Padres Rumors & News

  • Venable lifts Padres past Cardinals

    San Diego Union-Tribune "At the season's halfway point, the Padres remain a long way from where they hope to be. Thursday represented a positive, if small, step in the right direction. Will Venable delivered the winning blow in the top of the 11th, booming a two-run homer to lift San Diego to a 5-3 victory over the..." July 03

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Sounds like #Padres RP Dale Thayer (eligible to come off DL today, right shoulder strain) will make a MiLB rehab appearance this weekend.

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    #Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks (rolled left ankle, Sunday) did agility drills on field today. Doing better. Could be back in lineup Friday.

  • Taijuan Walker, Robinson Cano lead Mariners to rare second win in row

    Seattle Times "For just the third time since May 27, the Mariners have posted back-to-back wins. At minimal value, that’s a winning streak, and Seattle hasn’t had many of those this season. Thanks to the starting pitching of Taijuan Walker, the hitting of Robinson Cano and a Padres offense that made the..." July 02

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Padres recall INF Jedd Gyorko from Triple-A El Paso; place INF Cory Spangenberg (left knee contusion) on 15-day DL.

  • Mariners rookie Montgomery pitches second consecutive shutout in 5-0 win over Padres

    Seattle Times "Mike Montgomery’s place in the Mariners’ starting rotation was always assumed to be temporary. The young left-hander was recalled from Class AAA Tacoma on June 2 to fill the spot vacated by fellow lefty James Paxton, who went on the disabled list with a sprained tendon in his left middle..." July 01

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night

    MLB.com "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

  • Welington Castillo's 3-run homer helps Arizona Diamondbacks sink San Diego Padres

    Arizona Republic "Welington Castillo kept waiting and waiting, but the call never came. Trapped on a roster with two other catchers, he figured he'd get traded at some point before the end of spring training. But when a deal didn't materialize and Castillo headed north with the Chicago Cubs, he said he tried to..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Will Middlebrooks is hurt. Looks like he rolled his right ankle on weighted bat on D-backs on-deck circle. Walking off but he's out of game.

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    Jeff Sanders @JeffSanders_UT

    Bone contusion for Spangenberg. Hopeful to avoid DL.

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Spangenberg left the game with a sprained left knee. #Padres

  • Myers has cast removed

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres center fielder Wil Myers hopes to resume baseball activities in four to six weeks after having the cast on his left wrist removed Saturday. Myers was in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday morning to see hand specialist Dr. Donald Sheridan, who performed surgery June 18, shaving a bone spur..." June 28

  • Padres beat D-backs, clinch series

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Justin Upton continues to punish his old team. The Padres left fielder entered Saturday's game a career .329 hitter against the D-backs, with six home runs in 103 at-bats. He left with his seventh. Upton's fence-clearer provided the go-ahead blow in the fifth, and his teammates piled on in a..." June 28

  • Padres do enough to beat Diamondbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Petco Park’s “Oblivious Cam” catches fans napping or texting or any number of other things besides paying attention to the game — and the fact they’re being shown larger than life on the ballpark’s video board. In the fifth inning of Friday night’s Diamondbacks-Padres game, two young women were..." June 27

  • Another Buster Posey grand slam lifts Giants to victory against Padres

    San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bruce Bochy, usually optimistic to a fault, could not sugarcoat the Giants’ predicament with Nori Aoki joining fellow outfielder Hunter Pence on the disabled list for an indeterminate sentence. “You lose your leadoff hitter and a guy who hits in the heart of the order, both catalyst..." June 25

  • Padres Roster Move, 6/24/15

    MLB.com "The team announced this afternoon that they have made the following roster moves: Recalled RHP Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso. Quackenbush’s 2015 and career Major League and minor league stats. Will be making his second stint with the Padres this season (also 4/24 – 6/10). Optioned..." June 24

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Padres RHP Brandon Morrow long-tossing from 120 feet today. Hopes to throw a bullpen session this weekend.

