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PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wil Myers to begin rehab assignment tonight in Lake Elsinore

The San Diego Padres announced Tuesday that INF/OF Wil Myers will begin a rehab assignment in Single-A Lake Elsinore tonight. Myers played in 35 games this season before being placed on the disabled list with left wrist tendinitis. His last game was on June 13 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Myers was hitting .277 with 30 runs scored and 19 RBI. The team also announced that they...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

#SDLive: College football road edition debuts Tuesday

SAN DIEGO -- FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) will debut a special college football road edition of #SDLive featuring SDSU football head coach Rocky Long and running back Donnel Pumphrey, as well as USD football head coach Dale Lindsey and defensive lineman Josh Williams. Tonight's episode of #SDLive will focus on the crosstown gridiron matchup between SDSU and USD, who will meet for...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking – 2015 Game 131 (TEX vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (64-67) scored more runs than the Texas Rangers (68-62) last night, 7-0, in the first of three games at Petco Park. Tyson Ross (10-9, 3.27) pitched seven shutout innings with three hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts...
Via Padres Public
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers can't find swing vs. Ross, Padres in loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tyson Ross held Texas to three hits in seven innings and hit an RBI single, and the San Diego Padres won 7-0 on Monday night, handing the Rangers just their third loss in 10 games. The Rangers dropped four games behind first-place Houston in the AL West and remained in the second AL wild-card spot. The dominating performance by Ross (10-9) allowed him to reach double...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: September Call-Ups, Myers, Johnson

The San Diego Padres lost their first series against the Nationals in five tries and lost the first game of a three game series against the Philadelphia Phillies as Ian Kennedy took the mound. They own a 21-17 record in the second half (62-66 overall) and have been playing better of late. If the team did not lose three in a row to the Milwaukee Brewers then get swept by the Phillies...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yonder Alonso Doesn’t Hit Like a First Baseman

I’ve had the pleasure of writing Yonder Alonso’s player comment in each of the last three Baseball Prospectus annuals, and it has become my custom to compare him to other players. Here are the career statistics (through August 27) of those players and Alonso: Player/food PA BA ISO BB% OPS+ wRC+ Lyle Overbay 5802 .266 .163 11.0 106 105 Bruce Bochte 5994 .282 .114 10.9 113 112...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp experiencing soreness in surgically repaired left shoulder

The San Diego Padres hope that their day-to-day prognostication of Matt Kemp's availability remains accurate. Kemp was held from the Padres lineup on Thursday after experiencing soreness in his left shoulder stemming from an awkward landing on the shoulder while attempting to make a running catch in the outfield on Wednesday. "We thought the best thing to do was keep him inside today...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Upton Jr. channels Willie Mays with catch

Melvin Upton Jr. (or the artist formerly-known as B.J. Upton) is trying to rehab his image around baseball this season and lately he has been doing just that for the San Diego Padres. On Thursday night against the Washington Nationals, Upton threw out two runners, tripled and made one of the catches of the season. In the bottom of the first with two on and two out, Ryan Zimmerman...
Via Rumors and Rants
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres face Tyson's brother, Joe Ross Thursday

After watching his brother beat his team, Joe Ross has a chance to make this a very good couple of days for the Ross family. He'll will try to pitch the Washington Nationals to a fourth win in five games Thursday night against the San Diego Padres. The Nationals were denied a fourth straight win Wednesday, falling 6-5 as San Diego's Tyson Ross allowed four runs over 6 1-3 innings...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers takes BP for first time since wrist surgery

San Diego Padres slugger Wil Myers took a big step in his recovery from wrist surgery on Wednesday. According to MLB.com, Myers took batting practice at an indoor cage at Nationals Park on Wednesday, marking the first time he's taken live batting practice since undergoing surgery on his left wrist to remove a bone spur in June. "It felt good," Myers said. MLB.com reports that...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres to play spring training game against Chihuahuas in El Paso

The San Diego Padres and El Paso Chihuahuas announced today that they will play a spring training exhibition game on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas, which will be the first meeting between the two teams. The game will also mark the first time the Padres and a Minor League affiliate will play since the Friars played the Lake Elsinore Storm...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Second Baseman, The Last 15

