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Padres Won't Hire Pat Murphy As Manager

Oct 4, 2015 10:46 PM

The San Diego Padres won't hire Pat Murphy as their permanent manager.

Murphy took over in mid-June after Bud Black was fired. San Diego was 42-53 under Murphy and finished fourth in the division -- 23 games behind the Dodgers. Murphy had been guiding the Padres' Triple-A team in El Paso when he was promoted.

"All in all, I think for me personally it was a great experience," he said before his fate was announced. "So I'm very grateful and I'm looking forward to the future."


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Baby Born At Petro Park During Padres-Giants Game

Sep 25, 2015 7:26 AM

A woman gave birth to a baby boy at Petco Park during Thursday night's game between the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the baby was born "around the third inning" and was named Levi.

It was the first birth at Petco Park.


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Dick Enberg Says 2016 Will Be His Last As Padres Broadcaster

Sep 24, 2015 7:38 AM

Dick Enberg says 2016 will be his final season as the primary play-by-play television voice of the San Diego Padres.

Enberg, 80, made the announcement Wednesday night. He has been with the Padres since 2010.

He received the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award this summer. He also has received the Rozelle Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Gowdy Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Associated Press

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Craig Kimbrel Claimed On Waivers, Trade Unlikely

Aug 28, 2015 3:58 PM

An unknown club has claimed Craig Kimbrel on waivers, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The San Diego Padres, however, have no intention of trading the reliever.

Kimbrel is earning $9 million as part of a four-year, $42 million contract extension signed with the Atlanta Braves.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor, Waiver

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Rangers Claim Chris Rearick Off Waivers From Padres

Aug 26, 2015 6:55 PM

The Rangers have added left-hander Chris Rearick on a waiver claim from the Padres and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Texas also sent catcher Carlos Corporan to Double-A Frisco on Wednesday for his second rehab assignment since spraining his left thumb in July.

Tags: Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Ian Kennedy, Joaquin Benoit Claimed On Waivers, Padres Pull Them Back

Aug 19, 2015 6:54 AM

Ian Kennedy and Joaquin Benoit were claimed on revocable waivers recently, but trades couldn't be agreed upon so the San Diego Padres pulled them back.

Kennedy, 30, is owed about $2.58 million through the remainder of the season and will be a free agent this winter.

Benoit, 38, has $2.1 million coming to him and his contract carries an $8 million option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Rangers Acquire Will Venable From Padres

Aug 19, 2015 6:48 AM

The Texas Rangers have acquired Will Venable from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Minor League catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene and a player to be named later.

Texas has designated Michael Choice for assignment to make room on the Major League roster for Venable.

Venable cleared waivers, which came as a surprise to some teams.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tyson Ross Preferred To Remain With Padres

Aug 16, 2015 10:08 AM

Tyson Ross, who was mentioned in trade rumors prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline, is happy to still be with the San Diego Padres.

"It was very true," Ross said when asked about reports that he preferred to stay put. "I really blossomed in my career here the last couple of years and I've kind of adopted this community as home. I lived here in the offseason and the people around Petco and in San Diego in general are all great. For me, right now, it's home."

The 28-year-old has a 3.40 ERA, 1.380 WHIP and 155 strikeouts in 145.2 innings this season.

Jeff Sanders/San Diego Union-Tribune

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Justin Upton Throws Helmet In Frustration, Hits Teammate In Head

Aug 16, 2015 10:00 AM

Justin Upton threw his helmet in frustration on Saturday night, unintentionally injuring teammate Yonder Alonso in the process. The San Diego Padres were playing the Colorado Rockies.

Upset after getting tagged out in an eighth-inning rundown trying to steal following a one-out double, Upton threw his batting helmet -- intending to hit the floor -- which went sideways up and hit teammate Alonso in the head.

Alonso was checked by Rockies doctors and found to have no concussion symptoms. He will be re-evaluated on Sunday.

"I made a big mistake. I was pretty upset about it. It's childish, man. I've got to do better than that," Upton said.


