Padres Rumors & News

  • Kemp sparks Padres' win vs. Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Since being traded to the San Diego Padres in December 2014, Matt Kemp finds that hitting in his former home ballpark provides a special tonic. Kemp hit a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to lead the Padres to a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Five MLB Players Enter Into Brand Contracts With Fantex

    MLB Trade Rumors "Fantex, Inc. announced today that it has entered into brand contracts with five Major Leaguers: Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, Astros right-hander Collin McHugh, Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey and Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte (as noted on..." April 28

  • Belt helps Giants complete sweep of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants took advantage of a San Diego fielding error to score three runs in the first inning and continued to pound out hits in a 13-9 win over the Padres on Wednesday. With the win, the Giants completed a sweep of the three-game series with the Padres...." April 27

  • Austin Hedges to undergo hamate bone surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    Hardball Talk "Padres catcher Austin Hedges will miss six to eight weeks as he needs surgery to repair the hamate bone in his right hand, MLB.com’s A.J. Cassavell reports. Hedges, 23, was playing with Triple-A El Paso and got off to a great start, hitting .333/.385/.583 with a pair of home runs and nine RBI..." April 27

  • Cueto lifts Giants over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Football coaches often are warned: Don't take points off the board. But when it happened to San Diego Padres manager Andy Green in a baseball game Tuesday night, he had no choice. Johnny Cueto outdueled James Shields in a battle of former Kansas City Royals World..." April 27

  • Casilla's 100th career save helps Giants hold off Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla didn't just record his 100th career save Monday night. As manager Bruce Bochy proclaimed afterward, he "earned" it. Casilla got the Giants out of an eighth-inning jam, then shut the door on the San Diego Padres in the ninth,..." April 26

  • Padres deny man in white was stealing signs

    Sportsnet "It appears the sign-stealing controversy involving the San Diego Padres was a bit overblown. During Sunday’s game against the Padres, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina informed the home plate umpire about a man, who could be seen above the centre field wall, wearing a white polo shirt..." April 25

  • Were the Padres stealing signs in the ninth inning Sunday?

    USA Today "If there’s one thing baseball players hate, it’s when opponents attempt or succeed at stealing their signs. It’s a fairly silly thing, because if they really expected the other team to look the other way out of sheer decorum, they wouldn’t have to do so much to disguise what’s coming. Also, every..." April 25

  • Gyorko helps Cardinals beat Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Appropriately, the last out in St. Louis' 8-5 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park Sunday afternoon was a ground ball to Cardinals second baseman Jedd Gyorko. While Gyorko didn't have a hand in the Cardinals' game-winning rally Sunday, much of the weekend belonged to him..." April 24

  • Hazelbaker, Gyorko flex muscle as Cards beat Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Jeremy Hazelbaker and former Padre Jedd Gyorko hit three-run homers and shortstop Aledmys Diaz had five hits including a two-run double Saturday night as the St. Louis Cardinals pounded the San Diego bullpen for 10 runs over the last three innings in an 11-2 win at Petco Park...." April 24

  • Myers powers Padres past Cards

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Wil Myers said he "felt something click" Friday night. "It's hard to put into words," said the Padres first baseman. "A hitter just feels it, something in my approach." Whatever it was, it worked. Myers homered in his first at-bat, added a sacrifice fly in his second..." April 23

  • Cole carries Pirates past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Pittsburgh Pirates needed a win and someone to throw a lifesaver to their depleted bullpen. They got both thanks to ace Gerrit Cole, who tossed six scoreless innings as the Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres 11-1 Thursday. Cole (1-2) allowed four hits, didn't walk a..." April 22

  • Padres' Tyson Ross: Surgery not required, re-evaluation in two weeks

    CBS Sports " Tyson Ross will not require surgery on his shoulder, but won't be re-evaluated for another two weeks, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Ross has been on the disabled list since April 5 due to shoulder inflammation, but it appears he's avoided the most serious of situations." April 22

  • Pomeranz, Padres shut down Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Drew Pomeranz left a first impression that caused some to do a double-take. Yep, he was that good. Pomeranz stymied Pittsburgh over 6 2/3 innings and the San Diego Padres won for the third time in four games, defeating the Pirates 8-2 on Wednesday night. The..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • After umps' double reversal, Padres pass Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Mark McGwire said it was not the way he wanted to make his managerial debut. Even so, he finished the night with a 1-0 record. The San Diego Padres, down 3-0 and without Andy Green after the rookie manager got thrown out in the third inning of his 14th game, rallied behind..." April 20

  • Padres affiliate hosting HR Derby on a boat

    The Score "The Lake Elsinore Storm will conduct the California/Carolina League All-Star Home Run Derby from a naval vessel. "The Midway Classic" will feature eight players trying to belt as many home runs as they can into the San Diego Bay off the USS Midway on June 20, according to the San Diego Padres'..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • D-backs' 'B-squad' handles Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Coming off 14-inning, 5 1/2-hour loss Saturday night, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale decided to give five of his regulars Sunday afternoon off for the rubber-match of a three-game series against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Hale's gamble paid dividends as the..." April 17

