Gyorko returns as Spangenberg goes on disabled list

Jedd was hitting .279 with 4 HRs at Triple-A El Paso

Gyorko returns as Spangenberg goes on disabled list

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

After infielder Cory Spangenberg left Saturday night's game with a bone bruise to his left knee, the Padres adopted a wait-and-see position.

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Murphy learning on the fly at helm of Padres

Murphy learning on the fly at helm of Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Last week, four hours before first pitch for a game in San Francisco, Pat Murphy followed his 14-year-old son, Kai, up the steps of the lower seating bowl at AT&T Park.

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Friars place Spangenberg on DL, recall Gyorko

Friars place Spangenberg on DL, recall Gyorko

The Padres have placed infielder Cory Spangenberg on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Jedd Gyorko from Triple-A El Paso.

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Homers by Dickerson, McElroy pace El Paso

Jankowski, Rea, Hancock, Guerrero in Texas League All-Star Game

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Alex Dickerson hit two homers and Casey McElroy hit a grand slam on his return to Triple-A El Paso on Monday night as the 39-38 Chihuahuas took a 14-1 win at Tacoma.

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Padres seeking final push in All-Star voting

Padres seeking final push in All-Star voting

SAN DIEGO -- It's not too late for Padres fans to make a statement in terms of voting for their favorite players.

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Dickerson hits first homer since June 2 for Triple-A El Paso

Padres' No. 13 prospect ends dinger drought with first multi-homer game of the year

Dickerson hits first homer since June 2 for Triple-A El Paso

Alex Dickerson ended a lengthy home run drought in style.

The Padres' No. 13 prospect went 4-for-5 with two dingers and four RBIs in Triple-A El Paso's 14-1 win over Tacoma on Monday night. The homers came in back-to-back innings - - the fourth and fifth - - during which El Paso scored a dozen runs to blow the game open.

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Norris, Kemp combine for three homers in loss

Norris, Kemp combine for three homers in loss

SAN DIEGO -- Welington Castillo, David Peralta and Jake Lamb hit home runs Sunday as the D-backs salvaged one game in their series with San Diego, defeating the Padres, 6-4, at Petco Park.

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Middlebrooks exits game after rolling ankle

Padres second baseman will be reevaluated on off-day

Middlebrooks exits game after rolling ankle

SAN DIEGO -- If the Padres were thinking of adding an infielder after Cory Spangenberg sustained a bone contusion to his left knee Saturday, they're certainly doing so after Sunday's 6-4 loss to the D-backs.

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Offense perking up with Kemp in leadoff spot

Padres right fielder homers again in Sunday's loss

Offense perking up with Kemp in leadoff spot

SAN DIEGO -- The sample size is stunningly small, but Padres interim manager Pat Murphy likes Matt Kemp in the leadoff spot.

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Kennedy looks to improve record at home vs. Seattle

Kennedy looks to improve record at home vs. Seattle

Veteran right-hander Ian Kennedy will look to close off a strong June for the Padres when he faces the Mariners and their surprising rookie southpaw Mike Montgomery in Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. PT opener of a two-game Interleague set at Petco Park.

Kennedy is 4-6 with a 5.09 ERA on the season, but has gone 2-1, with a 2.40 ERA in five starts this month. The 30-year-old's rough early season included an 11-4 loss to the Mariners on May 12 at Safeco Field when he allowed eight hits and five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

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Not time to move Kemp from leadoff slot

Outfielder is 7-for-20 with two HRs in 5 games at top of order

Not time to move Kemp from leadoff slot

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Rea allows one earned run over seven innings in AA-San Antonio win

Texas League All-Star has 1.08 ERA at the break

Rea allows one earned run over seven innings in AA-San Antonio win

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Right-hander Colin Rea continued his domination of the Double-AA Texas League Sunday afternoon as he held Midland to two runs (one earned) over seven innings in host San Antonio's 7-2 win.

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Spangenberg day to day with bone contusion

Padres second baseman injured left knee in Saturday's game

Spangenberg day to day with bone contusion

SAN DIEGO -- After leaving Saturday night's game in the fourth inning, suffering what was originally diagnosed as a left-knee sprain, second baseman Cory Spangenberg received positive results from the MRI he took after the Padres' 7-2 win against the D-backs.

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Cashner looks to build off impressive outing

Cashner looks to build off impressive outing

SAN DIEGO -- The month of June wasn't kind to Andrew Cashner, who went into Saturday's start against the D-backs with a 7.62 ERA to show for his five previous starts this month.

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Padres' bats back sharp Cashner in series win

Padres' bats back sharp Cashner in series win

SAN DIEGO -- Justin Upton hit a two-run home run and Andrew Cashner won for the first time since May 27 as the Padres topped the D-backs, 7-2, Saturday at Petco Park.

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Ross, Cashner notch back-to-back wins for first time in '15

Padres 12-20 in games started by their Nos. 2-3 starters

Ross, Cashner notch back-to-back wins for first time in '15

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Over the past two nights, Padres starting pitchers Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner allowed four runs on 10 hits and five walks with 13 strikeouts in 13 innings.

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Decker, Renfroe, Tate homer on Padres' farm

Lefty Wieck 2-0 in two starts at Class A Fort Wayne

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Cody Decker and Hunter Renfroe homered and both Padres' full-season Class A affiliates got strong pitching in wins Saturday night.

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Myers 4-6 weeks away from baseball activities

Outfielder feels optimistic after having soft cast on wrist removed

Myers 4-6 weeks away from baseball activities

SAN DIEGO -- Outfielder Wil Myers received promising news on Saturday about the progress of his left wrist following surgery earlier this month.

