Padres Rumors & News

  • Dickerson ready for first real audition

    San Diego Union-Tribune "During batting practice Monday in Reno, Nev., Alex Dickerson received news that, at an earlier juncture, might have floored him. But this being his fourth call-up to the majors, the outfielder promptly trained his attention on the task at hand. "I never see it coming, but at the same time, it’s..." June 30

  • Marlins nearing trade for Padres' Rodney

    The Score "The Miami Marlins are reportedly nearing a deal to acquire San Diego Padres reliever Fernando Rodney for a prospect, according to Keith Law of ESPN. " June 30

  • Orioles belt three homers to power past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Baltimore Orioles turned San Diego into Muscle Beach on Tuesday night. The Orioles hit three home runs to power past the San Diego Padres, 11-7. Baltimore won its sixth straight by flexing its biceps and leaning on the solid pitching of Ubaldo Jimenez. Adam..." June 29

  • Gallardo, Trumbo power Orioles past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Baltimore Orioles set the bar high for the All-Star Game lineups coming to Petco Park two weeks from Wednesday. Baltimore's offense continues to shred opposing pitching, with the San Diego Padres' staff absorbing a haymaker in the Orioles' 12-6 win, their seventh..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Jon Jay headed to DL with broken forearm

    The Score "Jon Jay's outstanding first season in San Diego has come to a crashing halt. The Padres outfielder is reportedly headed to the disabled list after tests revealed he's sustained a broken forearm, according to multiple reports. Jay hasn't played since leaving the Padres' June 19 game against..." June 28

  • Padres claim Paul Clemens off waivers from the Marlins

    Hardball Talk "The Padres have claimed pitcher Paul Clemens off waivers from the Marlins, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports. Clemens, 28, made a pair of starts for the Marlins last week, but the results weren’t good. He yielded seven runs on 11 hits and eight walks with six strikeouts in 10 innings. " June 28

  • Bruce Bochy joins Sparky Anderson as the only managers to win 800 games with two teams

    Hardball Talk "Bruce Bochy won his 800th game as the Giants’ manager in dramatic fashion on Sunday afternoon, as his club pulled out a walk-off 8-7 victory against the Phillies. He leads active managers in wins with 1,751 and joins Sparky Anderson as the only managers in baseball history to win 800-plus games..." June 28

  • Drew Pomeranz could be key trade chip

    Today's Knuckleball "With James Shields already gone and the San Diego Padres continuing to fall farther back in the National League West standings, many are waiting for the next shoe to drop. And it’s quite possible that the next piece of the roster to go is starter Drew Pomeranz, who signed a one-year, $1.35..." June 27

  • Why Mark McGwire would make a great manager someday

    Fox Sports "Week 12 of the MLB season is in the books and many drafted high school and college baseball players are getting rich this month. The leader in the clubhouse is the Reds' first-round pick -- third baseman Nick Senzel out of the University of Tennessee -- who went No. 2 overall and has signed for..." June 27

  • DeSclafani helps Reds avert sweep versus Padres

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds' rebuilding project is centered around its young pitching. That's why Anthony DeSclafani's oblique injury late in spring training was such a blow to the club. But, DeSclafani is back now, and on Sunday afternoon he showed the potential that has the Reds..." June 26

  • Padres, Pomeranz prance past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- San Diego Padres left-hander Drew Pomeranz enjoys taking batting practice, during which he'll deposit more than a few balls in the seats. "I'm 5 o'clock lightning, for sure," Pomeranz says. On Saturday afternoon, he had a couple of big swings that counted...." June 25

  • Norris' 3-run shot keys Padres' win over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Derek Norris admitted to losing some confidence in mid-May when his batting average bottomed out at .167. "The back half of May I was swinging the bat pretty well," Norris said. "I just stuck with the process." But, the old adage is that it's a long season, and Norris'..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Padres rally to beat Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The San Diego Padres have hit well throughout the month of June, and they did so once again Tuesday night to earn their third straight victory. Matt Kemp finished with four hits, and Derek Norris homered and drew a key bases-loaded walk as the San Diego Padres banged out 15 hits..." June 22

