Padres Rumors & News

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Arrieta earns 16th win as Cubs defeat Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- After Jake Arrieta departed Tuesday night, the Padres made a game of it. Lost in the final line of the Cubs' 5-3 win at Petco Park was the brilliance of Arrieta over the first eight innings of the game. "The story line is Jake," said Cubs manager Joe Maddon. "He hardly..." August 24

  • Hendricks, Zobrist propel Cubs past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- It was more than a sweep, it was a demonstration. "They're good," Padres manager Andy Green offered after the Cubs defeated the Padres 6-3 Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park to complete a three-game blitz of San Diego. "They have good baseball instincts. They execute even..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Cubs' Lester beats Padres for 14th win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Jon Lester picked up his 14th win of the season Monday night as the Chicago Cubs rebounded from a series loss in Colorado to defeat the Padres 5-1 at Petco Park -- or Wrigley Field West from the sound of the 31,707 fans on hand. But rather than discuss his efforts after the..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Diamondbacks' Ray dominates Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Through his first 21 starts this season, Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray was 5-11 with a 4.83 earned run average. But over his last three starts, the 6-foot-2, 24-year-old is 2-0 and has allowed three runs (two earned) on 12 hits with 22 strikeouts in 19 innings. "I'm..." August 21

  • Tyson Ross looks 'ready' in latest live BP

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Adam Rosales counts a home run off Madison Bumgarner among the career-high eight that he has blasted this season. None of the opposing pitchers have been as perplexing as the one he faced Saturday afternoon in an empty Petco Park save for the gaggle of Padres huddled behind the plate. The..." August 21

  • Perdomo leads Padres past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Through an interpreter, Luis Perdomo quickly and succinctly answered an obvious question with one emphatic word. "Was this your best start of the year?" "Yes," said the 23-year-old rookie right-hander, who four short months ago was struggling to find his major league..." August 21

  • Padres walk off with 7-4 win in 10

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Add walk-off homer to rookie second baseman Ryan Schimpf's impressive list of extra-base hits. The 28-year-old second baseman hit his second homer of the night and 14th homer of the season with one out in the 10th inning Friday night to give the Padres a 7-4 victory over the..." August 20

  • Dickerson drives Padres past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- With the bases loaded, two outs, and the Padres down by a run in the eighth inning Thursday night, San Diego rookie Alex Dickerson admitted he was looking to drive the ball off Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Enrique Burgos. "I'd faced him before," Dickerson said. "He's got really..." August 19

  • Colin Rea to Receive PRP Injection Today

    Gaslamp Ball "Padres starter Colin Rea has chosen to receive a Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injection in lieu of Tommy John surgery, and will receive the treatment today. After consulting with three independent physicians, including Padres’ team physician Dr. Heinz Hoenecke and noted orthopedist Dr. James..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Miller, Archer propel Rays past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brad Miller provided the power again and Chris Archer proved that he still has the ability to pitch like a front-end starter. Miller went 3-for-4 with his third home run in the past two games to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-0 win against the San Diego Padres at..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Rays blast 5 homers in rout of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It's not often a baseball team can reset their season record for runs and nearly do the same on the mound with strikeouts, but the Rays came up with 15 runs and 15 strikeouts in an easy 15-1 win over the San Diego Padres at Tropicana Field. The Rays hit five home runs..." August 16

  • Padres fans are buying into A.J. Preller’s rebuild

    MLB Daily Dish "By far, the most surprising result of the MLB Daily Dish Front Office Survey that we released yesterday is where the San Diego Padres wound up. The Padres are 50-68 this year, their second full season with A.J. Preller at the helm. Last year, despite making major trades to bring in Matt Kemp,..." August 16

  • Padres Have Considered Releasing Alexei Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have considered releasing veteran shortstop Alexei Ramirez in order to open playing time for some younger options, reports Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune. The longtime White Sox shortstop landed in San Diego on what looked to be a bargain one-year, $4MM contract with a..." August 15

  • Rays' Smyly dominates Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In a 10-start stretch from May 21 to July 18, Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Drew Smyly went 0-7 with a 7.60 ERA. Over the past five starts, however, Smyly has been unbeatable. He held the Padres to one hit in seven innings Monday, and Tampa Bay opened a 10-game homestand..." August 15

