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.
Rays trade INF Ryan Schimpf to Braves
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.
Zach Lee, bullpen hold Rockies to 3 hits in 6-0 win
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.
Combined projected WAR: 12.1Top five everyday players:-1B Wil Myers (2.6 WAR)-3B Yangervis Solarte (1.7)-2B Ryan Schimpf (1.6)-C Austin Hedges (1.6)-CF Manuel Margot (1.3)Wil Myers is far from your prototypical slugging first baseman. A converted outfielder, he was eighth in the league with 28 stolen bases in 2016 and ranked fourth in baserunning runs, trailing only Mookie Betts, Mike Trout and Jose Ramirez. Former top catching prospect Austin Hedges gets a bullish projection, considering he's had a .161/.206/.236 slash line in 178 career big-league plate appearances.
Projected record: 68-94Projected run differential: -132Behold -- the worst team in the league, according to Fangraphs and PECOTA. The Padres lineup features Wil Myers, Yangervis Solarte and a bunch of players most casual fans have never heard of. Perhaps the most intriguing of the bunch is second baseman Ryan Schimpf, who debuted last year as a 28-year-old rookie and hit 20 home runs in 89 games. He also struck out a ton but walked at a 12.7 percent clip. The most captivating reason to tune in...
Schimpf homers again but Padres lose 5-3
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.
Goldschmidt, Owings homer as D-Backs beat Padres 5-3
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.
Bradley has decent outing, Diamondbacks lose to Padres 5-2
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.
Rosales homers, drives in 4 as Padres top Diamondbacks 5-2
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.
Padres’ Smith gets first win against his old team
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.
Giants lose lead in ninth, fail to gain ground on Dodgers
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.
Hoffman’s defense lets him down in Rockies’ 14-1 loss to Pad
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.
The Padres’ plans to close the season in a six-man rotation hinges on Andy Green having six healthy, dependable arms at his disposal. Of his choices, Clayton Richard is proving as healthy and dependable as anyone.
Continuing his resurgence in San Diego, the 32-year-old left-hander threw seven more scoreless innings at the Rockies in a 14-1 win devoid of all drama after seven unearned runs crossed the plate in the third, three of them scoring on Ryan Schimpf’s 18th homer of the season.
Ryan Schimpf, Clayton Richard lead Padres past Marlins, 1-0
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.
Johnson’s RBI double in 9th lifts Marlins past Padres, 7-6
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.
With a left-hander on the mound on Monday, Luis Sardinas made his debut at second base as Ryan Schimpf got the day off. Today, the 23-year-old Sardinas will slide over to shortstop, where he’s expected to see the majority of his time with the Padres.
Acquired Aug. 15 from the Mariners for a player to be named later, Sardinas went 1-for-3 with a single, a steal and an eventual catch in shallow right field in which he survived a collision with Patrick Kivlehan.
Schimpf’s 2 homers lead Padres over Diamondbacks, 7-4 in 10
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.
D-backs lose despite Segura’s 5 hits, Greinke’s solid outing
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.
Mets overcome Familia’s blown save to beat Padres 3-2 in 11
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."
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.
Solarte helps lift Padres over the Brewers 7-3
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...
Padres score 4 in 9th to take series from Nationals
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...
While former Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko's tremendous power display continued to dominate headlines this week, an opposing counterpart quietly has put on a clinic of his own.
Ryan Schimpf, yet another of the Padres' finds in minor league free agency, was bidding to match Gyorko's place in franchise history. After homering in both games of Wednesday's doubleheader, the San Diego infielder entered Thursday hitting .304 (14-for-46) this month with three doubles, one triple,...
At times, Luis Perdomo’s emerging sinker will fail him as it did Saturday evening. So, too, might Andy Green’s reconstructed bullpen in the post-Fernando Rodney era.
Of late, the Padres’ surging offense looks sturdy enough to weather such storms.
Rookie Ryan Schimpf was inches short of his second two-homer game, Matt Kemp hit his 17th of the year and the Padres walked off with a 7-6 win on a balk in the 10th inning in front of 40,550 at Petco Park.
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...