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Diaz transitioning back to starting role

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:47:36 EDT

The Padres didn't select Miguel Diaz in the 2016 Rule 5 Draft with the long-term vision that he'd be a reliever. He combines an upper-90s fastball with two impactful (yet still raw) offspeed pitches. The Padres think Diaz is worth more in the long run if he's a part of their rotation. That's just fine with Diaz, who makes his spring debut Friday when the Padres open their Cactus League slate against Seattle.

Padres roster options could lead to dark horses

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:30:35 EDT

The Padres' Cactus League slate opens Friday against Seattle, with 67 players set to take aim at a place on the Opening Day roster.

Myers, Hosmer reunited in Padres camp

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:57:55 EDT

Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers first met during instructional ball in 2009. In the Royals' system, their paths only crossed briefly during the 2010 season in High A ball before Myers was traded away. Now, they're both in Padres camp.

Hand prepared for unconventional closer role

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:12:47 EDT

On most nights, it's safe to expect Padres closer Brad Hand will be saved for the ninth inning. But that's not a hard-and-fast rule, in the eyes of manager Andy Green.

On-the-rise Padres the best fit for Hosmer

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:05:43 EDT

Eric Hosmer buttoned his home jersey and donned a Padres cap for the first time, spoke with the media for half an hour, then got straight to work.

In SD, Hosmer sees similarities to Royals

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:56:50 EDT

Seven years ago, Kansas City was primed to cash in on one of the game's top farm systems. Eric Hosmer, the No. 3 overall Draft selection in 2008, was a pivotal part of that process, in which the Royals stockpiled young talent in hopes of a future payoff. The same is true of San Diego -- except now Hosmer is the $144 million man and not the bright-eyed youngster.

All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:46:29 EDT

All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.

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.

Hosmer to honor Yordano, wear No. 30 in SD

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:00:38 EDT

The memory of his close friend and fallen former teammate, Yordano Ventura, remains embedded in Eric Hosmer. When Ventura was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic in February of last year, the tragedy shook Hosmer and the Royals organization.

Renfroe's future clouded by Hosmer's arrival

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:35:24 EDT

Hunter Renfroe arrived in camp last week seemingly entrenched as the Padres' right fielder. Coming off a roller-coaster rookie campaign, there was always plenty for him to prove in Year 2. Except, suddenly, Renfroe finds himself squarely in a battle for his job with the pending arrival of Eric Hosmer.

Deal official, Padres unveil Hosmer

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:00:56 EDT

The Padres introduced Eric Hosmer, their new first baseman, in a news conference Tuesday at the Peoria Sports Complex.

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:47:52 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.

Hosmer deal accelerates Padres' rebuild

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:33:52 EDT

The Padres spent the past two years doing their best to stay out of the limelight. In lieu of flashy moves, general manager A.J. Preller cultivated an elite farm system, building from within without making a major splash via trade or free agency.

MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:41:47 EDT

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.

Friars on Hosmer: 'I couldn't be more excited'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:18:53 EDT

Austin Hedges was fast asleep Saturday night, when his phone buzzed. Then it buzzed again. And then it buzzed again. He couldn't ignore it much longer.

Padres make 8-year deal with Hosmer official

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:45:50 EDT

After an offseason filled with slow-churning drama, the Padres have landed their top target -- and one of the top targets on the entire market. Eric Hosmer is headed to San Diego, the team announced on Monday. The 28-year-old first baseman has agreed to an eight-year contract worth $144 million that includes an opt-out after the fifth year.

Hosmer's arrival will reshape outfield, lineup

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:52:21 EDT

Thirteen months ago, the Padres hosted a news conference at Petco Park in which they unveiled their first baseman of the future. Earlier that day, Wil Myers put pen to paper on a massive multiyear contract. And he was presumed to be the anchor at that position for half a dozen years.

Headley picks up where he left off with Padres

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:07:37 EDT

For a moment Saturday morning, it felt as though Chase Headley never left. Sure, the veteran third baseman was reporting to a new team after an offseason trade. But there was Padres third-base coach Glenn Hoffman greeting Headley with a wide smile and a hug.

Hosmer has an excellent Petco resume

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:16:21 EDT

Hosmer already has an excellent Petco Park resume

Padres adjust schedule to get pitchers ready

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:31:03 EDT

The Padres' first full-squad workout won't take place until Monday, only four days before their first Cactus League game. That doesn't exactly leave ample opportunity for pitchers to face hitters ahead of the spring opener. So the club got a head start Saturday .

Hoffman imparts wisdom to Padres' relievers

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:01:49 EDT

On the daily schedule board in the far corner of the Padres clubhouse, there's a list of each day's activities organized into groups. Beneath the scheduled bullpen sessions and workout plans, a short 20-minute segment is blocked off for a handful of relievers. "Trevor Time," the caption says.

Young shortstop Tatis 'knocking at the door'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:18:57 EDT

There have been no shortage of expectations heaped upon 19-year-old Fernando Tatis Jr. in the past year. According to MLB Pipeline, he's the No. 8 prospect in baseball, the second-ranked shortstop and among the top Padres prospects.

Submariner Makita realizes Majors dream

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:01:51 EDT

Padres reliever Kazuhisa Makita was a freshman at Seisei Kogyo High School in Japan when one of his coaches hatched an audacious idea. At the time, Makita's windup was relatively innocuous. But the torque in his body led that coach to believe he might succeed if he lowered his arm angle.

Ellis reaches Minors deal with Padres

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:27:35 EDT

The Padres added a veteran backstop to their backup catcher battle Wednesday evening, agreeing to a non-roster deal with free agent A.J. Ellis.

Padres pitchers happy to see Galvis at SS

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:58:31 EDT

Don't blame the ground-ball-happy Padres pitchers if they rejoiced a bit on Thursday morning when Freddy Galvis strode into camp.

Hedges enters camp with modified swing

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:37:09 EDT

As a prospect, Austin Hedges was always considered one of the sport's best young defensive catchers. Now, he's adjusted his swing to help his bat catch up.

Padres set for three-tiered rotation race

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:01:24 EDT

Clayton Richard and Bryan Mitchell are lined up to fill the first two slots in the Padres' rotation. From there, things get a bit hazier.

Second- and third-base races to heat up

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:00:00 EDT

The most intriguing positional battle in Peoria, Ariz., this spring will take place at second base -- though that battle will almost certainly spill over to the third-base race as well. The fight for playing time between Cory Spangenberg and Carlos Asuaje could impact the entire makeup of the Padres' infield.

Pitching prospects to get taste of bigs in camp

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:05:20 EDT

Padres pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Wednesday, and approximately 10 of those hurlers will do so with a legitimate chance at a spot in the starting rotation.

Torres placed on MLB's restricted list

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:01:09 EDT

Padres reliever Jose Torres has been placed on Major League Baseball's restricted list and will not be in camp Wednesday when pitchers and catchers are slated to report to Spring Training. The club offered no further details, other than to say the situation is not baseball-related.

Tatis, Urias to show off skills at big league camp

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EDT

Padres pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training next week, and there's clearly plenty to watch for at the team's complex in Peoria, Ariz.

Podcast: Geaney discusses Padres' system

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 22:34:21 EDT

The following is an excerpt from this week's Pipeline Podcast, in which Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis are joined by Sam Geaney, the Padres' director of player development, to discuss San Diego's farm system. To listen to the show in its entirety, visit the MLB Pipeline Podcast page.