Padres Rumors & News

  • Padres Release Chase Headley

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have released Chase Headley following this past weekend’s DFA, tweetsDennis Lin of The Athletic. The veteran third baseman is now a free agent. San Diego has yet to make a formal announcement, though the move is listed both on the MLB.com transactions log and on..." May 18

  • Padres place Joey Lucchesi on disabled list with hip strain

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Left-hander Joey Lucchesi was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday morning with a right hip strain, hours after tightness in his glutes forced him from Monday’s start after five innings. The Padres recalled infielder Carlos Asuaje – who was..." May 15

  • Franmil Reyes promoted to San Diego

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Entering Sunday, nobody in pro ball had more home runs than Franmil Reyes. The Padres apparently want a closer look at that power. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound outfielder has been recalled for his major league debut, a source confirmed for the Union-Tribune. The East Village Times first reported..." May 14

  • Padres Place Phil Maton On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that they’ve placed right-hander Phil Maton on the 10-day disabled list with a a right lat strain. His roster spot will go to fellow righty Kazuhisa Makita, who’s returning after a short stint at the Triple-A level. At 15-26, the Padres appear likely to finish under .500..." May 13

  • Padres Designate Chase Headley

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have designated third baseman Chase Headley for assignment, according to a team announcement. San Diego recalled infielder Cory Spangenberg from Triple-A to take Headley’s 25-man roster spot. With a .115/.233/.135 line in 60 plate appearances, Headley got off to a terrible start..." May 12

  • Report: MLBPA rejected league's proposal to change All-Star Game voting

    The Score "A proposal from Major League Baseball that would have changed the voting process for this year's All-Star Game was rejected by the MLB Players Association last month, sources told Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Currently, fans vote for the starting position players in both the American and..." May 11

  • MLB Hires Chris Young As VP Of On-Field Operations

    MLB Trade Rumors "Former MLB hurler Chris Young has joined Major League Baseball as vice president of on-field operations, initiatives, and strategy, per a league announcement. It seems fair to presume, then, that his playing days are over. Young, who turns 39 later this month, spent Spring Training with the..." May 10

  • Bryan Mitchell headed to bullpen

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have not given up on Bryan Mitchell, but the endeavor to make him a starter has taken a detour. Mitchell was informed he is, for the time being, a member of the bullpen. “Probably the best path to him being great as a starter with the Padres,” manager Andy Green said, “is to take..." May 08

  • Those ‘purist’ arguments against the DH are dead

    New York Post "Jacob deGrom hyper-extended his elbow swinging a bat, but I promise I am not overreacting to the Mets ace landing on the DL to stump for the introduction of the DH to the National League. This is not about a singular event, as troubling as it may be for the Mets. This is about how the game..." May 07

  • The rise of the C-Flap

    Hardball Talk "One of the most notable things of the 2018 season has been the C-flaps on the batting helmets. Those little extensions from the ear flap that cover a hitter’s jaw. Players have worn them for some time, but it seems like this year ten times more guys have them. It’s getting to the point where I..." May 04

  • Padres Place Wil Myers On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have placed outfielder Wil Myers on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, Dennis Lin of The Athletic tweets. His roster spot will go to outfielder Travis Jankowski, whom the team recalled from Triple-A. This is already the second DL placement of the year for Myers, who..." April 29

  • Jenny Cavnar becomes MLB's 1st female play-by-play announcer in 25 years

    The Score "Jenny Cavnar took to the broadcast booth Monday for the Colorado Rockies as they hosted the division rival San Diego Padres. In the process, she became the first woman since 1993 to do play-by-play for a major-league television broadcast, according to Jessica Kleinschmidt and Thomas Harding of..." April 24

  • Padres activate Margot; Renfroe (elbow) to DL

    MLB.com "The Padres gained an outfielder and lost another, continuing a trend early in this season. The club reinstated center fielder Manuel Margot from the 10-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the D-backs. He suffered bruised ribs when he was drilled by a pitch in Colorado on April..." April 21

