Padres Rumors & News

  • Padres to interview Servais for manager job

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Very little has trickled out about the Padres' managerial search, but it appears GM A.J. Preller is indeed casting a wide net. According to sources, Los Angeles Angels assistant GM and former major league catcher Scott Servais is expected to interview for the position vacated when San Diego..." October 09

  • Clayton Kershaw exceeds 300-strikeout milestone in Dodgers' victory

    Los Angeles Times "The game Sunday had no influence on the standings or the postseason, but the fans inside Dodger Stadium were on their feet in the third inning, their cheers transforming into a collective roar when Clayton Kershaw unleashed a curveball that missed the bat of Melvin Upton Jr. What looked like a..." October 05

  • Pat Murphy Will Not Return as Padres Manager in 2016

    Baseball Essential "A mere hours after the San Diego Padres season ended with a 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres officially announced that interim manager Pat Murphy would not be returning in the same capacity in 2016. What is left unclear is whether Murphy will return to the Padres in another..." October 05

  • Greinke helps the Dodgers edge the Padres and get the home-field playoff edge

    Orange County Register "The news came during the second inning, giving added importance to Saturday’s game. The Mets had dropped a doubleheader, which meant the Dodgers could secure home-field advantage for a NL Division playoff series against New York with a victory against San Diego. No problem. The Dodgers held..." October 04

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    San Diego Padres @Padres

    Pat Murphy announces James Shields will not start Sunday's game, club will start a pitcher from the bullpen.

  • Dodgers' Alex Wood makes bid for playoff rotation in 6-2 victory over Padres

    Orange County Register "In five starts at Dodger Stadium since joining the Dodgers, Alex Wood has excelled. He has averaged nearly seven innings per start with a 2.41 ERA and has generally looked like a dependable, in-control starting pitcher. In seven starts away from Los Angeles, including the most treacherous..." October 03

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    San Diego Padres @Padres

    News from the clubhouse: Wil Myers left today's game with left wrist soreness.

  • Zach Davies pitches another gem

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Six starts do not make a big-league career but suffice it to say Zach Davies has put himself firmly on the Milwaukee Brewers’ radar entering 2016. The slightly built rookie right-hander continued his impressive string of pitching performances Wednesday night, tossing seven..." October 01

  • Bud Norris apologizes for 'culture' comments

    San Diego Union-Tribune "After remarks he made in a USA Today report about brawls caused widespread backlash on social media, Padres reliever Bud Norris clarified his position before Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The report, published earlier in the day, found that of the 67 bench-clearing incidents..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

  • Padres to hire ex-Red Sox announcer Don Orsillo

    Hardball Talk "Don Orsillo, who was let go by NESN after 15 years as the Red Sox’s television play-by-play announcer, has wasted no time finding a new home in San Diego. Rob Bradford of reports that the Padres will announce Wednesday or Thursday that they’re hiring Orsillo, who’s expected to work as..." September 30

  • Brewers Jorge Lopez earns victory over Padres in first big-league start

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It was not exactly smooth sailing for right-hander Jorge Lopez as he made his major league debut Tuesday night for the Milwaukee Brewers. But that didn't matter one bit. Lopez had to battle to hold San Diego to three runs over five innings but that was good enough to record his first major..." September 30

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    San Diego Padres @Padres

    Pat Murphy announces that Matt Kemp will miss the remainder of the season with a strained tendon in his right middle finger.

  • Report: Padres fined for int'l rules violation

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Their hiring of A.J. Preller immediately deemed controversial in baseball circles last August, the Padres had “zero concern” upon digging into an earlier transgression of his in the international market. Now a second strike is officially part of the rookie general manager’s record. According to..." September 30

  • Ender Inciarte's two home runs pace Diamondbacks in win over Padres

    Arizona Republic "Outfielders David Peralta and Ender Inciarte combined for three home runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks were able to hang on to beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Sunday at Petco Park. The win capped a largely successful road trip for Arizona, which went 6-4 and won two of three series, splitting a..." September 28

  • Padres prospect Michael Dimock suspended for drugs

    NBC Sports "Padres minor leaguer Michael Dimock, a relief pitcher scheduled to participate in the Arizona Fall League, has been suspended 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Dimock was drafted by the Astros in 2012 and then traded to the Padres in the middle of last season. He..." September 28

  • MLB will allow iPads in dugouts with limitations

    Baseball Essential "In a world that is constantly seeing technology become more advanced with each passing day, it’s good to see sports leagues apply that technology during games and practices. The NFL was the first league to begin using tablets last season when they struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft to..." September 28

