CSN Philly "The Phillies have begun a stretch of five straight games against left-handed pitchers and that could mean some extended playing time for the man fans often clamor to see more of -- Darin Ruf. Ruf got the start at first base on Wednesday night and was the offensive pacesetter in the Phillies’..." September 18
San Diego Union-Tribune "Tuesday’s first pitch at Petco Park was thrown in sweltering heat. The skies had darkened, but the thermometer registered at 88 degrees. Within the last hour, the grounds crew had pulled a rarely used tarp off the infield. A thunderstorm -- an unexpected phenomenon in San Diego, much less in..." September 17
Yahoo! Sports "One of the loudest ovations Tuesday night at Petco Park will surely go to a member of the visiting team. Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg ensured that when he inserted the son of San Diego's most beloved athlete into his lineup. Tony Gwynn Jr. will start in centerfield and bat..." September 17
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks continued to swing the bats with authority, surviving a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 on Sunday at Chase Field. It was Arizona's first series win since taking two of three from the Rockies at home to close out August. The Diamondbacks did all their scoring in two..." September 15
Fox Sports "Mark Trumbo had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 win over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks took control early, scoring six runs off All-Star Tyson Ross in the first two innings. Chase Anderson (9-6) pitched five innings,..." September 14
San Diego Union-Tribune "Seven months ago, Rene Rivera walked into the Padres’ spring training complex in Peoria, Ariz., hoping to stick as a third catcher. On Friday, the 31-year-old journeyman was wedged into the team’s cleanup spot for the fourth time this month, a testament to Rivera’s development into a legitimate..." September 13
Appears Kevin Towers isn't in Padres' plans. They've hired David Post, formerly an Astros crosschecker, as special assistant to GM/scouting.
True Blue L.A. "The Dan Haren and Carl Crawford trains just kept rolling on Wednesday night, leaving the Padres in the dust in a 4-0 victory for the Dodgers on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers ended their homestand with six wins in nine games, and completed their season series by winning 12 of 19..." September 11
True Blue L.A. "Clayton Kershaw pitched another gem and was backed by an offensive bonanza in the Dodgers' 9-4 win over the Padres on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. The victory gave the Dodgers a four-game winning streak, their second-longest of the season, and pushed their lead over San Francisco in the..." September 09
Denver Post "The Rockies are super late to the party, but at least they're tasting a bit of success as their miserable season winds down. Playing their best baseball since mid-June, the Rockies blanked San Diego 6-0 on a perfect September Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. The victory completed their first..." September 08
San Diego Union-Tribune "Six pitches into his first major league start in exactly 28 months, Joe Wieland had to wait. Fifty-six seconds later, a call was overturned, a single changed to a groundout. Twenty-eight months ago, instant replay did not exist, at least not in its current, expanded form. After more than two..." September 07
San Diego Union-Tribune "After being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera could be subject to treatment under Major League Baseball’s drug policy. Cabrera was arrested early Wednesday after the California Highway Patrol was notified of a possible DUI driver..." September 07
Denver Post "Tyler Matzek flew through nine innings of work Friday night at Coors Field and only paused early on when San Diego's Rymer Liriano hit a routine line-drive single to right field in the third inning. It gave the batter enough time to round first base and look at his work. Hopefully he enjoyed..." September 06
Hardball Talk "Padres infielder Everth Cabrera was arrested Wednesday morning for driving under the influence of marijuana. TMZ reports: A rep for the California Highway Patrol confirms … U.S. border patrol agents initially made contact with the 27-year-old near a checkpoint on the 94 Freeway around 12:30..." September 06
Arizona Republic "RHP Daniel Hudson made his long-awaited return to the mound on Wednesday night, tossing a perfect eighth inning as the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Hudson was pitching for the first time since June 26, 2012, after needing two Tommy John surgeries in as many years. "I..." September 04
L.A. Daily News "Juan Uribe and Hyun-Jin Ryu returned from the disabled list to join the Dodgers’ starting lineup Sunday. That put the Dodgers in an unusual, coveted position. The regular season is five months old, a time when injuries have forced some major-league clubs to reach for Plans B and C. The..." September 01
San Diego Union-Tribune "As the Padres stockpiled towering, power arms for the start of this campaign, the elder statesman on the Padres coaching staff warned onlookers this spring not to dismiss the 6-foot flat right-hander deemed a something of a reclamation project some six months earlier. Never doubt pitching coach..." August 31
L.A. Daily News "Hanley Ramirez was in a familiar position in the sixth inning Friday. The look on his face said he was hurt, but none of the 30,818 spectators at Petco Park could be sure what happened, or how. It seemed Ramirez was not quite healthy enough to play and not quite hurt enough to come out of the..." August 30
Fox Sports West "And now, a warm welcome for the return of an old friend: The Padres Hall of Fame. Dormant for the past five years, they're dusting the place off, uncapping the furniture polish and airing it out. And not a moment too soon. When Trevor Hoffman is inducted into the Padres' Hall of Fame before..." August 28
San Diego Union-Tribune "In a few days, August will turn to September, the Padres will reinforce their pitching staff, and Odrisamer Despaigne will remain an enigma. The simplest explanation: Most teams have yet to see the Cuban defector, live and in person. The lingering, more complex question: When will we know..." August 28
San Diego Union-Tribune "As hot hands go, Abraham Almonte is making quite a push to procure a good portion of the at-bats available in the increasingly crowded outfield in San Diego. Tyson Ross’ right hand, of course, is as hot as ever. The 25-year-old Almonte homered and reached based three times times to support..." August 27
Jedd Gyorko's hamstring feels a bit better today but still sore. Could be available to PH again. Med staff doesn't think it's a DL situation
Arizona Republic "A meeting against his hometown team seemed the perfect backdrop for LHP Vidal Nuño to lasso his first win with the Diamondbacks, but the end of his outing fizzled and it took a three-run homer from SS Didi Gregorius in the eighth to seal a win for the Diamondbacks over the Padres Saturday in front..." August 24
Jedd Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring Thursday in LA. Played through it Friday but team decided to give it a rest today. He's day-to-day.
