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- The Padres entered the Winter Meetings in need of pitching, a backup catcher and a shortstop. They acquired one of each in the Rule 5 Draft, but in terms of proven big league talent, they're still very much in the market at all three spots.
- The Padres have asked a variety of teams about potential shortstop options, MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell tweets. One player who’s on their list is Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, who Detroit GM Al Avila said yesterday was drawing interest.
Iglesias, 26, would give the Padres a defense-first option at shortstop, likely leaving the Tigers to entrust the position to Dixon Machado. Iglesias has two years of control remaining, and is projected to make $3.2MM this year through the arbitration pr
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- As expected, Padres general manager AJ Preller was very active in today's Rule 5 Draft. However, nobody was expecting San Diego to wind up with all of the top three players chosen. Along with taking shortstop Allen Cordoba with the third pick of the draft and dealing with the Twins for top pick Miguel Diaz, the Padres also made a trade with the Reds for catcher Luis Torrens, who Cincinnati took from the Yankees with the second pick.
Still just 20 years old, Torrens has yet to play above Single-A
- The #Padres acquire RHP Miguel Diaz: m.mlb.com/news/article/2…
- In addition to trading for the first two players selected in the Rule 5 Draft, the Padres also used a pick of their own to select shortstop Allen Cordoba from the Cardinals organization. The Friars chose Cordoba with the third overall pick and are not expected to trade his rights in the deal for top pick Miguel Diaz or otherwise.
Cordoba is, to put it mildly, raw. He has yet to play A-ball, having spent two years each in the Dominican Summer League and stateside rookie ball. Last year with the J
- The Padres will acquire the top two Rule 5 Draft picks, righty Miguel Diaz (in a trade with the Twins) and catcher Luis Torrens (in a trade with the Reds), MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo writes (Twitter links). (Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper tweeted that the Reds would trade Torrens to San Diego.) The Padres already had the third Rule 5 pick and used it to select infielder Allen Cordoba, so it appears they’ve ended up with the first three Rule 5 picks. The Reds will receive
- After a quiet first three days at the Winter Meetings, the Padres -- who owned the No. 3 pick at the event -- made a splash, trading up for the first and second selections, as well. With that trio of picks, they drafted, in order: right-hander Miguel Diaz from the Brewers, catcher Luis Torrens from the Yankees and shortstop Allen Cordoba from the Cardinals. The club has not yet confirmed the two trades.
- As had been rumored, the Padres struck a deal with the Twins to ensure they got their main target in the 2016 Rule 5 Draft. Minnesota had the first overall pick in the draft, which they used to select right-handed pitcher Miguel Diaz from the Brewers organization on behalf of San Diego. The 22-year old has been used both as a starter and in relief all five years of his minor league career. Last year was his first in Single-A ball after two years each in the entry-level Dominican Summer and Arizo
In the AAA phase of the Rule 5 Draft, the #Padres select RHP Trevor Frank from the Indians. m.milb.com/milb/player/64…In the AAA phase of the Rule 5 Draft, the #Padres select RHP Trevor Frank from the Indians. m.milb.com/milb/player/64…
With the number three overall pick in the Rule 5 Draft, the #Padres select SS Allen Cordoba from the Cardinals: m.milb.com/milb/player/64…With the number three overall pick in the Rule 5 Draft, the #Padres select SS Allen Cordoba from the Cardinals: m.milb.com/milb/player/64…
- Manager Andy Green confirms that other teams have contacted the Padres about outfielder Travis Jankowski, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America tweets. We noted yesterday that the Rangers had asked about Jankowski, with some writers speculating about a deal involving Jankowski and infielder Hanser Alberto. Since then, the Rangers have re-signed Carlos Gomez, which makes their need for outfield help less acute. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson tweeted today, though,
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- As it stands, the Padres will enter the 2017 season with Luis Perdomo and Christian Friedrich as rotation probables. The other three spots? According to manager Andy Green, they're "wide open" -- and Perdomo and Friedrich aren't exactly stone-cold locks either.
- The Padres' future at catching became much clearer last week. Austin Hedges is the man.
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- Greg Vaughn hosted his first celebrity golf tournament to benefit the fight against juvenile diabetes back on November 14th.Vaughn’s son, a baseball player, has type-1 diabetes.The list of celebrities on Vaughn’s website neglected to mention his 1998 Padre teammates, but they were there as evidenced by his tweet yesterday.
