SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tommy Pham knows how lucky he was to be in the starting lineup for the San Diego Padres in their spring opener on Sunday, 4 1/2 months after he was stabbed in the lower back...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In discussing options for a long-term deal with electrifying young shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., the San Diego Padres brought up the concept of “a statue contract.”
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have promoted general manager A.J. Preller to president of baseball operations and extended his contract through the 2026 season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pitching coach Mickey Callaway was suspended by the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday after allegations of inappropriate behavior toward several women who work in...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish found out things move fast when San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller is wheeling and dealing.
The right-hander didn’t think he’d be traded away by the...
CHICAGO (AP) — San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller reunited with an old friend in another blockbuster move Tuesday night.
The aggressive Padres got Yu Darvish in a trade with the...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Starting pitchers Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet were left off the San Diego Padres’ 28-man roster for their wild card series against the St. Louis Cardinals due to injuries...
San Diego pitcher Mike Clevinger got a cortisone shot for his ailing right elbow Friday and the Padres are hopeful he'll be OK for the playoffs.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prized shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. wore a facemask throughout the reboot of spring training Friday for the San Diego Padres, who reported that outfielder Tommy Pham tested...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have added a reliever who excelled in Japan, signing right-hander Pierce Johnson to a two-year contract.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — General manager A.J. Preller continued to remake the San Diego Padres' outfield, and added an intriguing two-way player as well.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres introduced their new manager and hinted about old uniform colors they'll wear in 2020. It's easy to predict which the team's weary, patient fans are more excited...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have officially announced the hiring of Jayce Tingler as their new manager.
Tingler, who has most recently been on the Texas Rangers' coaching staff as...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rod Barajas was at his daughter's soccer game in Del Mar on Saturday morning when general manager A.J. Preller called to say that Andy Green was out as manager of the...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers said Saturday he's moving back to the rebuilding Padres' crowded outfield, indicating that San Diego likely is still in the market for a third baseman.
Myers said the decision to switch positions yet again was made during a recent discussion with general manager A.J. Preller and manager Andy Green.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In an almost annual exercise, the San Diego Padres are searching for a new hitting coach after Matt Stairs was fired Tuesday following just one year on the job.
The rebuilding Padres continued to rank at or near the bottom of the majors in key offensive stats under Stairs.
His replacement will be the Padres' 10th hitting coach since Petco Park opened in 2004.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres vice president of scouting Don Welke has died. He was 75.
The team says he died Wednesday night in San Diego surrounded by family. No cause was given.
Welke worked in baseball for more than 50 years. He joined the Padres in 2014, following general manager A.J. Preller from the Texas Rangers to San Diego. Welke also worked the Phillies, Dodgers, Orioles, Blue Jays, Royals and Reds.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres will get their first real look at one of their hotshot pitching prospects, Joey Lucchesi, earlier than originally expected.
The 24-year-old lefty, sent down to the minors on Saturday after a strong spring training, is scheduled to make his big league debut Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have given general manager A.J. Preller a three-year contract extension through the 2022 season.
Preller's original contract, signed when he was hired on Aug. 6, 2014, was to have run through 2019.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres have signed left-hander Robbie Erlin to a major league deal and tendered contracts to 39 players for the 2018 season.
San Diego general manager A.J. Preller announced the moves Friday night.
The Padres avoided salary arbitration with the 27-year-old Erlin by agreeing to pay him $650,000 while in the major leagues and $272,500 in the minors.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres have hired Matt Stairs as their hitting coach.
Stairs replaces Alan Zinter, who was fired on Sept. 1. Stairs is the Padres' ninth hitting coach since Petco Park opened in 2004.
The move was announced Monday.
Stairs, 49, spent the 2017 season as the hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies, his first professional coaching position. He played parts of 19 seasons in the major leagues with 12 different franchises, including the Padres in 2010.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres and left-hander Clayton Richard agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract Wednesday that runs through 2019.
The 34-year-old Richard is the oldest player on the team, which doesn't envision being competitive until 2019 or 2020. He is 7-14 with a 4.82 ERA and has thrown 185 innings this season.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres have extended the contract of left-hander Clayton Richard through the 2019 season.
Richard, 34, is the oldest player on the team, which doesn't envision being competitive until 2019 or 2020.
