Padres Rumors & News

  • Cosart has bone spurs removed from elbow "Jarred Cosart underwent successful surgery to clean up his right elbow, and the Padres remain hopeful that the 26-year-old right-hander will be fully recovered by the start of Spring Training. Cosart had a bone spur in his pitching elbow, which forced him to miss the final two starts of the..." October 22

  • Padres GM A.J. Preller’s suspension ends

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A.J. Preller returned Wednesday from an unprecedented suspension, venturing into an altered and uncertain landscape. A month ago, Major League Baseball banned the Padres general manager for 30 days after determining he had withheld medical information in the July trade of left-hander Drew..." October 20

  • Steve Garvey: Donald Trump considered buying San Diego Padres

    USA Today "As Donald Trump battled to keep the USFL viable, the Republican presidential candidate also eyed ownership of a Major League Baseball team. The San Diego Padres were up for sale in 1986 and one of the franchise’s potential suitors was Trump, who apparently wanted to move the team east. “I..." October 19

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • Tyson Ross to undergo surgery to fix thoracic outlet syndrome

    San Diego Union-Tribune "On Tuesday, Tyson Ross sat in the stands at Dodger Stadium and watched Washington Nationals right-hander Joe Ross pitch in the postseason. On Thursday, Tyson Ross will be on the operating table. The hope is, both brothers will take the mound next April. After starting opening day and then..." October 13

  • Padres fire president and CEO Mike Dee

    Hardball Talk "This was unexpected: Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the San Diego Padres have fired team president and CEO Mike Dee. The club did not give a specific reason for his firing and Dee has declined comment. The club’s managing partner, Peter Seidler, issued a statement with..." October 12

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Erik Johnson Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres right-hander Erik Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery today, reports Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune (Twitter link). The 26-year-old was acquired by San Diego alongside Fernando Tatis Jr. in the trade that sent James Shields to the White Sox. He’ll miss the entire 2017 season as..." October 07

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Diamondbacks start fast, finish with 9-5 victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona right-hander Archie Bradley began his career by beating Clayton Kershaw last year. He finished his second season with his most efficient performance. Bradley stuck out a career-high 11 and did not walk a batter, Yasmany Tomas homered and Jean Segura had two hits in the..." October 02

  • D-backs top Padres to win finale

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- If this was right-hander Daniel Hudson's last game with Arizona, it was one to remember. Hudson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning, surviving a replay review on a ball first called a homer, and got the victory when pinch-hitter Phil Gosselin singled in pinch-runner Socrates Brito with..." October 02

  • MLB gave the Red Sox a chance to cancel the Drew Pomeranz trade

    CBS Sports "On July 14, the Red Sox acquired lefty Drew Pomeranz from the Padres at a steep cost of top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. Not long after, it came to light that the Padres under GM A.J. Preller had been maintaining two sets of medical records on their players -- one for outside eyes and..." October 02

  • Padres To Consider Making Christian Bethancourt Hybrid

    Today's Knuckleball "The San Diego Padres have catcher/outfielder Christian Bethancourt on their roster. However, come 2017, he may be taking on a different role with the club, one that takes “super utility” to the next level. Per A.J. Cassavell of, the Padres are considering using Bethancourt as a..." October 02

  • Owings' homer sends Diamondbacks past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Chris Owings may have had the biggest night of his career Friday night. First, the Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop was presented the Luis Gonzalez Award to honor the player who best exemplified the talent and heart of the retired D-backs' great. Then he hit a two-run homer to..." October 01

  • Pederson propels Dodgers past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers swept the San Diego Padres to start the season. They prevented the Padres from returning the favor on their last San Diego visit. Joc Pederson had three RBIs to lift the Dodgers past the Padres 9-4 on Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep...." September 30

  • 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