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  • Diamondbacks, Padres agree to play series in Mexico City in 2020

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres have agreed to play a series in Mexico City in 2020, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Monday. Nightengale added that an announcement was expected to occur on Wednesday. The series would continue a league-wide trend of..." May 20

  • Padres Option Nick Margevicius, Recall Cal Quantrill

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have optioned left-hander Nick Margevicius to Double-A Amarillo and sent reliever Gerardo Reyes to Triple-A El Paso, per a team announcement. To take their roster spots in San Diego, the club recalled righty Cal Quantrill from El Paso and reinstated reliever Trey Wingenter from the..." May 19

  • Report: Padres tried to acquire Trevor Bauer at start of season

    The Score "The San Diego Padres made a push to acquire Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer just as the regular season was getting underway, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. Bauer, 28, emerged as one of baseball's premier starting pitchers in 2018 when he went 12-6 with a 2.21 ERA..." May 19

  • Padres Seeking Front-End Starter

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have gotten ace-caliber production from rookie Chris Paddack and quality numbers from fellow young starters Joey Lucchesi and Matt Strahm this year, but they’re still not satisfied with their rotation. The club attempted to acquire Indians co-ace Trevor Bauer toward the..." May 19

  • Padres' Ian Kinsler Fined by MLB for On-Field Profanity Use vs. Pirates

    Bleacher Report "San Diego Padres second baseman Ian Kinsler reportedly received an undisclosed fine from MLB for his use of profane language after a hitting a home run in Thursday's victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bleacher Report's Scott Miller reported the update Friday and..." May 18

  • Chris Paddack had great response after first bad start

    Larry Brown Sports "San Diego Padres rookie Chris Paddack has been one of baseball’s best starting pitchers this year. Nobody’s perfect every start, though, and on Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers subjected Paddack to real adversity for the first time. The Dodgers tagged Paddack for six..." May 17

  • Padres manager critical of Ian Kinsler over home run antics

    Larry Brown Sports "Ian Kinsler may have insisted that his vulgar outburst following his clutch home run on Thursday night was directed at his San Diego Padres teammates and not the home fans, but manager Andy Green did not appreciate it either way. Kinsler, who is hitting just .175 this season, threw..." May 17

  • Ian Kinsler says post-home run profanity not directed at Padres fans

    USA Today "San Diego Padres second baseman Ian Kinsler told reporters the expletive-filled reaction to his go-ahead home run Thursday night was "an inside thing" with his teammates, not a message for fans who have been critical of him early in the season. Kinsler, who is hitting a..." May 17

  • San Diego Padres' Ian Kinsler appears to yell 'f--- you all' at crowd after big home run

    Fox News "San Diego Padres second baseman Ian Kinsler hit a clutch three-run home run in the sixth inning to help the team defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, 4-3. It was what Kinsler did as he touched home plate, however, that caught all the attention. As he reached home,..." May 17

  • Padres fail to throw no-hitter in record 8,020th consecutive game

    The Score "The San Diego Padres' no-hitter drought is now in a class of its own. The Padres - still the only MLB franchise without a no-hitter - failed to throw one on Thursday for the 8,020th consecutive game, breaking the New York Mets' record for the most games played by an..." May 17

  • Should the Padres consider trading Kirby Yates?

    Gaslamp Ball "Kirby Yates took over as the closer when the Padres traded Brad Hand last summer. Similar to Hand, Yates is the most recent Padres relief pitcher resurrection story. Prior to Joining the team, Yates had unproductive stops in Tampa, New York and L.A (Angels). The Padres got him to..." May 16

  • Carlos Torres Opts Out Of Padres Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran right-handed reliever Carlos Torres has opted out of his minor league contract with the Padres, MLBTR has learned. Torres, 36, inked a minor league pact with the Padres back in January, and while he struggled in Spring Training, he’s had a solid start to his..." May 15

  • Manny Machado booed in return to Dodger Stadium

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado received a share of boos during his return to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. Machado played 82 games for the Dodgers last season (including playoffs) after being acquired by Los Angeles in a trade with the Orioles. He decided to sign with the San Diego Padres in free..." May 15

  • Padres bullpen issues continue. Time for reinforcements?

