Angels put Upton on DL, expect Trout back by end of week
PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have placed Justin Upton on the 10-day disabled list with a cut on his left index finger, but they expect Mike Trout will rejoin the team by the end of the week.
The Angels announced Upton's move Tuesday prior to a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, retroactive to Sunday. The Angels called up outfielder Jabari Blash from Triple-A Salt Lake to take Upton's place on the active roster.
Yankees trade OF Jabari Blash to Angels for player or cash
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees have traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Los Angeles Angels for either a player to be named or cash.
The deal was announced Wednesday.
Blash hit .213 with five home runs and 16 RBIs last season for San Diego. He batted .285 with 20 homers and 62 RBIs at Triple-A El Paso.
Headley, Mitchell dealt by Yankees to Padres in payroll dump
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees made a rare payroll dump, creating flexibility to add starting pitching.
Third baseman Chase Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell were dealt to San Diego on Tuesday for 28-year-old outfielder Jabari Blash, who made his big league debut in 2016 and has played in 99 games in the majors over two seasons.
Whiffle Ball: MLB sets strikeout record for 10th year in row
Major League Baseball hitters have once again swung — and missed — into the record book.
For the 10th straight year, MLB batters have set the mark for most strikeouts in a season. They did it Wednesday, raising the whiff total to 39,168. That topped the 38,982 who fanned in 2016.
The final game of the day was at Dodger Stadium and, fittingly, the last out came when Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen got San Diego's Jabari Blash to swing at strike three.
Padres beat Giants 6-3 behind Perdomo
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Perdomo went from on the ropes to the winner's circle for the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Manuel Margot and Jabari Blash homered to back Perdomo's six innings of solid pitching as the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3.
Perdomo (7-8) settled in after his pitch count climbed as he wiggled from jams in the first two innings.
"You could see that he was on the edge," Padres manager Andy Green said.
Asuaje, Margot lead late rally as Padres beat Cardinals 4-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — If Jose Pirela got a boost of confidence from facing a struggling St. Louis bullpen, he wouldn't admit it.
Carlos Asuaje's RBI single in the ninth inning gave San Diego the lead and Pirela's sacrifice fly proved to be the game-winner as the Padres rallied to beat the Cardinals 4-3 on Thursday night.
Rebuilding Padres demote Renfroe to Triple-A El Paso
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres demoted one of their top young players, right fielder Hunter Renfroe, to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.
Manager Andy Green said the Padres want Renfroe to work on plate discipline and getting on base more consistently.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres manager Andy Green called it "an ugly, sloppy" performance by his team Thursday night.
Fortunately for the Padres, several players had big moments to cook up a 7-5 victory over the New York Mets.
Manuel Margot came within a triple of the cycle, and fellow rookie Dusty Coleman hit his first major league home run.
Reliever Phil Maton restored order in the seventh inning before striking out the side in the eighth.
DeGrom wins 8th straight start, Mets hold off Padres 5-3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first sign it was going to be a good night for Jacob deGrom was when he struck out the side in the first inning, all looking, on 10 pitches.
The right-hander won his eighth straight start with eight strong innings and the New York Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash's bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul, beating the San Diego Padres 5-3 Monday night.
Wil Myers homers in third straight game, Padres beat Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wil Myers has had his way with the San Francisco Giants, and so has San Diego.
Oh how this rivalry has shifted — not to mention Myers' power stroke at AT&T Park, where he has already cleared the fences five times this season.
He decided to embrace the ballpark's challenging conditions and typical chilly temperatures coming off the bay.
Sanchez’s 2-run homer lifts Padres to 5-3 win vs. Giants
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was back on the mound after three long months away. The San Francisco Giants left-hander was making his first start since April 19 at Kansas City. The next day, he wiped out while riding a dirt bike on a day off in Denver, spraining the AC joint in his left shoulder and suffering bruised ribs.
