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PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Padres Injury Update: Carlos Quentin, Yonder Alonso

Despite having the third best team ERA in the Major Leagues, the San Diego Padres are 65-71 on the season, third in the National League West. A big reason is a woeful offense that is 30th in runs scored. Part of the is due to injuries to key players such as Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso, who have both been transferred to the 60-day DL and are likely out for the rest of the season...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spangenberg delivers in MLB debut for Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Cory Spangenberg had a two-run single for his first big league hit and Tyson Ross pitched six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Spangenberg, the team's first-round pick in the 2011 draft, had his contract selected from Double-A San Antonio and started at third base. He came up with the bases...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-31-14

Every team but the Emeralds won tonight, including two wins for Fort Wayne as they swept their double header. Joe Wieland enjoyed his best start with the Chihuahuas while Jeremy Baltz powered the Storm with a home run and 4 RBI’s.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jeremy Baltz Pitching Prospect of the Day: Joe Wieland/Colin Rea   El Paso Chihuahuas 4, Salt Lake Bees 1 Jace Peterson...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres promote Spangenberg for MLB debut

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have promoted infielder Cory Spangenberg, their first-round pick in the 2011 amateur draft, as part of their September callups. Spangenberg was scheduled to start at third base and bat eighth in Monday's game against Arizona. Spangenberg was hitting .331 with two homers and 22 RBIs with Double-A San Antonio. The Padres also recalled left-hander...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Amarista's 10th-inning single beats Dodgers

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Padres manager Bud Black watched Alexi Amarista's winning single in the 10th inning from the tunnel behind the dugout. Black had been ejected in the top of the inning for unloading on first base umpire Clint Fagan, who had just ruled that Yasiel Puig checked his swing on a 2-2 pitch with Matt Kemp on second and two outs in a tie game. Things have been going...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joaquin Benoit sidelined day-to-day with shoulder

Here we go again. San Diego Padres closer Joaquin Benoit will be sidelined for the next handful of games as his right pitching shoulder is again acting up. Kevin Quackenbush will again assume the closing duties with Benoit out of action. There currently is not a timetable for the return of Benoit. “It’s all the same (discomfort),” Benoit said via the San Diego Union Tribune...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Joaquin Benoit unavailable due to shoulder soreness

The San Diego Padres will once again be playing without their right handed pitcher Joaquin Benoit.  As first reported by Sports Injury Alert on August 18, Benoit has been bothered by a sore right shoulder. #454097698 / gettyimages.comBenoit missed the game on August 17 but was expected to avoid the disabled list.  Today, MLB.com reporter Corey Brock tweeted that Benoit was once...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers use unique infield wall for shift

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Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 133 (LAD vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub.  Then you fall asleep and miss the last two-and-a-half innings.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (63-70) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers (76-59) in 12 innings last night, 3-2, on a walk-off RBI single by Yasmani Grandal.  The 12th also saw the...
Via Padres Public
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Appreciate The Passion

When the Padres announced that they had decided to name some part of Petco Park after Bud Selig, fans were understandable confused and upset. Bud Selig never really seemed to make San Diego much of a priority during his tenure. It was strange to hear that he was instrumental in saving baseball in San Diego, which seems to have been a state secret so closely guarded that local media...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Seth Smith: The (Very) Poor Man’s Paul Goldschmidt

The San Diego Padres acquired Seth Smith in a trade last winter.  It wasn’t a move that generated many headlines as Smith had just finished a season in which he hit .250 with just 8 home runs to go with well below average baserunning and poor defense.  Luke Gregerson, the player that the Padres shipped to Oakland for Smith, is a good reliever, a solid 8th inning guy who has filled...
Via Off The Bench
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Padres Are Blowing It: The “Your Name Here” Hall of Fame Plaza

Wow!  We haven’t had a “Padres Are Blowing It” entry in a long while.  Since last March, in fact. In case you missed it, the Padres yesterday were visited by outgoing Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig.  Before the game, the Padres had a press event to announce that the Palm Court Plaza was going to be redesigned into a Padres Hall of Fame and renamed...
Via Padres Public
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Carlos Quentin, Jedd Gyorko, Everth Cabrera

Manager Bud Black of the San Diego Padres said it's likely Carlos Quentin's season is over due to a bone bruise on his knee reports Jeff Sunders of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Second baseman Jedd Gyorko and shortstop Everth Cabrera are both out with hamstring injuries, but Gyorko's return is "close" while Cabrera's is at least a few days away.Gyorko...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Yasmani Grandal wants out of San Diego

The San Diego Padres are not going to make the playoffs this season. They were sellers at the trade deadline, and even though they are third in the National League West, they currently sit 13.5 games out of first place with a 59-69 record. Not everyone is happy to be playing with San Diego right now, including catcher Yasmani Grandal.Grandal and his agents will ask the Padres for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Padres make catches in stands on back-to-back plays

The San Diego Padres have had a largely miserable season. But things are looking up in the second half, as the Friars currently have one of baseball’s best winning percentages since the All-Star break. At least they are giving San Diego’s fans something to cheer for. They did that again on Tuesday night. While a home series against the 46-72 Colorado Rockies might not seem exciting...
Via Rumors and Rants
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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