Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants. The Pirates powered up early with home runs by Josh Harrison and Travis Snider, then rode Liriano for seven innings on a breezy and cool night at AT&T..." July 30
San Diego Union-Tribune "Even when he’s making things hard on himself – as he did in issuing five free passes to first base Tuesday night – Tyson Ross has made his trips to the mound look easy this month. Baseball’s strikeout leader in July, the 27-year-old Ross survived an early bout of wildness to win his third..." July 30
MLB Daily Dish "After sending Huston Street to the Angels and Chase Headley to the Yankees, the Padres aren't done selling yet. According to a major league source, there is "still a good chance" that San Diego trades reliever Joaquin Benoit before the trade deadline, as the reliever market is expected to pick up..." July 29
Hardball Talk "Jason Lane spent seven seasons as a hitter. Not a terrible one, either. He posted an .815 OPS, hit 26 homers, and had 78 RBI in 145 games for a pennant winner in 2005. But after that he crashed hard and was done as a big league bat. He reinvented himself as a pitcher in the Padres organization..." July 28
Ian Kennedy likely to throw side session Wednesday, then start Saturday at Petco vs. Braves.
San Diego Union-Tribune "On an eventful Sunday for Padres pitchers, Ian Kennedy was scratched from a scheduled start, Andrew Cashner took a significant step forward and Eric Stults suffered his 13th loss of the year, an unsightly number he shares with only Twins right-hander Kevin Correia. In an 8-3 defeat, Stults..." July 28
MLB.com "Jesse Hahn's blissful rookie season took a minor detour two weeks ago when the team sent him to the Minor Leagues, though it wasn't because of anything that he did wrong or any shortcomings in performance. Quite the contrary, as the Padres actually made the move because they wanted to see more..." July 28
MLB Daily Dish "The Padres are working to move outfielder Chris Denorfia "sooner rather than later", according to baseball sources close to the situation. Denorfia is drawing interest from multiple teams looking for outfield help, including the Giants, Mariners and Blue Jays, according to..." July 28
Hardball Talk "Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego reports that Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy won’t make Monday’s scheduled start against the Braves due to left oblique soreness. Jason Lane will start in his place opposite Ervin Santana at Turner Field. Kennedy isn’t expected to need a stint on the disabled list." July 28
The @Padres place OF Carlos Quentin on 15-day DL with left knee soreness; option INF Brooks Conrad to Triple-A El Paso.
Jason Lane will start tomorrow for the #Padres. They think Kennedy will miss just one start.
A.J. Hinch said Ian Kennedy won't make his start Monday because of left oblique soreness. No DL stint.
Carlos Quentin was in the original starting lineup today but has been scratched. #Padres Medica to left field. Grandal will play first base.
Andrew Cashner is scheduled to throw a bullpen Sunday.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Keep the line moving. It’s the Braves’ offensive mantra. Well, they did just that all the way through the lineup in the fourth inning of a 5-3 victory over the Padres Saturday night. The four-run outburst was all the support ace Julio Teheran would need - even if he wasn’t his dominant self..." July 27
San Diego Union-Tribune "In their current state of reconstruction, the Padres are a mishmash of potent arms and mostly anonymous bats, capable of shutdown performances and shutout losses, often all at once. Their most recent confluence, then, has been a surprise. While Friday’s 5-2 victory over the Braves featured the..." July 26
The @Padres recall RHP Jesse Hahn from Triple-A El Paso; option INF Jace Peterson to Triple-A.
Jesse Hahn will start for the Padres tomorrow in Atlanta.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Jeff Francoeur arrived at Wrigley Field on Wednesday both smiling and wounded. “Last night, when I was packing my bags, a bat came down and smoked me right here,” Francoeur said, pointing to a small gash between his eyebrows. “I could’ve said I beat somebody up or did something like..." July 24
CBSSports.com "The Padres have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade Ian Kennedy, sources said. Or at least that's the message being received. That isn't to say Kennedy won't be dealt, of course. But the indication seems to be that the Padres aren't anxious to trade the..." July 24
Chicago Tribune "General manager Jed Hoyer's feelings Tuesday night regarding Arismendy Alcantara's immediate future were clear. "It's time for Mendy to play," Hoyer said before Alcantara hit his second home run in nine games since being promoted from Triple-A Iowa. And after Kyle Hendricks threw seven..." July 23
Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games for amphetamines
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Parkview's pride and joy will return home this weekend. Former Atlanta Brave right fielder Jeff Francoeur was called up by the San Diego Padres Wednesday. Francoeur, who had an opt-out clause on his minor league deal, was hitting .294 with a .465 slugging percentage and 15 homers with the..." July 23
The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23
Chase Headley is about to join the Yankees. Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire him from the Padres.