  • MLB Issues Suspensions, Fines After Rockies-Padres Brawl

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB is set to hand down a series of suspensions and fines relating to Wednesday’s brawl between the Rockies and Padres. As MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell tweets, the two primary combatants — star Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado and San Diego righty Luis Perdomo — are each slated to sit for a..." April 13

  • Padres pitcher Dinelson Lamet to have Tommy John surgery

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Turns out, Padres pitcher Dinelson Lamet will not be back by May. Probably not even May 2019. The right-hander has opted to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. He will miss this season with the expectation he can return sometime in..." April 13

  • Why MLB will continue to have bench-clearing brawls

    USA Today "Major League Baseball issued suspensions and fines for Wednesday’s bench-clearing brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees, with Boston pitcher Joe Kelly and New York first baseman Tyler Austin getting banished six and five games, respectively. Soon to follow will be discipline for the Rockies vs...." April 13

  • MLB batters getting hit by pitches at a historic rate - and tensions are high

    USA Today "Major league pitchers are placing batters on notice: Beware of the inside pitch. The regular season is only two weeks old and already 149 batters -- or 0.42 per game -- have been plunked. It's certainly very early, but that rate is 17% higher than 2017's full-season rate and would be the..." April 12

  • MLB Could Be on the Verge of More Insane and Drastic Rule Changes Based on Leaked Document

    12 Up "So far, several of these have come true. So why not the rest? We've already seen Major League Baseball implement​ rule changes to better the pace-of-play, both at the big league and minor league level. There's a pitch clock in the ​minors -- and we'll probably be seeing that ​in the bigs in..." April 11

  • MLB's African-American population regains lost ground; can growth continue?

    USA Today "It’s certainly not worth celebrating, but Major League Baseball has at least made back the loss of African American players that a year ago resulted in a historic low. The African-American population increased to 7.8%, up from 7.1% a year ago, on Major League Baseball’s opening-day day rosters..." April 11

  • Baseball Team Values 2018

    Forbes.com "This is the 21st rendition of our MLB valuations. The New York Yankees have been baseball's most valuable team (worth $4.0 billion) every year. Short explanation: The Bronx Bombers generate by far the most revenue--$619 million last season. The value of the Yankees has compounded annually at..." April 11

  • Padres to place Manuel Margot on DL, recall Franchy Cordero

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres center fielder Manuel Margot will be placed on the 10-day disabled list after suffering a “significant” bruise to his ribs when he was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s victory over the Colorado Rockies. Franchy Cordero has been recalled from Triple-A El Paso and will..." April 11

  • Padres' Wil Myers not expected to return from DL when eligible Friday

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Wil Myers’s giant smiling face looked down on the Padres players and coaches on the field Monday afternoon for early batting practice. As is standard, the video board crew at Coors Field was testing its graphics and chose Myers as the Padres player to display on the 8,369 square-foot..." April 10

  • Is the expanded safety netting ruining MLB?

    Michigan Live "As MLB swings into action, expanded safety netting has greeted fans on the lower levels. A child was hospitalized last season after being struck by a line-drive foul ball, bringing about the expansion of the protective netting. Expanding the net ensures the safety of the fans. Critics think the..." April 09

  • Padres Acquire Brett Nicholas From Rangers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that they’ve acquired catcher Brett Nicholas from the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Nicholas, 29, was outrighted off the Rangers’ 40-man roster late in Spring Training and recently was further displaced by Texas’ signing of Cameron Rupp to a minor..." April 06

  • Will fans embrace MLB games only available on Facebook?

