PADRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Matt Thornton activated from 15-day DL

The San Diego Padres have activated relief pitcher Matt Thornton ahead of Saturday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix. In turn, the Padres have also optioned left-hander Keith Hessler back to Triple-A El Paso to make room on the 25-man roster. Thornton, 39, has not pitched yet in 2016 after signing a a one-year, $1.6 million deal with San Diego...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 hours ago

Padres Tyson Ross Close to…Beginning Rehab

Padres Opening Day Starter Tyson Ross is finally close to at least begin his road to the starting rotation, as he is expected to start throwing in the next week. The Padres are hopeful that his right shoulder inflammation is better and that he can be back in the rotation by shortly after the All […] Padres Tyson Ross Close to…Beginning Rehab - Friars on Base - Friars on Base...
Via Friars on Base
3 hours ago

White Sox in talks to acquire Shields from Padres

The San Diego Padres look destined for another year of mediocrity, and they may be close to offloading one of their more expensive veterans as a result. According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres are in talks to trade pitcher James Shields to the Chicago White Sox, and the discussions have “significant momentum.” While a deal may not be imminent, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres Preview: 5/28 Cesar Vargas battles Zack Greinke and D-Backs

Cesar Vargas goes up against Arizona's staff ace Zack Greinke in game 2 at Arizona. The Padres got back on track and knocked off a losing streak with a homer-filled win in Phoenix yesterday and are hoping to secure a series win against Arizona. Back on the mound for the Padres is Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.34 ERA), who earned a no-decision in the eventual victory against the Dodgers that...
Via Gaslamp Ball
7 hours ago

While You Were Drinking – 2016 Game 49 (SD at AZ)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (20-29) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (21-29) last night, 10-3, in the first of three games at Chase Field. Christian Friedrich (1-1, 1.65) pitched seven shutout innings, giving up just three hits and a walk...
Via Padres Public
12 hours ago

Friedrich making case to stick with Padres

Padres left-hander Christian Friedrich tossed seven scoreless innings in a 10-3 victory over the D-backs on Friday night at Chase Field. In doing so, he picked up his first win since 2012, then a member of the Rockies.
Via Padres.com
17 hours ago

Padres bounce back with a 10-run desert fiesta

The Friars dominate the Diamondbacks 10-3. Let it be known, for every long span of scoreless innings for the Padres there will be a game packed full of runs to follow. Tonight, following an ugly sweep from the Giants, the Pads piled on runs at every turn, and saw yet another solid pitching effort. Christian Friedrich took the Dbacks head on, and emerged victorious. He went a full...
Via Gaslamp Ball
19 hours ago

Padres tap into Solarte power behind Friedrich

The Padres found a healthy way to take out their frustrations from a recent four-game losing streak: They turned Chase Field into their own launching pad Friday night.
Via Padres.com
19 hours ago

Ross close to beginning extended rehab

The Padres are hopeful that injured Opening Day starter Tyson Ross could resume throwing within the next week, as he continues to recover from the right-shoulder inflammation that has sidelined him since the first week of April.
Via Padres.com
22 hours ago

Padres Trade Rumors Beginning in May

The Padres are quickly playing themselves out of the National League West race, and with that downward spiral they head towards speculation on who they will trade come this years trade deadline on August 1st. The Padres surprised everyone last year by not making any moves – and though they do have a gluttony of […] Padres Trade Rumors Beginning in May - Friars on Base - Friars...
Via Friars on Base
1 day ago

Baseball: No malice in Padres' gay chorus anthem flap

NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball says the San Diego Padres did not act with "malicious intentions" in mishandling the national anthem that was supposed to be sung by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. The team has invited the group to return and sing the anthem, an offer MLB calls "appropriate." The Padres have apologized for the mistake. The Padres had invited the chorus to sing...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Matt Duffy finds gaping in hole in Padres’ extreme outfield shift

Like the rest of MLB, the San Diego Padres shift their defense depending on who's at the plate. For the most part, shifts work ... but not always. On Tuesday night, it backfired on the Padres.With Matt Duffy at the dish, the Padres decided to move their outfield so that no one was playing center field. Naturally, Duffy hit what would have been a routine fly ball to center, which...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pomeranz throws 7 spotless innings but Padres lose 1-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Drew Pomeranz pitched seven shutout innings and still couldn't win. That's because he was matched against Johnny Cueto, who has allowed one run in his last 34 innings and tossed two shutouts against San Diego this season. Brad Hand was the tough-luck loser Monday night, giving up pinch-hitter Hunter Pence's bloop double into right field that scored Brandon Belt...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn's family suing tobacco industry