Padres place OF Travis Jankowski on DL with foot injury
PHOENIX (AP) — The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Travis Jankowski on the 10-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his right foot.
Manager Andy Green said Jankowski tried to play through the injury after fouling a ball off his foot in Atlanta on April 14. Green said Jankowski would be in a walking boot for a few days and was uncertain how long the outfielder would be sidelined.
Padres reinstate Sanchez from DL, recall Quackenbush
ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have reinstated catcher Hector Sanchez from the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled right-hander Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso.
Sanchez, who is expected to share time with Austin Hedges and Luis Torrens, and Quackenbush are with the team for Friday night's game at Atlanta. Sanchez started and left a game at the Dodgers on April 6 after taking a foul ball off his face mask.
Padres’ youth giveth, taketh away in loss to Pirates
The Padres' youth gave them an early lead Tuesday at PNC Park. The Padres' youth took it away later the same evening.
Following a 36-minute rain delay, the unbalancing of scales resulted in a 6-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the kind of loss that tends to happen when a roster has been stripped of its most expensive and longest-running parts. For the Padres, who unloaded much of their experience before the trade deadline, August and September are all about...
Padres hit into first triple play at Petco in loss to Phils
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jabari Blash chopped a grounder toward third base and immediately feared for the worst.
"I knew there was a chance for a triple play," he said.
San Diego's pinch-hitter was right. The Philadelphia Phillies went around the horn for the first triple play ever at Petco Park, then took advantage of a key error to beat the Padres 6-5 on Sunday.
A throwing error by rookie shortstop Jose Rondon on Cesar Hernandez's grounder was costly in the...
For the second day in a row, Andy Green’s defense failed him repeatedly. On Sunday, the odds turned against the Padres.
In a game in which the Padres again tied a season-high with three errors and had the game reset by another Ryan Schimpf homer, the first triple play in Petco Park history provided one last gut punch in the Padres’ 6-5 loss to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon.
The timing made it all that much difficult to stomach.
On May 20, Padres manager Andy Green penciled the athletic Christian Bethancourt into his lineup in right field, watched him work out there before that night’s game against the Dodgers and changed his mind.
That won’t be the case today.
Bethancourt is making his first start in right field, the latest position he’s played in his first year in San Diego. The 26-plus innings that Bethancourt has log iedn left field – including one start – is one reason Green...
At precisely 100 innings between his major and minor league stops this year, Christian Friedrich may well run up against an innings limit before season’s end. Of course, the reliever-turned-starter may well have gotten through the Padres’ 5-4 loss to the Phillies unscathed if it weren’t for Cameron Rupp.
The Phillies’ catcher touched Friedrich for a three-run homer and a run-scoring double, spoiling a career-best seven-inning start and a late power surge that saw...
Edwin Jackson, Padres rout Brewers 12-3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres showed off what was old and new in their 12-3 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
Edwin Jackson, a 14-year veteran, pitched seven scoreless innings and had an RBI double, and rookie right fielder Jabari Blash got his first major league home run.
"First one," Blash said. "Hopefully many to come."
It was a winning mixture of experience and youth, pitching and offense which let the Padres claim this three-game...
Edwin Jackson took four pitches in the sixth inning, then took a lead at first base and took off for second.
Everything else was working.
On a Wednesday afternoon in which a crowd of 24,124 at Petco Park witnessed the first steal of a 14-year career, Jackson was even better on the mound.
A lot better.
Backed by Jabari Blash’s first career homer, Jackson struck out five and didn’t walk a soul over eight strong innings in a 12-3 win...
Carlos Belen hit his seventh homer and drove in three runs on two hits in low Single-A Fort Wayne’s 6-4 win over West Michigan on Wednesday in the Midwest League.
Belen is hitting .224 after Wednesday’s effort.
Ruddy Giron (.215) went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and his sixth steal, Tyler Selesky (.571) went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Alan Garcia (.200) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.