    Awful Announcing "We are now in an era where Facebook gets an exclusive MLB game each week. By exclusive, it means the game won’t be on television and there will not be a local feed. Overall, 25 games will be streamed on the social media service. We discussed the development last month when the deal was..." April 05

  • Padres place Wil Myers on disabled list

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Wil Myers will need more than a day or two to get back in the lineup this time. The Padres on Wednesday placed their 27-year-old outfielder on the 10-day disabled list with right arm irritation. The expectation is that a minimal stay on the shelf will allow both that injury and the back..." April 04

  • Why Major League Baseball is '90% mental' now more than ever

    USA Today "They’re the ones nobody ever sees. They’re not introduced in the opening-day pageantry. They don’t wear uniforms. They don’t have lockers in the clubhouse. Some even have weird titles, just to protect their anonymity. Yet, behind the scenes, there are proving as invaluable as any staff..." April 03

  • Twitter will again stream an MLB game for free each week

    Awful Announcing "For the second straight year, Twitter will stream one Major League Baseball game per week, available for free with a Twitter login. The games will reportedly stream on weekday afternoons, beginning Thursday with Rangers-Athletics at 3:35 p.m. ET. That matchup will be followed by Rays-White Sox..." April 03

  • MLB Players Ready for Fight to Stop 'Half the League' from Not Trying to Win

    Bleacher Report "Oatmeal nearly gone, bacon in hand and another meeting stuffed with pointed questions behind him, the Apple Watch wrapping Tony Clark's wrist beeped with a message: "Time to stand." The late-morning breakfast conversation here in a booth of the swanky hotel restaurant paused as the Major League..." April 03

  • A lot familiar as Tyson Ross prepares to rejoin Padres rotation

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The same No. 38 jersey he wore as an All-Star in 2014 was awaiting Tyson Ross when he walked into the Petco Park clubhouse Monday. It was hanging in his old locker. The stuff, the Padres believe, looks awfully familiar, too. They’ll start to find out for sure Tuesday. The 30-year-old Ross will..." April 03

  • Super-sized bullpens might help teams win, but they make baseball less exciting

    Sporting News "Commissioner Rob Manfred wants baseball to be appealing to younger people. He wants the game to be brisker for a generation raised on immediacy and social media. He’s gone on a crusade to address the sport’s pace of play. Even if the game is shorter, though, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s..." April 02

  • Padres outright RHP Rowan Wick

    Yardbarker "The Padres have outrighted right-hander Rowan Wick after he cleared waivers, per a club announcement. That move frees up a 40-man spot for the club’s final roster decisions. Claimed off waivers from the Cardinals during the offseason, Wick will land somewhere in the Padres system to open the..." March 28

  • Report: Some players, agents 'agitating' to remove Clark as MLBPA head

    The Score "Opening Day is just around the corner, but baseball's slow offseason and stagnant free-agent market have left many players frustrated by their union. And for some, that frustration has apparently boiled over. With a number of veterans still unemployed, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic..." March 27

  • Padres Release Chris Young

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran right-hander Chris Young has been released by the Padres, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation (via Twitter). Young triggered his opt-out rights after learning that he would not be added to the Opening Day roster. The Pads had given Young a long look as a rotation candidate this..." March 27

  • Padres Outright Carter Capps

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres reliever Carter Capps has been outrighted to Triple-A El Paso after clearing waivers, according to a team announcement. The move frees up a spot on the Padres’ 40-man roster. Earlier in his career, the right-handed Capps looked like one of the game’s next great relievers. He was..." March 26

  • Congress' 'Save America's Pastime Act' would allow teams to pay minor-leaguers less than minimum wage

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball might soon score a big win in its ongoing efforts to avoid paying minor-leaguers at a reasonable rate. Later this week, Congress is expected to vote on a new $1.3 trillion spending package to keep the government up and running. Tucked away on page 1,967 of the 2,232-page..." March 22

  • It’s time for MLB service time manipulation to go

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves are sending top prospect Ronald Acuña to Triple-A to start the 2018 baseball season. This is my shocked face. Like so many times in the past, leaving Acuña off the big league roster has less to do with talent or development than money. That needs to change. Acuña was signed..." March 22

  • Milton Bradley Charged with Battery, Allegedly Beat Up Wife

    TMZ "Milton Bradley's in trouble with the law -- charged with battery -- for allegedly beating up a woman he's married to once again ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story ... cops were called to Bradley's L.A. home back in January. When they arrived, his wife told them Bradley roughed her..." March 20

