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  1. Brandon McCarthy left his start Saturday with tight elbow

    Apr 26, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy called for a trainer immediately after serving up a three-run homer to Padres slugger Justin Upton in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday night at Petco Park.

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

    Apr 16, 2015, 7:09 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Reverse mohawks and farts in cars. With all of the openers and home openers and hoopla over with, yep, we’re settling into the regular season nicely.

  3. Braves trade Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, Jr. to the Padres

    Apr 5, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel

    With hours to go until Opening Night, the Padres swung another big trade, choosing the Braves yet again as a partner.

  4. 2015 Preview: Atlanta Braves

    Mar 27, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    The Braves had one of the stranger off-seasons, both adding and subtracting players while also attempting to rebuild. How bad will they be in 2015?

  5. 2015 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 25, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    A J Preller, Bud Black, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Will Middlebrooks, Wil Myers

    Will the Padres’ bold moves lead to a playoff appearance?

  6. The Padres are . . . relaxed

    Mar 13, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    Chemistry doesn’t win ballgames. But it doesn’t hurt, and the Padres seem to have it in spades.

  7. Craig Kimbrel made up some clever t-shirts for the new-look Braves

    Feb 28, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT

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    After trading the likes of Justin Upton, Jason Heyward, and Evan Gattis as well as adding a handful of veteran free agents, the Braves have a ton of new faces in camp this spring.

  8. Eury Perez is early favorite to replace Melvin Upton in center field

    Feb 27, 2015, 10:55 PM EDT

    Eury Perez

    Eury Perez is the early favorite to take over in center field while Melvin Upton recovers from a foot injury.

  9. Pushed out of the Padres’ outfield, Carlos Quentin is looking for a new home

    Feb 25, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

    Carlos Quentin

    Quentin is still on the roster and under contract for $8 million, but San Diego added Justin Upton Matt Kemp, and Wil Myers in high-profile trades.

  10. Justin Upton’s bats are on a quest to find him

    Feb 10, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    Cerrano: “Maps for bats. Keep bats from getting lost.”

  11. The Padres’ offseason moves may not guarantee the playoffs, but they certainly guarantee enthusiasm

    Feb 9, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres Logo

    Padres fans have never had a ton to get excited about. That has changed this winter.

  12. Report: Padres sign James Shields to a four-year contract

    Feb 9, 2015, 2:12 AM EDT

    James Shields

    The Padres have reportedly signed starter James Shields to a four-year deal in the $72-76 million range.

  13. Clint Barmes is a Padres hipster

    Feb 1, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT

    Clint Barmes

    The Padres began their overhaul shortly after signing Clint Barmes to a one-year deal. He wasn’t quite expecting to be on a team expected to seriously contend with the Dodgers in the NL West.

  14. Freddie Freeman: “I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people.”

    Jan 31, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT

    Freddie Freeman

    The Braves may have pawned off many of their productive players, but Freddie Freeman still thinks they’ll compete in 2015.

  15. Braves and Jonny Gomes agree to one-year deal

    Jan 22, 2015, 8:36 PM EDT

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    Gomes will likely be used as part of a left field platoon with Atlanta.

  16. Braves pursuing free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Jan 20, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT

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    MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are in pursuit of free agent Jonny Gomes as a potential left-field platoon mate with Zolio Almonte.

  17. John Hart on the Braves: “We may not be the prettiest girl at the dance, but we’re going to be a lot of fun to dance with”

    Jan 16, 2015, 8:50 AM EDT

    John Hart

    FanGraphs currently projects the Braves to have MLB’s second-worst record in 2015.

  18. Report: Braves are still shopping Evan Gattis

    Jan 14, 2015, 1:40 PM EDT

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    American League teams seem the most interested.

  19. Marlins in search of a fourth outfielder

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:50 PM EDT

    Will Venable

    Ichiro Suzuki, Nate Schierholtz, Andy Dirks, and Will Venable top the Marlins’ list of fourth-outfielder candidates.

  20. Seth Smith “put two and two together”, knew a trade was likely

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.

  21. Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for Brandon Maurer

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

    seth smith getty

    It was reported as close to happening a few hours ago and now ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick says it’s done: Seth Smith, 32-year-old Padres outfielder, has been traded to the Mariners in a straight swap for 24-year-old right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer.

  22. The Dodgers will pay the Padres $18 million toward Matt Kemp’s salary in 2015

    Dec 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp Getty

    This means the Padres will only have to pay Kemp $3 million next season.

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