  • Padres top Giants in 11 innings

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tuesday, exactly one year later, Odrisamer Despaigne returned to the scene of his major league debut. The setting: AT&T Park. The stakes: a potentially critical game for the Padres' diminishing hopes of contention. Despaigne's performance: plenty serviceable. The problem: the opposing..." June 24

  • Catchers providing more offense for Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "Much of their transition has been defense-focused, a hasty study in the pitching staff's strengths and weaknesses to provide the Diamondbacks with some much-needed stability behind the plate in the aftermath of Tuffy Gosewisch's season-ending injury. And now that catchers Jarrod Saltalamacchia..." June 22

  • Ross, Norris team up (sorta) in win in Padres win against the Dbacks

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Truth be told, Pat Murphy prefers Derek Norris behind the plate. The days you find him at first base are days the Padres simply can’t have him not in the lineup. Like Saturday, for instance. “Do I like him there? He's gonna be in our lineup,” the Padres’ interim manager said as if on a dose..." June 21

  • Rubby De La Rosa's strong outing leads Diamondbacks to series-opening win over Padres

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks got another strong start from RHP Rubby De La Rosa and minimized the damage in a couple jams to beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Friday in front of 27,394 at Chase Field. Arizona jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three innings, but San Diego scored single runs in the fifth and..." June 20

  • Home runs, Kennedy lift Padres over A's

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Neither Matt Kemp nor Derek Norris started at his normal position Thursday at O.co Coliseum. The Padres still ended where they wanted to be. After a four-game losing streak, including an 0-3 record since the firing of Bud Black, the Padres returned to the winning column and gave interim manager..." June 19

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    San Diego Padres @Padres

    Wil Myers underwent successful surgery today to remove a bone spur on left wrist. Surgery was performed in Scottsdale by Dr. Donald Sheridan

  • Chavez shines, A's demolish Padres

    CSN Bay Area "The flurry of run support he received may have caught Jesse Chavez off guard Wednesday, but he sure knew what to do with it. The right-hander buzzed through San Diego’s lineup for a career-high 11 strikeouts in the A’s 16-2 thrashing of the Padres at the Coliseum. They’ve won four in a row,..." June 18

  • A's blow lead, score in ninth to beat Padres

    CSN Bay Area "It was only fitting that Billy Burns wound up having a final say in Tuesday’s game. The A’s electrifying rookie center fielder already had a highlight-reel catch at the wall and a two-run triple to his credit against the San Diego Padres. In the top of the ninth, he put himself in position to..." June 17

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    San Diego Padres @Padres

    Pat Murphy told media that Wil Myers will have surgery tomorrow to remove a bone spur in his left wrist. Expected to be out 8 weeks.

  • Josh Johnson going for tests

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres right-hander Josh Johnson is scheduled to have tests on Wednesday after experiencing tingling in his fingers during Monday’s simulated game. Johnson threw 25 warmup pitches in the bullpen, then took the Petco Park mound and threw just three pitches when he stopped because of the..." June 17

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    San Diego Padres @Padres

    Pat Murphy has been named the club's interim manager for remainder of 2015 season pic.twitter.com/lNCsZokUax

  • A's rout Padres 9-1

    Oakland Tribune "There are just two levels for the Oakland offense -- all out, or not at all. After a stretch in which the A's scored two runs or fewer in four of eight games, Oakland has turned it around, tacking Monday's 9-1 win over the San Diego Padres onto an 8-1 win over the Angels on Sunday. All of..." June 16

  • Padres name Pat Murphy interim manager for rest of 2015

    Yahoo! Sports "The San Diego Padres named Pat Murphy interim manager Tuesday as they chose to stay in-house with their replacement for Bud Black, who was fired Monday and had been San Diego's skipper since 2007. Murphy has been with the organization since 2010, most recently managing the team's Triple-A club..." June 16

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Dave Roberts said Wil Myers could get second opinion on his wrist. Felt more pain taking swings yesterday. Sounds like he'll be out awhile.

  • Joc Pederson’s catch, Adrian Gonzalez’s 12th-inning single lift Dodgers to win

    L.A. Daily News "Justin Upton bent over at the waist, staring toward the outfield in disbelief. Upton, whose eighth-inning home run the day before won a game for the San Diego Padres, thought he’d beaten the Dodgers again Sunday afternoon. Swinging on a 3-0 count against pitcher Juan Nicasio, Upton’s fly ball..." June 15

  • Padres fire manager Bud Black

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres have fired manager Bud Black, the club announced Monday. The official statement: The club will immediately begin the formal search for an Interim Manager for the remainder of the 2015 season. Until that process has concluded, Bench Coach Dave Roberts will serve as the..." June 15

  • Wil Myers Returns to the DL After 3 Games

    Gaslamp Ball "In what has already been a roller coaster day, the Padres news stops for no one. Now, it's been announced that Wil Myers is back on the disabled list with reliever Cory Mazzoni on his way back to the Padres for his third stint with the team this year. This is...troubling. Myers has missed a..." June 15

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred inclined to leave DH situation as is