    Gaslamp Ball "By now it’s a story that’s been recycled over and over again. The San Diego Padres have bullpen issues. Their 9 blown saves lead the league. When you consider Kirby Yates is 16/16, it’s plain to see their issues range between painfully short outings from..." May 13

  • Padres will be without Fernando Tatis Jr. at least another week

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It appears the Padres are at least a week away from getting rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. back in the lineup. “The anticipation he’s back this coming series or next series is way too fast,” manager Andy Green said Sunday. Sunday was an off-day for..." May 13

  • Padres Place Francisco Mejia On IL, Recall Austin Allen

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Turns out, one of the Padres catchers who is struggling at the plate has been playing with a balky knee. Francisco Mejia, one half of the majors’ second-worst offensive catching tandem, was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left knee sprain. Mejia has been..." May 12

  • Padres temporarily rebrand for unique Mother’s Day tribute

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Diego Padres came up with a very unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday. Beginning on Sunday morning, the Padres temporarily rebranded all of their team logos and social media pages to say “Madres” instead of Padres. They apparently got the..." May 12

  • Padres temporarily lost Twitter handle after changing it to 'Madres' for Mother's Day

    USA Today "If you're running a major brand account, it's never a good idea to temporarily change your Twitter handle - even if there is coordination with Twitter itself. The San Diego Padres learned that the hard way on Sunday. The Padres' social team had an interesting idea in..." May 12

  • Do Dodgers regret passing on Manny Machado and Bryce Harper? Alanna Rizzo says "no"

    NBC Sports Washington "Everyone wants a Bryce Harper type: A world caliber athlete in the field; an absolute destroyer at the plate. But is his unparalleled talent worth the tremendous cost? In regards to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Alanna Rizzo says "No." The baseball expert and..." May 09

  • New York Mets' Pete Alonso irked by Chris Paddack's pregame comments

    The Score "There may be a new coast-to-coast rivalry brewing. Chris Paddack is confident, both on the mound and off of it. He doesn't shy away from a challenge, and the right-hander was looking forward to facing fellow rookie Pete Alonso, named the NL Rookie of the Month for April, when the..." May 07

  • Chris Paddack on Pete Alonso: “I’m coming for him”

    Hardball Talk "Padres rookie starter Chris Paddack is a good one. Over six starts he’s got a 1.91 ERA and an excellent K/BB ratio of 35/9 over 33 innings. He throws gas but changes speeds wonderfully and doesn’t walk many guys. He’s only 23 but he’s exactly what you want in..." May 06

  • Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. lands on IL after straining hamstring on awkward stretch

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres have placed rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring, the team announced Tuesday. In Sunday's extra-innings loss tot the Washington Nationals (WAS 7, SD 6), Tatis attempted to stretch into a split to..." April 30

  • Attendance drops for 12 MLB teams, as loss of gate takes on more permanent look

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s attendance problem is not going away, as a significant dip in 2018 has endured into the new season – even with better weather and a boost from some big-name stars on the move. As the game’s worst part of the calendar comes to a close, 12 of 30..." April 30

  • MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

    Hardball Talk "With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players..." April 30

  • YouTube Scores MLB 13-Game Package With Exclusive Rights in U.S., Canada

    Variety "YouTube, in its biggest swing yet at the sports-media biz, landed a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 13 games during the 2019 season worldwide — free for viewers to watch and available exclusively through YouTube in the U.S., Canada and Puerto..." April 30

