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MLB Pipeline checks in from Padres camp

MLB Pipeline checks in from Padres camp

MLB.com Updated 11 hours ago
The Padres' farm system has taken on a dramatically different look since the club hired A.J. Preller as general manager last August, but San Diego still has talent down on the farm, from top-ranked prospects Hunter Renfroe and catcher Austin Hedges to l…
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  • Wallace's HR in 8th Helps Padres Tie D-Backs 3-3 in 10

    Wallace's HR in 8th Helps Padres Tie D-Backs 3-3 in 10

    nytimes.com Mar 26 (yesterday)
    Odrisamer Despaigne took advantage of Brandon Morrow's blister in their competition for the last spot in the San Diego Padres' rotation.
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  • Hale: Tomas may start season in Minor Leagues

    Hale: Tomas may start season in Minor Leagues

    MLB.com Mar 26 (yesterday)
    Cuban star Yasmany Tomas could still start the regular season in the Minor Leagues, D-backs manager Chip Hale said on Thursday before his club played the Padres in a Cactus League game at Salt River Fields.
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  • Puig's strong arm, powerful swing on display in same inning

    Puig's strong arm, powerful swing on display in same inning

    MLB.com nytimes.com Mar 25 (2 days ago)
    Yasiel Puig showed off his throwing arm and bat flip in the first inning of Wednesday's Dodgers-Padres game, which the Dodgers won, 9-5, at Camelback Ranch.
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  • Smith bringing professional approach to Mariners

    Smith bringing professional approach to Mariners

    MLB.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    Seth Smith came out swinging Tuesday against the Padres, but playing against the team that traded him in the offseason carried no special weight for the Mariners' new right fielder.
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  • No question: Padres, Preller want to re-up Upton

    No question: Padres, Preller want to re-up Upton

    MLB.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    The long-term future for Justin Upton is wide open. The Padres only hope that the future beyond this season will include them.
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  • Happ pleased with pitch count, not results

    Happ pleased with pitch count, not results

    MLB.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    Pitching for a new team with people wondering what he's going to bring, J.A. Happ would have preferred a better impression than Tuesday's rough go in a 6-4 loss to the Padres. But the Mariners southpaw isn't going to overreact to a Spring Training outin…
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  • Padres Show Off New Power With Kemp, Upton; Edge Mariners

    Padres Show Off New Power With Kemp, Upton; Edge Mariners

    nytimes.com MLB.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    Matt Kemp legged out a triple two pitches before Justin Upton hit his third home run of the spring, and the San Diego Padres showed off their new power outfield in a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.
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  • Ross Throws 5 Shutout Innings as Padres Beat White Sox 10-4

    Ross Throws 5 Shutout Innings as Padres Beat White Sox 10-4

    nytimes.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    Tyson Ross gave up one hit in five shutout innings, Cameron Maybin hit a two-run double and the San Diego Padres defeated the Chicago White Sox 10-4 Monday.
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  • Ross tosses five scoreless as Padres roll

    Ross tosses five scoreless as Padres roll

    MLB.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    Tyson Ross was nearly unhittable for five innings, allowing one hit and striking out five, as the Padres rode a five-run fifth inning to a 10-4 spring victory over the visiting White Sox on Monday at the Peoria Sports Complex.
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  • Johnson shakes off rust in first bullpen session

    Johnson shakes off rust in first bullpen session

    MLB.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    Padres right-hander Josh Johnson, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, completed his first bullpen session since the April 24 procedure.
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  • Shields, Hammel Dominate Early Innings; Padres Top Cubs 6-1

    Shields, Hammel Dominate Early Innings; Padres Top Cubs 6-1

    nytimes.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)
    Sunday was just the kind of day starting pitchers want to see as spring training begins to wind down.
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  • Joe Maddon and several Cubs players shave their head for pediat…

    Joe Maddon and several Cubs players shave their head for pediatric cancer

    yahoo.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)
    Before taking on the San Diego Padres at Sloan Park on Sunday afternoon, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon and several of his players participated in the team's inaugural Respect Bald fundraiser for pediatric cancer research. The event is a spinoff of a s…
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  • Trumbo Gets 3 Hits as Bradley, D-Backs Top Padres

    Trumbo Gets 3 Hits as Bradley, D-Backs Top Padres

    nytimes.com MLB.com Mar 21 (6 days ago)
    Mark Trumbo went 3 for 3 with a double and drove in two runs, leading Archie Bradley and the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Diego Padres 7-5 Saturday.
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  • Young Sharp in 1st Start for Royals, Who Beat Padres 6-1

    Young Sharp in 1st Start for Royals, Who Beat Padres 6-1

    nytimes.com Mar 21 (7 days ago)
    Chris Young pitched three effective innings in his first start with Kansas City since signing two weeks ago, helping the Royals to a 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
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  • Middlebrooks, Solarte Stay Hot, Padres Beat Rockies

    Middlebrooks, Solarte Stay Hot, Padres Beat Rockies

    nytimes.com Mar 18
    Will Middlebrooks and Yangervis Solarte gave no ground in their tight competition for San Diego's starting third base job, each driving a run in the Padres' 10-3 victory over a Colorado Rockies split squad Wednesday.
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  • Gomez 3-Run HR Off Shields Helps Brewers Beat Padres

    Gomez 3-Run HR Off Shields Helps Brewers Beat Padres

    nytimes.com Mar 17
    Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer off James Shields and the Milwaukee Brewers beat a San Diego Padres split squad 6-4 Tuesday.
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  • Kazmir Sharp in A's Win Over Padres

    Kazmir Sharp in A's Win Over Padres

    nytimes.com Mar 17
    Scott Kazmir pitched four scoreless innings, Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat a San Diego Padres split squad 13-2 on Tuesday.
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  • Feeling rejuvenated, Valverde making case for Padres

    Feeling rejuvenated, Valverde making case for Padres

    MLB.com Mar 17
    Jose Valverde came into Padres camp this spring as a non-roster player with only a remote chance of making the team. After four appearances and four strong innings, he may be about to pitch his way not only into the bullpen, but into his traditional rol…
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  • Padres have a gem in Middlebrooks

    Padres have a gem in Middlebrooks

    MLB.com Mar 17
    MLB.com columnist Richard Justice is betting veteran third baseman Will Middlebrooks ends up being one of the smartest moves San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller made last winter.
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  • Video - Matt Kemp Conversation 03:19

    Matt Kemp Conversation

    Mar 7
    Padres outfielder Matt Kemp talks to Josina Anderson about moving on from the Dodgers' organization, preparing to play in a San Diego Padres uniform and addresses durability questions.
  • Video - Shields Embracing Expectations 03:02

    Shields Embracing Expectations

    Feb 28
    James Shields discusses his decision to sign with San Diego during the offseason, the mentality of going deep into games and facing expectations.
  • Video - High Expectations For New-Look Padres 03:38

    High Expectations For New-Look Padres

    Feb 28
    San Diego's big offseason acquisitions Justin Upton and Matt Kemp discuss the Padres' chemistry and share their expectations for the 2015 season.
  • Video - Padres Land James Shields 02:16

    Padres Land James Shields

    Feb 9
    Buster Olney discusses the report that the Padres and pitcher James Shields have agreed to a four-year deal and also talks about San Diego's busy offseason.

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