  • Minor League Baseball Announces Pace Of Play Rules Changes

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve already covered the much-discussed rules changes at the MLB level relating to pace of play. That is certainly the most pertinent recent development in the rules arena, which has emerged as a point of no little controversy between the league and player’s union. Today, though, the..." March 15

  • Minor league baseball to begin extra innings with a runner on second

    Hardball Talk "Minor League Baseball announced several rules changes aimed at reducing the length of extra innings games and the number of mound visits. The changes: All extra innings will begin with a runner on second base. The runner at second base will be the player in the batting order position..." March 14

  • Nobody may want an offseason do-over more than Scott Boras

    ESPN "There is no notation on the calendar, no government declaration, but many agents treated Friday as a holiday, a time for celebration. The text messages might as well have contained ascending balloons and exploding fireworks, and the voices on the celebratory phone calls were filled with..." March 13

  • MLB inks deal to air 25 games exclusively on Facebook Watch

    Awful Announcing "On Friday morning, Major League Baseball announced that they would be airing 25 games exclusively on Facebook Watch this season. The package of games is made up of mid-week afternoon games, and will be produced by MLB Network. The games will be available to watch through Facebook’s MLB Live..." March 09

  • Report: Royals Ownership Screwed Team Over by Nixing Eric Hosmer Offer

    12 Up "​Welp, the Kansas City Royals ownership really screwed the pooch on this one. Back in January, the Royals and the ​San Diego Padres were the two teams that were in most serious pursuit of slugging first baseman ​Eric Hosmer. Hosmer wanted seven years, and that is what both teams offered..." March 09

  • Could Padres be in play for Jake Arrieta?

    Fanrag Sports "The San Diego Padres surprised folks by signing Eric Hosmer, who was arguably the top position player on the market. And now word is they have at least been talking internally about Jake Arrieta. It seems like a long shot. But could they make a play for Arrieta? There are probably several..." March 08

  • Scott Boras Reports Progress On Remaining Free Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "Agent Scott Boras, who represents many of the top remaining free agents, suggested to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi that at least some of his clients could be nearing new contracts. (Twitter link.) Boras represents four still-unsigned players who had spots on MLBTR’s Top 50 Free Agent list: Jake..." March 07

  • Union: Baseball players grappling with ‘historically different’ market

    Detroit News "Three weeks from the start of the 2018 big-league season, Tony Clark has a problem. Too many unemployed stars are waiting for phone calls, or for contracts, or for offers that might lead to contracts the players and their agents believe are worthwhile. But it’s not happening. Jake Arrieta...." March 06

  • Eric Hosmer says lots of 'red flags' during grim offseason: 'Something is wrong with it'

    USA Today "Eric Hosmer's eight-year, $144 million deal with the San Diego Padres is everything he always wanted, and what every player desires. Yet, that merely leaves Hosmer seething at the major league teams who don’t share the Padres' vision, and whose inaction has left many of his major league..." March 05

  • Rob Manfred is mad at West Virginia over sports gambling

    Hardball Talk "It’s been a minute since we’ve talked about legalized sports gambling here. We should remedy that, because legalized sports gambling is going to be the next gigantic cash cow for professional sports leagues, Major League Baseball included. First, to get everyone up to speed: Currently,..." March 05

  • Padres' Hosmer: 'It was weird' playing against Royals

    San Diego Union-Tribune "There were far more Royals fans than Padres fans inside the stadium at Peoria Sports Complex on Friday, a few of them wearing jerseys with “35” and “HOSMER” on the back. Eric Hosmer now wears No. 30 for the Padres, forced to change because No. 35 is retired in San Diego in honor of Randy Jones...." March 03

  • Slow Market Likely Means Record March Spending

    MLB Trade Rumors "In an offseason that’s been unlike any in big league history, it should come as no surprise that the month of March is on track for an unprecedented level of spending. While the remaining free agents at the top of the market almost certainly won’t find contracts matching the expectations they..." March 02

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