Padres Rumors & News

  • Juan Nicasio's education continued in Rockies' win over Padres

    Denver Post "The education of Juan Nicasio continued Tuesday night in the Rockies' 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. A quartet of relievers finished the job, with closer LaTroy Hawkins notching his third save with a crisp ninth inning that ended with a 5-4-3 double play. Always blessed with a..." April 16

  • Josh Johnson to see Dr. James Andrews about troublesome elbow "Padres right-hander Josh Johnson will soon visit Dr. James Andrews about his problematic elbow, reports's Corey Brock. The righty has not pitched this season after suffering a forearm/elbow strain in spring training. "I don't know if I would say he's had a setback," said manager Bud..." April 15

  • Padres' offer to Headley was for three years, not close "On the day after the Padres signed key infielder Jedd Gyorko to a $35 million, fve-year extension, it's becoming a little more clear just how far apart they were in talks with Chase Headley, yet another key infielder. According to sources familiar with the talks, the Padres made an offer this..." April 15

  • Wild Brothers helps Padres steal victory

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres invested a great deal in the future of their offense Monday afternoon. Yet even as their immediate needs continue to fall by the wayside – specifically with runners in scoring position – patience and aggressive paid dividends Monday night. Hours after inking Jedd Gyorko to a..." April 15

  • Padres agree to six-year extension with Jedd Gyorko "The San Diego Padres have agreed to a six-year contract extension with second baseman Jedd Gyorko reports Buster Olney of The club will make the announcement official at 1:30 local time in San Diego. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the deal is for $32 million. Gyorko, 25, hit..." April 14

  • Ross, Padres tame Tigers

    San Diego Union-Tribune ""Tall guy, short stride." That was the pre-game description of Tyson Ross' pitching style by manager Bud Black late Sunday morning, and a few hours later, the 6-foot-5 right-hander had a visible pride in that stride as he walked off the mound. In the course of a 5-1 win by the Padres at..." April 14

  • Jeff Francoeur’s teammates in El Paso pulled off a great prank

    Hardball Talk "The Padres signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor league deal at the end of March, a week after he was released by the Indians. Francoeur, 30, had adequate results, posting a .788 OPS in 35 at-bats with the Indians during spring training, but the team just didn’t have room with him in their..." April 13

  • Detroit 6, San Diego 2: Tigers' Justin Verlander a hit in his 1st win of year

    Detroit Free Press "His excellence has been described in many ways in his career with the Tigers, but on Saturday night, a new phrase could be used: Justin Verlander – he’s a hit. Verlander got the first two hits of his nine-year career and, picking up steam as he went along, held San Diego to two runs over..." April 13

  • Cashner dominates, bats break out against Tigers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Location. Andrew Cashner had it Friday night. The ascendant right-hander painted a masterpiece. His fastball was the brush, tailing across a canvas of would-be hitters. Location. For once, following an offensive display of offense, the Padres gained a sense of direction. Runners were put..." April 12

  • Behind Erlin, Padres win to avoid sweep

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ten days passed before Robbie Erlin stepped onto the mound for his first start of the season. The wait was worth it. Faced with the prospect of a sweep to close a disappointing road trip, the 23-year-old left-hander paired six strong innings with a rare timely hit from his offense’s slumbering..." April 10

  • Padres avoid sweep in Cleveland

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Ten days passed before Robbie Erlin stepped onto the mound for his first start of the season. The wait was worth it. Faced with the prospect of a sweep to close a disappointing road trip, the 23-year-old left-hander paired six strong innings with a rare timely hit from his offense’s slumbering..." April 10

  • Zach McAllister twirls a gem as Indians blank Padres, 2-0, in first game of double header

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Zach McAllister provided the perfect remedy for the Indians' starting pitching woes. And with at least 18 innings on the docket for Wednesday, McAllister's timing couldn't be better for the Tribe. The right-hander limited the Padres to five hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the new..." April 10

  • David Murphy, Corey Kluber help Indians defeat Padres, 8-6

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians' rotation returned to quality and David Murphy remained seriously locked in, the combination fueling an 8-6 victory over the Padres on Tuesday at Progressive Field. Right-hander Corey Kluber allowed three runs in six innings and Murphy drove in four as the Tribe won the first of a..." April 09

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    Nick Camino @NickCaminoWTAM

    Game rained out. Traditional doubleheader on Wednesday.