  • Erlin, Spangenberg star in shutout against Diamondbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "There was plenty to distract from what was unfolding on the mound Saturday at Petco Park. In the midst of a tussle for third place, the Padres hosted a Star Wars-themed night. The team had officially guaranteed itself a losing season the night before, its 82nd defeat coming at the hands of the..." September 27

  • A.J. Pollock's grand slam leads Diamondbacks to win over Padres

    Arizona Republic "CF A.J. Pollock clubbed his first career grand slam, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday at Petco Park. "This was a good one," Pollock said of his blast. "It helped the team win." Arizona led 6-0 after two innings, but San Diego chipped away to..." September 26

  • Why the Padres need a top-10 draft pick

    San Diego Union-Tribune "No one would ever tell interim manager Pat Murphy to throw games. Of course, the front office likely wouldn't have shed any tears if the Padres hadn't found a way to best the Giants in Wednesday night's seesaw victory. Wins are fun, yes. Protecting their first-round pick, however, is hands-down..." September 25

  • Padres walk off against Giants again

    San Diego Union-Tribune "During All-Star Game festivities next July, the Selig Hall of Fame Plaza, located behind the Western Metal building at Petco Park, will be unveiled as the new home of the Padres Hall of Fame. Rechristened a year ago in honor of baseball's former comissioner, the space will pay tribute to the..." September 25

  • Cashner rallies, then Padres' bats follow

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Andrew Cashner hasn’t won back-to-back decisions in more than a year. He may have to wait quite a bit longer to string some Ws together. Making what’s likely his second-to-last start of the season, the Padres’ 29-year-old right-hander surrendered two first-inning runs, again didn’t get any..." September 24

  • Padres broadcaster Dick Enberg to retire after 2016 season

    CBS Sports "Padres television play-by-play man and sports broadcasting legend Dick Enberg will retire following the 2016, he announced on Wednesday. Here's his statement released by the team: "In culminating 60 years of sports broadcasting, it has been a tremendous thrill to be the TV voice of my hometown..." September 24

  • Pagan, Brown power Giants past Padres

    CSN Bay Area "It didn’t matter that they threw a split-squad lineup out on the field, or that their starting pitcher couldn’t make it through five. All that mattered Tuesday night was that the Giants picked up another win and continued to keep hope alive. They beat the Padres 4-2 at Petco Park and 120 miles..." September 23

  • Padres homer four times, blast Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres' final multi-city road trip of the season began 10 days ago with a festive flight to San Francisco. Continuing an annual tradition of light-hearted hazing, the team's veterans boarded the plane dressed as law enforcement. The rookies took their seats as prisoners. Interim manager Pat..." September 21

  • Rockies pound Padres behind Christian Bergman, dodge 100-loss season

    Denver Post "The Rockies are a rarity in baseball. They tip-toed up to the ledge again and again, but the Rockies never fell off the cliff of 100 losses. They're one of just two teams never to reach triple-digit defeats in a season, along with the Angels of Anaheim. And for a time this year, the Rockies..." September 20

  • Chad Bettis helps Rockies beat Padres to start final homestand of season

    Denver Post "That fall-like chill that cooled down Coors Field on Friday came five days early for the equinox. The Rockies, whose season was put on ice a long time ago, are racing toward the end — if only to get it over with. "It's weird," manager Walt Weiss said. "The days seem long, but the season goes..." September 19

  • Kemp's HR lifts Cashner, Padres past Dbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Two-out situations have been precarious for the Padres this season. When they should be shutting the door they've often left it ajar, wide enough for the other team to rush through. That was the case Wednesday at Chase Field, where Andrew Cashner, pitching in the bottom of the fourth, allowed two..." September 17

  • Pollock powers D-backs past Padres, snapping three-game skid

    Arizona Sports "It’s been a rough three weeks for the Arizona Diamondbacks and that’s putting it mildly. After climbing above .500 (62-61) on Aug. 23 in Cincinnati, they dropped 15 of their next 21. And the last three games had been particularly frustrating, as Chip Hale’s club had lost all three by a combined..." September 16

  • The minor leaguers’ minimum wage lawsuit was dismissed

    Hardball Talk "In early 2014 several minor leaguers filed a putative class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball alleging that minor leaguers are underpaid and exploited and that the Uniform Player Contract unfairly takes advantage of them. The upshot: excluding bonuses which only a few minor leaguers..." September 16

  • Josh Johnson, aiming for comeback, to have third Tommy John surgery

    CBS Sports "Padres right-hander Josh Johnson, still aiming for another comeback, is having a third Tommy John surgery soon, according to sources. Johnson, who recently had a setback in his latest comeback attempt while on a rehab pitching assignment, is scheduling it soon, likely sometime next week." September 16

  • Will the Resurgence of Matt Kemp last?

