Padres News

  • Padres send Headley to Yankees for two

    The Padres traded third baseman Chase Headley to the Yankees on Tuesday for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-handed pitching prospect Rafael De Paula.

  • Padres have chips on table as Deadline nears

    When the Padres return to Petco Park on July 29 from their seven-game road trip, there's a chance their 25-man roster could look a lot different than when they left town Monday. The Padres figure to be active before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. In fact, they already have been.

  • Pleskoff: Padres-Yanks trade benefits both

    Good trades benefit both teams. A trade should not be judged on a "winner" or "loser" basis. If a trade benefits the clubs involved, it's a good deal. That's my impression of the transaction that sent veteran third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres to the Yankees for prospect Rafael De Paula and infielder Yangervis Solarte. Everybody wins: the clubs and the players.

  • Padres begin 2nd round of GM interviews

    Rangers assistant GM A.J. Preller was back for another interview with the Padres for their vacant general manager position, and the team is expected to have follow-ups with three other candidates before making a hire.

  • Padres walk off after Despaigne's no-hit bid

    Odrisamer Despaigne flirted with the first no-hitter in franchise history Sunday, but it was teammate Seth Smith who struck the decisive blow -- a soft one at that -- in the Padres' 2-1 victory over the Mets before a crowd of 31,513 at Petco Park. Smith's infield single with two outs in the ninth sent San Diego to a walk-off win.

  • McKee, 105, throws first pitch in San Diego

    Agnes McKee didn't spend a whole lot of time worrying about how well her ceremonial first pitch would be received on Sunday at Petco Park. McKee is four days removed from her 105th birthday, so the direction of her toss wasn't going to make or break her afternoon in the sun, a day that was to also include a hot dog and even a craft beer.

  • Competitive Balance Lottery on Wednesday

    Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.

  • Despaigne nearly tosses first Padres no-hitter

    Despite some brief excitement on Sunday afternoon in San Diego, the Padres are still the lone MLB franchise without a no-hitter to its name. Odrisamer Despaigne was four outs away from notching the club's first no-no in its 45-year history, but Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy did away with those aspirations by slicing a double to left-center with two outs in the eighth in the Padres' 2-1 victory.

  • Rogers: Despaigne shows the stuff of legends

    A bargain signing for since-dismissed San Diego GM Josh Byrnes, Odrisamer Despaigne doesn't have the type of big arm that generates big contracts. But he's got the same kind of gift that made countrymen Mike Cuellar, Luis Tiant and Orlando Hernandez legends.

  • Grandal seeing results with altered stance

    Padres manager Bud Black usually doesn't like his players changing their batting stances in the middle of the season -- when hitters are struggling, starting from square one in the middle of a 162-game grind could just as easily compound their problems rather than fix them. But he's made an exception for Yasmani Grandal, who has seen positive results in July after adopting more of an upright stance last month to alleviate discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee.

  • Three homers, Ross' zeros take care of Mets

    Tyson Ross delivered an All-Star-worthy performance and the Padres launched three solo home runs to stifle the Mets, 6-0, on Saturday and even the series.

  • Padres mark anniversary of Gwynn's debut

    On July 19, 1982, Anthony Keith Gwynn Sr. made his Major League debut for the Padres, a debut that, naturally included a base hit -- two of them, in fact.

  • Black confirms Benoit's new role as closer

    With Huston Street headed to Orange County to pitch for the Angels, San Diego fans will have to get used to seeing Joaquin Benoit jog out of the bullpen for save opportunities. As expected, Bud Black confirmed on Saturday that Benoit will slide into Street's vacated role.

  • Hinch proud of process behind Street trade

    Assistant GM A.J. Hinch didn't even need a moment to deliberate on Saturday when asked to pick the most difficult of his professional pursuits -- getting his first big league hit, winning his first Major League game as a manager or pulling off his first trade. "Oh, the trade, by far," he said.

  • Padres send Street to Angels in six-player deal

    The Padres announced on Friday night that closer Huston Street has been traded to the Angels in a six-player deal highlighted by Street and Angels top prospect infielder Taylor Lindsey.

  • Padres stumble late after rally in four-run fifth

    The Padres lost a battle of the bullpens on Friday night, as Travis d'Arnaud delivered an RBI single in the ninth inning off new closer Joaquin Benoit to send San Diego to a 5-4 loss in its first game after the All-Star break.

  • Padres call up infielder Nelson from Triple-A

    The Padres added some versatility to their big league roster -- someone with Major League experience as well -- when they selected infielder Chris Nelson from Triple-A El Paso.

  • Padres sign 30 Draft picks before deadline

    The Padres signed 30 of their 40 selections from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft before the deadline for draftees to sign with their respective teams passed on Friday at 2 p.m. PT, including each of their first 18 selections and 25 of their top 27 picks.