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Padres hope Galvis solidifies SS spot in '18

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:30:27 EDT

Freddy Galvis arrived last month via trade with Philadelphia, and he's entering his final season under contract. On the surface, the former Phillie is yet another stopgap shortstop for the Padres. Dig a little deeper, however, and there are plenty of reasons to believe the Friars' seemingly-annual shortstop search has produced different results this time.

Prospects Tatis Jr., Urias among Padres' NRIs

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:35:12 EDT

Padres general manager A.J. Preller has never been one to shy away from challenging his best prospects. He made that much clear once again on Thursday, when the club announced its non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training.

Nos. 1, 6 lefty prospects reside in Friars' system

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:53:32 EDT

MLB Pipeline unveiled its updated list of the game's best lefty pitching prospects on Tuesday night, and a pair of 18-year-old Padres farmhands rank among the top six. MacKenzie Gore, the club's first-round pick in last June's Draft, is rated as the game's best young southpaw, while Adrian Morejon checks in at No. 6.

Padres show off MLB-largest solar power plans

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:09:49 EDT

The Padres on Wednesday officially unveiled plans for the installation of a new solar power system at Petco Park, which will be the largest in Major League Baseball.

As spring nears, 2B in SD still uncertain

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:54:06 EDT

Yangervis Solarte may be gone -- dealt to Toronto on Jan. 6 for a pair of prospects -- but his departure did little to clarify things at second base for the Padres in 2018.

Padres, All-Star Hand complete extension

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:30:12 EDT

With one of the brightest farm systems in baseball, Padres GM A.J. Preller was looking to lay a foundation for the team's up-and-coming core. The Padres viewed left-hander Brad Hand as a major piece of that foundation, agreeing to a contract extension with the 27-year-old All-Star reliever on Saturday.

Padres see big crowd, excitement at FanFest

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:17:47 EDT

Manager Andy Green wasn't looking to compare turnouts, but if this year's attendance at Padres FanFest was any indication, fans are eager to see what the future holds for a club brimming with quality young talent.

Padres' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:54:28 EDT

Who do the Padres have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Diego's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Toddler Cole Bellinger pitches to Cody

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:51:15 EDT

Toddler Cole Bellinger pitches to Cody

Padres avoid arbitration with 4 players

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:28:53 EDT

The Padres agreed to terms with four of their five remaining arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday's deadline for the two sides to submit their salary requests. Shortstop Freddy Galvis, infielder Cory Spangenberg, right-hander Kirby Yates and outfielder Matt Szczur each agreed to terms

Ex-skipper Rodriguez to manage Lake Elsinore

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:07:50 EDT

Edwin Rodriguez will serve as the new manager for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, the Padres announced Thursday. The club also announced Minor League managers Rod Barajas, Phillip Wellman and Anthony Contreras will all be returning to lead their respective teams within the organization.

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:46:50 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

Makita could play big role in Padres' bullpen

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:01:42 EDT

Brad Hand has proven to be a dominant closer, so the success of the Padres' 2018 bullpen may come down to how efficiently newcomer Kazuhisa Makita and Co. can get the ball to the All-Star lefty.

Inbox: Prospects who could be All-Stars

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:20:03 EDT

Jonathan Mayo discusses which prospects outside of the top 20 could become All-Star, players poised to break out, the Reds' farm system and Twins hurler Fernando Romero.

Padres hire FanGraphs editor as senior analyst

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:14:15 EDT

The Padres on Wednesday hired Dave Cameron as senior analyst -- research and development, as the organization continues to expand its reach in that department.

Infielder Rondon dealt to White Sox

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:36:27 EDT

The White Sox acquired infielder Jose Rondon from the Padres in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced Wednesday.

Padres have options aplenty for rotation in '18

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EDT

Padres general manager A.J. Preller has been stockpiling arms all offseason, and there could be 10 pitchers who will compete for a starting rotation spot during Spring Training. is taking a look at the projected rotation of all 30 teams ahead of Spring Training. Here's how the Padres might stack up.

Myers looks to rebound from 'toughest year'

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 18:28:33 EDT

To say the least, 2017 was an eventful year for Wil Myers.

No shortage of thump in Padres' lineup

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:00:00 EDT

The Padres have been busy this offseason, and the lineup will have a slightly different look in 2018. San Diego filled a major need by trading for shortstop Freddy Galvis, and the club also brought back third baseman Chase Headley. On the flip side, the Padres parted ways with third baseman Ryan Schimpf, infielder Yangervis Solarte and outfielder Jabari Blash.

Padres deal Solarte to Jays for 2 prospects

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 11:30:00 EDT

The Padres dealt from their infield depth on Saturday, trading fan favorite Yangervis Solarte to the Blue Jays for Minor League outfielder Edward Olivares, who was Toronto's No. 18 prospect per MLB Pipeline, and right-handed relief prospect Jared Carkuff.

Padres bring back reliever Stammen

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 17:45:02 EDT

The Padres have agreed to terms with reliever Craig Stammen on a two-year, $4.5 million contract, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. The club confirmed the move Saturday.

Padres sign Japanese right-hander Makita

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 20:33:15 EDT

The Padres and Japanese hurler Kazuhisa Makita have agreed on a two-year contract, sources told MLB Network insider Jon Heyman on Saturday. The club has not yet confirmed the deal, which was first reported as a possibility by Yahoo Sports.

All signs pointing to Hall call for Hoffman

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:47:47 EDT

Trevor Hoffman is on the cusp of election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the early tabulation of votes made public by eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, one of the premier closers in Major League history so far appears to have made up enough ground to reach the 75 percent threshold for election.

Backstop Hedges looks to raise bar in 2018

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 16:58:11 EDT

The Padres handed the keys to Austin Hedges behind the plate in 2017. Offensively, there appears to be work left to do. But defensively, he starred.

Longtime Padres coach Picciolo dies at 64

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:08:11 EDT

Rob Picciolo, a former middle infielder and a longtime coach who spent two decades in the Padres' system, died Wednesday. He was 64.

In stockpiling arms, Padres set plan in motion

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:57:57 EDT

Several times this offseason, Padres general manager A.J. Preller has reiterated that there's no limit when it comes to the number of starting pitchers he'd like to add.

Heavy is the heart with passing of Picciolo

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:42:39 EDT

Within hours of the news of Rob Picciolo's untimely death breaking Wednesday night, thousands of testimonials about Picciolo -- the player, coach and man -- circulated around social media.

Capps, Padres reportedly avoid arbitration

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 02:09:18 EDT

The Padres reportedly avoided arbitration with hard-throwing right-hander Carter Capps on Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year deal with the reliever for $1.06 million, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

In '18, SD will rely on youth to take next step

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 19:11:57 EDT

With the youngest roster in the Majors, the Padres made plenty of progress in 2017. Still, coming off a 91-loss season, they're nowhere near where they want to be.

For Padres, '17 provides plenty to build upon

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 14:05:07 EDT

The calendar flips to 2018 on Monday, and the Padres are optimistic the strides they made this year will carry into the new one. Following a season that saw the Friars hand regular playing time to a host of youngsters, here are the five most important moments -- in chronological order -- from the year that was.