Padres News

  • Padres rest Headley with mild biceps strain

    Third baseman Chase Headley was out of the Padres' lineup Wednesday with what manager Bud Black termed a mild right biceps strain. The injury occurred when Headley was hitting in the batting cage before Tuesday's game with the Rockies.

  • Alonso fields grounders at third for Padres

    With Chase Headley nursing a mild strain of his right biceps, and with the Padres short on options at third base, first baseman Yonder Alonso crossed the diamond during batting practice prior to the game Wednesday.

  • Cabrera back for Padres from knee soreness

    The Padres avoided a scare with shortstop Everth Cabrera, who tweaked his right knee Monday night but was back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockies. "It was good to get his name in the lineup again," said Padres manager Bud Black.

  • After rocking start, Padres' bats held in check

    After a first-inning flurry of hits, the Padres fizzled as right-hander Juan Nicasio settled down, pitching six strong innings as the Rockies came back for a 3-2 victory Tuesday night at Petco Park.

  • Padres to have Johnson see Dr. Andrews

    Pitcher Josh Johnson, on the disabled list since March 21 with a right forearm strain, will meet with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. "We'll get him in to see Dr. Andrews next week, get another set of eyes, and see where we are," said Padres general manager Josh Byrnes.

  • Padres honored for chance to wear No. 42

    A wide grin washed across Padres closer Huston Street's face when he saw the No. 42 jersey hanging in his locker Tuesday. "It's just ... cool," said Street, who wore the commemorative jersey number as part of Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball.

  • Cashner to face Rockies coming off one-hitter

    Right-hander Andrew Cashner nearly made history in his last start. The recent past hasn't been nearly as good for Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. The pitchers square off Wednesday night in the third of four games at Petco Park, after the clubs split the first two meetings in the series.

  • Cabrera setting table for Padres with doubles

    Padres leadoff hitter Everth Cabrera probably isn't going to finish among the top five in the National League in doubles this season, but after 13 games, he's tied for fourth. "It's great, he's using the whole field," said manager Bud Black.

  • Padres 'pen fresh for long stretch of games

    Padres manager Bud Black joked Tuesday that he needs to "reintroduce" himself to rookie reliever Donn Roach, who hasn't been needed lately with the starting pitchers working deep into games. Roach might be seen before too long, as the Padres are in a stretch of 20 consecutive days without a day off.

  • Gyorko gets contract extension from Padres

    The Padres announced a $35 million contract extension for second baseman Jedd Gyorko on Monday afternoon, one that could keep the 25-year-old in San Diego through 2020.

  • Padres rally in wild eighth without notching hit

    A wild pitch from Rockies reliever Rex Brothers and an error by catcher Wilin Rosario on the same play Monday night paved the way for an unlikely Padres victory at Petco Park.

  • Quentin takes BP on field with Padres

    After hitting inside the indoor cage at Petco Park the past five days, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin stepped out into the late-afternoon sun Monday and took batting practice. "It's a good first step for him," manager Bud Black said.

  • Smith also impressing Padres with defense

    When the Padres traded for Seth Smith, they did so to specifically address their woeful production last season against right-handed pitching. As it turns out, he has shown the ability to make an impact in the outfield as well.

  • In prospect showdown, Padres' Wisler shines

    Right-handers Matt Wisler and Eddie Butler may grow accustomed to pitching against each other in the National League West for years to come. But on Monday, Padres prospect Wisler outshined the Rockies' Butler in a 2-1 Texas League victory.

  • Padres to host 42 kids on Robinson Day

    The Padres will join the rest of Major League Baseball on Tuesday as the game celebrates Jackie Robinson Day. As part of the festivities on Jackie Robinson Day, the Padres will host 42 youngsters from the Jackie Robinson YMCA.

  • Adjustments pay off for Ross in Padres' win

    Right-hander Tyson Ross held the Tigers to one run as the Padres beat Detroit, 5-1, on Sunday at Petco Park.

  • Rivera-Cashner battery working for Padres

    Rene Rivera has been behind the plate for all three of Andrew Cashner's starts this season, including the Padres' season opener and Cashner's one-hit shutout of the Tigers.

  • Black's first challenge overturns call at 2nd

    Padres manager Bud Black lodged the first official replay request in club history in the eighth inning against the Tigers on Saturday -- sort of -- and happily stepped into the record books with a successful appeal that most likely saved a run.

  • With shutout, Cashner gives energy, reliability

    Andrew Cashner on Friday became the first pitcher in the Majors to throw a shutout this season, and going back to last September in Pittsburgh, the big right-hander has fired one-hitters in two of his past five starts.