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Padres | San Diego signs Skip Schumaker

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:32:32 -0800

The San Diego Padres signed free-agent 2B/OF Skip Schumaker (Reds) to a minor-league contract Monday, Feb. 8. The deal comes with an invitation to spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Schumaker is a versatile player who is way more useful to his real team than to fantasy owners. Unless he unexpectedly wins a starting job and plays every day, his usefulness will be limited to those in deeper NL-only formats.

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Padres | Yangervis Solarte to open at 3B

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:08:34 -0800

San Diego Padres 3B Yangervis Solarte spent spring training last year preparing for a super-utility role, but he spent most of the 2015 season at third base while hitting .270/.320/.428 with 14 home runs and 63 RBI. Solarte also hit .292 after the All-Star break. As a result, he's expected to be the starting third baseman in 2016. 2B Cory Spangenberg can also play there, and 1B Brett Wallace can spell him, too.

Fantasy Tip: Solarte is useful mainly in deep mixed leagues because of his positional versatility, and he can provide power in spurts. He had 11 of his 14 home runs from the left side, so he's also a sneaky daily play against certain right-handers.

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Padres | Fernando Rodney suffers minor leg injury

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:10:55 -0800

San Diego Padres RP Fernando Rodney (leg), who is pitching for the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series, left a game last week after experiencing leg tightness as a precautionary measure.

Fantasy Tip: The injury is not considered serious, so this won't affect the 38-year-old right-hander's fantasy value or impact his status for spring training. He is expected to serve as the Padres' closer, although his knack for allowing baserunners makes him one of the shakiest ninth-inning options in baseball.

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Padres | Ryan Butler suspended 50 games

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:20:49 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Ryan Butler was suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Fantasy Tip: Butler is one of their higher-end prospects, but his fantasy value in dynasty leagues is probably moot for now.

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

Padres | Fernando Rodney financials

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:04:12 -0800

San Diego Padres RP Fernando Rodney's one-year deal is worth $2 million, and he'll enter the season as the likely closer for the Padres. He'll receive $1.6 million this year, and San Diego has a $2 million option for 2017 with a $400,000 buyout. Rodney can make $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on appearances: $500,000 each for 40, 50 and 60 games. He can make $3.5 million annually for games finished: $250,000 each for 20 and 30, and $500,000 for 40 and each additional five through 65.

Fantasy Tip: Rodney's penchant for putting runners on base makes him walk a tight rope often in the ninth inning. He's a shaky late-game closing option. Some combination of Kevin Quackenbush and Drew Pomeranz could factor in if Rodney struggles.

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Padres | Carlos Villanueva expected to start

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:30:40 -0800

The San Diego Padres plan to consider P Carlos Villanueva for a job in the starting rotation during spring training, according to general manager A.J. Preller.

Fantasy Tip: Although Villanueva is no stranger to starting games, he has not done so since 2014 and has experienced more success in a middle relief role. The 32-year-old right-hander is 18-33 with a 5.00 ERA in 76 career starts and should be viewed as nothing more than a late-round flier in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues if he cracks the rotation.

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Padres | Melvin Upton finished strong

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:44:14 -0800

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. hit .306/.379/.529 with a .908 OPS in his final 85 at-bats of the 2015 season. "I still think I've got a lot left in the tank," Upton said. He'll be fighting for the starting center field job in spring training with OF Travis Jankowski. He's owed $16 million this year and $17 million in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Upton nor Jankowski provide much pop for fantasy owners, although they can both run and contribute to your stolen base numbers in deep mixed and NL-only universes.

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Padres | Alexei Ramirez contract details

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:27:03 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres SS Alexei Ramirez signed a one-year contract worth $3 million. The deal also includes a $4 million mutual option for the 2017 season.

