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  1. Opening Night lineups: Dodgers vs. Padres

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Here are the starting lineups for MLB’s “Opening Night” game Sunday between the Dodgers and Padres at San Diego’s Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN. Los Angeles Dodgers LF Carl Crawford RF Yasiel Puig SS Hanley Ramirez 1B Adrian Gonzalez CF Andre Ethier 3B Juan Uribe C…

  2. 17-year-old Julio Urias is starting for the Dodgers this afternoon

    Mar 15, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT

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    Interesting news out of Dodgers camp, as 17-year-old Julio Urias is starting this afternoon’s Cactus League game against the Padres. Just to put things into perspective, he was born in August of 1996, less than two months after Tommy Lasorda managed his final game in Dodger Blue. Feeling old yet? Urias, a native of Mexico,…

  3. Cameron Maybin will not have surgery on ruptured biceps tendon

    Mar 6, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

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    It was originally thought that Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin would be lost for 2-3 months after he suffered a torn left biceps tendon while making a diving catch Sunday, but there’s a chance he could be back sooner. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said that Maybin opted against surgery…

  4. Padres lose center fielder Cameron Maybin for 2-3 months

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

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    The Padres’ sleeper status in the NL West has already taken a hit: center fielder Cameron Maybin will miss 2-3 months with a ruptured biceps tendon he suffered making a diving catch in Sunday’s game. The injury comes after Maybin was limited to 14 games last season with wrist and knee injuries. So, the Padres…

  5. Red Sox showing interest in Padres’ Chris Denorfia

    Jan 5, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe explains: Chris Denorfia, OF, Padres — While the Red Sox don’t believe they can carry another outfielder, they have expressed some interest in Denorfia, a righthanded bat with a little power who can play center field. The Red Sox might be able to swing a move like this if…

  6. Zack Wheeler sets career-high with 12 strikeouts as Mets win

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

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    Mets rookie starter Zack Wheeler was on point tonight against the Padres, holding them to one run on seven hits and a walk over six innings. He eclipsed his previous career-best seven strikeouts, set in his Major League debut on June 18 against the Braves, getting number eight with a fourth-inning punch-out of Jedd Gyorko.…

  7. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

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    Pirates 9, Cardinals 2: In what is the most meaningful baseball played in Pittsburgh in over 20 years, Francisco Liriano was dominant and Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 27th homer and the Pirates pull to within a half game of first place. Rays 2, Red Sox 1: Gotta love that a blown call impacted a…

  8. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 13, 2013, 7:19 AM EDT

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    Royals 3, Tigers 2: Jose Valverde was handed a 2-0 lead in the ninth with a runner on and promptly coughed it up by surrendering a homer to Lorenzo Cain. Phil Coke added his own brand of kerosene to the fire on the 10th as Eric Hosmer singled in the winning run. After the game…

  9. Padres call up Jaff Decker to replace Cameron Maybin

    Jun 12, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Cameron Maybin is out for 6-10 weeks with a torn knee ligament and in his absence the Padres have called up 23-year-old Jaff Decker from Triple-A for outfield reinforcements. Decker is a former first-round pick and was once considered a top prospect, but his stock has slipped as he’s struggled to hit for a decent…

  10. Cameron Maybin out two months with torn knee ligament

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    It’s been less than a week since Cameron Maybin returned from a wrist injury that cost him 45 games, but now the Padres center fielder is facing another lengthy injury absence. Maybin hurt his right knee diving for a ball in the outfield Sunday and the Padres announced that he’s been diagnosed with a torn…

  11. Nick Hundley, Clayton Richard were trapped in Colorado

    Jun 9, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    With that headline, one’s instinct is to interpret it metaphorically, but Padres catcher Nick Hundley, starter Clayton Richard, and pitching coach Darren Balsley were literally trapped in an office prior to this afternoon’s series finale at Coors Field. Via MLB.com’s Corey Brock: For about 10 minutes, Bossart and Coors Field clubhouse workers tried different keys…

  12. Padres activate Cameron Maybin, put Yonder Alonso on DL

    Jun 6, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Change of plans. Yonder Alonso‘s hand injury hasn’t gotten any better, so the Padres announced that they’re placing him on the DL to make room for Maybin and Blanks will stick around. ========== San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin is off the disabled list after missing nearly two months with a wrist injury and…

