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  1. Barry Zito is a reborn Christian, “really excited” about owning and shooting guns

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Barry Zito

    Barry Zito got tagged with some sort of hippie/playboy/zen master stereotype when he came up with the A’s. Since then most of that has been obscured by talk of his contract, his pitching struggles and then his nice little comeback the past season or so. But his interview in the May “GQ” reveals a much different Barry…

  2. Padres activate Chase Headley, place Cameron Maybin on disabled list with wrist injury

    Apr 17, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Padres have activated third baseman Chase Headley from the 15-day disabled list in time for Wednesday evening’s series-finale against the Dodgers. Cameron Maybin was put on the disabled list in a corresponding roster move because of a left wrist injury. This news comes courtesy of MLB.com’s Corey Brock. Headley has been sidelined…

  3. Chase Headley takes batting practice, nears rehab stint

    Apr 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chase Headley

    Chase Headley‘s fractured thumb feels good enough that he was able to take batting practice yesterday from both sides of the plate and Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres third baseman could be cleared for a minor-league rehab assignment as soon as this weekend. Headley was initially given a 4-6 week recovery timetable…

  4. Bud Black will be moving Jedd Gyorko around a lot

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Jedd Gyorko

    Don’t get too comfortable, kid. On Twitter, Corey Brock says manager Bud Black will be using the rookie at both second and third base depending on the handedness of the opposing pitcher: at second base with a lefty on the hill, and at third base against a right-hander. Cody Ransom will start at third base…

  5. Logan Forsythe out at least six weeks with plantar fasciitis

    Mar 28, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Logan Forsythe was set to fill in for the injured Chase Headley at third base, but the Padres announced that he’ll miss at least six weeks with plantar fasciitis. Forsythe has previously played through the foot injury, but he’ll be shut down completely and wear a walking boot for three weeks. San Diego’s infield is…

  6. Logan Forsythe likely to be placed on 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his right foot

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

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    The San Diego infield has taken another punch. According to beat writer Corey Brock of MLB.com, Logan Forsythe, who was expected to fill in at third base for the injured Chase Headley, will likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list before the beginning of the regular season due to a recent flareup of the…

  7. 2013 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Bud Black

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The San Diego Padres. The Big Question: Can the Padres build on their strong second half from last year? While…

  8. Chase Headley out at least four weeks with small fracture in left thumb

    Mar 18, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Padres general manager Josh Byrnes told Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune that the four-week timetable is “optimistic” and that Headley could miss as much as six weeks. Yikes. 6:41 PM: Unfortunate news coming out of Padres’ camp. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Chase Headley was diagnosed with a small fracture in…

  9. Chase Headley may miss Opening Day because of jammed thumb

    Mar 18, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

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    We learned yesterday that Chase Headley had jammed his thumb trying to break up a double play in a game and would be day-to-day.  That prognosis has been downgraded, reports Corey Brock of MLB.com: manager Bud Black says that Headley needs “X-rays and maybe some other scans” and that he may now miss Opening Day. Losing…

  10. Chase Headley leaves game with jammed thumb

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Third baseman Chase Headley, the MVP of the San Diego Padres last year, left today’s split-squad game against the Angels with a thumb injury, reports MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez: Headley singled in the top of the first inning, putting his Cactus League batting average at .448, but he appeared to hurt the thumb while sliding into…

  11. Chase Headley could replace David Wright on USA roster for WBC finals

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    If the United States can make it to the World Baseball Classic finals Chase Headley could replace the injured David Wright on the roster. Wright was scratched from last night’s game against the Dominican Republic with back soreness, but WBC rules bar teams from replacing players mid-round. Headley told Bill Center of the San Diego…

  12. Padres’ Jedd Gyorko raising his stock early

    Mar 1, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Jedd Gyorko

    San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, a second-round pick in the 2010 draft, made noise last season when he hit 30 home runs and drove in 100 runs between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson. MLB.com listed him as the #50 prospect overall going into the 2013 season and he just may make the…

  13. Padres prospect Jedd Gyorko has three home runs and nine RBI in just four spring games

    Feb 26, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Jedd Gyorko is fighting Logan Forsythe this spring in Padres camp for the club’s starting second base job. And he’s off to a pretty phenomenal start. Gyorko slugged a pinch-hit solo home run on Tuesday afternoon in the Friars’ 7-5 defeat of the Reds and now has three homers and nine total RBI through just…

