Padres Rumors & News

  • Padres, Braves, Giants among clubs after Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas "The Padres just made a big push for Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas, the Braves are on their way to the Dominican Republic to view Tomas and now the Giants, who've always been involved, have extra reason to make a bigger push for Tomas since Pablo Sandoval is going to Boston. Tomas, who's been..." November 24

  • Agent: Sandoval mulling offers, nearing pick "Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is expected to make a decision about his baseball future this week, according to his brother and co-agent. Michael Sandoval did not specify which teams are in the running, but he told's Gordon Edes on Saturday that Pablo Sandoval has..." November 23

  • Pablo Sandoval leaning toward Red Sox — Padres have highest offer, SF Giants still in hunt

    San Francisco Gate "I hear Pablo Sandoval has received his highest contract offer from the Padres but is leaning toward accepting an offer from the Red Sox, though events could change in a hurry. Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans, who spoke with agent Gustavo Vasquez on Thursday morning, had suggested the third..." November 23

  • Padres, Braves eyeing Tomas "The Padres could be primed to make a big splash during the Hot Stove season moving forward. General manager A.J. Preller met with the agent for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval on Friday in Miami and is expected to fly to the Dominican Republic on Saturday to meet with the agent for..." November 23

  • Report: Padres Join Red Sox, Giants As Major Players For Pablo Sandoval

    NESN "The Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes just welcomed a surprise entrant. The San Diego Padres have joined the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants in aggressively pursuing Sandoval,’s Jon Heyman reported Thursday night. The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox reportedly have shown..." November 21

  • Padres, Braves in hunt for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas "The race to sign Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is heating up once again. The Braves and Padres have emerged as the frontrunners in the Tomas’ sweepstakes and top officials from both clubs are expected to meet with him this weekend in the Dominican Republic, according to industry..." November 21

  • Red Sox offer to Sandoval coming soon; Giants, three others in mix "Pablo Sandoval and his agents boarded a flight Wednesday afternoon from Boston, and the Red Sox are expected to make an offer by Thursday or so in what looks like a strong and spirited competition between at least five teams, including the favored, big-market Boston and San Francisco teams. The..." November 19

  • Report: Rangers, Royals eyeing Kennedy

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Of the three pitchers the Padres may move for a bat, Ian Kennedy’s proximity to free agency makes him a natural asset to dangle on the trade market. As such, two teams – the Rangers and the Royals – have emerged as early options, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is reporting. In the final year of..." November 19

  • White Sox, Padres among teams with interest in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported Tuesday afternoon that the Marlins have shown “aggressive interest” in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche. Now we can go ahead and add a few more teams to the list. Ken Rosenthal of is hearing from sources that the White Sox and Padres have also..." November 19

  • Sources: Texas interested in Padres' Kennedy

    ESPN Dallas "Multiple sources say that the Texas Rangers are interested in several pitchers from the San Diego Padres, particularly right-hander Ian Kennedy. Kennedy made $6.1 million last season after going 13-13 with a 3.63 ERA. Kennedy won his final three starts of 2014 and pitched 201 innings, the..." November 18

  • Padres are fifth team in Panda derby; Sandoval visits Boston this week "The Padres have interest in Pablo Sandoval, expanding the field of known interested teams in the star third baseman to five. The incumbent Giants, where he has won three World Series rings, and the deep-pocketed Red Sox are seen as favorites, but San Diego makes sense, too. The Padres are in..." November 17

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Heard Josh Johnson is talking to 5-6 teams. Nothing imminent, but the Padres remain his first choice.

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Heard Josh Johnson is talking to 5-6 teams. Nothing imminent, but the Padres remain his first choice.

  • Padres listening on catchers as well as top starters, looking for bats "The Padres are listening to offers on a trio of top starting pitchers, as expected, and are also listening to offers on their catchers, sources said, in a strong push to upgrade their offense. The Padres are also among several teams interested in coveted Cuban sluger Yasmany Tomas, with the..." November 13

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Padres continue to listen on three best starters - Kennedy, Cashner, Ross —as they look for offense. All different levels of club control.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Reports from Korea say SK Wyverns accepted #Padres’ $2M bid for LHP Kim. Team now has 30 days to sign him. Views him as middle reliever.

  • Padres will listen on starters Kennedy, Cashner, Ross

    MLB Daily Dish "With news of the Padres potentially landing Korean left-hander Kwang-Hyun Kim, the team will be listening to offers regarding pitchers Ian Kennedy, Andrew Cashner, and Tyson Ross, according to Ken Rosenthal of Rosenthal also lists the Braves, Indians, Diamondbacks, Royals, Rangers,..." November 12

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Padres are working to re-sign Josh Johnson, who didn't pitch at all for them last year after needing TJ surgery

  • Phillies, Giants and Padres among teams keeping eye on Tomas "Yasmany Tomas, the Cuban slugger and one of the few power hitters on the market, keeps drawing crowds for workouts in the Dominican, and word is the Phillies, Giants and Padres have come to view his exploits most often. All three of those teams have seen Tomas at least three times -- though..." November 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Padres post high bid for Korean LHP Kim Kwang-Hyun. Bid was $2M. Kim's team, SK Wyverns, might not accept. Reportedly wanted $10M.

