8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season
The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.
8/26/2014 | Brewers call on Nelson in San Diego
Jimmy Nelson add another ace to his long list of high-profile opponents on Tuesday night when the National League Central-leading Brewers call on the rookie against Tyson Ross in San Diego.
8/26/2014 | Stults runs out of August magic against Crew
The Brewers showed the Padres why they're one of the National League's best offenses on Monday night, as the NL Central leaders smashed two homers off Eric Stults and pounded out 16 hits overall to send the Padres to a deflating 10-1 loss.
8/25/2014 | Black waiting for outfielders to emerge from pack
The Padres have five active outfielders, more if you count part-timers like Tommy Medica and Alexi Amarista, but only one everyday starter in Seth Smith. Manager Bud Black said that it's an open competition to fill the other two spots for the rest of the season.
8/25/2014 | Quentin 'more than likely' done for season
One player who won't figure into the Padres' outfield logjam is Carlos Quentin, who Padres manager Bud Black said on Monday is "more than likely" done for the year with the bone bruise in his left knee.
8/24/2014 | Lohse, Crew open nine-game road trip in San Diego
Both the Brewers and Padres will welcome a change of scenery. The Padres are coming off a rough road trip to St. Louis, Los Angeles and Arizona, while the Brewers closed a disappointing 2-3 homestand with a finale win over the Pirates on Sunday. San Diego and Milwaukee open a three-game set Monday, with Brewers righty Kyle Lohse facing Padres lefty Eric Stults.
8/24/2014 | Impressive Solarte seeking a niche with Padres
The Padres like what they have seen from Yangervis Solarte, a versatile position player who was acquired last month from the Yankees in the Chase Headley deal, but it's too early to predict what his future with the club holds.
8/23/2014 | Anderson aims for rebound as he goes for sweep
Arizona's Chase Anderson will go for a sweep of the Padres in Sunday's finale, facing Ian Kennedy, who hopes to rebound vs. his former team.
8/23/2014 | Cashner solid in return, but Padres can't cash in
Kevin Quackenbush gave up a three-run home run to Didi Gregorius in the eighth inning Saturday night as the Padres lost, 5-2, to the D-backs at Chase Field.
8/23/2014 | September callups will boost pitching staff
There are a few no-brainers who will be added to the roster, like pitchers Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland, who will likely get starts in September. Jesse Hahn, impressive during his rookie season, will rejoin the team as well.
8/23/2014 | Gyorko sits out with hamstring injury
Second baseman Jedd Gyorko is day to day due to a mild left hamstring injury that he sustained Thursday against the Dodgers.
8/23/2014 | Cashner draws Nuno as opponent in first game back
The Padres will officially reinstate Andrew Cashner from the disabled list on Saturday and stick him in the rotation in time to take the hill against Vidal Nuno the D-backs in the second game of a three-game series.
8/22/2014 | Padres can't recover after Despaigne falters early
Miguel Montero hit a two-run homer off Odrisamer Despaigne in the first inning on Friday to get the D-backs off to a fast start in their 5-1 victory over the Padres at Chase Field.
8/22/2014 | Rivera has had a front-row seat for greatness
Rene Rivera first caught Felix Hernandez when he was an 18-year-old in 2004, and four years later he had the chance to work with the then-20-year-old Clayton Kershaw.
8/22/2014 | Luebke's recovery takes big step
Cory Luebke's road back from a second Tommy John surgery in February took a positive turn last week, when he played catch for the first time.
8/21/2014 | Ross handed tough loss in duel with Kershaw
On a dominant night of pitching, Tyson Ross' shutout bid ended in the eighth inning when Justin Turner's two-run homer lifted the Dodgers to a 2-1 victory Thursday night over the Padres at Dodger Stadium.
8/21/2014 | Benoit to avoid DL, targets weekend return
The Padres think that they have caught a break with closer Joaquin Benoit and his sore right shoulder.
8/21/2014 | Garces shines after making switch to relief
The Padres saw enough in left-hander Frank Garces, who was released by the Rangers after his first season of pro ball in 2009, to sign him in 2011 and give him a chance. In his first season as a full-time reliever, Garces has impressed the club, and he turned in a perfect inning in his Major League debut at Dodger Stadium.
8/21/2014 | Padres' challenge goes unrewarded
The Padres' Rymer Liriano was called out at third in the eighth inning on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, a ruling that manager Bud Black challenged. The umpire's call was confirmed, that third baseman Justin Turner got the tag down.
8/20/2014 | Dog days of August? Stults now 3-0 this month
Eric Stults continued his stellar August pitching, allowing one run over five innings, and the Padres rode a three-run second inning to defeat the Dodgers, 4-1, on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, evening the series at a win apiece.
8/20/2014 | Maybin reinstated from restricted list
Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was reinstated from the restricted list Wednesday. Maybin was suspended for 25 games on July 23 after testing positive for a prescription amphetamine, which was in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
8/20/2014 | Dodgers cut down runner at third to seal win
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez cut off a throw from center fielder Yasiel Puig, saw the Padres' Abraham Almonte rounding third base aggressively and fired to Miguel Rojas for a tag play that -- after a review -- finalized the Dodgers' 8-6 win Tuesday night.
8/20/2014 | After Gyorko's loud start, Padres' rally clipped
Jedd Gyorko staked the Padres to a first-inning lead with a three-run homer, but Ian Kennedy struggled to hold off the Dodgers, who rallied and hung on for an 8-6 victory Tuesday night.
8/19/2014 | Stults, Hernandez set to square off in LA
Left-hander Eric Stults, who is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA this month for the resurgent Padres, makes the start Wednesday night in the second meeting of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. He will be opposed by Roberto Hernandez, making his third turn through the rotation after joining Los Angeles via trade on Aug. 7.
8/19/2014 | Hahn sent down to ease workload; Garces called up
Since the start of Spring Training, the Padres have talked about being vigilant regarding Jesse Hahn's innings. After throwing 69 innings last season, Hahn is at 110 1/3 innings between the Majors and Minors. On Tuesday, the club optioned him back to Double-A and promoted lefty reliever Frank Garces.
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