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5/3/2015 | Padres set to promote No. 2 prospect Hedges

Austin Hedges, regarded as one of the top catching prospects in baseball, will join the Padres on Monday before they open a series at AT&T Park against the Giants, according to a source.


5/3/2015 | Benoit returns with scoreless frame vs. Rox

Late Sunday morning, Padres manager Bud Black said he wouldn't rule out the possibility of reliever Joaquin Benoit landing on the disabled list due to a dead arm. But when the eighth inning rolled around hours later, Benoit trotted in from the bullpen and tossed a scoreless inning in the Padres' 8-6 victory over the Rockies.


5/3/2015 | Gyorko hopes to turn page from rough April

A career .187 hitter in April, Jedd Gyorko managed to put behind him another vexing first month of the season when he drilled a 438-foot pinch-hit, two-run homer to center field in the sixth inning of a 8-6 victory over the Rockies.


5/3/2015 | Padres face big decision on Black's future

The Padres have a major decision to make whether tomorrow, next week or at the end of the season, regarding the future of Bud Black, the veteran manager in the final year of his contract.


5/3/2015 | Padres outslug Rox to pick up Shields and sweep

Justin Upton, Jedd Gyorko and Derek Norris each drilled home runs on Sunday to overcome four home runs by the Rockies on Sunday as San Diego held on for a 8-5 victory at Petco Park, securing a three-game series sweep.


5/3/2015 | Collmenter aims to dominate Rox again in opener

Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek and D-backs righty Josh Collmenter each ride momentum into their matchup Monday night.


5/3/2015 | Bumgarner seeks better results vs. Padres

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will try to atone for his worst start of the season Monday when the Giants open a three-game series against the Padres and right-hander Tyson Ross at AT&T Park.


5/3/2015 | Butler's power arm has stock rising fast

Ryan Butler hasn't been in the Padres' organization for a full year yet, though he is already moving fast. Not just through the system, but in terms of the velocity the 23-year-old right-hander offers to opposing hitters.


5/3/2015 | Maurer's long relief 'critical' for Padres in win

Brandon Maurer essentially saved the bullpen in Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Rockies, when he tossed two scoreless innings in relief, providing more than a capable bridge between starter Brandon Morrow and closer Craig Kimbrel.


5/3/2015 | Emerging Morrow, returning JJ key to Padres

As I looked over the Padres roster just before Spring Training, two starting pitchers intrigued me. They were not who you might expect.


5/3/2015 | Minors Report: Rea, Erlin shine on the mound

Right-hander Colin Rea pitched the best game of his professional career for Double-A San Antonio Saturday night and left-hander Robbie Erlin picked up his fourth win of season for Triple-A El Paso.


5/3/2015 | Myers sees success with patience at plate

After walking twice in his first 23 games with the Padres, center fielder and leadoff hitter Wil Myers has suddenly morphed into the … master of the free pass? Myers walked twice Friday and did so again in Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Rockies, with both walks leading to runs.


5/2/2015 | Shields goes for series sweep vs. Kendrick, Rox

James Shields has lived up to the largest contract in Padres history (four years, $75 million) by delivering a quality start in each of his first five outings. He'll try to make it a quality half-dozen Sunday against the Rockies in the finale of a three-game series at Petco Park.


5/2/2015 | Kelley making steady progress in Minors rehab

Shawn Kelley, who has been on the disabled list with a strained left calf since April 24, threw 22 pitches in his one inning of work on Friday, allowing one walk with two strikeouts.


5/2/2015 | Benoit dealing with dead arm, hopes to avoid DL

Reliever Joaquin Benoit is fighting through a case of dead arm, but a DL stint is not expected, manager Bud Black said Saturday.


5/2/2015 | Situational hitting boosting Padres

One of the Padres biggest improvements over the 2014 edition is situational hitting.


5/2/2015 | Padres back on track with victory over Rockies

On Friday, the Padres beat the Rockies, 14-3, in front of a crowd of 30,186, improving their record to 12-12 and returning to the .500 mark.


5/2/2015 | Minors Report: Goebbert hits game-winner in 13th

Jake Goebbert hit a three-run double in the top of the 13th inning Friday night to lead Triple-A El Paso to a 7-6 Pacific Coast League win at Sacramento.


5/2/2015 | Kennedy provides spark Padres needed

Sometimes all it takes is a standout performance by one player to turn things around. And on Friday, that was Ian Kennedy, who held the Rockies scoreless just long enough for the Padres to generate some offense in a blowout win over the Rockies.


5/2/2015 | Kennedy finds his groove in bounceback start

After a rough first month of the season, Ian Kennedy kicked off May with a strong start on Friday, tossing six innings and allowing two runs to earn the victory in San Diego's 14-3 win over the Rockies in the opener of a three-game series at Petco Park.


5/2/2015 | Padres offense unloads to back Kennedy, snap skid

Ian Kennedy struck out six in six innings and the Padres offense unloaded 14 hits and took advantage of four Rockies errors en route to a 14-3 victory at Petco Park on Friday night in front of 30,186.


5/1/2015 | Padres Minors Report: May 1

Ryan Butler continued his impressive start to the Minor League season.


5/1/2015 | Padres recall Vincent from Minors to bolster 'pen

The Padres on Friday recalled right-handed pitcher Nick Vincent from Triple-A El Paso, returning the reliever to the Majors after sending him down in the season's first week.


5/1/2015 | MLB, MLBPA agree to PTBNL rule change

MLB and the MLBPA have agreed to change the rules governing when players signed out of the First-Year Player Draft can be traded -- from one year after signing their first pro contract to the day after the World Series ends


5/1/2015 | Former All-Star Quentin announces retirement

Two-time American League All-Star Carlos Quentin asked for his release from the Mariners after five games with Triple-A Tacoma and announced his retirement from baseball on Friday.




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