  • Report: Marlins asked Padres about Drew Pomeranz

    The Score "The Miami Marlins are in the thick of the NL wild-card race, and it appears they're doing everything possible to stay there. The team has reportedly reached out to the San Diego Padres about acquiring left-hander Drew Pomeranz to boost their starting rotation, a source told Jon Morosi of..." June 22

  • Trumbo, Flaherty homer as Orioles top Padres

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles found plenty of offense Wednesday night, but it was the pitching of struggling starter Ubaldo Jimenez which might have helped them the most as they ended a two-game losing streak. Mark Trumbo and Ryan Flaherty both homered, and Jimenez threw six strong..." June 22

  • Blue Jays, Red Sox, Royals looking at Jon Jay

    MLB Daily Dish "When Jon Jay left Sunday’s Nationals-Padres game with a right arm contusion after being hit by a pitch, there were at least three teams taking note of the development. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, suitors are lining up for the San Diego outfielder, who has started with a great..." June 21

  • Tyson Ross throws first bullpen

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tyson Ross threw off a mound for the first time since opening day. The Padres right-hander will accompany the team on the upcoming road trip to Baltimore and Cincinnati. These are steps in the right direction in his return from shoulder inflammation They are still just the initial steps, Padres..." June 19

  • Rosales helps Padres salvage split versus Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The fortunes of baseball are fickle. After winning a second straight game against the San Diego Padres Friday night -- to run their record to 10-2 over 12 games -- the Washington Nationals seemed poised for a four-game sweep of the last-place team in the National League..." June 19

  • A's, Padres have plenty to offer as deadline sellers

    Sporting News "It’s time to get back to our sellers series, where we take a look at the teams that will almost certainly be dealing away players as the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. We’ve already looked at the Yankees, the Braves and the Reds. Today, we’ll focus on a couple of California teams..." June 19

  • Ross leads Nationals over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Joe Ross admitted it was a special night. A first-round pick by San Diego in the 2011 draft, the 23-year-old right-hander faced the Padres for the first time Friday night at Petco Park. He was credited with the win as the Washington Nationals rode the bats of Daniel Murphy and..." June 18

  • Padres sign Edwin Jackson to minor league deal

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have signed veteran right-hander Edwin Jackson to a minor league deal, a source said Thursday. Jackson, 32, was released by Miami earlier this month. In eight appearances for the Marlins, including three starts, he went 0-1 with a 5.91 ERA. He walked six batters and struck out seven..." June 17

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Padres ‘open’ to trading Wil Myers

    Today's Knuckleball "Wil Myers is looking a lot like the player who won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2013, maybe even better. But sources say the San Diego Padres, intent on remaking their team, are even “open” to trading the emerging slugging star. Rival teams have been eyeing Myers, wondering whether he..." June 16

  • Mathis' grand slam, Koehler lift Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Miami starter Tom Kohler was spotted to a five-run lead Tuesday night before he threw his first pitch. And that concerned the right-hander. "Sometimes those are the hardest games to pitch," said Koehler, who allowed two runs over six innings to record the win as the..." June 15

  • Ichiro breaks Rose's hit mark, but Padres top Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Ichiro Suzuki gained a slice of baseball history Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park, but the San Diego Padres still defeated Miami 6-3 to prevent a Marlins sweep of a three-game series. With a first-inning single off Luis Perdomo and a two-out, ninth-inning double off Padres..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Report: Padres and city tried to displace homeless before All-Star Game

    Larry Brown Sports "A new report published on Wednesday suggests that the San Diego Padres worked with the city on an effort to help clean up some of the areas around Petco Park and deter homeless people and loiterers in advance of next month’s All-Star Game. Voice of San Diego reports the story and presents..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Report: Padres would “love” to trade Matt Kemp

    Baseball Essential "The San Diego Padres would “love to move” outfielder Matt Kemp, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. It is no secret that the Padres are willing to move outfielder Kemp, so this report comes with no surprise. Kemp, acquired by the Padres in an offseason trade with the Los Angeles..." June 15

  • Marlins pile up 19 hits, blow out Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Miami Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen had trouble keeping the ball in the ballpark Monday night, but it didn't stop him from emerging with a win. "He gave up four homers, but when they are solo like that, they don't hurt as much," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said after Miami..." June 14

