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Padres ink Valverde to minor league deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Three-time All-Star closer Jose Valverde was among eight players the San Diego Padres signed to minor league contracts on Monday. Veteran infielder Ramiro Pena and reliever Scott Elbert also agreed to deals with the Padres along with first baseman Brett Wallace, pitchers Marcos Mateo, Jay Jackson and Jason Lane and catcher Griff Erickson. Valverde was...

Padres to host 2016 All-Star Game

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Paradise Valley, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres will host the 2016 All-Star Game. Major League Baseball made the announcement Thursday at the conclusion of its quarterly meetings in Arizona. "I am very pleased to award the 2016 All-Star Game to the San Diego Padres, who made a detailed and comprehensive bid in conjunction with city officials," said outgoing commissioner...

Padres ink P Johnson to 1-year deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres signed pitcher Josh Johnson to a one-year contract on Wednesday. Johnson, 30, will reportedly make $1 million guaranteed with $6-7 million in incentives. The right-hander signed a one-year deal with the Padres on Nov. 20, 2013, but he missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. The two-time All...

Padres send Smith to Mariners

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 days ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres announced Tuesday that outfielder Seth Smith has been shipped to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for pitcher Brandon Maurer. Smith, who had agreed to a two-year contract extension in early July, finished his sole season in southern California by hitting .266 and totaling 12 home runs, 31 doubles and 48 RBI over 136 games. The 32-...

Padres get Kelley from Yankees for Barbato

By The Sports Network, 2 months 5 days ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres bolstered their bullpen by acquiring right-hander Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees in exchange for right-hander Johnny Barbato. The Padres designated pitcher Keyvius Sampson for assignment to make room for Kelley on the 40-man roster. Kelley went 3-6 with four saves, a 4.53 ERA and 67 strikeouts against 20 walks over 59...

BoSox swap Middlebrooks for Hanigan

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres have made a deal. On Friday night, the BoSox formally announced the acquisition of catcher Ryan Hanigan in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks. The Padres picked up Hanigan from Tampa Bay as part of the 11-player deal consummated earlier on Friday that also landed them outfielder Wil Myers. However, San...

Braves send Justin Upton to San Diego

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres continued what has been a whirlwind week with Friday's acquisition of two-time All-Star outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. Upton, a National League Silver Slugger Award recipient in 2014, heads to the new-look Padres along with minor league pitcher Aaron Northcraft, with the Braves receiving a package of four prospects...

Rounding Third: Padres not messing around

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - So, what did you do this week? I guarantee it wasn't as much as what San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller did, as he completely transformed the identity, look, and overall perception of his team. San Diego drastically upgraded its lineup, as it acquired outfielders, Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton, along with catcher Derek Norris and...

Padres acquire Norris from A's

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres' busy offseason continued on Thursday when the club acquired power-hitting catcher Derek Norris from Oakland. Norris will be joined by left-handed pitcher Seth Streich, along with international bonus compensation, in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez. The 25-year-old Norris hit a career-best .270 with...

Reports: Padres acquire Norris from A's

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres' busy offseason continued on Thursday when the club acquired power-hitting catcher Derek Norris from Oakland, according to multiple reports. Norris will be joined by left-handed pitcher Seth Streich, along with an international signing slot, in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez. The 25-year-old Norris...