ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have selected the contract of right-hander Anibal Sanchez from Triple-A Gwinnett.
The Braves also added newly acquired catcher Carlos Perez to their 25-man roster.
Atlanta signed the 34-year-old Sanchez to a minor league contract on March 16. He could serve as the team's fifth starting pitcher, possibly until left-hander Luiz Gohara recovers from a sprained left ankle. The Braves are not expected to need a No. 5 starter before April 10 due to off days.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have added catching depth by acquiring Carlos Perez from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for infielder Ryan Schimpf.
The Braves needed help at catcher after they placed Tyler Flowers on the 10-day disabled list with an oblique injury on Friday and Kurt Suzuki suffered a bruised right hand Friday night. Chris Stewart started Saturday night's game against Philadelphia.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded infielder Ryan Schimpf to the Atlanta Braves in for a player to be named or cash.
The Rays announced the deal Monday, two days after Schimpf was designated for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster for free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez, who signed a $4 million, one-year contract.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bulldozed by Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg the previous two games, the San Diego Padres took extra batting practice — against Washington starter Joe Ross.
Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer and the Padres broke loose, beating the Nationals 5-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's probably a surprise to most baseball fans that the rebuilding San Diego Padres are among the top 10 teams in the majors in home runs this season.
The Padres showed their pop Tuesday night when Yangervis Solarte and Ryan Schimpf hit back-to-back home runs off Tyler Chatwood in the sixth inning of a 6-2 victory against the Colorado Rockies that spoiled Bud Black's return to Petco Park.
PHOENIX (AP) — After entering in a double switch, Ryan Schimpf gave the San Diego Padres that one big swing they've been waiting for.
Schimpf hit a go-ahead, three-run homer with one out in the top of the ninth inning to rally the Padres past the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Wednesday night.
DENVER (AP) — Zach Lee's first major league start didn't go all that well. Nearly 21 months later, he got another chance.
Now this one went way better.
Lee and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, Ryan Schimpf homered as part of a four-run first inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 on Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Schimpf keeps swinging away in the final weekend of a hard-hitting first three months in the major leagues.
Schimpf hit his 20th home run in his 87th game with the San Diego Padres in a 5-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. And it was no cheap home run. It traveled some 469 feet and hit the bottom of the giant video board in center field.
"That ball was absolutely annihilated today," Padres manager Andy Green said.
PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Owings has had an odd season. Thrust into duty at center field when A.J. Pollock was hurt, then sidelined with foot injury, now back at shortstop as the season winds down.
On Friday night, he added a little power hitting for good measure.
Owings hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the Diamondbacks' 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Archie Bradley had a pretty decent night for the Arizona Diamondbacks, allowing two hits and two runs in five innings while striking out seven at spacious Petco Park.
He ended up with a no-decision, though.
Adam Rosales homered and drove in four runs, and rookie Ryan Schimpf scored three times to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Adam Rosales is embracing his role as a utilityman for the San Diego Padres, because it brings valuable playing time.
Rosales hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning and finished with four RBIs, and rookie Ryan Schimpf scored three times to lead San Diego to a 5-2 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It just so happens Jake Smith earned his first major league win against his old Giants franchise, the one that found him on the grounds crew at Class A Augusta, gave him a tryout and, eventually, a place on the team.
Smith capitalized for San Diego when his name got called Tuesday night for a key late inning facing San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Schimpf hit a go-ahead three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants' bullpen gave up a lead and chance to gain ground on the division-leading Dodgers in a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rockies pitcher Jeff Hoffman could have pointed a finger at his shortstop.
But he declined after Colorado was routed by the San Diego Padres, 14-1, on Thursday.
Hoffman (0-3) lasted 2 2/3 innings, but it was hardly all by his own doing. He gave up seven unearned runs, six hits and two walks. It was his shortest stint in his four career starts.
MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Schimpf homered, Clayton Richard pitched seven innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Schimpf homered in the fourth inning off Jose Urena (2-5). Schimpf also homered Friday night and has 16 this season.
Richard (1-3) allowed eight hits and walked one. He struck out three and threw 63 of 94 pitches for strikes.
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Johnson's run-scoring ground-rule double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave the Miami Marlins a 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Schimpf is making the most of his rookie campaign.
Schimpf tied the score with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, then hit a winning three-run shot in the 10th to lift the San Diego Padres to a 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jean Segura's big night at the plate and a solid outing from Zack Grienke weren't enough to get the Arizona Diamondbacks a win Friday night.
Segura had five hits and drove in two runs but Ryan Schimpf's second homer of the game in the 10th inning gave the San Diego Padres a 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing had come easy to the New York Mets lately, until San Diego rookie Ryan Schimpf gave them a gift.
Wilmer Flores drove in the winning run when Schimpf made a wild throw home in the 11th inning, and the Mets brushed off two stunning homers in beating the Padres 3-2 on Saturday night to stop a four-game slide.
"We're just hoping this turns the tide," manager Terry Collins said. "Hopefully this is the start of something."
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs, Travis Jankowski had three hits and two walks and the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Monday night.
The win snapped the Brewers' four-game winning streak. Solarte's second hit was the key blow during a five-run fifth.
Carlos Villanueva (2-2) pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief of starter Jarred Cosart, allowing two runs and two hits. Villanueva was the first of four Padres...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The San Diego Padres' three-city road trip didn't begin well. Earning their first series victory against the Washington Nationals since 2011 is helping to turn it around.
Alex Dickerson and Ryan Schimpf hit back-to-back homers off Shawn Kelley in the eighth inning and the Padres added four runs off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth to beat the Nationals 10-6 on Sunday.
"We've been on the road for a little bit, and it's definitely good to come here...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Schimpf extended San Diego's franchise-record run of games with a home run with a second-inning blast off Washington's Max Scherzer on Saturday.
It was all the Padres would get against the Nationals.
Pinch-hitter Stephen Drew's game-ending RBI triple off reliever Kevin Quackenbush in the ninth gave Washington a 3-2 victory.
Anthony Rendon opened the bottom off the ninth with a single off Quackenbush (6-4). Drew entered with one out...
PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Schimpf homered twice, Yangervis Solarte drove in five runs, three on a homer, and the San Diego Padres beat Arizona 13-6 on Wednesday night to take two of three from the Diamondbacks.
Wil Myers had three hits and drove in a run and Matt Kemp had a two-run single for the Padres, who scored 13 consecutive runs after Arizona took a 4-0 lead.
Schimpf was hitting .196 with two homers entering the game and one of those came Tuesday night. On...