I promise I’ll stop writing about second basemen. But not yet. Presented here mostly without comment, are the combined wRC+ and WAR totals for Padres second baseman the last 15 or so years. You might notice a light shining from the heavens on Mark Loretta. The worst mark came last year thanks to the awful start to Jace Peterson‘s career, and my boy Jedd Gyorko not exactly picking...
Via Padres Public
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to Move on

On Sunday, August 23rd and trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the third inning the Padres had a runner on base for their clean-up hitter, Justin Upton.  Upton worked the count to 2-2 and then reached base with a soft single to center field.  This put 2 runners on base with 2 out and the number 5 hitter coming to the plate as the tying run. That number 5 hitter was Yonder Alonso. To...
Via Friarhood
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp breaks bat on his leg after strikeout (Video)

San Diego Padres right fielder Matt Kemp broke his bat over his leg after striking out swinging in the fifth inning of Sunday's game against St. Louis. Kemp has mastered the art of breaking his bat, but it never gets old for us to watch him do it again.Things got better for Kemp late in the game, as he hit a single to drive in two runs in the ninth inning after going hitless in his...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista slides, makes spinning glove flip to start DP (Video)

San Diego Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista displayed some flair in the field by sliding to stop a grounder through the infield, then making a spinning backhanded glove flip to start a double play during Wednesday's game against Atlanta.Making the play more exciting, second baseman Jedd Gyorko caught the flip from Amarista with his bare hand before making a seamless throw to first...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres deal Will Venable to Rangers

THE SAN DIEGO PADRES ARE FINALLY SELLING! Well…kind of. On Tuesday night, they dealt outfielder Will Venable to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have acquired OF Will Venable from San Diego for catcher-OF Marcus Greene and a player to be named later. Michael Choice DFA. — John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 19, 2015   Venable is a free agent after the season, so this is...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres 1B Yader Alfonso Wears Catcher's Gear Day After Getting Hit In Head With Justin Upton's Helmet

San Diego Padres 1B Yader Alfonso was faced with a learning moment over the weekend. Saturday night he was hit in the head with Justin Upton's helmet after Upton slammed it on the ground of the dugout after getting picked off. From his reaction you could tell that it must have hurt.So--what does he do on Sunday? He learns from the incident and wears protection.via Cut4Read more »
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Justin Upton slams helmet, hits teammate

The San Diego Padres have not had a season to reflect the offseason they had before the 2015 season. After acquiring Matt Kemp, Will Myers, and Justin Upton to piece together a big-name outfield, the Padres’ 56-62 record is good enough to slot them into fourth place in the National League West. The Padres’ also picked up Upton’s older brother, Melvin Upton Jr (formerly B.J...
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton Throws Batting Helmet In Dugout; Nails Teammate In Head

When a baseball player gets picked off by the pitcher it has to be frustrating. So it is understandable that Padres outfielder Justin Upton would be a little upset after getting picked off in the 8th inning Saturday night. However, it is not an excuse for slamming his batting helmet on the ground when he gets back to the dugout.Those suckers will bounce--and hit someone (like Yonder...
Via FatManWriting
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp hits for first cycle in Padres history

The San Diego Padres had played 7,443 games in their history entering Friday night, and the franchise had never had a player hit for the cycle. So when Matt Kemp stepped to the plate in the top of the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies needing only a triple to complete the feat, I expected to be disappointed once again. I was wrong to feel that way. Kemp blasted a 1-0 pitch...
Via Rumors and Rants
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Valverde suspended 80 games for PED use

The fall from grace of the artist formerly known as Papa Grande continues. Ex-Tigers closer Jose Valverde was given an 80-game suspension by the MLB on Friday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN who first broke the news on Twitter. The drug in question was said to be a metabolite of Stanzolol. The 37-year-old Valverde is currently a free...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals keeping window of opportunity open

After an exciting postseason run followed by a devastating loss in game seven of last year's fall classic, many expected the Kansas City Royals to regress in 2015.  If the heartbreak of falling one win shy of clinching a World Series title in front our their home crowd wasn't enough to haunt the Royals, other teams across the league began to stockpile talent this past winter to...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Padres are in freefall

The San Diego Padres entered the 2015 with justifiably higher hopes than past years. After finishing under .500 for four straight seasons, the club opted for change, axed GM Josh Byrnes, and hired former Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller to rejuvenate the franchise. Almost immediately, Preller went on trade bonanza, acquiring Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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