An addiction to tobacco is a tough battle for many people, but is the tobacco industry to blame when those who are addicted see their lives cut short? The family of San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who died of oral cancer, will attempt to make that case. Today, Gwynn’s surviving family members have filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court to hold the tobacco industry...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ broadcasters Don Orsillo and Mark Grant don eye black for 17th inning

The San Diego Padres’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday went to 17 innings and produced plenty of weirdness, including Padres’ TV broadcasters Don Orsillo (formerly of the Red Sox) and Mark Grant donning eyeblack before that 17th inning: Grant might want to be careful with how he’s waving around that pointer; Orsillo tweeted later that he wasn’t particularly impressed...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB investigating controversial Padres national anthem mishap

What was supposed to be a moment to cherish has turned into a nightmare. The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus lined up on the field prior to Saturday’s Padres home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers to perform the national anthem. Instead, an audio recording of a woman singing the anthem was played while the chorus stayed in line on the field. Now, Major League Baseball is digging...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Pomeranz Looks to Prove Legitimacy Against Cueto

It’s a thin slate of action on this baseball Monday, and even thinner on the pitching front. Still, there’s a few matchups and arms to be interested in. Check ’em out! Drew Pomeranz (SDP) versus Johnny Cueto (SFG) 10:15 p.m. ET You’re going to have to stay up late to get this one in. We’re elevating Pomeranz a bit here so we don’t run short on #content, but he’s...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres under fire for mishandling gay chorus' anthem

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is criticizing the San Diego Padres for mishandling the group's scheduled performance of the national anthem before a game Saturday. The chorus said on its Facebook page that it gathered to perform the song when the Padres instead played the recorded voice of a woman singing the anthem. Their statement said no attempt was made to stop...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres ripped by San Diego Gay Men's Chorus over national anthem error

The San Diego Padres apologized to the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus after a recorded woman's voice was used instead of the men's voices during the playing of the national anthem before Saturday's game against the Dodgers."This evening, during the pregame ceremony, a mistake was made in the Petco Park control room that prevented the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus from performing the national...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus criticize Padres and fan behavior toward them in National Anthem incident

In a Facebook post, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus shared what they felt was some rather disrespectful behavior displayed toward them by the San Diego Padres as well as fans at Petco Park when they were supposed to sing the National Anthem. With 100 men standing in center field awaiting to sing at the Dodgers-Padres game Saturday night, the Padres played a version of the National...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres make Matt Kemp available via trade

The San Diego Padres continue to try to clean up the mess that was the 2014-15 offseason. Though the trade deadline is still a little more than two months away, the Padres have reportedly made outfielder Matt Kemp available in a trade. The #Padres may have nice trade chip this summer in OF Matt Kemp, who has 10 homers and 29 RBI, and is being made available. — Bob Nightengale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh my! Dick Enberg drops outrageous line over image of fat cat (vid)

Dick Enberg is one of the most beloved and respected sports broadcasters of all-time. He’s been at it for what seems like forever and his ability to drop a line like he did during a recent broadcast of a San Diego Padres game shows the old guy still has it. During Tuesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants, Enberg was confronted — for some reason — with the image...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon accepts Guinness World Record award for historic home run

Bartolo Colon can now list "Guinness World Record holder" on his lengthy resume of incredible accomplishments. Colon set a record two weekends ago when he homered off the Padres' James Shields for his first career home run. At age 42, the Dominican Republic native was the oldest player to hit a first career homer. On Tuesday, Colon was honored at Citi Field and presented with an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Starting to Click for Drew Pomeranz

Let’s take a little stroll through the big-league leaders in strikeout rate. Jose Fernandez. All right. Clayton Kershaw! Of course. Drew Pomeranz. Naturally. Danny Salazar. Predictable. Max Scherzer. Duh. Stephe-wait, rewind. Well I’ll be damned, there he is. Pomeranz, indeed. Most recently, Pomeranz went into Chicago and struck out 10 Cubs, and eight of them weren’t even John...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey irate with Christian Bethancourt admiring homer

John Lackey was none too pleased with how Christian Bethancourt stood and admired his mammoth game-winning solo shot during the Chicago Cubs’ 1-0 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Bethancourt’s towering shot to left field, his third home run on the season, came during the fifth inning and ended up on the street outside Wrigley Field. Video of Lackey’s reaction...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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