    Baseball Essential "More so than any other trade in the 2014-2015 MLB offseason, the acquisition of Matt Kemp by the San Diego Padres was met with confusion on one end of the spectrum and downright ridicule on the other. Even worse than acquiring a player nearing the back half of his career with over $80 million..." September 16

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Robbie Erlin will start for the Padres on Saturday, Pat Murphy announces.

  • Padres win like a billion to 3 in rainy Arizona

    Gaslamp Ball "Mondays in baseball can be a time of renewal. Sometimes they are an off day, but when they are not they start a new series and sometimes. like this time, they start one in a new city. In any case, they offer a chance to turn the page. And after a dismal series in San Francisco over the weekend,..." September 15

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Padres recall LHP Robbie Erlin, RHP Casey Kelly from Triple-A El Paso; place INF Yonder Alonso on 60-day DL (low back strain).

  • Leake, Giants' offense power past Padres

    CSN Bay Area "In danger of once again falling short of a win, Mike Leake pulled a page out of Madison Bumgarner’s playbook. Leake’s three-run homer in the second inning gave the Giants the lead and they never looked back, winning 10-3 to complete a sweep of the Padres. Leake got off to a rough start,..." September 14

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    The Padres are being cautious with Colin Rea's sore elbow/forearm. The rookie could return this month as a reliever.

  • Giants' Bumgarner tosses one-hitter vs Padres

    CSN Bay Area "Perfection continues to elude Madison Bumgarner. After so many close calls, Bumgarner looked poised to add another historic achievement to a resume that may put him in the Hall of Fame years from now. He retired the first 23 Padres he faced on Saturday night before pinch-hitter Melvin Upton..." September 13

  • Peavy goes seven, Giants break out vs Padres

    CSN Bay Area "After giving updates on five injured position players before Friday’s game, Bruce Bochy smiled. “I have a full bullpen,” he said. “That, I do have.” He didn’t need it. Jake Peavy was remarkably efficient in one of his best starts as a Giant, throwing just 79 pitches in seven sharp..." September 12

  • Rockies hit four solo home runs, beat San Diego 4-3 to split series

    Denver Post "Apparently, the Rockies like high heat. And humidity. The Rockies hit four solo home runs Thursday afternoon against the San Diego Padres, the ball carrying in unusually hot and humid weather here. Daniel Descalso's homer leading off the eighth inning against reliever Joaquin Benoit made..." September 11

  • Kemp's streak continues in Padres romp of Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Entrenched in the worst month of his career, Matt Kemp didn’t panic. He didn’t stumble upon a grand revelation, either, so much as endured (grinded, worked through) the sort of down-cycle that can torpedo an entire season. The hitter who emerged on the other side of a gut-wrenching May is very..." September 10

  • Alonso's season likely over due to stress reaction

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It appears Yonder Alonso's chances of returning this season are slim to non-existent. The Padres first baseman has been shut down from all activity after a bone scan on his lower back revealed a stress reaction. Alonso will not travel with the team on its final road trip, which begins Friday in..." September 10

  • Padres walk off against Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres rookie Colin Rea walked a tightrope in his sixth major league start on Tuesday. Somehow, he made it across seven innings. The final result was his best yet. Rea threw more balls (49) than strikes (47), yet didn't give up a run as he zipped past his previous career high of 5 2/3 frames...." September 09

  • MLB announces tentative 2016 schedule "Major League Baseball on Tuesday released its tentative 2016 regular-season schedule, starting with the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game on April 3 with a matchup to be announced, and then featuring 13 games on the first convergence of Opening Day and Square Root Day: April 4, 2016. The 13 games..." September 09

  • Kyle Kendrick leads Rockies past Padres, hitting his first home run

    Denver Post "Kyle Kendrick had not won a baseball game in six weeks. And Kendrick had never hit a home run in a game. It was easy to see which made him more excited in the Rockies' 6-4 over the San Diego Padres on Monday at Petco Park. Kendrick hammered a 1-0 fastball from Padres starting pitcher Ian..." September 08

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    Benoit unavailable today

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    #Padres RHP Joaquin Benoit unavailable today with back spasms.

  • Anderson solid again as Dodgers defeat Padres, 5-1

    Orange County Register "Brett Anderson knew he was going to wear a label for awhile – but this is a new one. “Brett’s been solid for us all year,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said after Sunday’s 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. “He’s been so durable for us,” catcher A.J. Ellis said. And this was after..." September 07

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    Johnson will not pitch this season; will consult with Andrews on Tuesday

  • Elbow discomfort halted Johnson's rehab

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A day after leaving his first rehab start after just four pitches with discomfort in elbow, Josh Johnson was en route to San Diego on Saturday to discuss his latest setback with team physician Heinz Hoenecke and members of the Padres front office. The 31-year-old right-hander is attempting to..." September 06

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