Some fun with the boys from the 98' @Padres team today!! pic.twitter.com/i2hUmxUUrG— Greg Vaughn (@gregvaughn23) December 7, 2016
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- The Rangers continue looking for a center fielder following the potential departures of Ian Desmond and Carlos Gomez, and it appears one possible answer could be the Padres’ Travis Jankowski, according to T.R. Sullivan and AJ Cassavell, both of MLB.com.
Jankowski, of course, is not a big, or even medium, name, as Desmond, Gomez and potential trade target Billy Hamilton are. Jankowski graded as an outstanding defender in 2016, however, and could keep the Rangers strong up the middle. He pos
- The Angels and Padres have discussed a trade recently, potentially involving the Padres’ collection of second basemen, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweets. Fletcher points out that the Padres have four lefty-hitting infielders who could help the Angels fill their void at second base: Yangervis Solarte, Ryan Schimpf, Cory Spangenberg and Carlos Asuaje.
Of those four, Solarte is the most established hitter, and he’s coming off a strong .286/.341/.467 season. He played pr
- Speaking at the Winter Meetings outside Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Padres general manager A.J. Preller said he's received multiple calls on his available outfielders. But as things currently stand, he feels there's plenty of playing time to go around for Travis Jankowski, Alex Dickerson, Manny Margot and Hunter Renfroe.
- When all is said and done, the Padres will spend upwards of $70 million on international prospects during the current signing period. You won't see that again any time soon -- and certainly not within the next five years.
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- The mark of a great baseball player is the ability to adjust and adapt. Few players have adapted more in their careers than Hall of Fame candidate Trevor Hoffman, the first pitcher in Major League history to reach 500 and 600 saves.
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- The Padres' annual holiday caravan is slated to begin Wednesday, kicking off with the team's 10 Days of Giving initiative. Through Dec. 16, the Padres will participate in daily charity events throughout San Diego and the baja region.
- Free agent right-hander Tyson Ross, who has been recovering from thoracic outlet surgery since October, is likely to sign with a team that’s adept at “handling and rehabilitating pitchers,” Rosenthal writes. One such club is the Padres, who non-tendered Ross last week in lieu of paying him an estimated $9.6MM in 2017. San Diego and Ross have mutual interest in a reunion, though, and Rosenthal notes that Ross’ affinity for Friars pitching coach Darren Balsley could help th
- Even though the Padres non-tendered right-hander Tyson Ross last week, there’s “mutual interest” in a reunion, general manager A.J. Preller revealed Monday (via AJ Cassavell of MLB.com). Preller added that “a market didn’t develop” for a Ross trade, leading to the non-tender decision, but he did inform the 29-year-old upon cutting him that the team wanted him back – just not for an estimated $9.6MM. Ross has been a front-line starter in the past, but he
- Now that Alexi Amarista has been non-tendered, there’s a new longest-tenured Padre in town. Once upon a time, there was a Padre named Tim Stauffer. He was drafted by the Padres in the first round (4th overall) of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He signed with the team that August, and two seasons later he made his Major League debut. He remained with the team until the end of the 2014 season, racking up 183 big league appearances (73 starts - including Opening Day 2011), an overall 3
- The Padres were in dire need of starting pitching before they decided not to tender a contract to Tyson Ross. Now? Well, their plight is the same. But they could be -- to borrow a phrase used by general manager A.J. Preller -- casting an even wider net, given that at least three rotation spots are up for grabs.
- Here’s the latest some sunny San Diego…
The Padres and Blue Jays are two of the teams who have shown interest in righty reliever Neftali Feliz, FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi reports (via Twitter). Feliz was bothered by some arm problems late in the season, though he posted a solid 3.52 ERA, 10.2 K/9 and 2.9 K/BB rate over 53 2/3 innings out of the Pirates bullpen. The addition of Feliz would further bolster what is already looking like a strong Padres relief corps, t
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- According to general manager A.J. Preller, the Padres are looking to the trade market at shortstop -- a common theme for the club over the past decade. San Diego also had preliminary discussions with veteran free agent Erick Aybar, but Preller noted that "most of the stuff we've looked at has been on the trade front."
- The Padres’ veteran third baseman is being courted by several teams. MLB’s Winter Meetings started today, and the rumor mills have started churning as well.After trading or non-tendering seven players last week, it’s clear that the Padres are in “sell” mode with the older members of the roster.Reports are stating that third baseman Yangervis Solarte is being “aggressively shopped”.After a career-best season in 2016, he’s a valuable asset in a marke
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- The Padres are offering a trio of unique baseball experiences as part of the Play Ball Charity Auction.
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- Center fielder Manuel Margot is getting warmer as his winter league season in the Dominican Republic approaches a finish.
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