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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:34:44 PSTJered Weaver is moving down the road in Southern California to sunny San Diego. BIGGEST NEWS OF THE DAY: The San Diego Padres have agreed to a one-year deal with Jered Weaver, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The 34-year-old right-hander has no fastball left to speak of, but the Padres hope he’ll be crafty enough to eat innings and lead a staff filled with retreads and unproven prospects.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:34:49 PSTRight-hander Jered Weaver has agreed to a $3 million, one-year deal with the San Diego Padres after 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. Weaver and the Padres confirmed the long-anticipated deal Saturday, pending a physical. The 34-year-old Weaver had spent his entire career with the Angels, going 150-93 with a 3.55 ERA and three All-Star selections.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:34:51 PSTClayton Kershaw will make his seventh straight opening-day start for the Los Angeles Dodgers, tying Don Sutton's franchise record. ''You take a little bit of pride in wanting to do it every year,'' Kershaw said. It took Manager Dave Roberts four days into spring training to say Kershaw will start April 3 at home against the San Diego Padres.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:57:41 PSTBud Black called on young pitcher Rayan Gonzalez and put the Puerto Rican right-hander on the spot in front of everybody. Colorado's new manager inquired about what Gonzalez likes to do away from the field? Gonzalez shared that he and wife, Alexa, regularly do salsa dancing.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:41:21 PSTCarter Capps and his unique delivery have returned. Games aren’t officially being played on the field just yet, so we’ll have to enjoy bad spring training photos and grainy videos of players taking batting practice or tossing the ball around. In response, we would ask if you’ve ever seen San Diego Padres pitcher Carter Capps take the mound?
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:09:19 PSTDespite all the young players in camp, San Diego Padres manager Andy Green asserts spring training is not a classroom and that players better be ready to execute at a high level. ''This is not a development level but an expectation level. ''I love the players we have here,'' said pitcher Clayton Richard, who is attempting to earn a spot in the starting rotation.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:52:54 PSTThe first repeat championship in Chicago since the late ’90s Chicago Bulls dynasty has been put on hold. After being favored to win the 2017 World Series all offseason, the Chicago Cubs now have some competition to bring home baseball’s ultimate prize. The company released its latest World Series odds Monday, and for the first time all offseason, the Cubs are not the odds-on favorite.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:26:42 PSTLai learned to focus on the goal of taking his baseball career to the next level and the work it demands. Rosales called Kealakehe High coach Josh Hansen and told him he would be staying outside Kona for a month during the offseason, inquiring about using the school's facilities to lift weights, hit and take groundballs. ''He has ambitions to play college ball and he wants to be in the major leagues,'' Rosales recalled.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:11:10 PSTThe Texas Rangers have been AL West champions in each of manager Jeff Banister's first two seasons, and their 95 wins last year were the most in the American League. You've got to have talent, but desire overrides a lot of that,'' Banister said. Texas heads to spring training in Arizona five seasons removed from their only World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:05:33 PSTAll-Star first baseman Wil Myers is the only player left from Preller's wild shopping spree two offseasons ago. The Padres are coming off their sixth straight losing season and haven't been to the playoffs since 2006. NEW LOOK: Late last season, the Padres called up right fielder Hunter Renfroe, center fielder Manuel Margot and second baseman Carlos Asuaje, along with catcher Austin Hedges, who made his big league debut with the Padres in 2015.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:09:12 PSTCommissioner Rob Manfred is on a crusade. Eliminating the four-pitch walk will save a little bit of time every game (though some games go by without a single intentional walk). Speaking to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday after his appearance at Yahoo’s All Markets Summit in New York City, Manfred said: “Our goal is to make sure that our product is as tight and compelling as possible.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:45:29 PSTAfter months of rumors, Mike Napoli is finally going back to Texas. FINALLY: The Texas Rangers have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with first baseman Mike Napoli. The 35-year-old Napoli hit .239/.335/.465, with 34 home runs, for the Cleveland Indians last season. It had been assumed Napoli would sign with the Rangers for weeks now, but the two sides put off finalizing a deal until now.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:55:15 PSTReliever Boone Logan is the newest member of the Indians. DONE DEAL: The Cleveland Indians continued their aggressive push for a World Series title Thursday, shoring up their bullpen by signing left-handed reliever Boone Logan. The 32-year-old southpaw posted a 3.69 ERA over 46 1/3 innings with the Colorado Rockies in 2016.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:29:07 PSTCraig Stammen’s wife Audrey can golf. San Diego Padres reliever Craig Stammen could use a good omen. After emerging as a steady late-innings option with the Washington Nationals, Stammen missed most of 2015 and 2016 while recovering from surgery. After two tough seasons, things are looking up for the 32-year-old righty. Despite being limited for some time, Stammen was able to sign on with the Padres in Decemeber.