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  • Padres Reportedly Making Progress On Andrew Cashner Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "3:54pm: Morosi adds that the Padres are still discussing Cashner with multiple clubs, but there’s been enough progress in talks that he could be scratched from tonight’s start vs. the Blue Jays (Twitter link). 3:39pm: The Padres are making progress on a trade involving Andrew Cashner, reports..." July 26

  • Blue Jays agree to deal for Melvin Upton Jr.

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a trade with the San Diego Padres for outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Tuesday morning. Upton Jr., sat out Monday night’s game for the Padres, a 4-2 victory for the Blue Jays. While pitching remains the most obvious..." July 26

  • Sanchez sharp again as Jays down Padres

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Aaron Sanchez's success is prompting a subject that Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons tired of discussing. Sanchez is pitching brilliantly in his first full season as a starter, but the time is looming when he might have to go to the bullpen to limit his innings as a way of..." July 25

  • San Diego Padres Reportedly 'Pushing Hard' To Trade Catcher Derek Norris

    Scout "The San Diego Padres are "pushing hard' to trade catcher Derek Norris before the deadline, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The team desperately wants to give top prospect Austin Hedges full-time work in the big leagues, and can only do so if they deal Norris. This comes amid reports..." July 25

  • Padres score 4 in 9th, take series vs. Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON - San Diego Padres reliever Ryan Buchter pumped his fist and let out a yell after he struck out Michael A. Taylor to end the bottom of the eighth inning in a tie game Sunday afternoon. Drafted by the Nationals in the 33rd round in 2006, Buchter made it to the low Class-A..." July 24

  • Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Diego Padres are looking like an active team at the trade deadline and have at least two key players on the block. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Padres are trying to move catcher Derek Norris in addition to starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. Norris is headed for his..." July 24

  • Drew comes through for Nationals in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON – It has been a rough few days for Stephen Drew, a reserve infielder for the Washington Nationals. He has had a high fever, lost about seven or eight pounds and had just enough energy to take some indoor batting practice on Friday. "It has been ugly," said Drew, who was..." July 23

  • Marlins still in mix to acquire Cashner

    The Score "The playoff-chasing Miami Marlins remain in discussions with the San Diego Padres regarding pitcher Andrew Cashner, the coveted right-hander who's been the subject of increased trade speculation in recent days. Cashner continues to be pursued by several teams ahead of next week's non-waiver..." July 23

  • Blue Jays talking with Padres about Cashner, Upton

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays are battling the Baltimore Orioles in the standings and trade market, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, who reports the AL East rivals are among the clubs discussing a trade for Padres outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. Toronto is also reported to have held dialogue with..." July 23

  • Padres, Orioles discussing possible Upton for Jimenez deal

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres and the Orioles reportedly are discussing a trade that would send outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. to Baltimore in exchange for right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. According to a report, no agreement is close, as the Padres also are seeking a prospect from the Orioles. Acquiring..." July 23

  • Kemp belts two homers as Padres defeat Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Before the game, San Diego rookie manager Andy Green said his team was on one of the hardest road trips of the year in the majors. That is hard to argue since the Padres just played in St. Louis and have two more games against first-place Washington this weekend before heading..." July 22

  • Drew Pomeranz learned of trade to Red Sox on TV

    Larry Brown Sports "If the San Diego Padres continue to sell off their major league talent as we approach the Aug. 1 trade deadline, starting pitcher Andrew Cashner could be the next to go. The right-hander is not concerned about it, however, because he doesn’t expect the team to keep him in the loop anyway. After..." July 22

  • Blue Jays scout Cashner, Sabathia

    Today's Knuckleball "The Blue Jays sent scouts to watch at least CC Sabathia and Andrew Cashner Thursday in what may be an indication they will follow through on their plan to move All-Star starter Aaron Sanchez into the bullpen. The Jays are weighing both starters and relievers but are said to be concerned about..." July 22

  • Padres' Cashner: 'I know I'm going to be traded'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Andrew Cashner's latest, and perhaps last, start in a Padres uniform began shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Busch Stadium. By then, hours of speculation had shadowed the 6-foot-6 right-hander. Some rival officials believed he would be in a new uniform before he could take the mound. But the..." July 22

  • Gyorko powers Cards to day-night sweep of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jedd Gyorko's answer to how it felt to blast six homers in five games against his old team was as simple and as on point as his swing at the moment. "It didn't suck," he said. The St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman homered twice in the nightcap of Wednesday's day-night..." July 21

  • Cardinals complete sweep of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- After looking at strike three with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning of last week's All-Star Game when a hit could have given the National League the lead, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz vowed to learn from the experience. If Thursday night is any..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Leake solid as Cardinals rout Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Mike Leake Monday night became the 10th pitcher in MLB history to fan 10 or more hitters with no walks and one run or less in two straight starts since Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw did it last year. Yet St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny hooked Leake after just..." July 19

  • Padres-Cards rained out, will play two Wednesday

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Once a heavy thunderstorm finally reached Busch Stadium, Tuesday night's scheduled game between the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals didn't stand a chance. Delayed before the start, the game was finally called after a wait of an hour and 32 minutes due to rain, and it..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Jackson pitches Padres past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Edwin Jackson made quite a first impression on the San Diego Padres. "It's definitely a great way to kick off being with a new team," Jackson said. Jackson was solid in his Padres debut as San Diego defeated the National League West-leading San Francisco Giants 5-3 on..." July 17

  • Padres GM says teams asking about Melvin Upton Jr.