  14. Chase Headley, Padres “not on the same page” regarding a long term deal

    Feb 1, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Chase Headley  just signed a one year deal avoiding arbitration. But if the’s going to stay in San Diego for the long haul, there’s a lot of work to to: “We talked about a long-term contract briefly at the start of these negotiations,” said Headley. “It was a quick discussion. We weren’t on the same…

  15. Padres avoid arbitration with Chase Headley at $8.575 million

    Jan 30, 2013, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Another big arbitration case has been settled. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Padres and third baseman Chase Headley avoided a salary arbitration hearing on Wednesday evening by agreeing to a one-year, $8.575 million contract. Headley requested $10.3 million and was offered $7.075 million by the San Diego front office when figures were…

  16. Arbitration filings: Chase Headley’s $10.3 million request leads way

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

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    The Padres’ Chase Headley, the Reds’ Shin-Soo Choo and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer are among those asking for big raises in arbitration.

  17. Chase Headley confident that his 2012 was not a fluke

    Jan 6, 2013, 9:07 AM EDT

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    Padres third baseman Chase Headley hit .286/.376/.498 with 31 home runs, 31 doubles and 115 RBI in 699 plate appearances last season, blowing away all of his previous career-bests. And he’s pretty certain he can keep that pace going forward. Via Corey Brock, beat writer for MLB.com: “I expect a lot out of myself. And…

  18. Diamondbacks and Padres have discussed Justin Upton-for-Chase Headley deal

    Jan 5, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

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    Justin Upton has been mentioned in trade rumors for a long time now, but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has a new one. And it’s pretty juicy. Justin Upton for Chase Headley? The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres have held on-and-off discussions about a trade involving those players since July, but the talks have…

  19. Buster Posey first catcher in 40 years to win NL MVP award

    Nov 15, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT

    Buster Posey

    The Giants’ Buster Posey was the runaway winner for National League Most Valuable Player honors Thursday, claiming 27 of the 32 first-place votes. Posey was listed in the top three on every ballot to finish with 422 points. Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun came in second place with three first-place votes and 285 points. Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen…

  20. And the MVP Awards will go to …

    Nov 15, 2012, 9:27 AM EDT

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    Awards week concludes tonight when, at 6PM Eastern, the winners of the MVP Awards, as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America, will be announced on MLB Network.  Let’s break it down: The Finalists American League:  Adrian Beltre, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout National League: Ryan Braun, Chase Headley, Andrew McCutchen, Yadier Molina, Buster Posey The Favorites: Everyone agrees…

  21. The Silver Slugger Awards are announced

    Nov 8, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

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    This year’s Silver Slugger Award winners are being unveiled tonight during a one-hour special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in the American League and National League and is voted on by coaches and managers. We’ll run the winners down here as they…

  22. Finalists announced for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and MVP…

    Nov 7, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

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    This year, the Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing finalists for its eight major awards before actually rolling out the trophies next week. Those finalists will be announced in an hour-long special on MLB Network beginning at 6 p.m. ET. We’ll list the names as they come in… Rookie of the Year American League:…

  23. Padres haven’t talked extension with Chase Headley

    Nov 7, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Chase Headley‘s breakout season led to speculation about whether the Padres would try to sign the third baseman to a long-term contract extension, but it doesn’t sound likely anytime soon. Headley is under contract through 2014 and Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that “no discussions have taken place to date.” Headley has always been a…

  24. The Wilson Defensive Awards were announced last night

    Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    We mentioned this last week, but last night the inaugural Wilson Defensive Awards were announced on MLB Network. As we said previously: sponsored awards like this are kind of “whatever,” but in a world where people still take the Gold Glove awards seriously, I’m cool with any viable competitor. As you’ll recall, there were awards for the…

  25. Gold Glove Award winners, as they’re announced…

    Oct 30, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT

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    Major League Baseball is revealing the 2012 Gold Glove Award recipients tonight during an hour-long program on ESPN2. We’ll list this year’s winners below as they are announced. Let the outrage commence! CATCHER American League: Matt Wieters National League: Yadier Molina LEFT FIELD American League: Alex Gordon National League: Carlos Gonzalez CENTER FIELD American League:…

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