Myers wasn't sure of his exact timeline for when he can begin baseball activities, but said it should be from four to six weeks. Interim manager Pat Murphy said that he plans to meet with trainers to get the exact schedule for Myers' recovery.

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ICYMI: Plentiful offense helps 'Cash' in series win

ICYMI: Plentiful offense helps 'Cash' in series win

Everything seemed to go the Padres way on Saturday, and that's perfectly fine for the Friar Faithful who were in attendance for Baseball Night in San Diego. The Padres offense had a veritable knockout performance on Saturday after the Friars drove in seven runs on 15 hits in their 7-2 victory over the Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Seven of the Padres starting nine collected base hits, while six of those starting nine also enjoyed a multi-hit game on the day. Additionally, the pitching was on point as starter Andrew Cashner earned the victory after allowing only two earned runs on eight hits and six strikeouts in seven innings of solid work. All of this, of course, was the perfect combination for success in San Diego.

Cashner's record improved to 3-9 on the season while also lowering his ERA to 4.22 thanks to a very efficient and well-tuned offense on Saturday. Much like he did in Friday's series opener against the D-backs, Yonder Alonso opened the scoring with an RBI base knock in the first inning to give the Padres an early 1-0 lead. Alonso went 2-for-5 on the day and was joined by Matt Kemp, Yangervis Solarte, Justin Upton, Will Venable and Clint Barmes as the six Padres who enjoyed two or more hits on the evening. Solarte had a standout performance as well, as he went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

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Johnson remains upbeat after latest setback

Right-hander hopes to return to throwing program next week

Johnson remains upbeat after latest setback

SAN DIEGO -- Pitcher Josh Johnson sounded upbeat on Saturday that his latest setback following a simulated game won't keep him too long from resuming his throwing program.

Johnson, working his way back from Tommy John surgery a year ago, had to stop a simulated game on June 15 after feeling tingling in the fingers of his right hand.

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Padres edge D-backs with speed, small ball

Padres edge D-backs with speed, small ball

SAN DIEGO -- Tyson Ross overcame command issues and a shaky start Friday night as the Padres edged the D-backs, 4-2, at Petco Park.

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Ross shakes off early troubles to finish strong

Padres starter walks five, but retires nine of last 10 batters he faces

Ross shakes off early troubles to finish strong

SAN DIEGO -- It certainly wasn't the smoothest of starts Friday for Padres' pitcher Tyson Ross.

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Spangenberg manufactures runs with wheels

Padres second baseman legs out two infield hits, steals two bases

Spangenberg manufactures runs with wheels

SAN DIEGO -- Cory Spangenberg possess the one skillset the Padres don't have an abundance of -- speed.

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Ross on 11-game run without allowing homer

Right-hander beats Arizona twice in one week

Ross on 11-game run without allowing homer

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Tyson Ross's season of inconsistency was packaged nicely into one game Friday night, although he remained totally consistent in one key area. In the year of the home run, Ross worked an 11th straight start Friday night without allowing a homer.

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Norris scares a dribbler fair with his eyes

Derek Norris has an array of skills: The Padres backstop leads all MLB catchers in doubles and runners caught stealing. Also, he might be a witch who can use his telepathic powers to will balls to stay fair.

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Smith extends streak with six shutout innings

C Hagerty, RF Torres pace hitters on Padres' farm

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Right-hander Chris Smith pitched six scoreless innings and catcher Jason Hagerty broke up a 2-2 tie with a two-out, two-strike, two-run double in the top of the ninth Friday night to give Triple-A El Paso a 4-2 win at Tacoma.

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ICYMI: Spangenberg, Ross prevail in opener

ICYMI: Spangenberg, Ross prevail in opener

Friday night's series opener between the Diamondbacks and Padres had a little bit of everything as the Friars scratched and clawed their way to victory using smart baserunning and effective small ball to produce runs. The Padres took game one of a three-game set against the D-backs by a score of 4-2 thanks in part to the smart offensive moves made by the team, but of course the solid pitching performance by Tyson Ross proved to be a huge factor as well.

Ross, who pitched admirably in his last outing against the D-backs by throwing a complete game victory, repeated his mastery over Arizona by surrendering only two earned runs on two hits over 6.0 innings of work. Those two hits surrendered by Ross were paired with five walks and seven strikeouts, but those two walks were the only knocks that the snakes would collect on the evening.

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Slimmed-down Norris a steady force in lineup

Padres catcher has played second-most innings in MLB behind plate

Slimmed-down Norris a steady force in lineup

SAN DIEGO -- The rigors of catching the second-most innings in the Major Leagues has been the primary culprit in Derek Norris dropping 12 pounds since Opening Day.

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Padres' rally falls just short in series finale

Padres' rally falls just short in series finale

SAN FRANCISCO -- Silent with the bats at AT&T Park through much of the season, the San Francisco Giants unleashed an unusual torrent of offense that featured four triples and resulted in a 13-8 victory over the San Diego Padres. San Francisco took two of three from the Padres for its first home series win since a May 19-21 sweep over the Dodgers.

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ICYMI: Six-run eighth not enough in finale

ICYMI: Six-run eighth not enough in finale

The Friars endured a heartbreaking 13-8 loss against the Giants during Thursday afternoon's series finale. Although they were unable to leave AT&T Park with a victory, they did go down swinging with a rally that plated eight runs in two innings in a true testament to the team's efforts in never giving up. Of those eight runs, six were scored in the eighth inning, when the Padres sent 11 batters to the plate and pounded out seven hits off of three Giants pitchers. San Diego had been trailing, 7-0, at one point in the game, and was down, 9-2, just prior to the team's offensive eruption. Unfortunately, the Padres' bullpen wasn't able to keep it close and surrendered a handful of runs.

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