  • Pinch-hit homer helps Padres snap four-game losing streak

    San Diego Union-Tribune "His offense reeling again as another right-handed power arm settled into deep groove, Bud Black had good reason to turn to the 5-foot-6 Alexi Amarista in the seventh inning Sunday afternoon. Some of it even had to do with matchup logic. All of it did actually, even if the Padres manager saw the..." April 07

  • Jose Fernandez now 11-0 at home; Marlins improve to 5-1

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The latest indication of Jose Fernandez's rising stature in this town, Heat owner Micky Arison and team President Pat Riley came to watch him pitch Saturday at Marlins Park. Or maybe they came with the hope of seeing another tape-measure homer from Giancarlo Stanton, who hit one 484 feet the..." April 06

  • Giancarlo Stanton’s mammoth home run leads Miami Marlins in win over San Diego Padres

    Miami Herald "The ball rocketed off his bat, soared over the Budweiser sign and bar in left-center field, bounced off the floor of the concourse level, clanked off one of the pillars supporting the roof and eventually landed in the hands of a fan. That’s how the night began Friday: Giancarlo Stanton’s..." April 05

  • Dan Haren sharp in debut as Dodgers cruise over Padres

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers followed their familiar formula to a tee on Wednesday night in their 5-1 victory over the Padres at Petco Park. Dan Haren in his Dodgers debut was in complete control, pitching six innings without a walk. He allowed four hits, and the one run he did allow was unearned thanks to a..." April 03

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    timdierkes @timdierkes

    Padres are close to a deal with Cuban righty Odrisamer Despaigne.

  • Padres Claim Bobby LaFromboise

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have claimed lefty Bobby LaFromboise off of waivers from the Mariners, reports Corey Brock of (via Twitter). He has been optioned to Triple-A, Brock adds. LaFromboise was designated by the Mariners to create 40-man space for Chris Young. At age 27, he has only ten MLB..." April 02

  • Yasiel Puig homers in Dodgers' 3-2 win over Padres

    True Blue L.A. "Yasiel Puig homered early, and the Dodgers bullpen came through late to make a winner out of Zack Greinke in his 2014 debut, a 3-2 victory over the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego. Greinke allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in his five innings in his first start of the season, with..." April 02

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Smith's HR helps Padres beat Dodgers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Nationally, on this country’s preferred medium of conversation, a Padres pitcher had never been trendier. There was Andrew Cashner, blond locks flowing, two-seamers tailing, sliders biting, the pitcher himself flying down the first-base line on a bunt. There were the Dodgers, stateside for..." March 31

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    AJ Cassavell @AJCassavell

    Nady and Medica make club. Quentin to DL. Blanks to AAA. @FollowThePadres

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    #Padres injury updates: Back "acted" up on Venable leading to scratch before game; Thayer probably just bruised on comebacker off forearm.

  • Carlos Quentin could start the season on the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Padres manager Bud Black says outfielder Carlos Quentin could begin the season on the disabled list, Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego reports. Quentin had surgery to remove loose bodies from his right knee last September, but it is his other knee that is bothering him now. The outfielder recently said..." March 29

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    #Padres OF Carlos Quentin was a late scratch with a sore left knee. Surgery was on right knee. Team felt no need to push him in a ST game.

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    The #Padres have signed OF Jeff Francoeur to a Minor League deal. Was with the #Indians this spring. Heading to Minor League camp tomorrow.

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Bad news for the #Padres; Josh Johnson out for at least a month to five weeks with flexor strain in right forearm.

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    #Padres RHP Joe Wieland to see Reds doctor Kremchek (who is on town) about pain in triceps area.

  • Padres ink Hector Ambriz to minor league contract

    Hardball Talk "According to’s Corey Brock, the Padres have signed right-hander Hector Ambriz to a minor league contract. He is already ticketed for Triple-A El Paso — the Padres’ new Pacific Coast League affiliate — and will operate there as organizational relief depth. Ambriz posted a rough 5.71 ERA..." March 19

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    #Padres GM Josh Byrnes says MRI on RHP Joe Wieland's elbow did not show UCL damage. Should know more in week to 10 days.

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    Travis Sawchik @Sawchik_Trib

    Neal Huntington all but guarantees Edinson Volquez will be in the Opening Day rotation despite spring results

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    #Padres OF Alex Dickerson walked off field during warm-ups with sprained left ankle.

  • Headley's calf still 'coming along'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Chase Headley is coming along. It’s the truth, though, slow and steady as the news is on the status of that right calf he strained early in camp. Headley ran Thursday at 70 percent and should do so again Saturday, when he may even get in his first live..." March 15

  • Padres 'destined' to lose Chase Headley in free agency

    SB Nation "The Padres have attempted to extend Headley, but since nothing has been decided, the open market "looms." San Diego isn't Los Angeles. A lot of people in the city probably like that about their hometown, but for the baseball team, it can be something of a hindrance on the way they do..." March 11

  • Maybin won't need surgery to repair ruptured biceps "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

  • Maybin doubtful for Opening Day

    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

  • Padres lose center fielder Cameron Maybin for 2-3 months

    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

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Bud Black said Carlos Quentin's spring debut is "right around the corner, in a couple days."

  • Chase Headley expects to be ready for Opening Day

    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

  • Controversial rule banning collisions at home plate approved

    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

  • Headley out at least two weeks with calf strain "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

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    San Diego Padres @Padres

    Chase Headley: "doing run downs today, just strained my right calf a bit... Will know more in next couple days."

  • Headley, Padres not far apart on main goal

    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

  • Padres, Chase Headley not discussing a contract extension "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

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    #Padres 3B Chase Headley says knee is feeling good. Started rehabbing a week after surgery, so got to offseason workouts earlier than usual.