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Padres acquire Norris from A's

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week 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...

BoSox swap Middlebrooks for Hanigan

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week 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, 3 months 1 week 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, 3 months 1 week 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...

It's official: Dodgers ship Kemp to Padres

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - After clearing hurdles, the blockbuster deal sending outfielder Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers to San Diego Padres was finalized Thursday night. In addition to Kemp, the Padres acquired catcher Tim Federowicz from the Dodgers in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. Los Angeles is also sending the Padres...

Reports: Padres acquire Norris from A's

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week 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...

Padres agree to 1-year deal with Morrow

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres signed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract Tuesday. According to the Union-Tribune, the deal is worth $2.5 million guaranteed with incentives based on his role as either a starter or reliever. Morrow spent the past five seasons with Toronto after pitching for Seattle for three years. He owns a career record of 42-43 with...

Report: Padres set to acquire Kemp from Dodgers

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres have reportedly agreed to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz would head to the Padres in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and a pair of minor league pitching prospects, likely to be Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. In addition, the...

Padres add veteran IF Barmes

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres have finalized a one- year contract with free agent infielder Clint Barmes that includes a club option for the 2016 season. Barmes joins the Padres after spending the past three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 35-year-old appeared in 48 games as a utility player in 2014, finishing the year with a .245 average and seven RBI....

Padres, Cabrera part ways

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera is now a free agent after the team declined to offer him a contract for the 2014 season. Cabrera only appeared in 90 games last season for the Padres and hit just .232 after making the All-Star Game in 2013. He, of course, was also suspended 50 games that season for his connection to the Biogenesis clinic accused...