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Spangenberg goes 3-for-4 with home run

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:01:28 EDT

After Padres reliever Carlos Fisher loaded the bases in the ninth, first baseman Jae-gyun Hwang hit a walk-off single to give the Giants an 8-7 victory over the Padres in a Cactus League game Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium.

Non-roster invitee Aybar likely to land SS job

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:29:46 EDT

Though manager Andy Green is still a formal declaration away from making it official, the Padres have their double-play combination all but set for Opening Day.

Catcher-reliever Bethancourt proving himself

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:24:03 EDT

One of the Padres' most interesting roster questions comes in three parts, involving the bullpen, the backup catcher and the bench. The answer could come in one package. Right-hander Christian Bethencourt took a step closer to securing a spot on the Padres' roster as a catcher-turned-reliever.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:22:37 EDT

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Infielder Sardinas in mix for utility role

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:57:43 EDT

Late in the 2016 season, Luis Sardinas looked like the Padres' shortstop of the future. He came over from Seattle in an Aug. 14 trade, and after an Aug. 22 callup, he hit .287 (31-for-108) and started 33 of San Diego's remaining 38 games, including 32 at shortstop.

Myers, Romak support Chacin's solid start

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:37:18 EDT

Martin Perez had the upper hand over Jhoulys Chacin in the battle of Venezuelan starters as the Rangers held on to defeat the Padres, 4-3, at Surprise Stadium on Friday. Perez followed up his two starts for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic by holding the Padres scoreless over five innings.

Strong arms force Friars to make tough call

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:17:31 EDT

Entering camp, the Padres figured their bullpen might be a strength in 2017. Now -- with strong spring performances from several fringe candidates -- the Friars face some difficult decisions over the next 10 days. "They're making it really tough," Padres manager Andy Green said of his relief corps.

Friedrich officially ruled out for Opening Day

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:05:53 EDT

Padres left-hander Christian Friedrich has been diagnosed with a mild left lat strain, ruling him out for the Opening Day roster. The 29-year-old southpaw, who led the team in starts last season, hasn't pitched since March 17 and won't resume throwing for another week or two, according to manager Andy Green.

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.

Cordoba's versatility leaves Padres with options

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:33:22 EDT

The Padres selected Allen Cordoba in December's Rule 5 Draft for his talent and his potential. At 21, Cordoba already has the body of a big leaguer, and he's coming off back-to-back batting titles in the Gulf Coast League and the Appalachian League, respectively.

Perdomo solid, Schimpf goes deep vs. Halos

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:30:22 EDT

Ryan Schimpf hit a home run, and Luis Perdomo allowed two runs in five innings against the Angels on Wednesday. Ricky Nolasco allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings and C.J. Cron had an RBI single for the Halos.

Margot puts sore left knee to test

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:54:23 EDT

Manuel Margot, the Padres top prospect, returned to a game for the first time since March 5 on Thursday, and tested his sore left knee by beating out an infield hit against the Angels.

Jones energized by arrival at Padres' camp

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:49:54 EDT

Still battling throat cancer, Randy Jones arrived in Padres' camp on Thursday to spend a few days with the team. Jones, the 1976 NL Cy Young Award winner, will find out in May if he's cancer-free.

Members of 2016 Triple-A title team get rings

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:52:13 EDT

With the entire organization gathered behind the Peoria Sports Complex, the 2016 El Paso Chihuahuas received their Pacific Coast League championship rings one-by-one before the morning workout.

Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:55:07 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Padres' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

With no roster guarantee, Aybar guides competition

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:27:04 EDT

Erick Aybar has a job to win. The veteran shortstop is locked in a race for a starting job with Luis Sardinas. And given the constricts of the Padres' roster, the loser of that battle could be on the outside looking in when the 25-man squad is unveiled next week.

Weaver out in 1st, Bethancourt sharp vs. Royals

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:17:08 EDT

Cheslor Cuthbert hit a two-run double as well as his first spring home run, and Mike Moustakas hit his fourth as the Royals beat the Padres, 6-2, on Wednesday at Surprise Stadium.

