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Padres | Two favorites for SD's No. 5 spot

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:27:40 -0800

San Diego Padres SPs Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne are "maybe out there a touch" in the race for the No. 5 starting rotation spot early in spring, according to manager Bud Black. Morrow opted to sign with San Diego because they were going to give him a legitimate rotation shot, instead of pitching in relief. SPs Robbie Erlin and Matt Wisler are other candidates for the job.

Fantasy Tip: Even at age 30 with a lengthy injury history, Morrow seems like the more intriguing option here. Whoever wins the No. 5 spot in SD will be worth a dart throw at the tail end of deep mixed league drafts. At the very least, the winner of this competition should be owned in all NL-only leagues and could be a very valuable daily piece, especially when starting games at Petco.

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Padres | Josh Johnson making great progress

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:37:37 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (elbow) is currently playing long toss three times a week from 180 feet, and he'll move back to 200-plus feet next week. Johnson is excited about the prospect of throwing a bullpen session soon as he returns from Tommy John surgery last April. His rehab program is going very well after not starting his throwing program until October.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson probably won't be able to pitch for the Friars until May or June. Starting pitchers often have some transition time when returning from TJS, too, so Johnson may not be back in peak for until much later this year or even next year. That means he shouldn't be on your radar in any mixed leagues, but he could be a stash option in cavernous NL-only formats.

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Padres | LF fence moved in at Petco

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:11:53 -0800

The San Diego Padres will have a new scoreboard in left field in 2015, which means the left field fence will be moved in by three feet, and the wall will shrink from eight feet to seven feet.

Fantasy Tip: Even though it's a minor chance to the fence, it could make a slight difference in turning Petco Park, one of the more pitcher-friendly parks in the league, into more of a hitter's park for some righties, mainly newcomer Wil Myers.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Padres | Jedd Gyorko working on flaws

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:10:18 -0800

San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko is working on some flaws in his swing after having a disappointing 2014 season. "When you're hitting .100 or whatever, it's hard to be real confident," Gyorko said. "Getting that confidence back is the big thing."

Fantasy Tip: Throw out Gyorko's injury-riddled 2014 season. The foot injury likely played a big part in his struggles. He has plenty of power at the keystone and will have a better lineup around him. Look for Gyorko to rebound and be a great value pick late in drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Padres | Matt Kemp not worried about hips

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:00:51 -0800

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp (hips) said he's not worried about being diagnosed with arthritis in both of his hips when he took a physical with the Padres. He plans to stretch more before playing. Kemp appears to be in a good place both physically and mentally in camp with his new squad. Kemp hit .309/.365/.606 with 17 of his 25 home runs and 54 of his 89 RBI in the second half of last year.

Fantasy Tip: Despite Kemp's injury concerns, he'll remain rather expensive on draft day as a No. 1 or 2 outfielder. The move to pitcher-friendly Petco Park is another drawback that you'll have to live with, as well. His health will make all the difference in whether he'll return value at his placement.

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Padres | Aaron Northcraft outrighted

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:05:51 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Aaron Northcraft cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso Tuesday, Feb. 17.

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Padres | Wil Middlebrooks financials

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:22:58 -0800

San Diego Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks will receive $540,500 if he plays in the major league this season, and $324,300 if he plays in the minors.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Padres | Josh Johnson due back after first month

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:40:32 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (elbow) is projected to return from elbow surgery in May or June. The team doesn't want to push him for the start of the season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Paul Morosi

Padres | Josh Bell signs

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:13:25 -0800

Free-agent 3B Josh Bell (Korean League) signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres Friday, Feb. 13.

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Padres | James Shields has opt-out clause

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:00:43 -0800

San Diego Padres SP James Shields' contract includes an opt-out clause after two years, according to a contract obtained by

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Padres | James Shields never offered $110 million

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:20:27 -0800

San Diego Padres SP James Shields never received a five-year, $110 million contract offer, according to his agent, Page Odle. The report of said offer was called "inaccurate and a fabrication" by Odle, and he went on to mention that Shields received offers ranging from three to five years before accepting the Padres' offer of a four-year, $75 million contract.

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Padres | Aaron Northcraft designated

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:11:20 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Aaron Northcraft was designated for assignment on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Northcraft's spot was needed to put SP James Shields on the roster.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

Padres | Alexi Amarista has hamstring injury

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:12:45 -0800

San Diego Padres 2B Alexi Amarista (hamstring) is dealing with a mild hamstring strain suffered during the Caribbean Series. General manager A.J. Preller said Wednesday, Feb. 11, that Amarista should be OK.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

Padres | James Shields contract breakdown

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:38:41 -0800

San Diego Padres SP James Shields will make $10 million this year and $63 million over the next three seasons plus a $2 million buyout in a 2019 option, according to a source. His deal doesn't include a no-trade clause.

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Padres | James Shields' velocity intact

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:24:40 -0800

San Diego Padres SP James Shields threw the most pitches (4,080) in the major leagues last season, including through the Kansas City Royals' postseason run to the World Series. However, Shields' velocity remains intact; he averaged a fastball velocity of 92.5 mph last season, which was up from 90.9 in 2011.

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San Diego Padres Player News

Abraham Paul P
Adamson Corey INF
Aguilar Trino INF
Alley Joshua OF
Almonte Abraham OF
Alonso Yonder 1B
Amarista Alexi 2B
Ambriz Hector RP
Aristy Alvaro SS
Asencio Yeison OF
Baker Jaime P
Barmes Clint SS
Bartsch Kyle P
Barzilla Philip P
Basham Bobby P
Bass Adam P
Baugh Kenny P
Baum Justin 3B
Bay Ronald P
Belen Carlos 3B
Bell Josh 3B
Benoit Joaquin RP
Berger Jon P
Bixler Brian SS
Blauer Robert 1B
Bocachica Hiram OF
Bonine Eddie RP
Brannan Cooper P
Brooks Frank P
Brown Zachary 1B
Bruback Matt P
Buck Travis OF
Burke Erick P
Burks Brian P
Burnside Adrian P
Buschini Adam 2B
Buschini Shane OF
Campos Leonel RP
Cashner Andrew SP
Castaneda Federico P
Castillo Jose P
Chalk Brad P
Chancellor Jace P
Chancellor Jace P
Cherry Rocky RP
Collins Mike C
Conlon William OF
Conrad Brooks 2B
Constanza Alexander P
Contreras Anthony INF
Corey Bryan RP
Culp Nathanial P
Cumberland Drew SS
Davis Tyler P
Dawley Joe RP
De Paula Rafael P
Deago Roger SP
Decker Cody INF
Delgado Irwin P
Despaigne Odrisamer SP
DeWitt Matt RP
Dickerson Alex OF
Domoromo Luis OF
Dore Jose OF
Elbert Scott RP
Ellis Jonathan P
Erickson Griff C
Erlin Robbie SP
Federowicz Tim C
Feliz Pedro 3B
Fetter Chris P
Gabella Cody INF
Gaedele Kyle OF
Gallego Niko SS
Gamboa Juan SS
Garces Frank RP
Geary Geoff RP
Geer Josh SP
Gillies Tyson OF
Goebbert Jacob OF
Gomes Joseph OF
Gonzalez Benji SS
Goris Diego INF
Guerrero Tayron P
Guevara Carlos RP
Gwaltney Lee P
Gyorko Jedd 2B
Hagen Matt INF
Hagerty Jason C
Haney Chris P
Harrington Allen P
Hatcher Justin C
Hedges Austin C
Herrera Ronald P
Hill Bobby 2B
Hill Ryan OF
Hudgins John P
Hunt Jeremy 1B
Hunter John P
Hussey John P
Ibarra Jeff P
Ingram Rashaad INF
Italiano Craig SP
Jacobo Kervin 3B
Jamison Neil RP
Jankowski Travis OF
Johnson Josh SP
Johnson Michael 1B
Johnson Rob RP
Johnston Mike P
Jones Devin P
Jones Duanel 3B
Kelley Shawn RP
Kelly Casey SP
Kelly Ryan P
Kemp Matt OF
Kennedy Ian SP
Kielty Bobby P
Kirby-Jones A.J. 1B
Kloess Brandon P
Kohlscheen Stephen P
Kral Robert C
Kral Robert C
Lane Jason P
Lauderdale Matthew C
Leicester Jon RP
Limonta Johan INF
Lindsey Taylor SS
Liriano Rymer OF
Loewer Carlton SP
Lopez Arturo P
Luebke Cory SP
Lumsden Tyler P
Martinez Javier P
Mateo Marcos RP
Maurer Brandon SP
Maybin Cameron OF
McCutchen Daniel RP
McDaniel Nicholas P
McDougall Marshall 3B
Mead Tyler P
Medica Tommy OF
Medley Brian OF
Megrew Michael P
Mejia Ruben P
Middlebrooks Will 3B
Miniel Rene P
Moore Daniel P
Morris Elliot SP
Morrow Brandon SP
Musgrave Rob P
Myers Wil OF
Na Kyung-Min OF
Needy James P
Nieves Wil C
Noel Rico OF
Norris Derek C
Northcraft Aaron SP
Nunez Jose Antonio RP
O'Grady Dennis P
O'Hagan David P
Olabisi Wande OF
Oland Bryan P
Olsen Shawn P
Overbeck Cody INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Patterson Danny RP
Paullus Ben P
Payne Daniel OF
Pena Ramiro 2B
Portillo Adys P
Putnam Danny OF
Quackenbush Kevin RP
Quentin Carlos OF
Quezada Jackson P
Quiles Emmanuel C
Rakers Aaron P
Ramirez Yordany P
Ray Jason P
Rearick Chris P
Renfroe Hunter OF
Reyes Anthony SP
Reyes Gerardo P
Riley Matt SP
Robinson Trayvon OF
Rondon Jose SS
Ross Tyson SP
Ruth Keoni 2B
Sabala Elvis INF
Sams Kalian OF
Segovia Zack P
Shabala Adam OF
Shields James SP
Silva Walter SP
Sinisi Vince OF
Smith Chris RP
Solarte Yangervis 2B
Spangenberg Cory 2B
Streich Seth P
Sullivan Jerry P
Tankersley Dennis P
Tate Donavan OF
Tavarez Elvin P
Teague Matt P
Thayer Dale RP
Torres Alex RP
Torres Nick OF
Ugueto Luis SS
Upton Justin OF
Valdez Mario OF
Valverde Jose RP
Van Benschoten John P
Vazquez Kelvin SS
Venable Will OF
Vincent Nick RP
Vose Jake P
Wallace Brett 1B
Watkins Steve P
Watt Michael P
Weems William INF
Weickel Walker P
White Pete SS
Whitney Nate OF
Wisler Matt SP
Woodard Robert P
Wooten Shawn C
Zarate Mauro RP
Zavada Clay RP

Balsley Darren PC
Black Bud MAN
Blair Willie TO
Hoffman Trevor TO
Kemp Chris TO
Kotsay Mark TO
Loretta Mark TO
McDonald Chad TO
Post David TO
Powell Alonzo TO
Preller A.J. GM
Roberts Dave TO
Valentin Jose TO
White Logan TO

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