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Nats acquire catcher Norris from Padres

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:04:16 EDT

The Nationals acquired catcher Derek Norris from the San Diego Padres on Friday in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Pedro Avila.



Padres ready to start shoring up roster

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:08:19 EDT

In 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.



Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.



Hoffman's strength grew from his sturdy roots

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:56:34 EDT

Everyone to some degree is a product of their roots. Which explains why Trevor Hoffman is Trevor Hoffman.



Assure yourself the best WBC 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

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDT

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



Hoffman has Hall of Fame credentials

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:16:50 EDT

Trevor 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.



The Next Big Leaguers: Padres' Gettys

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDT

The 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.



Padres' Top 30 Prospects list

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:26:15 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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Sardinas, Rondon lead Padres' possibilities at SS

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:26:31 EDT

The 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.



Padres not afraid to make splash at Winter Meetings

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:38:11 EDT

The Padres certainly aren't the only team looking for rotation help in a thin free-agent starting-pitching market.



Inbox: What will Padres' starting 5 look like?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:13:45 EDT

Nearly 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.



Myers dedicated to helping special needs children

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:22:49 EDT

Wil Myers first became involved with the Miracle League of High Point while playing high school baseball at Wesleyan Christian Academy in North Carolina.



Vargas, Reyes wintering in their native Mexico

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:16:30 EDT

Right-handed pitcher Cesar Vargas is beginning to add innings to his offseason work with Hermosillo in the Mexican Pacific League.



Padres reveal lineup of 2017 uniforms

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:32:40 EDT

The 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.



Hoffman seeks Hall of Fame push

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EDT

Former 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.



Inbox: What are Padres' pitching plans?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:25:05 EDT

In 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.



Padres release 2017 Spring Training schedule

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:12:26 EDT

It may be November, but spring is already on the minds of the Padres.



Padres add 4 prospects to 40-man roster

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 22:35:49 EDT

With 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.






Margot on 7-game hitting streak in DR

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:25:34 EDT

Manuel 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).



Lane: Bethancourt can succeed as pitcher/hitter hybrid

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:03:56 EDT

A 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.



Padres have options to fill second-base role

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:31:14 EDT

Who plays at second base will be one of the Padres' biggest questions to answer next spring.



Padres hope Buchter sustains success in 2017

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:55:00 EDT

Ryan 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.



McGrath leads Padres pitchers into final week of AFL

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:11:44 EDT

Kyle 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.



'Padres Pedal the Cause' paves way for cancer research

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:53:04 EDT

The "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.



Padres' Rea has Tommy John surgery

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 21:32:20 EDT

The 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.



Sardinas may be answer at short in 2017

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:51:29 EDT

Shortstop 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.



Schimpf and 7 other surprising rookies in MLB history

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:17:09 EDT

Schimpf and seven other surprising rookies



Preller: Extension talks for Myers to begin

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 18:41:44 EDT

For the past few months, the Padres have talked openly about viewing Wil Myers as a centerpiece to build around for the next few years.