Padres News

  • Headley wins it with 12th-inning homer

    Chase Headley hit a home run to start the 12th inning Tuesday to lead the Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park.

  • Vincent getting noticed as he adds pitches

    Reliever Nick Vincent entered Tuesday's game against the Brewers having retired the last 19 hitters he's faced. He hasn't allowed a hit or a run in his last 6 2/3 innings going back to April 4.

  • Ross, Lohse to face off in rubber game

    Tyson Ross will try to lean on mechanical fixes Wednesday when the Padres conclude their three-game series against the Brewers at Miller Park in what should be a dandy pitchers' duel.

  • Padres' Kelly progressing in rehab

    Casey Kelly has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery on April 2, 2013. If Kelly's next outing goes smoothly, he'll likely head out on a Minor League rehabilitation assignment with Double-A San Antonio.

  • Padres acquire infielder Green from Braves

    Tyler Greene, 30, was acquired from the Braves to give the team organizational depth now that infielder Ryan Jackson has landed on the disabled list with a right wrist strain. Greene will report to Triple-A El Paso.

  • Petco's Green Initiative aims to reduce waste

    The Padres' Green Initiative is a comprehensive, proactive and aggressive plan to save energy and reduce waste. Every area of Petco Park, which opened in 2004, plays a role in waste reduction through programs such as recycle sorting, food waste composting, plastic wrap and foam diversion and cooking oil recycling.

  • Padres' offense can't rescue uneven Cashner

    Over the course of a six-month season, there will be occasions when Andrew Cashner's simply not at the top of his game, and Monday's 4-3 loss to the Brewers was one of those nights. And while Cashner didn't have his best stuff, the offense couldn't rescue him, going 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

  • Black: Padres could impove at holding runners

    There is nothing to complain about so far in terms of pitching for the Padres, as the team took the fourth-best ERA (2.75) in the big leagues into Monday's game against the Brewers. But there's one particular area in which the pitchers -- starters and relievers alike -- could improve, said Padres manager Bud Black: holding baserunners.

  • Padres' Maybin could return during road trip

    Outfielder Cameron Maybin, who ruptured his left biceps March 2, could be reinstated and added to the Padres' 25-man roster during this 10-game road trip.

  • Padres send Carter to Japanese league team

    The Padres have sold the contract of Minor League right-handed pitcher Anthony Carter to the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan.

  • Erlin's early struggles too much for Padres

    Robbie Erlin faltered early Sunday, surrendering two runs in each of the first two innings, and the Padres could not recover as they missed a chance to earn their first series sweep of the season and fell, 4-3, to the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park.

  • Padres give Gyorko much-needed breather

    Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko got his first day off this season Sunday when manager Bud Black slotted Alexi Amarista into the starting lineup in Gyorko's place.

  • An appreciation for the late Eddie Wilson

    For almost 40 years, security guard Eddie Wilson was a fixture behind the scenes with the Padres. Eddie passed away last week. He was 93.

  • Quentin to head to Arizona at week's end

    Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin will continue his recovery process later this week when he heads to Arizona to get some on-field work at the club's Spring Training facility.

  • Padres name Miniak as their PA announcer

    The Padres announced on Saturday night that Alex Miniak was the winner of a three-month competition to find a new announcer that started with more than 800 candidates at an open casting call in January.

  • Stults outduels Hudson as Padres top Giants

    Eric Stults allowed one run over six innings on Saturday as the Padres' stretch of solid pitching continued in a 3-1 victory over the Giants before a sold-out crowd of 43,405 at Petco Park.

  • Padres name Miniak as new PA announcer

    The Padres have a new public-address announcer, as a three-month process led the team to Alex Miniak, the winner of a search that started with more than 800 hopefuls.

  • Padres garnering lift from bench's power

    When Yasmani Grandal connected for a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning on Friday, it gave the Padres four pinch-hit home runs this season in just 28 at-bats. On nine other occasions in franchise history, the Padres have finished with four pinch-hit home runs -- during an entire season.

  • Black aims to keep Gyorko's position static

    Padres manager Bud Black could've used second baseman Jedd Gyorko at third base this week while Chase Headley was out. But Black doesn't want to move Gyorko back and forth, instead wishing to give him stability and keep him at second.