    CBS Sports "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on Monday's episode of Boomer & Carton, and among the topics he addressed were the DH issue and possible expansion into other other markets. Regarding the current designated hitter rule -- DH in AL games, no DH in NL games, Manfred seems disinclined to..." June 15

  • Cory Luebke makes rehab start

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Left-hander Cory Luebke, who is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, started Saturday at Single-A Lake Elsinore. Luebke retired the side in order on 14 pitches in a scheduled one-inning outing against Lancaster. It was his first appearance in three years. Luebke is to pitch one inning..." June 14

  • Justin Upton's HR a winner for Padres over Dodgers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Rub your eyes. Do a double take. Stare in disbelief. Petco Park played like a pitcher’s park again, the Padres prevailing with a 2-1 win over the Dodgers. A crowd of 43,525, the eighth sellout this season, had not watched a lower scoring home game since a pair of 1-0 contests against the..." June 14

  • Mattingly frustrated as Dodgers blow lead, rally back to beat Padres

    Orange County Register "If it’s any consolation, the Dodgers’ bullpen isn’t the only one that can treat a lead like a wet bar of soap. For the fourth time in the past nine games, the Dodgers blew a lead in the seventh inning or later, this time allowing three runs in the bottom of the seventh Friday night at Petco..." June 13

  • Inside Baseball: Top 40 trade candidates for this MLB trade season

    CBS Sports "Trade season semi-officially began after the three-day First-Year Player Draft, and the trade market may include some pretty big names (see the list of 40 below). But it may take some extra time to get going in a season where there so far appears to be only one truly great team (the Cardinals)..." June 13

  • Padres scorch Braves in extra innings

    San Diego Union-Tribune "When the rain stopped and the tarp came off, you could feel the steam heat rising from the grass at Turner Field, where first pitch between the Padres and Atlanta Braves was delayed nearly an hour. A few minutes later, the steam was coming out of Matt Kemp's ears. More than 3 1/2 hours after..." June 12

  • Kelly Johnson returns with three-hit game; Perez, Braves beat Padres 4-1

    Talking Chop "Kelly Johnson returned from the DL today and had himself a day at the plate with three hits in support of Williams Perez, and the Braves top the Padres 4-1. Kelly returned to his hitting ways in the second inning, singling home Nick Markakis for the game's first run against Tyson Ross, but then..." June 11

  • Terdo hits first homer, Braves mount huge rally to beat the Padres 6-5

    Talking Chop "In a game reminiscent of their comeback victory in San Francisco, the Braves overcame a five-run deficit to defeat the Padres 6-5. The Padres jumped on Mike Foltynewicz in the second inning with an RBI double by Clint Barmes; Will Venable then homered leading off the third inning for a 2-0..." June 10

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    Jordan Carruth @JordanCarruth

    #Padres Bud Black says there's a "high probability" that Wil Myers will be activated for tomorrow's game.

  • Padres Option Jedd Gyorko

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have optioned struggling infielder Jedd Gyorko to Triple-A, the club announced. Gyorko, 26, has seen his playing time dwindle in San Diego. But it remains a surprise to see him headed back to Triple-A. After all, Gyorko is playing in just the second year on the six-year, $35MM..." June 10

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    U-T Padres @UTPadres

    Brandon morrow shut down, likely won't pick up ball for a couple weeks

  • Padres win Battle of the Exes

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The subject of the day at Turner Field, naturally, was ex-Padres and ex-Braves and the best trades being the ones that generally don't help both teams. Fredi Gonzalez, the affable manager of the Atlanta Braves, didn't have far to look down his own lineup. His first two hitters are Jace Peterson..." June 09

  • Cueto, Bruce help Reds avoid sweep by Padres

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Every fifth day, the game plan is simple for the Reds. Those are the days Johnny Cueto is pitching. "You hand the ball to him and say: Go dominate," Jay Bruce said. "He did today." Cueto did, indeed. He threw seven shutout innings to beat the San Diego Padres before a crowd of 27,501 on a..." June 08

  • Report: MLB owners balked at extending safety nets...twice

    The Outside Corner "Following the horrific injury suffered by a Red Sox fan, now identified as 44-year old Tonya Carpenter, on Friday night at Fenway Park, the cries to extend the netting behind home plate at all 30 MLB ballpark are growing louder. But what we didn’t know is that inside the game, the cries had..." June 08

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    #Padres RHP Brandon Morrow, making 2nd rehab start with @missionsmilb, left game after 49 pitches with discomfort in his right shoulder.