San Diego Union-Tribune "On a rare visit to Petco Park, the Royals started the hardest thrower in baseball. Yordano Ventura, a 22-year-old fast establishing Rookie of the Year candidacy, fired aspirin tablets toward the plate. By comparison, Eric Stults proved a most comfortable at-bat. Monday, the free-swinging Royals..." May 06
#Padres injury updates: Back "acted" up on Venable leading to scratch before game; Thayer probably just bruised on comebacker off forearm.
Rotoworld "The extension which buys out Venable's final two years of arbitration will pay him $4.25 million in both 2014 and 2015. The 30-year-old has elevated his play amidst a series of San Diego outfield injuries slashing a career-best .273/.315/.503. Venable is hitting .351/.390/.630 with nine home runs..." September 03
San Diego Union-Tribune "Robbie Erlin’s fifth major league start Wednesday night was also part of an audition. Recalled from Triple-A Tucson and added to the Padres rotation after Edinson Volquez was jettisoned last weekend Erlin is pitching for his future as well as the present. Both looked pretty good Wednesday..." August 29
San Diego Union-Tribune "This season has afforded the Padres few positives. Sunday's 4-3 walk-off victory over the Mets featured at least a couple even if they represented small triumphs amid a larger grimmer picture. For starters New York ace Matt Harvey was done after just 86 pitches for a team mindful of its..." August 18
Barring injury, don't know how Cam Maybin displaces Denorfia/Venable/Blanks even when he's back healthy They are producing
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are streaking. And individual Padres are streaking. Striking early against Castle Park High grad Alex Sanabia, the Padres defeated the Maimi Marlins 5-1 before 16,263 at Petco Park Tuesday night. The win was the third straight for the Padres, their 10th in the last 13 games and..." May 08