Fantasy Tip: The 34-year-old Ramirez hit .249 with 10 home runs and 62 RBIs in 154 games last season and could experience a dip in those numbers while playing his home games at the pitcher-friendly Petco Park. On the other hand, he did walk more frequently and strike out less often in 2015 than he had in other recent seasons, according to He is a low-end middle infield option who should be selected in the later rounds of NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

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Padres | Fernando Rodney expected to close

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:51:43 -0800

San Diego Padres RP Fernando Rodney is expected to be the team's new closer after the Padres traded RP Craig Kimbrel to the Boston Red Sox this offseason. Rodney made the All-Star team in 2012 when he had 48 saves for the Tampa Bay Rays. He repeated 48 saves with the Seattle Mariners in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: Rodney had only 16 saves with the Mariners and Chicago Cubs last year. He struggled mightily with Seattle before being demoted from the closer's role, and his walks per nine innings was over 4.00 and his K/9 dropped to 8.33. Although he pitched much better with Chicago, Rodney's penchant for putting runners on base makes him one of the most volatile closers in the game, and he won't see as many save opportunities in San Diego.

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Padres | SD showing interest in Yoenis Cespedes

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:01:06 -0800

The San Diego Padres are monitoring the market for free-agent OF Yoenis Cespedes (Mets), according to a source. However, a deal between the two sides is unlikely to occur.

Fantasy Tip: More than 10 MLB teams have been connected to Cespedes this offseason, who makes an attractive free-agent pickup because any team that signs him would not have to give up a draft pick as compensation. He should be viewed as a high-end OF2 in all fantasy formats, regardless of where he lands.

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

Padres | Fernando Rodney agrees with Padres

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:32:23 -0800

Free-agent RP Fernando Rodney (Cubs) agreed to a major-league deal with the San Diego Padres Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Rodney enters a situation without a set-in-stone closer, and he could be a nice find late in drafts as a third reliever.

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Padres | Tyson Ross nears $10 million

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:29:48 -0800

Updating an earlier report, San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross landed a one-year, $9.625 million deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Ross took a step back last season but is a tremendous talent and a good SP3 in Petco Park.

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Padres | Tyson Ross lands one-year pact

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:02:51 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Ross took a step back last season but is a tremendous talent and a good SP3.

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Padres | Andrew Cashner avoids arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:19:21 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $7.15 million deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Cashner has tools, as he had an 8.04 K/9 last year, but he was highly hittable with a 1.44 WHIP and a 4.34 ERA. He's a late-round flyer that needs to have that breakthrough season at 29.

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Padres | Drew Pomeranz avoids arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:04:15 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Drew Pomeranz avoided arbitration Thursday, Jan. 14, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.35 million deal.

Fantasy Tip: It's unknown if the Friars will use Pomeranz as a starter or reliever in 2016. He was much more effective in a relief role for the Oakland Athletics, and the Padres back end of the bullpen is wide open. Stay tuned, but Pomeranz could be in line to be a great sleeper target in later rounds of drafts.

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San Diego Padres Player News

Abraham Paul P
Adamson Corey INF
Aguilar Trino INF
Allen Logan P
Alley Joshua OF
Amarista Alexi SS
Arias Martires P
Aristy Alvaro SS
Asencio Yeison OF
Asuaje Carlos INF
Baker Jaime P
Bartsch Kyle P
Barzilla Philip P
Basham Bobby P
Bass Adam P
Baugh Kenny P
Baum Justin 3B
Baumann Buddy P
Bay Ronald P
Belen Carlos 3B
Bell Josh 3B
Berger Jon P
Bethancourt Christian C
Blauer Robert 1B
Bocachica Hiram OF
Bonine Eddie RP
Brannan Cooper P
Brooks Frank P
Brown Zachary 1B
Bruback Matt P
Buchter Ryan RP
Buck Travis OF
Burke Erick P
Burks Brian P
Burnside Adrian P
Buschini Adam 2B
Buschini Shane OF
Butler Ryan SP
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
Constanza Alexander P
Contreras Anthony INF
Corey Bryan RP
Cosme Jean SP
Culp Nathanial P
Cumberland Drew SS
Davis Tyler P
Dawley Joe RP
De La Rosa Eury P
De Los Santos Enyel P
De Paula Rafael P
Deago Roger SP
Delgado Irwin P
DeWitt Matt RP
Dickerson Alex OF
Dominguez Jose RP
Domoromo Luis OF
Dore Jose OF
Edwards Jon RP
Elbert Scott RP
Ellis Jonathan P
Erickson Griff C
Erlin Robbie SP
Evans Nick 1B
Fetter Chris P
Gabella Cody INF
Gaedele Kyle OF
Gale Rocky C
Gallego Niko SS
Gamboa Juan SS
Garces Frank RP
Geary Geoff RP
Geer Josh SP
Gillies Tyson OF
Gomes Joseph OF
Gonzalez Benji SS
Goris Diego INF
Green Marcus OF
Greene Jr. Marcus C
Guerra Javier SS
Guerrero Tayron P
Guevara Carlos RP
Gwaltney Lee P
Hagen Matt INF
Hagerty Jason C
Haney Chris P
Harrington Allen P
Hatcher Justin C
Hedges Austin C
Hellweg Johnny SP
Hershiser Jordan P
Hill Bobby 2B
Hill Ryan OF
Hudgins John P
Humber Philip SP
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
Jay Jon OF
Johnson Josh SP
Johnson Michael 1B
Johnson Rob RP
Johnston Mike P
Jones Duanel 3B
Kelly Ryan P
Kemp Matt OF
Kielty Bobby P
Kirby-Jones A.J. 1B
Kloess Brandon P
Kohlscheen Stephen P
Kral Robert C
Kral Robert C
Kratz Erik C
Lane Jason P
Lauderdale Matthew C
Leicester Jon RP
Limonta Johan INF
Lindsey Taylor SS
Loewer Carlton SP
Lopez Arturo P
Lumsden Tyler P
Margot Manuel OF
Martin Josh P
Martinez Javier P
Maurer Brandon SP
Mazzoni Cory SP
McCoy Mike SS
McCutchen Daniel RP
McDaniel Nicholas P
McDougall Marshall 3B
Mead Tyler P
Medley Brian OF
Megrew Michael P
Mejia Ruben P
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
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
Patterson Danny RP
Paullus Ben P
Payne Daniel OF
Perdomo Luis SP
Pimentel Carlos SP
Pirela Jose 2B
Pomeranz Drew SP
Portillo Adys P
Putnam Danny OF
Quackenbush Kevin RP
Quezada Jackson P
Quiles Emmanuel C
Rakers Aaron P
Ramirez Alexei SS
Ramirez Yordany P
Ray Jason P
Rea Colin SP
Renfroe Hunter OF
Reyes Anthony SP
Reyes Gerardo P
Riley Matt SP
Rodney Fernando RP
Rondon Jose SS
Rosales Adam 2B
Rosin Seth RP
Ross Tyson SP
Ruth Keoni 2B
Sabala Elvis INF
Sams Kalian OF
Schumaker Skip 2B
Segovia Zack P
Seidenberger Trevor P
Shabala Adam OF
Shields James SP
Silva Walter SP
Sinisi Vince OF
Smith Blake P
Solarte Yangervis 3B
Spangenberg Cory 2B
Streich Seth P
Sullivan Jerry P
Tankersley Dennis P
Tate Donavan OF
Tavarez Elvin P
Teague Matt P
Thielbar Caleb RP
Torres Jose P
Torres Nick OF
Ugueto Luis SS
Upton Jr. Melvin OF
Valdez Mario OF
Van Benschoten John P
Vargas Cesar P
Vazquez Kelvin SS
Villanueva Carlos SP
Vincent Nick RP
Vose Jake P
Wallace Brett 1B
Ward Nelson INF
Watkins Steve P
Watt Michael P
Weeks Jemile 2B
Weems William INF
Weickel Walker P
White Pete SS
Whitley Garrett OF
Whitney Nate OF
Wieck Brad P
Woodard Robert P
Wooten Shawn C
Zarate Mauro RP
Zavada Clay RP

Balsley Darren PC
Blair Willie TO
Green Andy MAN
Hoffman Trevor TO
Kemp Chris TO
Loretta Mark TO
McDonald Chad TO
McGwire Mark TO
Nady Xavier TO
Post David TO
Powell Alonzo TO
Preller A.J. GM
Stein Josh TO
Valentin Jose TO
White Logan TO
Zinter Alan TO

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