  • DA charges Cabrera with resisting arrest

    San Diego Union-Tribune "San Diego’s District Attorney’s office has filed a criminal complaint against Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera for resisting an officer’s order by force in September when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, a spokesman said Thursday morning. If convicted of..." November 08

  • The Padres are bringing in the left field fence at Petco — but only by 34 inches

    Hardball Talk "The Mets aren’t the only ones bringing in the fences. The Padres are too. Except it’s by less than three feet and it’s only incidental to a larger, seating and video board overhaul, not an effort to boost offense: In order to create better view clearance for the lower seating area, the upper..." November 06

  • DA charges Everth Cabrera with resisting arrest

    San Diego Union-Tribune "San Diego’s District Attorney’s office has filed a criminal complaint against Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera for resisting an officer’s order by force in September when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, a spokesman said Thursday morning. If convicted of..." November 06

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • Dodgers claim Padres infielder Ryan Jackson

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed infielder Ryan Jackson from the San Diego Padres on Monday. Jackson, 26, got a bit of playing time for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 and 2013 and hit .083 in 24 at-bats. Over six minor league seasons, Jackson, primarily a shortstop, has hit .268 with 27 home..." November 04

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Despite mutual interest in #Padres reunion, Josh Johnson will test market and hear offers from other teams before making decision.

  • Padres Decline Josh Johnson’s Option

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that they have declined their $4MM club option on right-hander Josh Johnson. As’s Corey Brock tweets, the Friars are said to want to work out a lesser deal with Johnson and his representatives at Sosnick/Cobbe Sports. Johnson, 31 in January, signed a one-year, $8MM..." October 31

  • Logan White, longtime Dodgers scouting director, hired by Padres "Logan White, the longtime Dodgers scouting director who picked Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp and several more big stars in the amateur draft, is leaving Los Angeles for a job with the Padres. The well-respected White's new job title is unknown but he is expected to be high in new GM A.J. PReller's..." October 27

  • Padres fire hitting coach Phil Plantier

    Hardball Talk "San Diego has fired hitting coach Phil Plantier after three seasons on the job, according to Corey Brock of This year the Padres scored the fewest runs in baseball, by far, as they totaled 535 runs and the second-to-last Braves scored 573. Pitcher-friendly Petco Park plays a huge..." October 23

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Who is Yasmany Tomas, and who will sign him?

    New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22

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    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    It's early & Yasmany Tomas field is still developing but sources say TX, PHI, SDP, SFG, SEA, & Dodgers have already shown strong interest.

  • Padres heavily scouting Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas "According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the Padres have been heavily scouting free agent Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. He has participated in two private workouts for the team in addition to his open showcase for all 30 clubs. Badler notes new Padres GM A.J. Preller has seen Tomas in..." October 09

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Giants close regular season on high note with win over Padres

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants still cheer wildly for Tim Lincecum even when he’s coming out of the bullpen in a blowout loss. So a Lincecum victory seemed appropriate enough on Fan Appreciation Day, as the Giants wrapped up an 88-74 regular season with a 9-3 victory over the San Diego Padres at AT&T..." September 29

  • Giants top Padres

    San Francisco Chronicle "If the Giants win Wednesday’s wild-card game, they’ll open the Division Series on Friday and Saturday in Washington. Jake Peavy would be the Game 1 starter. Nothing official, but it’s pretty obvious. “I want to pitch (next) weekend as bad as you can ever imagine,” he said. “My heart and soul..." September 28

  • Giants lose chance of hosting wild-card game with loss to Padres

    San Francisco Chronicle "Ryan Vogelsong was not a lucky pitcher in 2014. Bad fortune followed him to his final regular-season pitch in Friday night’s 4-1 loss to the Padres, which assured the Giants will hit the road for Wednesday’s wild-card playoff game. Vogelsong sawed Rene Rivera’s bat in half, but the ball floated..." September 27

  • Giants blow lead, rally to beat Padres

    CSN Bay Area "The most successful postseason teams are the ones capable of winning in different ways and under different circumstances. The Giants more or less had to beat the San Diego Padres twice Thursday night to ensure the heartiest possible postgame party. They built a six-run lead with extra-base..." September 26

  • Medica homers as Padres win final home game of season over Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "With their staff humming along toward perhaps the finest season in 46 seasons of pitching in San Diego and their offense again lacking, to put it mildly, the Padres willy surely seek out opportunities for upgrades this offseason. One swing in their 2014 home finale was a loud reminder that at..." September 25

  • Rockies beat Padres behind De La Rosa, Stubbs, Barnes

    Denver Post "The San Diego Padres sponsored one of the season's more popular promotions Tuesday night at Petco Park. It's called the Shirts Off Their Backs, in which the team raffles off game-worn jerseys for charity. Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa had no interest in the promotion. He already..." September 24

  • Padres shut out Giants

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants have a Tim Hudson problem at a time when they cannot afford any rotation problems. It will be fascinating to see how this plays out with manager Bruce Bochy and his staff ahead of Hudson’s next scheduled start at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Hudson is not merely giving up runs...." September 20

  • Ruf's bat, Hamels' arm lead Phillies past Padres

    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

  • On muggy night, ball flies in Padres win over Phillies

    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

  • Phillies Tony Gwynn Jr. will start and bat leadoff in San Diego

    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

  • Diamondbacks wrap up Padres series with victory

    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

  • Trumbo leads D-backs rout of Padres

    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

  • Rivera's 10th blast buoys Padres' win over Diamondbacks

    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

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    Dennis Lin @dennistlin

    Appears Kevin Towers isn't in Padres' plans. They've hired David Post, formerly an Astros crosschecker, as special assistant to GM/scouting.

  • Carl Crawford, Dan Haren lead the way for Dodgers over Padres

    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

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