  • Padres Sign Top Pick Cal Quantrill

    MLB Trade Rumors "The idea that Quantrill would free the Pads to sign other choices was apparently misplaced, as MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo tweets that he’ll actually command an over-slot bonus. His agreed-upon bonus is $3,963,045, per Mayo, which landss $332,145 above the slot value at #8. It appears that the team..." June 14

  • Cashner to DL; Perdomo to rotation

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Luis Perdomo was already on four days rest when Andrew Cashner walked off the mound Friday night with a strained neck after just six pitches. That made the 23-year-old Rule-5 rookie the logical choice to replace Cashner in the rotation when the 29-year-old right-hander awoke Saturday morning..." June 12

  • Anderson makes impressive debut in Rockies' win vs. Padres

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- On rather short notice, Tyler Anderson made an impressive major league debut Sunday for the Colorado Rockies. They recalled him Saturday with the intent of having Anderson pitch in long relief. But after Saturday's game, Anderson learned he would start Sunday. He worked into..." June 12

  • Padres stun Rockies with late comeback

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The San Diego Padres stunned the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning Friday night, stringing together four straight two-out hits to win 7-5. The last of those hits was a mammoth three-run homer by Wil Myers that gave the Padres just their third win when trailing after eight..." June 11

  • Cashner leaves after 6 pitches with back/neck tightness

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Any trip to Coors Field figures to tax the visiting bullpen at some point. Then right-hander Andrew Cashner threw six pitches before tightness in his upper back and neck forced Rule-5 rookie Luis Perdomo to the mound one out into Friday’s opener. Somehow – some way – the collateral damage was..." June 11

  • Padres Place Andrew Cashner On 15-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have placed starter Andrew Cashner on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck, MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell of MLB.com tweets. Replacing him on the Padres’ active roster will be newcomer Erik Johnson, who will start tonight. As Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune explains,..." June 11

  • Chatwood stays grounded in Rockies' 5-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Tyler Chatwood left nothing to chance Saturday. At Coors Field, where fly balls can carry farther, Chatwood kept the ball on the ground repeatedly as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. Chatwood (8-4) pitched 6 2/3 innings and got 16 outs on ground balls,..." June 11

  • Padres draft Cal Quantrill with No. 8 pick

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Weeks of speculation turned into reality Thursday when the Padres selected Stanford right-hander Cal Quantrill with the eighth overall selection in the MLB Draft. Quantrill, 21, had been an early candidate to go No. 1 this summer, but he blew out his elbow and underwent Tommy John surgery on..." June 10

  • Padres draft SS Hudson Sanchez at No. 24, LHP Erik Lauer at No. 25

    Gaslamp Ball "For the first time since 2009, the Padres used a first round pick on a high school position player. Back then it was OF Donavan Tate; today it was Carroll High School (TX) SS Hudson Sanchez. The Friars selected Sanchez with the 24th overall pick, a selection they received as compensation for..." June 10

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Padres' Myers delivers walk-off single

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Padres, who know something about tough losses, handed a killer to the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night at Petco Park. Down 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Padres tied the score on a solo home run by Derek Norris then won in four hitters later on a walk-off single by..." June 08

  • Braves stop six-game slide with 4-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Julio Teheran was brilliant Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park. The right-hander held the Padres to two Wil Myers home runs over eight innings and was 2-for-4 with an RBI single to lead Atlanta to a 4-2 victory. The Braves snapped a six-game losing streak in the finale of the..." June 08

  • Padres' Friedrich freezes Braves

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Christian Friedrich remembers last March 3. That was the day the San Diego Padres signed the 28-year-old, 6-foot-4 left-hander to a minor league contract after he was cut by the Colorado Rockies. "It was a blessing I came over here," Friedrich said Monday night after he..." June 07

  • The Padres won the offseason 16 months ago, then everything fell apart

    SB Nation "With the benefit of hindsight, I'm starting to think that the Padres' decision to go all-in before the 2015 season was a bad idea. Wait, hear me out. There is supporting evidence, and the James Shields trade just reinforces the regret and pain. He was supposed to be the final piece, the top..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Gonzalez homers twice as Rockies pound Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Two streaks were on the line when the Colorado Rockies faced the San Diego Padres on Sunday night. The Rockies lost their previous four games. The Padres were aiming to sweep a series for the first time this season. After nine innings, Colorado was back in the win..." June 06

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06