  13. 2013 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    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…

  14. Italy does it again, drubs Canada 14-4 in eight innings

    Mar 8, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

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    Pool D underdog Italy claimed its second win in two days Friday, spanking Canada 14-4 and closing in on a spot in Round 2 of the World Baseball Classic. Mario Chiarini delivered a hit to the gap in the bottom of the eighth to invoke the mercy rule in the contest. It was Italy’s second…

  15. Italy invades Phoenix, Mike Piazza handicaps the papal election

    Mar 5, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Today’s matchup pits Team Italy against the A’s. The Italian team got here about an hour or so ago and is working out and taking BP now. They look like every other baseball team you’ll see. Except on this one, Nick Punto is probably the second best player. That doesn’t happen very often. Oh, and…

  16. Off to see the A’s vs. Italy

    Mar 5, 2013, 8:05 AM EDT

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    I’m going to Phoenix Municipal Stadium today to see the Oakland A’s play a game against team Italy from the WBC. It’s a warmup game for everyone, obviously. I just don’t know for which team it is a greater formality. The big names on team Italy: Anthony Rizzo. Chris Denorfia. Nick Punto, who I’ve already…

  17. Padres sign Chris Denorfia to two-year extension

    Sep 5, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Corey Brock comes word that the Padres reached agreement Wednesday on a two-year extension with outfielder Chris Denorfia. He’ll get $2 million in 2013 and $2.25 million in ’14. Denorfia has posted a respectable .290/.346/.445 batting line with six home runs, 16 doubles and 30 RBI across 314 plate appearances this season for…

  18. So who’s available at the trade deadline?

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    The non-waiver trade deadline is coming. July 31, as usual. After a slow beginning to crazy season due to so many teams being in contention or erroneously believing so, the rumblings are getting louder. It’s great fun, yes? Over the next couple of weeks, we will obviously be writing individual posts for each of the…

  19. Carlos Quentin cleared for live batting practice

    Apr 13, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Carlos Quentin is far enough along in his recovery from March 19 knee surgery that he’s been cleared for live batting practice. Quentin was initially given a 4-6 week return timetable and won’t be ready to return by the time he’s eligible to come off the disabled list on April 18, but manager Bud Black…

  20. Chris Denorfia may not be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 13, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Chris Denorfia has yet to play a spring training game because of a lower back injury and manager Bud Black told Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune that the Padres are worried he won’t have enough to time be ready for Opening Day. There is a little concern. He’s not progressing to the…

  21. We have different definitions of the term “fresh start”

    Mar 7, 2012, 11:17 PM EDT

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    Player A here is back with the same team he was with a year ago. In fact, it’s the same team he’s been with his entire career. He’s not playing for a new manager. He’s not learning a new position. He’s healthier than he was a year ago at this time, but given that he…

  22. Running down the rosters: San Diego Padres

    Feb 24, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Cameron Maybin

    One of the surprise teams of 2010, the Padres will try to rebound this year from a 2011 season that saw them lose an additional 19 games and finish 71-91. And just to make it a bit more of a challenge, the team will give it a go without ace Mat Latos, who was sent…

  23. Tracking the non-tenders: Joe Saunders, Luke Scott, Hong-Chih Kuo

    Dec 13, 2011, 12:54 AM EDT

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    Here’s the official list of players non-tendered prior to the Monday midnight deadline: American League Baltimore: OF/DH Luke Scott, LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, RHP Willie Eyre Scott went from hitting .284/.368/.535 during an excellent 2010 season to .220/.301/.402 in 209 at-bats during a 2011 season shortened by shoulder surgery. The Orioles could re-sign him for significantly less…

  24. Padres and Chris Denorfia avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Dec 1, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

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    With tomorrow night’s deadline for teams to tender 2011 contracts to arbitration-eligible players looming, Chris Denorfia and the Padres have avoided the process by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $800,000. Signed last December after being let go by the A’s following a miserable Triple-A performance, Denorfia earned a mid-May call-up to San Diego and…

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