  • Padres prevail in 14 on Upton's homer

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- After the San Diego Padres lost four straight games overall as well as their first four home games at Petco Park, rookie manager Andy Green was looking for anything to give his struggling club a boost. Left fielder Melvin Upton Jr. provided that boost Saturday night. Upton..." April 17

  • Diamondbacks come through in ninth inning to defeat Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Arizona broke a 2-2 tie with an unearned run in the top of the ninth then saw closer Brad Ziegler get a game-ending double play to work out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning to defeat the Padres 3-2 Friday night at Petco Park. The loss was the Padres' fourth..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Morton, Phillies shut out Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Charlie Morton was looking to measure up to the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies' rotation. A reminder from pitching coach Bob McClure helped him do just that. Morton combined with three relievers on a four-hit shutout as the Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 3-0 Tuesday..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • Squeeze bunt helps Padres beat Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The San Diego Padres, scoreless in their first three games of the season, are now finding all kinds of ways to push runs across the plate. Alexi Amarista drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning squeeze bunt and Wil Myers homered as San Diego beat the Philadelphia..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Five homers guide Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After two miserable losses to begin their home season, the Colorado Rockies rebounded Sunday. Behind a much-needed strong start from Chad Bettis and an offense that walloped five solo home runs, Colorado posted a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres. The Rockies began their home..." April 10

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    Dennis Lin @sdutdennislin

    Padres say Yangervis Solarte has a right hamstring strain.

  • Padres put another beating on Rockies 16-3

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- It has been an odd, record-setting week for the San Diego Padres as their offense bouncing from feeble to unstoppable in a matter of days. They pounded the Colorado Rockies 16-3 on Saturday as Matt Kemp hit two homers and tied his career high with six RBIs, and Corey Spangenberg..." April 10

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Sources: During offseason, TEX/SD had talks about a deal built around Norris/Cashner/Profar, but concerns about Cashner's arm scuttled that.

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    Bill Center @PadresCentral

    Opening Day starter Tyson Ross placed on #Padres 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation as LHP Brad Hand activated.

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • The key to a Red Sox-Padres Pablo Sandoval trade could be Melvin Upton

    Over The Monster "There is a slim chance of the Red Sox trading Pablo Sandoval to the Padres. San Diego wanted to sign him before the 2015 season, and they were scouting him and then discussing the possibility of a trade just last week. However, there are some real barriers that could keep a deal from happening,..." April 09

  • Padres end MLB-record shutout streak at 30 innings

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Center fielder Jon Jay drove home Melvin Upton Jr. with a one-out single in the top of the fourth inning to snap the Padres' scoreless streak at 30 innings to open the season. The run cut the Colorado Rockies lead to 2-1 at Coors Field on Friday afternoon before Cory Spangenberg followed with a..." April 09

  • Rockies' Story belts two more HRs in loss

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Colorado's Trevor Story continued his stunning home run rampage at the start of his career Friday. The San Diego Padres, though, also took advantage of the hitters' paradise that is Coors Field and ended their historic scoring drought by pounding the Rockies 13-6. The Padres..." April 08

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    Jeff Sanders @sdutSanders

    Upton back in LF for #Padres today. pic.twitter.com/JpvRw9pfCC

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    James Loney has an opt-out in his deal with the Padres that gives him a chance to pursue MLB deal elsewhere; SD has right of first refusal.

  • Padres, Loney agree to minor league deal

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have agreed to a minor league deal with veteran first baseman James Loney, according to sources. Loney, who will turn 32 next month, was recently released by the Tampa Bay Rays, who opted instead for the first-base platoon of Logan Morrison and Steve Pearce. Loney's deal with the..." April 08

  • Dodgers complete shutout sweep of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Kenta Maeda had a handful of pitches and a stomach full of butterflies when taking the mound for his major league debut Wednesday. "I was a little bit nervous at first, but my teammates scored four runs for me, so that relaxed me a lot," the Japanese pitcher said through an..." April 07

  • Kazmir helps Dodgers shut out Padres again

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers' Scott Kazmir wasn't fazed after Clayton Kershaw set the bar high on opening day. Kazmir, in his first game as a National Leaguer, delivered an encore to Kershaw's stellar performance by allowing an infield single over six innings as the Los Angeles blanked the San..." April 06

  • San Diego is the only MLB team yet to score a run

    Yahoo! Sports "The San Diego Padres look like they might never score another run after two games against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers to start the season. Of course, the Padres are eventually going to get on the board here in 2016, but they go into the series finale with the Dodgers on Wednesday as the only..." April 06

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and MLB.com’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05