Jul 30, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT
The Yankees and Rangers gave us a retro night in Arlington.
Jul 25, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT
It was a day of blowouts and fine pitching performances.
Jul 13, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT
Huston Street is headed to the All-Star Game in Minnesota, replacing teammate Tyson Ross.
Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT
Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.
Jul 2, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT
And they might still be playing otherwise.
Jun 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT
The Royals are knocking on the door of first place after knocking a former Cy Young Award and MVP winner around pretty good.
May 10, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT
A quick rundown of a busy Friday around MLB, including a rare offensive explosion from the Padres.
Apr 21, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
Last season the Rangers and A’s kept claiming and waiving infielder Adam Rosales back and forth between them and now the AL West rivals are doing the same thing with infielder Andy Parrino.
Apr 3, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT
The replay rule has some perverse incentives when it comes to determining whether or not a challenge is “timely”
Mar 27, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT
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 2014 season. Next up: The San Diego Padres The Big Question: Can the Padres stay healthy enough to surprise? The last two years with…
Mar 20, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT
Padres manager Bud Black announced earlier this evening that right-hander Andrew Cashner will start the team’s season opener against the Dodgers on March 30. It will be the first Opening Day assignment of his career. Once a top pitching prospect with the Cubs, Cashner dealt with a bunch of injuries early on his career, but…
Jan 10, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT
Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports some bad news for Rangers fans on Twitter: lefty starter Derek Holland injured his left knee in a fall at home and earlier today underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage. Fraley adds that Holland is likely out until mid-season. Fraley spoke to GM Jon Daniels, who…
Dec 2, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres and left-hander Eric Stults have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.75 million contract. This is the first major payday for Stults, who has thrived since he was claimed off waivers from the White Sox in May of 2012, posting a 3.62 ERA over 47 starts…
Sep 1, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT
Zack Greinke is having a great year on the mound, but what has been more impressive is what he has accomplished offensively. He entered this afternoon’s start against the Padres with an .809 OPS, easily the best mark among pitchers at the dish this season. Cubs pitcher Travis Wood has a .717 OPS, the second-best…
Jun 30, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT
Today in “headlines you definitely did not expect to read”, Marlins backup catcher Jeff Mathis powered the Marlins to victory with a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth against Padres reliever Tyson Ross, breaking a 2-2 tie. Mathis was, to that point, 0-for-3 on the day, and entered the afternoon carrying a…
Jun 5, 2013, 12:22 AM EDT
After going 2-for-4 with a game-ending outfield assist in his debut Monday, Yasiel Puig kept the hype machine going Tuesday. He doubled off Padres left-hander Clayton Richard in his first at-bat and then did this in his third: OK, so Richard did pretty much set it up there on a tee for him. But Puig…
Apr 20, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT
The Padres have placed starter Tyson Ross on the disabled list due to a left shoulder subluxation — in other words, a partial dislocation of his left shoulder. Fortunately the injury was suffered on his non-throwing shoulder, so his pitching shouldn’t be negatively impacted when he does return. According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock, Ross expected to…
Mar 24, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT
The Padres signed Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract in January and gave him a legitimate shot at a starting rotation spot this spring. It didn’t work out. According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock, the Padres granted Garcia his release on Sunday morning. He is now a free agent and can sign with any team.…
Mar 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT
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…
Mar 16, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT
Tyson Ross has thrown 11.1 consecutive scoreless innings in the Cactus League, pushing his overall spring ERA down to 2.76. His early success is pushing his stock higher and higher, which may eventually result in his winning the #5 spot in the starting rotation. At the very least, he may warrant a spot in the…
Nov 16, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT
This is not a major trade, but you don’t have to look too far down the old blog board today to note that not a ton of baseball stuff is happening. Anyway: The San Diego Padres acquired pitcher Tyson Ross and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones from the Athletics. Heading to Oakland: lefty Andrew Werner and…
Sep 22, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT
With the Orioles already having dispatched the Red Sox in 12, the AL East appeared on the verge of being knotted at the top again. However, the Yankees overcame a 9-5 deficit in the 13th and beat the A’s 10-9 in 14 innings Saturday. Baltimore improved to 4-0 in extra-inning games at Fenway Park this…
Jun 17, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT
If you’ve ever wondered whether Bartolo Colon has oblique muscles, well, now we know for sure. Colon injured his in the third inning fielding a sac bunt Sunday against the Padres. He left after a short discussion with the trainer and was replaced by Pedro Figueroa. Coming off back-to-back wins, Colon entered the day 6-6…
Jun 1, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT
As expected, the A’s have activated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list after he spent four weeks on the sidelines with a hand injury. Cespedes went 3-for-9 on a brief minor-league rehab assignment and Oakland cleared a spot for his return yesterday by demoting struggling starter Tyson Ross to Triple-A. Prior to the injury…
May 31, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT
Tyson Ross began the season with back-to-back Quality Starts, but he’s gone just 1-6 with a 7.34 ERA since then and yesterday’s ugly outing versus the last-place Twins was apparently the final straw, as the A’s demoted the 25-year-old right-hander to Triple-A. No corresponding roster move has been announced yet, but Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon…
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