  • Tatis Jr. (hamstring) out of lineup vs. Braves

    MLB.com "Fernando Tatis Jr.'s ailing hamstring has put the Padres in a holding pattern. The 20-year-old phenom wasn't in the starting lineup Monday night, as the Friars opened a four-game series in Atlanta. But Tatis wasn't placed on the injured list either, meaning the Padres are..." April 29

  • How Manny Machado, Bryce Harper have impacted Padres, Phillies in first month

    USA Today "As Bryce Harper slips out of the Citizens Bank Park clubhouse one recent evening, it’s hard to miss the script logo cap worn backward on his head: Philadelphia 76ers. A day later, Manny Machado arrives for a road game clad in a brown and yellow T-shirt that sums up who and where..." April 29

  • Padres' Tatis leaves game with injury after doing splits at 2B

    The Score "Fernando Tatis Jr. was forced out of Sunday's contest against the Washington Nationals in the 10th inning after the San Diego Padres shortstop went into the splits while attempting to make a play at second base. After a brief delay, Tatis was replaced by Francisco Mejia. Mejia..." April 28

  • Too soon? The Padres send 2B Luis Urias back to the minors 15

    Gaslamp Ball "Just before announcing the lineup for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, the San Diego Padres announced the following roster moves: Meh. Both of these guys have been pretty bad out of the Padres’ bullpen this year. At least Erlin can do the..." April 23

  • MLB is not the authority on a black player’s ownership of the N-word

    SB Nation "On April 19, Major League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for one game, following his emphatic bat flip against Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller two days earlier. Keller had retaliated by hitting Anderson with a pitch in..." April 23

  • Eric Hosmer requires stitches following sauna accident

    Sportress of Blogitude "San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer suffered a mishap in a sauna over the weekend that required nine stitches above his right eye, reports MLB.com. Hosmer became lightheaded while exiting the Padres’ sauna on Saturday night, presumably from the heat and possible..." April 22

  • Four Solid Landing Spots for Gio Gonzalez

    The Big Lead "Gio Gonzalez opted out of his contract with the Yankees over the weekend, making himself the hottest starting pitcher on the market right now (sorry, Dallas Keuchel). With a career 3.69 ERA, Gonzalez isn’t going to make or break a contender’s chances, but he can come in..." April 22

  • Padres Option Luis Urias To Triple-A

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have sent second baseman Luis Urias to Triple-A, as per a team announcement.  Manuel Margot will return from the paternity list to take Urias’ spot on San Diego’s 25-man roster. One of many highly-touted youngsters in the Padres’ organization, Urias..." April 21

  • Fernando Tatis Jr in excellent company after latest home run

    Larry Brown Sports "Fernando Tatis Jr has joined some excellent company following his latest home run. Tatis homered in the bottom of the third inning of Friday’s San Diego Padres-Cincinnati Reds game to tie things at one. The home run was the sixth of the season for Tatis, who is a..." April 20

  • Padres phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. has baseball awestruck: 'Haven’t seen a talent like that'

    USA Today "Just three teams bothered to show any interest in him as an amateur. The team that signed him dumped him before he even played a game. He walked into the San Diego Padres’ spring-training camp two months ago all but destined to open the season in the..." April 16

  • Stunning study shows MLB umps got 32K calls wrong in 2018

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a proponent of robot umps taking over at the MLB level, then a new study put together by graduate students at Boston University will strengthen your stance. The information garnered by this study, which evaluated nearly four million pitches over the span of..." April 16

  • Are upstart Padres now in market for pitching? Nothing’s changed, says A.J. Preller

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres returned to Petco Park with the National League’s best record. Their record, 17 games into the season, was tied for the third-best start in franchise history, matching the 11-6 marks set by the 1991 and 2010 squads and trailing only the 1984 (12-5) and 1998 (14-3)..." April 16

  • Padres' Green slams 'clueless' umps, D-Backs after Mejia almost hit twice

    MLB.com "With two outs and the bases empty in the ninth inning on Sunday, D-backs closer Greg Holland threw a fastball behind Padres catcher Francisco Mejía. Then he did it again. Mejia struck out four pitches later to cap an 8-4 D-backs victory. But the end of the ballgame --..." April 15

