  • Padres' Bethancourt ends hybrid experiment, to pitch full time in minors

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In a phone call with General Manager A.J. Preller on Wednesday, Christian Bethancourt communicated a desire to keep going. The Padres’ attempt at making him into a reliever-catcher-outfielder hybrid had fizzled at the major league level. Now, he will continue his development on the mound with..." April 28

  • Schimpf blast highlights 5-run ninth, lifts Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Ryan Schimpf has had his greatest success at Chase Field and against the Diamondbacks, in that order. Schimpf hit a go-ahead three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning, and Yangervis Solarte capped the five-run inning with a two-run double in the San Diego Padres' 8-5..." April 27

  • Goldschmidt, D-backs overpower Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona manager Torey Lovullo preaches the idea of getting ahead early, playing downhill. The Diamondbacks have created their own avalanche for almost a week now. Paul Goldschmidt homered in the first inning -- the franchise-record fifth game in a row Arizona has homered in the..." April 26

  • Owings' slam helps Diamondbacks edge Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Chris Owings has been productive while hitting all over the lineup this season, and that did not stop when he made his third career start in the No. 3 spot Monday. It was hard to tell Paul Goldschmidt had the day off. Owings' first career grand slam gave Arizona a 6-0 lead..." April 25

  • Padres Outright Christian Bethancourt

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that utility man/reliever Christian Bethancourt has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A El Paso. In a corresponding move, the Friars have recalled infielder Cory Spangenberg from El Paso. The 25-year-old Bethancourt, once a top catching prospect with the..." April 25

  • Marlins manufacture 11th-inning uprising against Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Miami Marlins blasted three home runs, including two by Giancarlo Stanton, and got 14 strikeouts in seven innings from right-handed starter Dan Straily. The San Diego Padres' Austin Hedges countered with his fifth homer in seven games while starting pitcher Jered Weaver was..." April 23

  • Hedges powers Padres past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Even when his catcher opened the season with 24 straight hitless at-bats, San Diego Padres manager Andy Green had faith in 24-year-old Austin Hedges. "Hedges can hit," Green said Friday night after the catcher hit a monumental three-run homer to cap a four-run seventh to beat..." April 22

  • Padres catcher Austin Hedges has unlocked his power with a simple mechanical change

    CBS Sports "In the last few years we've seen several teams tear things down and begin a rebuild, and perhaps no current club is as deeply committed to starting over as the San Diego Padres. They're near the bottom of the league in payroll, and half their money is going to players no longer on the team..." April 22

  • Padres take series from Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Left-hander Clayton Richard and catcher Austin Hedges agreed on a plan Thursday afternoon as their San Diego Padres prepared to face one of the more aggressive lineups in the National League. "I told Austin before the game that I wanted to throw a lot of strikes and get ahead in..." April 21

  • Aybar's blast gives Padres 1-0 victory

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- To say Erick Aybar was in a slump as he approached the plate in the eighth inning of a scoreless tie at Petco Park Wednesday night is an understatement. The veteran Padres shortstop was hitless in his previous 16 at-bats and had looked overmatched in his first two at-bats..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Miller helps D-backs cruise past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Not that they needed it, the Arizona Diamondbacks got an outstanding pitching performance from right-handed starter Shelby Miller on Tuesday night at Petco Park. Miller allowed a run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings as the Diamondbacks coasted to..." April 19

  • Yangervis Solarte exits Padres game after fouling ball off foot

    Fanrag Sports "San Diego Padres second baseman Yangervis Solarte exited Tuesday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after fouling a ball off his foot in the sixth inning. It’s currently unclear whether or not his exit is related to the foul ball. Solarte’s vacancy at second base was filled by Allen..." April 19

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Swanson's walk-off hit caps Braves' 5th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Dansby Swanson was one of the few Atlanta Braves who had failed to feast on San Diego pitching during the homestand that opened Sun Trust Park. Swanson was 1-for-16 in the series, but when he got an opportunity with the game on the line Monday, the former No. 1 overall draft..." April 17

  • Colon masterful as streaking Braves beat Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves, who opened the season with a 2-6 road trip, are definitely enjoying finally getting to play at their new ballpark. Bartolo Colon was masterful for seven innings, with the only hit the 43-year-old gave up a homer, and the Braves improved to 3-0 at SunTrust Park..." April 16

  • Braves beat Padres in debut at new stadium

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Ender Inciarte matched his homer total for all of last season with his third in two games and the Atlanta Braves made the opening of SunTrust Park a winning one Friday night. Inciarte, who had homered twice at Miami on Wednesday, connected for a two-run blast against San Diego..." April 15

  • Phillips powers Braves by Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Brandon Phillips, who grew up outside Atlanta rooting for the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, didn't have to wait long for his first home run at his new team's new home. Phillips, acquired from Cincinnati before spring training, led off the sixth inning with a tiebreaking homer..." April 15

  • Zach Lee to start for Padres on Wednesday

    Rotoworld "Zach Lee is now scheduled to start for the Padres on Wednesday at Coors Field. That was supposed to be Luis Perdomo's turn, but he landed on the disabled list Tuesday with posterior inflammation in his right shoulder. Lee, a former Dodgers prospect, will be making just his second major league..." April 12

  • Senzatela pitches Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Antonio Senzatela made personal history, and the Colorado Rockies set an unusual franchise record Tuesday night in their 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres. In his Coors Field debut and second major league start, Senzatela, 22, threw seven superb innings and recorded his first win..." April 12

  • Padres place Luis Perdomo on DL, recall Jake Esch

    Fanrag Sports "San Diego Padres manager Andy Green announced on Tuesday night that right-handed starter Luis Perdomo will be placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Fellow pitcher Jake Esch will be recalled. Perdomo made his first start of the season on Friday at home against the San Francisco..." April 12

  • Padres rock Freeland, down Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Zach Lee made a spot start for the San Diego Padres and left an indelible impression Wednesday in a 6-0 win over the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies were shut out at Coors Field for the first time since July 21, 2015, as Lee, making his second start in the majors and first appearance..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • Myers hits for cycle as Padres defeat Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The instant San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers made contact in the eighth inning Monday night, he was thinking one thing: triple. He stumbled rounding second but reached third easily to complete the second cycle in franchise history and the first of his career as the Padres..." April 11

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Wil Myers completes second cycle in Padres history

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Seven thousand four hundred and forty-three games came and went before a Padres player hit for the cycle. San Diego had to wait only 215 more for a repeat. In the top of the eighth Monday at Coors Field, Padres first baseman Wil Myers sent a line drive into the gap in left-center, rounded..." April 11

  • Padres handle Giants, Bumgarner

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- In Jhoulys Chacin's first start as a Padre on Opening Day last Tuesday, the right-hander gave up nine runs on eight hits and two walks and didn't make it out of the fourth inning. "I knew I had to pitch better tonight, to beat Bumgarner you can't make mistakes," said Chacin..." April 09