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:28:34 PSTBuster Posey, catcher for the San Francisco Giants, posted a touching tribute on Instagram on Monday night to Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL. Owens, a huge Giants fan, was killed in Yemen over the weekend when his aircraft experienced a hard landing, according to NBC News. Posey had the opportunity to meet Owens and his son several years ago, and the experience stayed with Posey, and led to him post a photo and special memory of Owens on social media. Sadly, Javier Lopez relayed the news to me today that Ryan Owens had been killed in Yemen while serving our country.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:09:15 PSTThe Oakland Athletics and new President Dave Kaval need to do little selling on one of the sites being considered for a new ballpark after hitting a home run with FanFest held Saturday at Jack London Square - right near Howard Terminal, where the A's might just decide it's their best place to break ground and finally build a much-needed stadium. ''You can feel it with the fans, I think they really responded to some of that transparency, having office hours and (him) being willing to meet with fans and hear their concerns or their suggestions,'' reliever Sean Doolittle said.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:40:21 PSTRandy Jones, the San Diego Padres' first Cy Young Award winner, is fighting throat cancer linked to tobacco use during his baseball career. Jones told the San Diego Union-Tribune on Thursday that he has been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments since being diagnosed in November. The 67-year-old former pitcher says the cancer was caught early and hasn't spread.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:45:04 PSTDisappointed fans stand around a pile of Chargers memorabilia in front of the team’s old headquarters. Now that the Chargers have taken their ball and moved to Los Angeles, the Padres are the only top level professional sports team in San Diego. To the destruction of Chargers gear the Padres are now asking fans to reconsider their actions.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:42:14 PSTLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Right-hander Brandon Morrow has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will report to big league spring training.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:28:47 PSTProgressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, will be the site of the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Major League Baseball and the Indians have not confirmed the news, although the club did announce Thursday that it has a press conference scheduled for Friday morning. - - Former San Diego Padres pitcher Randy Jones, the 1976 National League Cy Young Award winner, is battling throat cancer, he divulged on the team's website.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:27:43 PSTThe Colorado Rockies were in need of another arm to shore up a beleaguered bullpen. Greg Holland just wanted a chance as he comes back from elbow reconstruction surgery. The right-hander agreed to a $7 million, one-year contract with the Rockies, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:46:39 PSTThe Dodgers have acquired outfielder Brett Eibner from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Jordan Tarsovich. Oakland also agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract with infielder Adam Rosales. Eibner combined to hit .193 with 10 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 RBIs with Kansas City and Oakland in his first big league season last year.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:08:45 PSTWil Myers was so pumped up to become the face of the San Diego Padres via an $83 million contract that his first big purchase was a nice suit to wear to a news conference Monday. This being laid-back San Diego, though, he passed on wearing a tie. The Padres will count on their dapper All-Star first baseman to help get them through some expected lean years as they begin a deep rebuilding process.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:59:17 PSTST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have traded a key component of their offense for a young pitcher the budget-minded franchise believes can help it re-emerge as a playoff contender.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:17:53 PSTWHERE TO: It’s getting to be crunch time for the remaining free agents on the market. To some, the most logical landing spot was the Atlanta Braves, but they seemed to fill the need by signing Kurt Suzuki on Saturday. So where does that leave Wieters now? Many have pointed to the Washington Nationals this week, but budget issues may be in play there.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:23:07 PSTOn Friday, Joba Chamberlain became the latest veteran to find a new home, reportedly agreeing to a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. Chamberlain, 31, posted a 2.25 ERA over 20 innings for the Indians in 2016. Chamberlain was outright released on July 10 after refusing a minor league assignment, and ended up sitting home the rest of the season.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:52:09 PSTSAN DIEGO (AP) -- Right-hander Trevor Cahill and the San Diego Padres have finalized a $1.75 million, one-year contract.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:33:18 PSTUnable to acquire Tyson Ross through a trade in the past, the Texas Rangers made the right-hander a priority when he became a free agent this offseason. Ross and the Rangers on Thursday finalized a one-year deal that is worth up to $9 million for the pitcher whose only start last year came in the season opener for the San Diego Padres. ''A process a couple of years in the making,'' general manager Jon Daniels said.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:30:34 PSTDan Straily is no longer on the Reds, and now gets to spend his season in Miami. Teams are still trying to make themselves better as spring training rapidly approaches, and now there’s a trade to show for it. The Cincinnati Reds have traded right-handed pitcher Dan Straily to the Miami Marlins for three players: right-handed pitchers Luis Castillo and Austin Brice, and outfielder Isaiah White.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:15:46 PSTWell, Hells Bells, Trevor Hoffman didn't make baseball's Hall of Fame for the second straight season. In his second year on the ballot, Hoffman received 327 votes, appearing on 74 percent of the ballots and just shy of the 75 percent needed to get a plaque in Cooperstown. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were voted in.