  • Allen Craig joins Padres' front office

    Yardbarker "Former big league first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig has joined the Padres’ front office as an advisor to the baseball operations department, reports MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell (via Twitter). The move officially brings Craig’s playing career to a close. Though Craig,..." April 13

  • Adam Jones: Manny Machado would “one hundred percent” be treated differently if he were white

    Hardball Talk "Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones is well aware of the way race affects how players are treated. In 2017, when Jones was with the Orioles, fans at Fenway Park spat racist epithets and taunts, and threw peanuts at him. Major League Baseball and the Red Sox apologized to Jones,..." April 12

  • The IRS gives baseball teams a break

    Hardball Talk "April 15 is quickly approaching so here’s one for all the tax nerds out there: the IRS issued new guidance today that will give professional sports teams some relief from a new twist presented by the tax law enacted in 2017. The relevant provision related to how businesses are..." April 11

  • Forbes: Yankees remain baseball's most valuable team at $4.6B, $1.3B more than Dodgers

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Yankees are the most valuable team in Major League Baseball, according to Forbes’ list of team values released Wednesday. If there’s déjà vu you’re feeling, it’s because the Yankees have sat atop the rankings every year Forbes..." April 10

  • The three-batter minimum is coming to MLB in 2020, and some relievers are opposed to the rule change

    CBS Sports "One of baseball's recent true norths -- to invent a plural form -- is that commissioner Rob Manfred will tinker at the margins in order to improve pace of play, at least notionally, and re-calibrate a game that, according to sturdy consensus, has become too infested with..." April 09

  • Trump's scuttling of MLB-Cuba deal means defections, human trafficking will continue

    USA Today "So much for Cuban players not having to defect to play in the majors. When the Trump administration abruptly cancelled Major League Baseball’s landmark agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation, it guaranteed the dangerous practice will continue. Players..." April 09

  • Scott Boras calls young players’ contract extensions “snuff contracts”

    Hardball Talk "Mid-February marked the beginning of contract extension season in baseball. Since February 13, 25 contract extensions have been signed, notably by many young players including Ronald Acuña Jr., Blake Snell, and Eloy Jiménez. Acuña Jr. and Snell were last year’s..." April 08

  • MLB.com has inexplicably made it more difficult to find, watch, and share highlights

    Awful Announcing "I was taken aback this week when I attempted to watch highlights on MLB.com. For some reason, they got rid of the damn search bar. It’s absurd. Previously, if you clicked on the videos tab, you would see a page of the most popular recent videos, with an easy to..." April 03

  • Manny Machado was “bush league?” How?

    Hardball Talk "I mentioned this in the recaps this morning, but last night there was a minor controversy in the Padres-Diamondbacks game involving Manny Machado. Let’s talk about it, shall we? In the bottom of the sixth inning, Machado was called out for interference as Diamondbacks..." April 03

  • What we mean when we say $100 million is a ‘bargain’

    Hardball Talk "The first response I usually get to a post like our post about the Ronald Acuña Jr. extension — a post which notes that the Braves are getting an extraordinary bargain for a supremely talented player — is “So what? It’s their choice? No one forced them..." April 02

  • Jacob Nix Will Attempt To Rehab UCL Injury

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres righty Jacob Nix has decided not to undergo Tommy John surgery at the present, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports on Twitter. Rather, he’ll attempt to rehab back from what is described as a small tear of his ulnar collateral..." April 02

  • Padres acquire former Draft pick Wisler in trade

    MLB.com "At long last, Matt Wisler is going to be a San Diego Padre. General manager A.J. Preller once again swung a trade involving the 26-year-old right-hander, acquiring him from the Reds for Minor League pitcher Diomar Lopez on Monday. Wisler is out of Minor League..." April 02