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Kemp's Cycle Is First In San Diego History

Aug 15, 2015 1:09 PM

Matt Kemp hit a ninth-inning triple on Friday night to complete the first cycle in San Diego Padres history.

Kemp accomplished the feat in San Diego's 7,444th game as a franchise. Dave Winfield and Tony Gwynn played for the franchise, but neither hit for the cycle.

He didn't even realize the magnitude of his accomplishment until he was brushing himself off after sliding into third base. His coach, Glenn Hoffman, explained to him this was the first one. He thought Hoffman meant it was the first for Kemp.

"I was like, 'Yeah, that is my first one,'" Kemp said. "He said, 'No, that's the first one for the Padres.' I was like, 'Wow.' It's hard to believe, all the great hitters that have been here, Tony Gwynn and all those guys, haven't been able to hit for the cycle. I'm just glad to be able to do it."

Associated Press

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Padres Will Try To Re-Sign Justin Upton
Justin Upton, who will turn 28 later this month, is hitting .253/.333/.446 with 20 home runs, 63 RBI and 18 stolen bases.

Barry M. Bloom/MLB

Padres Sign Bud Norris
The Padres have signed Bud Norris, who was recently designated and released by the Orioles.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

James Shields Clears Waivers
James Shields has cleared revocable trade waivers and the Padres can now trade him to any team.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Jason Varitek Could Be Candidate To Manage Padres
Jason Varitek, who is currently working as a special assistant for the Red Sox, could be a candidate to manage the Padres if they don't give interim manager Pat Murphy the job full-time.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Yankees Were Prepared To Deal Jorge Mateo In Deal For Craig Kimbrel
Jorge Mateo is the Yankees' third ranked prospect.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Padres Asked For Paul Goldschmidt From D-Backs For Craig Kimbrel
A Padres source was adamant that the mention of Paul Goldschmidt was not serious.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Padres Feel No Urgency To Trade Shields, Feel He'd Clear Waivers
San Diego believes James Shields, who they signed this past offseason, would clear waivers and could still be moved in August.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Red Sox Discussing Kimbrel, Ross With Padres
The Red Sox continue to search for controllable pitching and have discussed a trade with the Padres.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Astros, Padres Working On Significant Deal
Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel have both been discussed. Houston is still looking for bullpen help after adding Scott Kazmir to the rotation and Carlos Gomez to the outfield.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Justin Upton Gives Out Fake Trade Hugs In Dugout
Justin Upton decided to pull a fast one on baseball fans Thursday, giving out fake pre-trade hugs to his Padres teammates in the dugout.

Chris Landers/MLB

Yankees In Play For Craig Kimbrel
The Padres are still willing to move Craig Kimbrel.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Astros, Padres 'Gaining Steam' On Deal
The Astros and Padres are making headway on a trade that would send some pitching to the American League contenders.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Padres, Cubs Have Talked; San Diego Likes Javier Baez
The Padres, while fielding offers for just about anyone on their roster, have shown interest in Cubs prospect Javier Baez.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rangers Not Looking For Rentals, Talking Pitchers With Padres
The Rangers aren't looking to acquire rental players this week as they eye additions that could help beyond 2015.

T.R. Sullivan/

Blue Jays Working On Trade For Starter; Ian Kennedy An Option
The Blue Jays are currently working on a trade for a starting pitcher.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Teams Believe James Shields Would Go Unclaimed On Waivers
The Padres aren't finding it easy to trade James Shields, who they signed this past offseason.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Craig Kimbrel Linked To Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals, Yankees
The Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals and Yankees are among the teams that have shown interest in trading for Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Cubs, Padres Have Discussed Starlin Castro
San Diego hasn't been reported as a buyer ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, but they view Starlin Castro as a long-term starter.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Orioles, Padres Have Discussed Justin Upton Deal
The deal could expand to include one of San Diego's starters -- Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals Have Interest In Kimbrel
The Astros, however, are concerned with the money Craig Kimbrel is owed going forward.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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