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Chris Denorfia

  1. My last day in Arizona will take me to visit the Kansas City Royals

    Mar 16, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT

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    My previous two days in the desert took me to a couple of cool places.

  2. Cubs make Chris Denorfia signing official

    Jan 9, 2015, 6:11 PM EDT

    Chris Denorfia

    The Cubs and Chris Denorfia have officially agreed on a one-year, $2.6 million deal.

  3. Cubs sign Chris Denorfia

    Dec 31, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Chris Denorfia AP

    He’s a career .272 hitter with a .725 OPS and has fared particularly well versus left-handed pitching.

  4. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  5. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  6. What’s in store for the Royals this winter?

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

    Dayton Moore, Ned Yost

    A look at the tough calls the Royals will have to make following their World Series run.

  7. Jose Bautista, Casey Janssen “frustrated” and “disappointed” by Blue Jays’ lack of trade deadline activity

    Aug 1, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Toronto was 38-24 and in first place by six games on June 6, but the Blue Jays have gone 22-26 since then and general manager Alex Anthopoulos did nothing at the trade deadline yesterday.

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

    Aug 1, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    A good day for Clayton Kershaw. A bad day for Cliff Lee, Tyler Skaggs and Eric Hosmer.

  9. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett, Ruben Amaro Jr., Ryne Sandberg

    Keeping score in the aftermath of Thursday’s deadline deals.

  10. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  11. The Mariners acquire Chris Denorfia from the Padres

    Jul 31, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

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    A lefty masher is having a down year, but he can help out in Seattle.

  12. Jeff Francoeur, now an outfielder/pitcher, gets call up to Padres

    Jul 23, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    After back-to-back terrible seasons Jeff Francoeur’s chances of returning to the majors looked so bleak that last month he decided to take up pitching at Triple-A for the Padres’ affiliate, but now San Diego is actually calling him up and presumably he’ll mostly serve as an outfielder.

  13. Report: Padres likely to trade outfielder Chris Denorfia

    Jul 19, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT

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    The Padres swapped All-Star closer Huston Street to the Angels last night in a six-player trade and they likely aren’t done making deals.

  14. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 20, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    Zack Wheeler

    Two of the most promising young arms in baseball met last night. But Zack Wheeler got the best of Andrew Heaney on the occasion of the latter’s major league debut.

  15. Carlos Quentin expected to make season debut Tuesday

    May 12, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Padres Mets Baseball

    After spending the first six weeks of the season on the disabled list with a knee injury Padres outfielder is expected to come off the disabled list Tuesday.

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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…

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

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

    Cameron Maybin

    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…

  20. 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…

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

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

    New York Mets v San Diego Padres

    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.…

  22. 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…

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

    Jun 13, 2013, 7:19 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

    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…

  24. Padres call up Jaff Decker to replace Cameron Maybin

    Jun 12, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres Photo Day

    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…

  25. Cameron Maybin out two months with torn knee ligament

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Cameron Maybin

    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…

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