Roster move official: Padres activate Andrew Cashner, option Frank Garces to Double-A San Antonio.
Arizona Republic "After limping through a 2-8 road trip that was littered with one-run decisions and walkoff losses, a return home certainly seemed to suit the Diamondbacks, who snapped a six-game losing streak Friday with a win over the San Diego Padres in front of 24,835 at Chase Field. RHP Josh Collmenter..." August 23
San Diego Union-Tribune "Although he has not pitched in more than a week, Padres closer Joaquin Benoit looks as if he will avoid the disabled list. The right-hander, who has been dealing with soreness in his throwing shoulder, could return to game action as soon as Friday, when the Padres open a series at Arizona. If..." August 22
L.A. Daily News "Vin Scully and Dick Enberg were in opposite broadcast booths Thursday, so the Dodgers and San Diego Padres could have ended their game any way they chose and two men with 165 years of combined life experience had probably seen it before. Over the decades, the near no-hitters tend to fade to..." August 22
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres stumbled into their own undoing in the series opener at Dodger Stadium, wasting 14 hits on their way to defeat. In the field and on the basepaths, they played less than crisply, a bad combination on a night their pitching also faltered. Wednesday was different. Again, the Padres took..." August 21
Manager Buddy Black announces Andrew Cashner will return this weekend and start Saturday in Arizona vs. Dbacks
San Diego Union-Tribune "The only capacity in which Jesse Hahn has ever taken the mound for the Padres is as a starting pitcher. He still managed to get the save on Tuesday. This wasn't Hahn hurling ninth-inning breaking balls to save the Padres, though. This was very much the Padres saving him. Before San Diego..." August 20
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were trailing, 3-2, until they scored three runs in the fourth inning to move in front, 5-3. Matt Kemp, who led off the inning with a double, scored on a double by Justin Turner. Carl Crawford, who reached base on a walk, scored on a sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis. Turner..." August 20
#Padres roster move: Team says LHP Frank Garces is up from SA, Jesse Hahn back to SA. Guess this starts the tapering of his innings.
CBSSports.com "Every once in a while, I come across a stat that truly blows by mind. This is one of those stats: Jedd Gyorko, who made his MLB debut last season and has 31 homers in 199 career games, is now the Padres franchise leader in home runs by a second baseman. The Padres have been around since 1969...." August 18
#Padres RHP Joaquin Benoit down with "cranky" shoulder today. Team off Monday. Expected to be fine Tuesday.
#Padres 1B Yonder Alonso will not play again this season. Damaged forearm tendon. Will likely get second opinion but surgery is possible.
San Diego Union-Tribune "As the rain began to fall Saturday night, Jedd Gyorko found himself in a familiar position as he walked to the plate in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium: The bases were loaded and he was all alone in the batter’s box for the seventh time in a little over a week. Déjà vu? Not exactly. This..." August 17
San Diego Union-Tribune "Joe Wieland was sharp in his first start with the Chihuahuas, throwing six innings of two-run ball. Wieland allowed four hits and no walks, striking out five. He threw 46 of 68 pitches for strikes. Cody Decker (.260) went 2-for-3 with his 21st home run of the season. Jonathan Galvez (.282) went..." August 16
Hardball Talk "Padres prospect Max Fried, who was shut down in spring training with a forearm injury and has made just five starts all season in the minors, is now scheduled to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery next week. Fried was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of high school and ranked among..." August 16
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals cashed in on San Diego starter Tyson Ross' early wildness to score two quick runs and then used another effective outing from Lance Lynn in a 4-2 win over the Padres on Friday night at Busch Stadiuim. Ross walked the first three Cardinals he faced before giving up an RBI single to..." August 16
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ Mike Matheny has the worst record for challenges by a manager this season, losing 15 of 20 official appeals. But he won a challenge he didn’t even make Thursday night as the Cardinals held on to beat the San Diego Padres, 4-3, before a sellout house of 45,126 at Busch..." August 15
Gaslamp Ball "The Padres sure seem unstoppable right now. The offense is clicking, making up for the (very minor) shortcomings of pitching, and the defense has hung so many stars lately that you could make an accurate model of the Milky Way. Tonight's highlight is certainly Rymer Liriano's towering home run..." August 14
MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14
San Diego Union-Tribune "A distinct flavor has permeated the Padres’ clubhouse in recent days. It can be heard among teammates bonded by the universal language of baseball. It can be seen among baseball players with a shared flair for the game. Tuesday, it was visible at nearly every quadrant of the Petco Park field...." August 13
SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13
Everth Cabrera left with a left hamstring cramp. Same hammy that sent him to DL last month.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Early in his career, Eric Stults couldn’t help looking over his shoulder when life on the mound got rocky. The wisdom that comes with his many years in this game has allowed the 34-year-old left-hander to leave that practice in the past even in the most difficult of times in this trying..." August 10
McClendon confirms that Erasmo Ramirez will start tomorrow vs. White Sox. He'll likely make one start then go back down.
Maybin is eligible to play in 5 Minor League games before return date (8/20). He will go to AZ this week to workout. Likely to play in EP.