ESPN New York "The New York Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley in a trade with the San Diego Padres, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand. The Yankees traded infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula to San Diego in exchange for Headley, who could..." July 22
Hardball Talk "Despaigne lost his no-hitter after recording back-to-back strikeouts of Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Curtis Granderson. Daniel Murphy ripped a high fastball for a double to left-center. David Wright followed up with a ground ball single up the middle to score Murphy. Despaigne departs having allowed the..." July 20
Jays have interest in Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia, sources say. His numbers are down this year, but career .809 OPS vs. LHP.
San Diego Union-Tribune "In the course of 16 months, Tyson Ross has sprouted into one of baseball’s most unhittable pitchers, delivering baseball’s most devastating slider from high atop the mound. If the Padres are to substantially and logically extend his time in San Diego, they will need a few more games like..." July 20
Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays have spoken with the San Diego Padres about third baseman Chase Headley, according to Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Headley had a career year in 2012 when he led the National League in RBIs en route to winning a Silver Slugger Award and a Gold Glove. He has..." July 20
Chris Denorfia another Padres player likely to be dealt by July 31, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. He's a free agent after this year.
New York Post "A four-day hiatus for the All-Star break evidently did nothing to disrupt the Mets’ recent mojo. The good times are still rolling, along with Travis d’Arnaud’s single through the first-base hole. That hit in Friday’s ninth inning scored the go-ahead run and allowed the Mets to open the second..." July 19
SB Nation "The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Huston Street from the San Diego Padres, both teams announced on Friday night. The Padres will receive prospects Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, R.J. Alvarez and an Elliot Morris in exchange for Street and minor league pitcher Trevor Gott. The deal is likely to be..." July 19
Fox Sports "In honor of her milestone birthday, the San Diego Padres have selected a spirited 105-year-old lady with a good sense of humor to throw out the first pitch Sunday before a game at Petco Park. Agnes McKee of Oceanside, California, is ready for the pitch, even if she wasn’t ready for this..." July 19
Jesse Hahn + Joe Ross piggybacking Monday in San Antonio. AA debut for Ross. Would presumably set up Hahn to return to Padres next Saturday.
According to sources the Padres and Angels are close to finalizing a deal that will send Huston Street to the Halos #ESPN
MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16
Hardball Talk "Among players to debut since 1970, only Cal Ripken Jr. went to more All-Star Games than Tony Gwynn’s 15. Yet MLB chose not to honor the departed Hall of Famer during Tuesday’s contest at Target Field. Instead, what we got during FOX’s All-Star Game broadcast was all of the Derek Jeter we could..." July 16
ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15
AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P
NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P
Fox Sports "Three of the top five teams in the American League are in the AL West -- and the intensity of their competition is increasing off the field, too. The Oakland Athletics stunned the baseball world on July 4 by acquiring right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, two of the best starting..." July 14
It's official: #Padres closer Huston Street is headed to the All-Star Game as the replacement for Tyson Ross, who is pitching today.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Ian Kennedy's value may never be higher. The right-hander continued his recent tear Saturday, tossing his longest and first scoreless start of the year. Yet even at a dozen games below .500, the Padres would like to keep Kennedy, and it's not hard to see why. Over three July starts -- a stretch..." July 13
L.A. Daily News "Andre Ethier was back in center field, Carl Crawford might be on deck to relieve him at some point, Miguel Rojas was playing shortstop, and reliever Paul Maholm was the starting pitcher. And that was before right fielder Yasiel Puig got thrown out of Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres..." July 13
San Diego Union-Tribune "Some things stretch the bounds of logic and physics: 41-inning scoreless streaks, Yasiel Puig’s right arm, Alexi Amarista’s ability to punish a mistake, Joaquin Benoit’s deliberate pace. On Friday, there was nothing special about Dan Haren’s abbreviated start. That Clayton Kershaw had thrown a..." July 12
L.A. Daily News "Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless-innings streak has ended. His dominant pitching for the Dodgers, however, is very much in tact. Kershaw threw a complete-game, three-hit, 11-strikeout gem, leading the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw’s..." July 11