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Headley returns to SD, along with righty Mitchell

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:16:14 EDT

Chase Headley is headed back to San Diego, and righty reliever Bryan Mitchell is coming with him.

SHOP SALE: Take 25-50% off sitewide

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:59:12 EDT

Save big while making a serious dent in your shopping list. Take 25 to 50 percent off sitewide at the Padres Shop through Thursday at 8:59 p.m. PT in a special two-day savings event.

Padres' interest in Hosmer said to be 'very real'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:27:48 EDT

Unlikely as it may have seemed two days ago, the Padres have emerged as one of baseball's busiest clubs this week at the Winter Meetings.

Three unique Padres experiences up for auction

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:30:13 EDT

Three once-in-a-lifetime Padres experiences are up for grabs this week. Want to meet Wil Myers and Austin Hedges, dine with Trevor Hoffman or learn to hit from Mark McGwire? All are available in Major League Baseball's sixth annual charity auction during the Winter Meetings. This year's proceeds will go to the "Katharine Feeney Memorial Scholarship Fund."

Preller moves forward after missing on Ohtani

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:37:26 EDT

Speaking for the first time since Shohei Ohtani's decision to sign with the Angels, Padres general manager A.J. Preller noted that he was proud of his team's pitch, even though "disappointment" came with the end result.

Could Cozart be a fit for Padres at shortstop?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:56:28 EDT

This winter, the Padres' solution at shortstop might be more than a one-year stopgap. Free-agent Zack Cozart, who spent the past seven seasons with Cincinnati, has been linked to the Padres through reports. But the Padres have some talented prospects on the way that could change the way they look at the position for 2018.

Bracey remembered as trusted scout

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:54:20 EDT

At the age of 80, Ken Bracey passed away Tuesday, the victim of pancreatic and liver cancer, which was discovered just two weeks ago. He was a baseball lifer, with a scouting career that was highlighted by 38 years with the Padres before being hired by then-Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti and spending his final seven years with Los Angeles.

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.

Padres expected to be active at Winter Meetings

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:19:04 EDT

It's been a notably quiet offseason for general manager A.J. Preller and the Padres. Expect that to change this week in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where San Diego's contingent has arrived for the 2017 Winter Meetings.

Padres reportedly meet with free agent Hosmer

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:07:53 EDT

The Padres' interest in free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer appears to be legitimate, as the two sides met face-to-face on Thursday, according to a USA Today report.

Garvey's latest Hall of Fame bid falls short

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:29:12 EDT

Steve Garvey's Hall of Fame bid has fallen short once again, this time at the hands of the 16-member Modern Era Committee. The Modern Era ballot features players whose contributions came primarily from 1970-87. The committee -- one of four tasked with choosing Hall of Famers from bygone eras -- will meet again at the 2019 Winter Meetings.

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:46:50 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

Preller made name for himself at '14 Meetings

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:58:45 EDT

Evidently A.J. Preller wasn't interested in laying low during his first Winter Meetings as general manager of the Padres in 2014.

Myers open to move back to OF for good of club

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:33:36 EDT

Wil Myers is open to a move back to the outfield, should the Padres land a first baseman via trade or free agency this offseason. They've already been linked with former Royals slugger Eric Hosmer.

Padres move on after Ohtani picks Angels

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:05:27 EDT

Shohei Ohtani will play his home games in Southern California next season. Much to the chagrin of the San Diego Padres, he will not be doing so at Petco Park. Ohtani, the two-way Japanese phenom who will begin his Major League career in 2018, announced through his agent on Friday morning that he will sign with the Angels.

Preller expects to be busy at Winter Meetings

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:45:52 EDT

There are a number of items on general manager A.J. Preller's agenda with the Winter Meetings set to begin Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and after a quiet couple months, the moves could come quickly over the next couple weeks.

Padres, Jays made splashy deal 27 years ago

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 08:55:55 EDT

Padres, Jays made splashy deal 27 years ago

Preller preaches stability following extension

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 19:32:22 EDT

For better or worse, the backbone of the Padres as an organization is firmly in place for the better part of the next half decade.

Padres give GM Preller 3-year extension

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 14:45:00 EDT

General manager A.J. Preller has revamped the Padres' farm system over the past two years, turning it into one of the best in baseball. The club rewarded Preller by extending his contract for three years. The deal, which the club announced on Sunday, will run through the 2022 season.

MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:08:54 EDT

For the first time in three years, the top spot on's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.

No surprises for Padres at arb-eligible deadline

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 21:01:01 EDT

Of their six remaining arbitration-eligible players, the Padres tendered contracts to Brad Hand, Carter Capps, Kirby Yates, Cory Spangenberg and Matt Szczur, and left-hander Robbie Erlin agreed to terms on a 2018 deal

Voting trends favor Hoffman for HOF in 2018

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:00:00 EDT

It's the offseason in San Diego, which means it's time to rekindle the Trevor Hoffman Hall of Fame chatter.

Padres ready for '12 Days of Giving' caravan

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:57:33 EDT

The season of giving has arrived in San Diego, or -- more specifically for the Padres' purposes -- the "12 Days of Giving."

Friars' rotation has much to be determined

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:52:55 EDT

Very little is certain in the Padres' rotation entering the 2018 season. Clayton Richard is back, having inked a two-year, $6 million extension. Luis Perdomo and Dinelson Lamet will get an opportunity to win their places. But the lack of depth is glaring, and general manager A.J. Preller has plenty of work to do.

Inbox: Which prospects will be in camp?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:31:08 EDT

What prospects could be invited to Major League Spring training? What offseason deals are on deck? Padres beat reporter AJ Cassavell answers these questions and more in the Inbox.

Hoffman deserves spot in Hall of Fame

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:00:40 EDT

Bill Center was a bit shocked last week to see Trevor Hoffman's credentials for the Hall of Fame called into question by some using a wave of new-age statistics.

Padres sign righty Brewer to one-year deal

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:39:05 EDT

The Padres have signed right-hander Colten Brewer to a one-year contract, and they designated right-hander Kyle Lloyd for assignment in a corresponding move.

Urias, Naylor named to Pipeline's All-AFL Team

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:04:35 EDT

Here is a lineup of prospects who impressed the most in this year's Fall League as's All-AFL Team:

Padres protect left-handers Castillo, Wieck

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:21:41 EDT

The Padres have selected the contracts of Jose Castillo and Brad Wieck, adding them to the 40-man roster on Monday. The move keeps from exposing them in next month's Rule 5 Draft.

Hoffman hoping third time's a HOF charm

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:46 EDT

For the last two years, Trevor Hoffman has anxiously awaited the call from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, anticipating his possible election. This marks his third year on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot.

Hoffman paid tribute to late AC/DC guitarist

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:07:12 EDT

Hoffman paid tribute to late AC/DC guitarist