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Tim Lincecum Showcase Set For Friday

May 1, 2016 11:56 PM

Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum will pitch for major league clubs in a showcase event Friday as he attempts to make a comeback from hip surgery last year.

The free agent right-hander is set to hold his much-anticipated throwing session Friday in Arizona, according to Paul Kuo, spokesman for Lincecum's agency, Beverly Hills Sports Council.

The Giants will be there as planned all along, general manager Bobby Evans said Sunday. The Padres and Orioles also are among the expected 20 or so attendees, according to MLB Network.

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Tags: San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Five MLB Players Enter Into Brand Contracts With Fantex

Apr 28, 2016 8:29 AM

Fantex, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has entered into brand contracts with five Major League players.

The players are Maikel Franco, Collin McHugh, Jonathan Schoop, Tyler Duffey and Yangervis Solarte.

Fantex offers professional athletes an up-front, one-time payment in exchange for a portion of that player's future earnings both on and off the field. Fantex then sells "shares" of that player to public investors for a set price.

Andrew Heaney became the first player to enter into an agreement with Fantex last September, taking a $3.34 million up-front payment in exchange for 10 percent of his future earnings.

BusinessWire

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Legal

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Tyson Ross Won't Need Shoulder Surgery

Apr 22, 2016 8:44 AM

Tyson Ross won't require surgery on his injured right shoulder, but he also isn't likely to make a Major League appearance in the near future.

Ross made one start before landing on the disabled list retroactive to April 5. He underwent an MRI.

"The good news was [it's] non-surgical," Andy Green said. "We'll take a couple more weeks, re-evaluate, see where he is. Hopefully he's back on the mound quick for us."

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Tags: San Diego Padres, Injury

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MLB Record 7th Home Run For Trevor Story

Apr 10, 2016 10:06 PM

Rookie Trevor Story capped his amazing first week in the majors by hitting his seventh home run Sunday and helping the Rockies beat the Padres 6-3.

In doing so, Story set the Major League record for home runs in a team's first six games of a season, ahead of Larry Walker (6, 1997), Mike Schmidt (6, 1976) and Willie Mays (6, 1964), according to Elias Sports Bureau research.

"It has been fun so far," Story said.

ESPN.com

Tags: Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Padres Place Tyson Ross On DL With Shoulder Inflammation

Apr 9, 2016 11:40 PM

The San Diego Padres have put opening day pitcher Tyson Ross on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right shoulder.

The Padres announced the move Saturday, retroactive to Tuesday.

ESPN.com

Tags: San Diego Padres, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Padres To Sign James Loney To Minors Deal

Apr 8, 2016 7:55 AM

James Loney has agreed to a Minor League deal with the San Diego Padres, according to a report.

Loney was recently released by the Tampa Bay Rays, who remain responsible for his $8 million salary this season less whatever he earns on another contract.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

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Padres Set Record With 27 Straight Scoreless Innings

Apr 7, 2016 9:04 AM

The San Diego Padres have become the first team in Major League history to be shut out in its first three games of a season.

With Wednesday night's 7-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres set the Major League mark with 27 consecutive scoreless innings to open a season. The old mark was 26 by the 1943 St. Louis Browns, according to Stats LLC.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, became the first team since the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals to post three consecutive shutouts to open a season.

ESPN

Tags: San Diego Padres, Stats

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Reds Claim Dan Straily From Padres

Apr 1, 2016 4:31 PM

The Cincinnati Reds have claimed Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

It was reported earlier Friday that the Padres had placed Straily on waivers.

It remains unclear how Cincinnati plans to use him.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Padres To Sign Jeremy Guthrie

Apr 1, 2016 4:23 PM

The San Diego Padres will sign Jeremy Guthrie to a Minor League contract.

Guthrie was released by the Texas Rangers earlier this week when he exercised an opt-out clause in his contract.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor

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Padres Insist A.J. Preller's Job Isn't In Danger

Mar 31, 2016 7:55 AM

Despite disappointing results last season after big moves in his first offseason, A.J. Preller's job with the San Diego Padres isn't in jeopardy.

San Diego set a team record for payroll, but won just 74 games.

There have been rumors that Preller's bosses are so upset that the general manager is on the hot seat, but Mike Dee denies the claims.

"Not true," Dee said. "We have more confidence and excitement about him as GM than when we hired him in 2014. ... He's here for the long haul."

Joel Sherman/New York Post

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A.J. Preller Downplays Possibility Of Trade With Red Sox
The Padres reportedly sent a scout to watch Pablo Sandoval, but A.J. Preller has downplayed the possibility of a trade with the Red Sox.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres Acquire Dan Straily From Astros For Erik Kratz
Houston had been searching for another catcher after losing presumed reserve Max Stassi to injury.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Padres Are Scouting Pablo Sandoval
The Padres have a scout in Fort Myers taking a look at Pablo Sandoval.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Mariners Discussing Right-Handed Relievers With Padres
The Mariners have discussed a trade for a right-handed reliever with the Padres, according to a report.

Bob Dutton/News Tribune

Orioles Discussing James Shields Trade With Padres
The Red Sox have also been in contact with San Diego regarding starting pitching.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Report: Padres Intially Planned To Hire Billy Eppler As GM
While deciding on a new general manager in August 2014, the Padres initially planned to hire Billy Eppler over A.J. Preller, according to a report.

Bryce Miller/San Diego Union-Tribune

Rangers Exploring Catching Market, Looking At Derek Norris
The Rangers have been linked to Jonathan Lucroy this offseason, but Derek Norris of the Padres is a much more likely target at this point.

Evan Grant/Dallas Morning News

Skip Schumaker To Retire
Skip Schumaker is leaving camp with the Padres and appears to be entering retirement.

Jeff Sanders/San Diego Union-Tribune

Clayton Kershaw To Open For Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers' opening day starter for the sixth consecutive season.

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Shields OK Not Starting Padres' Opener
Starting pitcher James Shields feels he has plenty left at the age of 34.

ESPN.com

Padres Among Those Interested In Lincecum
Tim Lincecum is expected to pitch in a showcase near the end of this month. The location will be in the Phoenix area, possibly either Scottsdale or Tempe.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

'Lazarito' Nearing Decision On Major League Team
Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros is expected to make a decision on where he will sign Wednesday, about one month after Major League Baseball declared him a free agent.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Orioles Acquire Despaigne From Padres
The Orioles have acquired Odrisamer Despaigne from the Padres in exchange for Minor League pitcher Jean Cosme.

Brittany Ghiroli/MLB

Braves, Nationals, Padres Likely To Exceed International Spending Pool
The Braves, Nationals and Padres are all expected to exceed their international spending allocations for the upcoming July 2 period.

Ben Badler/Baseball America

Padres, Marlins Interested In Tim Lincecum
The Marlins are also looking at the right-hander, who plans to showcase for teams next month.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Fernando Rodney Agrees To Deal With Padres
The Padres have fortified the back end of their bullpen by signing Fernando Rodney to a one-year deal.

Corey Brock/MLB

Padres Monitoring Yoenis Cespedes
However, a source characterizes an agreement between San Diego and the Roc Nation client as unlikely.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tigers, Justin Upton Agree To Six-Year, $132.75M Deal
Justin Upton spent the past season with the Padres and batted .251 with 26 homers and 81 RBIs.

ESPN.com

Report: Royals, Ian Kennedy Agree To Five-Year, $70M Deal
Free-agent pitcher Ian Kennedy was 9-15 with a 4.28 ERA for the Padres last season.

ESPN.com

Padres To Sign Alexei Ramirez
The Padres have agreed to a one-year deal with Alexei Ramirez.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports