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Myers takes place at center of Padres' plans

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:48:01 EDT

At 26, Wil Myers is entering the prime of his career. If all goes according to the Padres' plan, that prime will intersect perfectly with the emergence of many of the youngsters stationed at the back of the room on Monday.

Inbox: What kind of season will Renfroe have?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:36:13 EDT

Beat writer AJ Cassavell answers questions about the upcoming Padres season. Among them? Will rookie outfielder Hunter Renfroe start on Opening Day, and what kind of season will he have?

Goose got the Padres over the hump in '84

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:00:34 EDT

Entering the offseason following the 1983 season, the Padres had most of the pieces in place to become a contender. Feeling as though he was on the brink of something special, general manager Jack McKeon set out to find an elite bullpen arm and a respected veteran presence. He signed Goose Gossage, who helped the team to the 1984 World Series.

Pair of Padres on MLB Pipeline's Top 10 2B Prospects list

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:04:22 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's 10 best second-base prospects.

Assure yourself the best WBC 2017 seats

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:53:36 EDT

You 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.

Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

Myers eager to be part of Padres resurgence

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:32:00 EDT

As Wil Myers was speaking about his extended commitment to the Padres on Monday afternoon, the sun broke through the clouds outside Petco Park -- a sign, perhaps, that brighter times are ahead for the team.

Pirela leading Zulia toward Venezuela title

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:49:07 EDT

Catcher-pitcher-outfielder Christian Bethancourt continues to play in Panama, left fielder Jose Pirela is playing with Zulia in the championship series of the Venezuelan Winter League and second baseman River Stevens, catcher Marcus Greene Jr. and right-handed pitcher Zech Lemond are actually "summering" in Australia.

Padres' Top 30 Prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:06:34 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.

Padres finalize one-year deal with Cahill

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:40:57 EDT

The Padres have agreed to a one-year deal for $1.75 million with right-hander Trevor Cahill. He could win a spot in the rotation, or pitch in long relief out of the bullpen if needed.

Solarte honored for strong spirit at BBWAA Dinner

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:34:26 EDT

Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte was recognized for his perseverance Thursday night in Boston, where he received the Tony Conigliaro Award at the chapter's annual Baseball Writers' Association of America Dinner.

Baseball world mourns Ventura, Marte

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:28:46 EDT

The baseball world mourned the unexpected deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and third baseman Andy Marte on Sunday. Ventura, 25, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Marte, 33, also died in a separate car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.

Padres' trio preparing for WBC 2017

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDT

At least three players from the Padres' organization will take part in the World Baseball Classic this year -- and all three could play games at Petco Park, if they advance past the first round.

5 reasons Hoffman reaches Hall next year

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:37:22 EDT

The disappointment in Padres country was palpable following Wednesday's announcement that legendary closer Trevor Hoffman had missed out on the Hall of Fame by five measly votes.

Hoffman set up for 2018 Hall of Fame induction

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:05:25 EDT

Trevor Hoffman should be in the Hall of Fame. He's not. And that's an injustice. But he will be in the Hall of Fame.

Padres lock up Myers through at least 2022

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:15:52 EDT

The San Diego Padres on Tuesday announced they have signed infielder Wil Myers to a contract through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 season. The club did not immediately announce the financial parameters of the deal.

Padres' Margot eyes leap to bigs for good

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:12:56 EDT

There's a chance Manuel Margot could man the Petco Park outfield for a long, long time. But the 22-year-old rookie will never forget his first chance to do so.

Happily Trevor after: HOFfman eyes '18

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:54:00 EDT

Trevor Hoffman, one of the greatest relief pitchers of all time, came just shy of closing out his Hall of Fame legacy on Wednesday. In his second year on the ballot, the legendary Padres closer fell a mere five votes short of the 332 required for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Winter updates on Bethancourt, Pirela

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:46:07 EDT

Christian Bethancourt has played 10 games -- seven as a left fielder and three as a relief pitcher -- in Panama as he begins an effort to become a hybrid catcher/pitcher/outfielder.

Espinoza among top RHP prospects

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:06:17 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position, starting with the best right-handed pitching prospects.

Hall's bells should ring for Trevor in '18

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:20:25 EDT

Hang in there, Trevor Hoffman. You're going to get into the Hall of Fame very soon now. There's pretty much no doubt about that. How about next year? Yes, that sounds about right.

Solarte: SD, fans made extension easy choice

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:23:23 EDT

Speaking publicly for the first time since signing a contract extension, Yangervis Solarte said he's "really happy, really grateful" to have secured his future in San Diego. But the Padres' third baseman made one other thing clear: He is not satisfied yet.

Inbox: Who is in race to be Padres' 2B in 2017?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EDT

The Padres are coming off an extremely busy week -- one in which they locked up Yangervis Solarte to an extension and appear to be headed in the same direction with Wil Myers. Those moves bring clarity to the Padres' future. But they also raise some interesting questions in the present.

Vazquez among 3 new coaches on Padres' staff

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:24:26 EDT

The Padres unveiled their 2017 coaching staff on Monday, adding two new faces and a familiar one to fill three vacancies. Johnny Washington will take over for Tarrik Brock as first-base coach. Former Padre Ramon Vazquez will work with the club's infielders, and Jonathan Mathews will work with the outfielders.

Solarte signs 2-year extension with Padres

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:56:58 EDT

The Padres announced a two-year contract extension with third baseman Yangervis Solarte on Friday, a deal which also features club options for the 2019 and '20 seasons.

Padres agree to contracts with 4 pitchers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:31:02 EDT

The Padres avoided arbitration with four pitchers on Friday, and they appear destined to avoid any hearings for the third consecutive offseason.

Padres 'disappointed' by Chargers' relocation

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:25:22 EDT

The Padres assumed the mantle as San Diego's lone major professional sports franchise, after the Chargers announced their plans to relocate to Los Angeles.

Petco Park racing season opens with Supercross

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:59:24 EDT

One of the two products of Minnesota's Chaska High to post wins at Petco Park last year will be back at the facility on Saturday. No, it will not be Padres relief pitcher Brad Hand. Chaska's Ryan Dungey will lead the field of riders competing on the floor of Petco Park in the Monster Energy Supercross at 7 p.m. PT.

Watch Padres catcher Bethancourt pitch in Panama

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:39:25 EDT

Watch Padres catcher Bethancourt pitch in Panama

Bethancourt's super-utility transition underway

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:22:49 EDT

The Christian Bethancourt experiment is officially underway.

Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.

Bold prediction: Peavy plays for Padres in '17

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:00:26 EDT

The Jake Peavy-era San Diego Padres aren't coming back. But that doesn't mean Peavy, himself, isn't.

Inbox: What are Padres' shortstop options?

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:29:03 EDT

With the Padres interested in competition for Luis Sardinas, the Inbox answers fans' questions about that topic, plus the rotation and bullpen.

Pirela advances; Padres trio thriving in Australia

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:35:22 EDT

Jose Pirela will be playing in the finals of the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs while three Padres prospects continue to play well in Australia.

Healthy Spangenberg ready to compete at 2B

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:40:45 EDT

When the Padres' season ended, Cory Spangenberg's work had just begun. He spent October and November working with head trainer Mark Rogow and his staff, restoring strength to his lower body. By Thanksgiving, he finally returned to full strength.

Padres' rotation race coming into focus

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:32:03 EDT

The Padres now appear to have eight pitchers fighting for five spots heading into Spring Training. Here's a breakdown of the candidates.

Padres' right-field job belongs to Renfroe

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 19:27:09 EDT

As Spring Training approaches, Hunter Renfroe, who turns 25 on Jan. 28, appears set to start a long run in right field for the Padres.