Weaver dealing with typical spring 'dead arm'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:09:28 EDT

Considering that Jered Weaver's job depends on the stability of his right arm, he probably doesn't want to be comparing it to "a wet spaghetti noodle" with 12 days until the regular season begins.

Schimpf says he'll be up to speed by opener

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:43:00 EDT

Ryan Schimpf's name hasn't been on the lineup card often this spring. That doesn't mean he hasn't been getting adequate work on the Padres' practice fields at the Peoria Sports Complex.

Cahill fires five innings, K's seven vs. Giants

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:25:32 EDT

Nick Hundley, whose hitting skills the Giants coveted, belted a pair of home runs and lifted San Francisco to a 4-2 Cactus League victory Tuesday over the San Diego Padres.

After Classic, Chacin may be in line for opener

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:05:23 EDT

If he had his way, Jhoulys Chacin would still be pitching for Venezuela at the World Baseball Classic.

Bethancourt seeking to balance mound, plate reps

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:00:31 EDT

For about half of all Major Leaguers, hitting is a full-time job. For Christian Bethancourt right now, it's more of an afterthought.

Bethancourt shows off power in walk-off win

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:57:28 EDT

Christian Bethancourt hit a solo homer in the ninth inning Monday night, giving the Padres a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Rangers at the Peoria Sports Complex.

Trio of long shots making case for Padres roster

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:16:44 EDT

When it comes to roster competitions, Spring Training results generally don't hold much weight. That doesn't mean it's impossible for a player to earn his way onto a big league roster with an impressive spring. The Padres have three such players -- once considered roster long shots -- who have worked their way directly to the forefront of the Opening Day roster conversation.

Padres could go with three backup backstops

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:49:23 EDT

Four catchers on an Opening Day roster? Even Andy Green would've found the idea nonsensical a month ago. "If you had ever asked me that in a vacuum, I would've laughed at you," the Padres manager said. "But, yeah, I think it's possible at this point in time.

Solarte returns from positive Classic experience

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:05:41 EDT

Yangervis Solarte was proud to play for Venezuela and happy to start the last game of his country's stay in the World Baseball Classic. But now it is time to get back to Peoria, Ariz. -- and back to work in the Padres' Spring Training camp.

Padres trim roster, narrow battle for rotation spots

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:25:11 EDT

With two weeks until Opening Day, the Padres' once-cluttered rotation race finally looks clear following a series of roster moves: Three pitchers are competing for two spots.

Renfroe homers; Cosart allows 2 runs vs. Reds

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:11:09 EDT

Scott Schebler sparked a late-inning power surge for the Reds, as they slugged their way to a 9-4 victory over the Padres on Sunday at the Peoria Sports Complex.

Spangenberg, Padres eye spring action in OF

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:02:18 EDT

After spending most of 2016 watching from the sidelines, Cory Spangenberg just wants to see his name back on the lineup card. It doesn't matter where he plays.

Renfroe's focus: Improving his outfield defense

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:08:27 EDT

Hunter Renfroe played well after a September call-up last year and appears very much in line to start the season in right field for the Padres, but his journey to become the best he can be is far from over.

Perdomo shows resolve in five-inning outing

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:53:05 EDT

A's right-hander Kendall Graveman, soon likely to be named the club's Opening Day starter, was superb in his latest Cactus League outing, facing just one over the minimum through six innings in a 2-1 victory over the Padres at Hohokam Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Wallace delivers as Padres walk-off vs. Dodgers

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:01:50 EDT

Brett Wallace's bases-loaded grounder in the ninth gave the Padres a 3-2 walk-off win over the National League West-rival Dodgers on Friday night at Peoria Stadium.

Capps thrilled with back-field return to mound

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:50:10 EDT

It didn't matter that it was on a back field against Minor Leaguers. When Carter Capps took the mound for the first time this spring, it was nothing short of a big deal.

Dickerson at peace with taking time to rehab

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:49:55 EDT

While Alex Dickerson would love to be hitting the field with his teammates and going through the routines of Spring Training, he knows he has to give his back time to heal if he wants to come back strong and stay there.