The Padres have agreed to a one-year deal for $1.75 million with right-hander Trevor Cahill.
Cahill, who turns 29 in March, posted a 2.74 ERA in 50 relief appearances (65 2/3 innings) for the Cubs last season, striking out 66 and walking 35. He did not pitch in the postseason as the Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908.
Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte was recognized for his perseverance Thursday night in Boston, where he received the Tony Conigliaro Award at the chapter's annual Baseball Writers' Association of America Dinner.
Solarte was selected in December as the 18th person to win the honor, which is given each year to "the Major Leaguer who has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage."
SAN DIEGO -- At least three players from the Padres' organization will take part in the World Baseball Classic this year -- and all three could play games at Petco Park, if they advance past the first round.
SAN DIEGO -- The disappointment in Padres country was palpable following Wednesday's announcement that legendary closer Trevor Hoffman had missed out on the Hall of Fame by five measly votes.
"I don't take being on the ballot lightly," Hoffman said in a statement. "I'm grateful for every vote, and I'm truly humbled to have come so close. I hope to one day soon share a Hall of Fame celebration with my family and friends."
SAN DIEGO -- It's official: The face of the Padres is set to remain in San Diego for at least six more seasons.
Wil Myers and the Padres finalized a six-year extension on Tuesday worth $83 million, the most lucrative contract in Padres history. The deal -- which covers three of Myers' arbitration years and three years of free agency -- also includes a $20 million team option for the 2023 season.
SAN DIEGO -- There's a chance Manuel Margot could man the Petco Park outfield for a long, long time. But the 22-year-old rookie will never forget his first chance to do so.
The Padres' top hitting prospect played his first game at his parent club's home stadium during this past summer's All-Star festivities. He took part in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and stole the show in front of the home fans, robbing a home run with a great catch in the bottom of the sixth inning.
SAN DIEGO -- The Padres unveiled their 2017 coaching staff on Monday, adding two new faces and a familiar one to fill three vacancies.
Johnny Washington, who spent the 2016 season as the hitting coach for Double-A San Antonio, will take over for Tarrik Brock as first-base coach. Former Padre Ramon Vazquez will work with the club's infielders. And Jonathan Mathews, who most recently spent three seasons in the D-backs' system, will work with the outfielders.
SAN DIEGO -- The Padres announced a two-year contract extension with third baseman Yangervis Solarte on Friday, a deal which also features club options for the 2019 and '20 seasons.
The deal is worth $7.5 million over the next two years, with a $5.5 million option for 2019 and an $8 million option for '20. Solarte -- who has been the subject of trade speculation but is likely to stay put for now -- doesn't have a no-move clause structured into the contract.
Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
One of the two products of Minnesota's Chaska High to post wins at Petco Park last year will be back at the facility on Saturday. No, it will not be Padres relief pitcher Brad Hand. Chaska's Ryan Dungey will lead the field of riders competing on the floor of Petco Park in the Monster Energy Supercross at 7 p.m. PT.
Last season, we got a taste of what Padres catcher Christian Bethancourt could do on the mound. The right-hander appeared in two games and pitched 1 2/3 scoreless frames. Because he wasn't really a pitcher (yet), he struggled with command and walked three. There was still plenty to get excited about as the catcher hit the mid-90s with his fastball and paired it with a low-80s change ... or even a 49-mph eephus.
This winter, Bethancourt went to Panama to stretch out as a pitcher/utilityman extraordinaire like Brooks Kieschnick.
Playing in the Panama Winter League, Bethancourt made his first appearance as a pitcher, tossing one scoreless inning on 17 pitches. His fastball velocity reportedly ranged from 93-96 mph, and he mixed in five offspeed pitches as well.
AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced
Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
The following are the first Spring Training workout dates, subject to change, both for pitchers and catchers and full squads of the 30 Major League clubs.
SAN DIEGO -- 2016 had the makings of a critical season in the progression of Cory Spangenberg.
The 25-year-old Padres second baseman earned his first career starting job coming out of Spring Training. He was also given the No. 2 spot in the batting order as the table-setter for Matt Kemp and Wil Myers. It seemed Spangenberg had been given every opportunity to build off his strong finish to the 2015 campaign.