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Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:04:16 EDTThe Nationals acquired catcher Derek Norris from the San Diego Padres on Friday in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Pedro Avila.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:08:19 EDTIn advance of next week's Winter Meetings, the Padres have been oddly quiet so far this offseason. They won't remain inactive much longer. The Friars have a number of holes to plug on one of the youngest rosters in baseball -- primarily on the mound and at shortstop. When general manager A.J. Preller and Co. descend upon the nation's capital, expect the groundwork to be laid for a few moves.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:56:34 EDTEveryone to some degree is a product of their roots. Which explains why Trevor Hoffman is Trevor Hoffman.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:53:36 EDTYou will receive better seats and lower prices than fans who buy tickets game by game. Prices begin as low as $78 for a full strip.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:16:50 EDTTrevor Hoffman was synonymous with a Padres win. When Hoffman answered the call in the Padres bullpen, a win was almost sure to follow. Now Hoffman is awaiting another call -- from Cooperstown, N.Y., and baseball's Hall of Fame. It's not a matter of if ... it's a question of when.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDTThe Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:26:15 EDTWho do the Padres have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Diego's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:26:31 EDTThe Padres have six potential shortstops ranked among their Top 30 Prospects, including two -- Luis Almanzar and Gabriel Arias -- who were signed during last summer's international signing period. But only one of the six, Jose Rondon, is close to being Major League ready.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:38:11 EDTThe Padres certainly aren't the only team looking for rotation help in a thin free-agent starting-pitching market.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:13:45 EDTNearly two months into the offseason, the critical questions surrounding the Padres still center around starting pitching. The market is thin, but the Friars remain committed to bringing a few arms on board. With pitching as the focus of many of your inquiries, here are the answers to some of your most pressing Padres questions.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:22:49 EDTWil Myers first became involved with the Miracle League of High Point while playing high school baseball at Wesleyan Christian Academy in North Carolina.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:16:30 EDTRight-handed pitcher Cesar Vargas is beginning to add innings to his offseason work with Hermosillo in the Mexican Pacific League.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:32:40 EDTThe Padres released their uniforms for the 2017 season via a Twitter video Tuesday afternoon. The new look features one major change and a few minor tweaks. The biggest alteration: Yellow has been removed from the color scheme.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EDTFormer Padres closer Trevor Hoffman earned 67.3 percent of the Hall of Fame vote in his first year of eligibility. He hopes to gain entry this time around. On Monday, the ballot for the 2017 class will be unveiled.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:25:05 EDTIn the Padres Inbox, fans ask about the Padres' rotation needs, the chances of a trade of Yangervis Solarte, Travis Jankowski or Alex Dickerson and whether Austin Hedges will be the Opening Day catcher.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:12:26 EDTIt may be November, but spring is already on the minds of the Padres.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 22:35:49 EDTWith the Winter Meetings on the horizon, the Padres added four prospects to their 40-man roster on Friday, protecting them from the Rule 5 Draft.
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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:25:34 EDTManuel Margot is heating up. The 22-year-old center fielder is 11-for-28 with two home runs during a seven-game hitting streak for Este in the Dominican Republic winter league. The streak has raised Margot's winter league average to .277 (26-for-94).
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:03:56 EDTA lifelong catcher, the Padres' Christian Bethancourt is slated to play winter ball in his native Panama, as he begins his transition to an unprecedented utility role. Bethancourt will spend time at catcher, he'll spend time in the outfield, and -- here's where things get interesting -- he's going to pitch.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:31:14 EDTWho plays at second base will be one of the Padres' biggest questions to answer next spring.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:55:00 EDTRyan Buchter's 2016 season was one of the great success stories of the Padres' pro scouting department. San Diego signed the unheralded left-hander to a Major League contract last offseason, despite the fact that he'd only pitched one inning above Triple-A. After Spring Training, Buchter was handed a spot on the Major League roster, and he never looked back.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:11:44 EDTKyle McGrath, Phil Maton and Jason Jester continued their strong pitching for Peoria of the Arizona Fall League last week while Padres hitting prospects in Arizona and the Latin winter leagues had a mixed bag.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:53:04 EDTThe "Padres Pedal the Cause," a two-day cycling event to raise money for cancer research, saw 1,500 participants and will raise around $2 million by the time the fundraising period is over at the end of the month.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 21:32:20 EDTThe Padres were hoping pitcher Colin Rea wouldn't need surgery to repair his partially torn UCL. But Rea had Tommy John surgery on Thursday and will miss all of next season.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:51:29 EDTShortstop Luis Sardinas recorded only 120 plate appearances with the Padres, but he impressed, batting .287/.353/.417. Defensively, he dazzled at times, but he often struggled with routine plays and lacked some fundamentals in terms of holding runners.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:17:09 EDTSchimpf and seven other surprising rookies
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 18:41:44 EDTFor the past few months, the Padres have talked openly about viewing Wil Myers as a centerpiece to build around for the next few years.