  • Mariners trade utility infielder Luis Sardinas to the Padres

    Seattle Times "The Mariners made a small trade on Monday morning, sending utility infielder Luis Sardinas to the San Diego Padres in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Sardinas, 23, had been designated for assignment on August 10. The Mariners were able to pick something up..." August 15

  • Masterful performance by Matz lifts Mets past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Terry Collins the baseball fan wanted to see New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz enter the ninth inning Sunday afternoon with a chance at completing a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. But Terry Collins the manager entrusted with protecting young arms began worrying about such..." August 14

  • Mets snap slide with 11-inning victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- These have not been the best of times for the New York Mets, whose defense of the 2015 National League pennant has been threatened by a spate of injuries and an extended offensive slump. But the Mets are hoping an unexpected break Saturday night will serve as the catalyst for a return..." August 13

  • Hand delivers in Padres' win vs. Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The advice San Diego Padres manager Andy Green offered to Brad Hand in the sixth inning Friday night did not come from the profane handbook of Roger Dorn. But Green's simple and G-rated message clearly resonated with Hand and the pair of relievers who followed him. Hand wriggled..." August 12

  • Pirates rookie Taillon stymies Padres

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The San Diego Padres hadn't seen Jameson Taillon before. After being dominated by him for eight innings, they're not real eager to face him again. The Pittsburgh rookie limited San Diego to three singles to extend the strong start to his career and the David Freese-led Pirates..." August 11

  • Padres Request Release Waivers On Hector Olivera

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have requested release waivers on infielder Hector Olivera, per a club announcement. He had been formally designated for assignment back on Aug. 2, and his release will become official in 48 hours once he clears said waivers. San Diego acquired Olivera’s contract from the Braves in..." August 10

  • Padres' Clemens forced to wear 'default player' jersey

    The Score "Someone with the San Diego Padres might have tried to get through the "Create-A-Player" process too quickly. Padres hurler Paul Clemens needed a quick jersey swap after getting pine tar on his jersey in Saturday's contest against the Philadelphia Phillies, but the team didn't have a backup for..." August 07

  • Padres' Matt Thornton: DFA'd Saturday

    CBS Sports "Thornton was designated for assignment Saturday." August 07

  • Rupp's 4 RBIs lead Phillies over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Padres starting pitcher Christian Friedrich figured he did a pretty good job limiting his mistakes Friday night at Petco Park -- except to one Phillies hitter. "I made two bad pitches to Cameron Rupp and got burned," Friedrich said after the Philadelphia catcher hit a three-run..." August 06

  • Padres expect to be cleared in trade investigations

    The Score "The San Diego Padres are maintaining their innocence. The organization's confident of being exonerated of any wrongdoing, sources tell Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, after earlier reports Friday indicated the Padres were under investigation for not fully disclosing injuries prior to..." August 06

  • Padres under MLB review, Rea to have surgery

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are under review by Major League Baseball regarding the exchange of medical information in two recent trades, sources told the Union-Tribune. Since dealing left-hander Drew Pomeranz to Boston last month and right-hander Colin Rea to Miami last week, San Diego has drawn questions as..." August 06

  • Padres to re-sign Clayton Richard

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres, who parted with a handful of veteran players leading up to Monday's trade deadline, are reuniting with a familiar face. Looking to reinforce a thin and largely inexperienced pitching staff, the club has agreed to sign former San Diego left-hander Clayton Richard to a major league..." August 06

  • Shields: Padres owner didn't respect me as a player

    CSN Chicago "James Shields has once again taken exception with the comments of his former team’s owner. While he understands that San Diego Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler is frustrated by his team’s poor performance, the White Sox pitcher said Thursday his effort should never have been called into..." August 05

  • Padres chairman calls Kemp's letter to Braves fans 'bunch of b.s.'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Executive Chairman Ron Fowler is the unscripted, unrestrained and unwavering voice of the plan the Padres began selling to ticket holders Wednesday night. The late-afternoon gathering at Petco Park started as a “town hall” meeting for fans following the dizzying selloff of recent months. The..." August 04

