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3/28/2015 | Ross punches out a dozen Rangers in sparkling performance

In what began as a pretty good pitching duel between the Texas bullpen and San Diego starter Tyson Ross ended up with the Padres holding on for a 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday afternoon.


3/28/2015 | Black hasn't ruled out batting Alonso second in Padres lineup

Bud Black is the first to admit that Yonder Alonso doesn't necessarily fit the No. 2 hitter prototype. That doesn't mean the Padres' skipper has ruled out batting Alonso second in the order this season against right-handed pitchers.


3/28/2015 | Padres send Goebbert, Wallace, Decker to Minors camp

The Padres made a trio of roster moves on Saturday morning, reassigning infielders Jake Goebbert and Brett Wallace and catcher Cody Decker to Minor League camp.


3/28/2015 | Shields' seventh Opening Day start promises to be special one

James Shields will make his Padres debut as the club's Opening Day starter, manager Bud Black announced on Saturday. It will be the seventh career Opening Day start for Shields.


3/28/2015 | Shields labors in last spring start, Venable lifts Padres over Rox

Will Venable's opposite-field, two-run double in the eighth inning Friday lifted the Padres to a 6-5 victory over the Rockies in a Cactus League Game at the Peoria Sports Complex.


3/27/2015 | Power-pitcher Gustave to make Padres debut Saturday

Jandel Gustave, a flame-thrower hurler whom the Padres claimed off waivers Thursday, will make his first appearance with San Diego on Saturday.


3/27/2015 | 'I can play everywhere': Solarte embraces versatile bench role

Yangervis Solarte has embraced his role as a super-utility bench player with the Padres. "Every day, it's a new place," he said.


3/27/2015 | MLB Pipeline checks in from Padres camp

The Padres' farm system has taken on a dramatically different look since the club hired A.J. Preller as general manager last August, but San Diego still has talent down on the farm, from top-ranked prospects Hunter Renfroe and catcher Austin Hedges to lower-level talent like Michael Gettys and Nick Torres.


3/26/2015 | International scouting director Kemp leads charge abroad

From his home in Charlotte, Chris Kemp could -- and did -- cover a lot of ground scouting amateur players for the Rangers. Five months into the job as the Padres' director of international scouting, Kemp has traded those long hours in the car for frequent flyer miles and remote locations.


3/26/2015 | Padres claim hard-throwing Gustave off waivers

The Padres claimed 22-year-old right-handed pitcher Jandel Gustave off of waivers from the Royals on Thursday, which could complicate what is already a muddled bullpen situation.


3/26/2015 | Norris looking to break out after big day at plate

On Wednesday, Derek Norris became the last of general manager A.J. Preller's notable offseason acquisitions to reach the cheap seats, as the Padres' catcher hit his first home run of the spring against the Dodgers.


3/25/2015 | Lane allows three homers, hits one of his own against LA

Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, Justin Turner and Scott Van Slyke homered Wednesday at Camelback Ranch in the Dodgers' 9-5 win over the Padres, who got home runs from catcher Derek Norris and starting pitcher Jason Lane.


3/25/2015 | Playing games in Mexico high on CEO Dee's to-do list

On April 9, the Padres will unveil the largest video board in the National League for the team's home opener at Petco Park against the Giants. On July 12, 2016, the team will host baseball's All-Star Game. So what's next for the Padres and team president and CEO Mike Dee?


3/25/2015 | After sluggish start to spring, Kelley rounding into form

For a new guy trying to make a good first impression, Padres reliever Shawn Kelley didn't exactly get off to a strong start when Cactus League games began. However, he's allowed just one hit in his last 5 1/3 innings, with one walk and six strikeouts.


3/25/2015 | Morrow scratched due to blister

Right-hander Brandon Morrow, one of two candidates for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation, will not take his normal turn Thursday because of a blister on his right ring finger.


3/24/2015 | No question: Padres, Preller want to re-up Upton

The long-term future for Justin Upton is wide open. The Padres only hope that the future beyond this season will include them.


3/24/2015 | Padres' new sluggers overpower Mariners

Justin Upton hit his third home run of the spring and Matt Kemp added two hits as the Padres defeated the Mariners, 6-4, on Tuesday at the Peoria Sports Complex.


3/24/2015 | Padres send down catching prospect Hedges

The Padres reassigned catcher Austin Hedges to Minor League camp on Tuesday, hopeful that the next time he comes to big league camp for Spring Training that he might stay for good.


3/24/2015 | Ross joins Hooton Foundation Advisory Board

Tyson Ross was one of 22 active Major League players named Tuesday to the Advisory Board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation.


3/24/2015 | Little-known lefty began Preller's reshaping of club

Before Padres general manager A.J. Preller set the baseball world on its collective ear with a series of stunning December trades, acquiring Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers and several more, there was Kyle Bartsch.


3/24/2015 | Bell's final toll: Longtime closer elects to retire

Heath Bell, a three-time All-Star with the Padres in 2009-11, is bowing out after an 11-season career. The reason, Bell said, was pretty simple. "My kids wanted me home," said Bell, 37.


3/24/2015 | Still plenty of questions for Padres, Preller to answer

The Padres have several unsettled areas to address before camp breaks after their last game in Arizona on April 2 and before setting their 25-man roster before the opener against the Dodgers. To be sure, general manager A.J. Preller, his staff and manager Bud Black have some tough decisions to wrestle with in the coming days.


3/23/2015 | Ross tosses five scoreless as Padres roll

Tyson Ross was nearly unhittable for five innings, allowing one hit and striking out five, as the Padres rode a five-run fifth inning to a 10-4 spring victory over the visiting White Sox on Monday at the Peoria Sports Complex.


3/23/2015 | Johnson shakes off rust in first bullpen session

Padres right-hander Josh Johnson, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, completed his first bullpen session since the April 24 procedure.


3/23/2015 | Benoit getting better with age

Joaquin Benoit may turn 38 in July, but the Padres closer is showing no signs of slowing down.




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