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3/30/2015 | Kemp goes yard to back Kennedy's six strong

Using three home runs, including one from Matt Kemp, the Padres rolled to a 6-3 victory over the Reds on Monday at Goodyear Ballpark. Ian Kennedy tossed six scoreless innings.


3/30/2015 | Once under the radar, Middlebrooks now excelling

Perhaps the biggest eye-opener in a spring full of them for the Padres has been the play of third baseman Will Middlebrooks.


3/30/2015 | Padres won't rule out using Myers at first base

Early in camp, Padres manager Bud Black was asked to name all of the players who have taken reps on the practice field at first base in morning drills. Add another name to the list -- center fielder Wil Myers, who played three innings at first base Sunday in the team's victory over the Mariners.


3/30/2015 | Padres deal reliever Torres to Mets for prospect

The Padres brought some clarity to their muddled bullpen picture on Monday when they traded left-handed reliever Alex Torres to the Mets for right-handed pitcher Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later.


3/30/2015 | Padres banking on Kemp's upside, motivation

The Padres took on the remaining five years and $75 million of Matt Kemp's deal, believing that his monster second half with the Dodgers last season means that his days as a productive All-Star caliber player are nowhere near numbered.


3/29/2015 | Kemp, Myers flash power, Cashner cruises in win over M's

Padres starter Andrew Cashner cruises through 6 1/3 innings while Matt Kemp and Wil Myers slugged homers against the Mariners on Sunday.


3/29/2015 | Luebke feels 'old arm' is back after bullpen session

Padres pitcher Cory Luebke reported to be pain-free after a bullpen session in his rehab from a second Tommy John surgery.


3/29/2015 | 'He was tough': Nieves wowed by Ross' dominant outing

Padres catcher Wil Nieves continued to rave Sunday about pitcher Tyson Ross' 12-strikeout day against the Rangers.


3/28/2015 | Ross punches out a dozen Rangers in sparkling performance

In what began as a pretty good pitching duel between the Texas bullpen and San Diego starter Tyson Ross ended up with the Padres holding on for a 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday afternoon.


3/28/2015 | Black hasn't ruled out batting Alonso second in Padres lineup

Bud Black is the first to admit that Yonder Alonso doesn't necessarily fit the No. 2 hitter prototype. That doesn't mean the Padres' skipper has ruled out batting Alonso second in the order this season against right-handed pitchers.


3/28/2015 | Padres send Goebbert, Wallace, Decker to Minors camp

The Padres made a trio of roster moves on Saturday morning, reassigning infielders Jake Goebbert and Brett Wallace and catcher Cody Decker to Minor League camp.


3/28/2015 | Shields' seventh Opening Day start promises to be special one

James Shields will make his Padres debut as the club's Opening Day starter, manager Bud Black announced on Saturday. It will be the seventh career Opening Day start for Shields.


3/28/2015 | Shields labors in last spring start, Venable lifts Padres over Rox

Will Venable's opposite-field, two-run double in the eighth inning Friday lifted the Padres to a 6-5 victory over the Rockies in a Cactus League Game at the Peoria Sports Complex.


3/27/2015 | Power-pitcher Gustave to make Padres debut Saturday

Jandel Gustave, a flame-thrower hurler whom the Padres claimed off waivers Thursday, will make his first appearance with San Diego on Saturday.


3/27/2015 | 'I can play everywhere': Solarte embraces versatile bench role

Yangervis Solarte has embraced his role as a super-utility bench player with the Padres. "Every day, it's a new place," he said.


3/27/2015 | MLB Pipeline checks in from Padres camp

The Padres' farm system has taken on a dramatically different look since the club hired A.J. Preller as general manager last August, but San Diego still has talent down on the farm, from top-ranked prospects Hunter Renfroe and catcher Austin Hedges to lower-level talent like Michael Gettys and Nick Torres.


3/26/2015 | International scouting director Kemp leads charge abroad

From his home in Charlotte, Chris Kemp could -- and did -- cover a lot of ground scouting amateur players for the Rangers. Five months into the job as the Padres' director of international scouting, Kemp has traded those long hours in the car for frequent flyer miles and remote locations.


3/26/2015 | Padres claim hard-throwing Gustave off waivers

The Padres claimed 22-year-old right-handed pitcher Jandel Gustave off of waivers from the Royals on Thursday, which could complicate what is already a muddled bullpen situation.


3/26/2015 | Norris looking to break out after big day at plate

On Wednesday, Derek Norris became the last of general manager A.J. Preller's notable offseason acquisitions to reach the cheap seats, as the Padres' catcher hit his first home run of the spring against the Dodgers.


3/25/2015 | Lane allows three homers, hits one of his own against LA

Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, Justin Turner and Scott Van Slyke homered Wednesday at Camelback Ranch in the Dodgers' 9-5 win over the Padres, who got home runs from catcher Derek Norris and starting pitcher Jason Lane.


3/25/2015 | Playing games in Mexico high on CEO Dee's to-do list

On April 9, the Padres will unveil the largest video board in the National League for the team's home opener at Petco Park against the Giants. On July 12, 2016, the team will host baseball's All-Star Game. So what's next for the Padres and team president and CEO Mike Dee?


3/25/2015 | After sluggish start to spring, Kelley rounding into form

For a new guy trying to make a good first impression, Padres reliever Shawn Kelley didn't exactly get off to a strong start when Cactus League games began. However, he's allowed just one hit in his last 5 1/3 innings, with one walk and six strikeouts.


3/25/2015 | Morrow scratched due to blister

Right-hander Brandon Morrow, one of two candidates for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation, will not take his normal turn Thursday because of a blister on his right ring finger.


3/24/2015 | No question: Padres, Preller want to re-up Upton

The long-term future for Justin Upton is wide open. The Padres only hope that the future beyond this season will include them.


3/24/2015 | Padres' new sluggers overpower Mariners

Justin Upton hit his third home run of the spring and Matt Kemp added two hits as the Padres defeated the Mariners, 6-4, on Tuesday at the Peoria Sports Complex.




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