  • Davies, Brewers bullpen quiet Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Zach Davies felt his confidence grow as Tuesday night's game at Petco Park progressed, even though he knew he wasn't going all the way. "It's easy to be confident when you see the game unfold like that," the Milwaukee right-hander said after the Brewers posted a 3-2 win over the..." August 03

  • Blash hits first homer in Padres' rout of Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- There are some milestones that a major league player never forgets. For example, the first home run. San Diego right fielder Jabari Blash hit his first homer Wednesday afternoon bear the end of the Padres' 12-3 romp over the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park. Or the..." August 03

  • Five-run inning carries Padres past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Travis Jankowski never got the ball out of the infield Monday night. Even so, San Diego manager Andy Green credited the center fielder for being the key to the Padres' 7-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park. Jankowski reached base all five times he came to the..." August 02

  • Padres' Colin Rea: Headed back to San Diego

    CBS Sports "The Marlins will send Rea (eblow) back to the Padres, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports." August 01

  • Padres working to trade Norris by deadline

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres, who completed their latest trade by sending outfielder Matt Kemp to Atlanta on Saturday, are working to move catcher Derek Norris by Monday's non-waiver deadline, according to sources. The Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers are potential destinations, sources said, and FanRag..." August 01

  • Rosales' walk-off homer lifts Padres over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO – The sight of Adam Rosales sprinting around the bases Saturday night on what was officially a "walk-off" homer served as a surreal conclusion to the latest in a series of franchise-altering days for the San Diego Padres. Two hours earlier, after the game with the Cincinnati Reds..." July 31

  • Bailey returns with a flourish to fuel Reds past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey victoriously completed the long road back Sunday afternoon at Petco Park. Fifteen months since his last start - and nearly two years since his last win - Bailey allowed the San Diego Padres two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings to pick..." July 31

  • Padres are expected to designate Hector Olivera for assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres will immediately designate infielder/outfielder Hector Olivera upon his activation from a suspension on Aug. 2, tweets Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. He had just been acquired from the Braves in exchange for Matt Kemp. The news will sound bizarre to those unfamiliar with..." July 31

  • Dickerson hurt as Padres' HR streak fizzles

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres’ push to extend their home run streak to a National League-record 26 games took a serious hit two batters into Friday’s game. Of greater concern in a 6-0 loss to the Reds, naturally, is the hit that Alex Dickerson took while tracking Zack Cozart’s first-inning triple into the..." July 30

  • Padres and Braves have discussed trade for Matt Kemp

    Talking Chop "Earlier today, the Braves search for offense, in particular out of the catcher’s position, led to rumors that they were interested in a possible reunion with Brian McCann as discussions with the Yankees, at least the introductory ones, took place. As it turns out, other teams are looking to..." July 30

  • Padres, Braves nearing Kemp-Olivera trade

    San Diego Union-Tribune "With less than 48 hours until Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the Padres and Braves are nearing a deal that would send outfielder Matt Kemp to Atlanta for infielder-outfielder Hector Olivera, sources familiar with the discussions said Saturday. The exchange of bad contracts likely will..." July 30

  • Rangers out on Lucroy, targeting Norris

    The Score "The Texas Rangers have their sights on a new catcher. Sources told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that the Rangers "probably" won't be one of the teams in the mix for Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, and instead are talking to the San Diego Padres about Derek Norris'..." July 30

  • Marlins Pushing To Land Andrew Cashner; Rangers Out?

    MLB Trade Rumors "Texas isn’t landing Cashner, sources tell MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan (via Twitter). That would seem to leave the Marlins in position to finalize an agreement, and SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweets the Fish are indeed getting closer to striking a deal." July 29

  • Marlins agree to acquire Cashner

    The Score "The Miami Marlins have reportedly reached an agreement to acquire right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner from the San Diego Padres, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney." July 29

  • MLB insiders skeptical Marlins’ go-for-it trade was worth it

    New York Post "The Marlins are going for it. Is that a good thing? They have every reason to try to make the playoffs this season, considering only the Mariners have gone longer (since 2001) without making the playoffs than the Marlins (since 2003). They have a terrific young nucleus playing well, highlighted..." July 29