Richard is 7-14 with a 4.82 ERA and has thrown 185 innings.
General manager A.J. Preller said Wednesday that Richard wanted to remain with the Padres, and that his veteran presence in a clubhouse full of young players is valuable.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Diego Padres committed to their rebuilding program under Andy Green, giving their manager a three-year extension Sunday through 2021.
"I can't hide my happiness," Green said. "I'm thrilled and excited to be able to staying here to lead this organization. There is no other place I'd rather be."
Green, 40, is in the second year of his original contract with the struggling Padres (51-65), and the organization is encouraged by the way he has handled his young team.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Left-hander MacKenzie Gore, the third overall pick in this year's amateur draft, has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres that includes a $6.7 signing bonus.
San Diego called a Saturday news conference with Gore, general manager A.J. Preller and director of scouting Mark Conner to announce the agreement.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — There's no pretending anymore with the San Diego Padres.
They still shy away from using the word "rebuilding," but that's exactly what they're doing.
Their crazy, expensive shopping spree of two offseasons ago is a faded memory, with only All-Star first baseman Wil Myers remaining from a failed win-now attempt that saw them shed several propsects for established major leaguers who couldn't even deliver a winning season.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Cuban left-hander Osvaldo Hernandez has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres with a $2.5 million signing bonus.
The 18-year-old had a 0.92 ERA in 68 2/3 innings in Cuba's under-18 league last year, striking out 84 and walking 23. At the U-18 Pan American championship last Oxtober, he allowed three runs and five hits over 9 2/3 innings in two appearances against the U.S.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ever the optimist, San Diego Padres manager Andy Green fully supports general manager A.J. Preller's deep rebuild and suggests that fans "embrace the process."
To put it another way, no one's expecting to plan a championship parade anytime soon.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Three weeks after his 30-day suspension ended, San Diego general manager A.J. Preller is mixing with his fellow general managers at baseball's annual GMs meeting.
Major League Baseball suspended Preller without pay on Sept. 15 after a league investigation showed the Padres had withheld medical information from trade partners, including a July deal that sent All-Star left-hander Drew Pomeranz to Boston.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Wednesday that 10 teams have inquired about San Diego players since his 30-day suspension ended, including one that wanted to make a trade, a signal that his ability to deal with other clubs wasn't damaged by the unprecedented punishment.
Preller was suspended by Major League Baseball without pay on Sept. 15 for failing to disclose medical information when All-Star lefty Drew Pomeranz was traded to the Boston Red Sox in July.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Dee is out as president of the San Diego Padres, who were embroiled in a major controversy toward the end of another miserable season.
Managing partner Peter Seidler offered little insight into Dee's departure Wednesday. He denied Dee was fired, but wouldn't say whether Dee resigned or if it was a mutual decision.
Seidler said Dee's contract wasn't set to expire until August 2018.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred is confident Major League Baseball teams fully disclose medical records, but said his office has demonstrated that it will use discipline as a way to discourage rules violations.
Manfred's comments during an appearance in Texas on Tuesday came less than a week after MLB suspended Padres general manager A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay for his actions in the Drew Pomeranz trade to Boston.
BOSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball suspended Padres general manager A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay on Thursday, hitting the San Diego executive with an unprecedented punishment for failing to disclose medical information when pitcher Drew Pomeranz was traded to the Boston Red Sox in July.
MLB suspends Padres general manager A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay after investigating Drew Pomeranz trade to Red Sox
NEW YORK (AP) — MLB suspends Padres general manager A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay after investigating Drew Pomeranz trade to Red Sox.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Cuban prospect Jorge Ona and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a minor league contract with a $7 million signing bonus.
The 19-year-old outfielder receives $4.9 million within 30 days of the deal's approval by the commissioner's office and $2.1 million on Jan. 15. The deal is pending a physical.
Ona was ranked as the No. 8 international prospect of the 2016 class by MLB.com and the fourth-best available Cuban player earlier this year by...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox acquired All-Star Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres on Thursday night, adding a third left-hander to the rotation as they push to return to the playoffs after consecutive last-place finishes.
Boston sent righty Anderson Espinoza to San Diego. The 18-year-old righty was ranked the No. 15 prospect in the country by Baseball America.
"We think (Pomeranz) makes us better now," president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said...