    Yardbarker "Melvin Upton Jr. has surprisingly resuscitated his career in 2016 to the point where he’s attracting trade interest from other teams. According to Padres general manager A.J. Preller, teams view Upton as a potential 30-homer, 30-steal player." July 17

  • Padres take down Giants, Bumgarner

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Andrew Cashner is only 29. But when Andy Green described the right-hander's performance in his pitching duel with San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner Friday night at Petco Park, the Padres manager called it "vintage Cashner." "That was a top-of-the-rotation-type start,"..." July 16

  • Wil Myers open to extension talks with Padres

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As baseball's second half opened Friday, the reality of the Padres' present returned to the foreground. Petco Park had been shorn of the bells and whistles that accompanied a successful All-Star Game. Left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who represented the hosts in the national showcase, was headed to..." July 16

  • Report: Jays show interest in Beltran, Upton

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays could be in the market for outfield help. After Jon Heyman reported on the team's renewed interest in Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce last week, ESPN's Jim Bowden reported on Friday that the team has had internal discussions about New York Yankees All-Star outfielder..." July 16

  • Traded Red Sox prospect once called 'a young Pedro'

    The Score "For the second time in less than a year, the Boston Red Sox traded away one of their top prospects to the San Diego Padres. Hopefully for Boston's sake, this one doesn't turn out to be a future Hall of Famer. On Thursday, the Red Sox dealt 18-year-old pitcher Anderson Espinoza, one of the..." July 15

  • Padres agree to trade Pomeranz to Red Sox

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have agreed to trade left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox, sources told the Union-Tribune on Thursday. The return is currently unclear, though it is believed to include one of the Red Sox's better prospects. Pomeranz, 27, has seen his value skyrocket in his first season..." July 14

  • Padres' Pomeranz drawing interest from Rangers, others

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A healthy contingent of Padres fans would love to believe that Tuesday night at Petco Park, when Drew Pomeranz became the franchise's third left-handed starter to pitch in an All-Star Game, was merely the beginning. Randy Jones and Dave Dravecky both stayed awhile after their inaugural..." July 14

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Rangers Interested In Drew Pomeranz

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers are interested in Padres lefty Drew Pomeranz and have “done background work” on him, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal also notes that the Rangers have considered many pitchers who seem to be available. Pomeranz has lately been connected to the Red Sox, Orioles and..." July 12

  • All-Star Pomeranz may not be in host city for long

    Today's Knuckleball "Drew Pomeranz has been chosen to the first All-Star Game of his career with the added bonus of the game being played in his home ballpark. Yet many are wondering how long the San Diego Padres’ left-hander will call Petco Park home. The 27-year-old is having the best season of his six-year..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Once the All-Star Game is gone, the Padres go back to chanting, 'Beat L.A.' How do they plan to do that?

    Los Angeles Times "They were glory days, everywhere besides the standings, and not so long ago. In one of his final acts as commissioner, Bud Selig rewarded the San Diego Padres with the 2016 All-Star Game. The Padres had shrugged off their small-market shackles. Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton had landed..." July 10

  • Maeda fans 13 as Dodgers down Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Pitching backwards enabled right-hander Kenta Maeda to record his most dominant performance of the season. Maeda amassed a season-high 13 strikeouts and allowed just two hits in seven innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday at..." July 10

  • Grandal hits 3 homers as Dodgers pound Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- No hard feelings. But a lot of hard contact. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal hit three home runs against his former team Friday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded out a 10-6 victory over the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Grandal added a pair of singles -- one..." July 09

  • McCarthy, Dodgers down Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Six days after pitching shutout baseball in his first start in 14 months, right-hander Brandon McCarthy successfully navigated his way through frustration. McCarthy and five relievers combined to concede only three hits in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-3 win over the San Diego..." July 09

  • Padres Won’t Trade Wil Myers; Could Deal Drew Pomeranz

    MLB Trade Rumors "Although the Padres haven’t made the playoffs since 2006, managing partner Peter Seidler told Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times that he isn’t going to rush the franchise’s current rebuild. Seidler acknowledged that the Padres’ future-minded strategy probably won’t begin paying dividends at the..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Pomeranz, Padres spoil Ryu's return for Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "By Jay Paris, The Sports Xchange LOS ANGELES -- San Diego's Drew Pomeranz threw a pitch that didn't register on the radar gun. This offering was one that screamed he belongs in next week's All-Star Game in San Diego. The left-hander hurled seven scoreless innings in beating the Los..." July 08

  • Padres, Adrian Morejon Agree To $11MM Bonus

    MLB Trade Rumors "Badler has an updated scouting report on Morejon and some details on the contract. Morejon’s deal is structured as a 2017 contract, according to Badler, so he won’t play in any official games for San Diego this year. Rather, he’ll spend the next two months pitching in simulated games at the..." July 08

  • Schimpf, Solarte power Padres past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Rookie second baseman Ryan Schimpf has carried his 20-homer power into the major leagues this season. All he needed was a chance. Schimpf had two homers, including a go-ahead homer in a four-run fifth inning, and Yangervis Solarte had three hits with a homer and a career-high five..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • Padres' Ross twists ankle, delaying rehab

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tyson Ross' season stopped almost as soon as it started, the Padres' No. 1 starter suffering a shoulder strain in his first bullpen session after opening day. Wednesday morning, the right-hander sustained a far odder, albeit less serious, injury. Ross twisted his left ankle while doing..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

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