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  1. Dodgers place Yasmani Grandal on the seven-day concussion disabled list

    May 23, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

    Yasmani Grandal

    Yasmani Grandal was hit by a backswing on Friday and will spend at least a week on the bench to recuperate.

  2. Yasmani Grandal just had one of the biggest games by a catcher in MLB history

    May 7, 2015, 5:10 PM EDT

    Yasmani Grandal Dodgers

    4-for-4 with two homers, two walks, and eight RBIs.

  3. Video: Joc Pederson made a fantastic catch — and throw — last night

    Apr 28, 2015, 8:59 AM EDT

    joc pederson getty

    Note to Nori Aoki: if the ball is heading to center field against the Dodgers, you want to get back to the bag more quickly.

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

    Apr 21, 2015, 6:42 AM EDT

    Ralphie

    It was a foul night for Ohio baseball.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 2015 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 17, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Friedman, Stan Kasten

    The Dodgers made a host of changes with their front office and their roster, but will it get them over the hump in October?

  8. Tim Federowicz out 3-6 months with a torn meniscus

    Mar 13, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

    Tim Federowicz

    Tim Federowicz has been diagnosed with a complete tear of the meniscus in his right knee and will miss three to six months.

  9. 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.

  10. Jimmy Rollins: Mets’ future “looks pretty bright”

    Feb 28, 2015, 9:35 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins

    It’s odd to hear Jimmy Rollins say nice things about the Mets.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. The Padres payroll could surpass $100 million this season

    Feb 5, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres Logo

    The Padres currently project to be around $89 million for 2015, but GM A.J. Preller still has some wiggle room with his budget.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Orioles, Dodgers have discussed Andre Ethier trade

    Jan 4, 2015, 1:25 PM EDT

    andre ethier getty

    The Orioles have been linked in recent weeks to free agents Colby Rasmus, Norichika Aoki, and Ichiro Suzuki. But trading for a new outfielder is another route being explored by the Baltimore front office.

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

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

    seth smith getty

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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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