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'Lazarito' Nearing Decision On Major League Team

Feb 9, 2016 4:29 PM

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.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound outfielder, 16, has drawn interest from the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies.

"I'm always ready. I'm realizing my dream to play professional baseball," Armenteros told last week at Estadio Quisqueya during the Caribbean Series. "I'm planning on making a decision on [Wednesday], but only God knows what will happen and when I will sign. I'm not worried about it. I'm just waiting on the right opportunity."

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Acquire Despaigne From Padres

Feb 4, 2016 4:09 PM

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Minor League pitcher Jean Cosme.

Despaigne has three Minor League options remaining and can be a long reliever or a fifth starter.

"Despaigne is a solid addition to our pitching staff because of his versatility. Our scouts have liked him for some time," Dan Duquette said.

"He has proven he can start and serve as a long-relief option out of the bullpen. Over the last two seasons in San Diego, he pitched 222 innings in 50 games, 34 of which he started. He is a good competitor, and we expect him to compete for a spot in the back end of the rotation."

Brittany Ghiroli/MLB

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Braves, Nationals, Padres Likely To Exceed International Spending Pool

Jan 26, 2016 4:43 PM

The Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres are all expected to exceed their international spending allocations for the upcoming July 2 period.

Clubs don't yet know exactly how much cash they'll have to spend on the international market.

Ben Badler/Baseball America

Tags: Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Padres, Marlins Interested In Tim Lincecum

Jan 26, 2016 7:10 AM

The San Diego Padres are interested in signing Tim Lincecum, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

He also notes that the Miami Marlins continue to look at the right-hander, who plans to showcase for teams next month.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Fernando Rodney Agrees To Deal With Padres

Jan 20, 2016 3:49 PM

The San Diego Padres have fortified the back end of their bullpen by signing Fernando Rodney to a one-year deal.

The contact has an option for 2017, according to sources.

Rodney's deal is for an estimated $1.5 million and can max out at $7 million with performance bonuses.

Corey Brock/MLB

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Padres Monitoring Yoenis Cespedes

Jan 20, 2016 3:47 PM

The San Diego Padres are keeping tabs on the market for Yoenis Cespedes.

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

The Padres have a vacancy in left field with Justin Upton gone through free agency.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Tigers, Justin Upton Agree To Six-Year, $132.75M Deal

Jan 19, 2016 1:42 AM

The Tigers and free-agent outfielder Justin Upton have agreed to a six-year deal worth $132.75 million, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. 

The contract includes an opt-out after the second year, which would allow Upton to go back on the market as a free agent at age 30, a source confirmed to Crasnick.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Report: Royals, Ian Kennedy Agree To Five-Year, $70M Deal

Jan 16, 2016 10:37 AM

The Royals and free-agent pitcher Ian Kennedy have agreed to a five-year deal worth $70 million, according to ESPN and multiple media reports on Saturday.

The 31-year-old was 9-15 with a 4.28 ERA and 174 strikeouts for the Padres last season. 

The deal was earlier reported by MLB Network.

Tags: Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Padres To Sign Alexei Ramirez

Jan 14, 2016 3:47 PM

The San Diego Padres have agreed to a one-year deal with Alexei Ramirez.

The value of the deal has yet to be reported.

Ramirez, 34, had spent his entire Major League career with the Chicago White Sox.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Astros, Padres Will Play Spring Games In Mexico City

Jan 14, 2016 9:54 AM

Major League Baseball will return to Mexico City in March for a two spring training games between the Houston Astros and the San Diego Padres.

It has been 12 years since Major League Baseball traveled to the city.

The Astros faced the Miami Marlins in a two-game preseason series back in 2004.

Associated Press

Tags: Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Padres To Sign Carlos Villanueva
Carlos Villanueva, 32, spent the 2015 campaign with the Cardinals, where he worked in a relief role, logging 61 innings across 35 appearances.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Padres Still In Contact With Ian Desmond, Alexei Ramirez
The Padres are still looking for a shortstop and have placed a priority on adding one to the Major League roster.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres To Sign Adam Rosales
Adam Rosales will provide a veteran utility option to the organization.

Matt Eddy/Baseball America

Fernando Rodney In 'Active Talks' With Four Teams
Fernando Rodney is in "active talks" with multiple teams and the Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, Cubs and Padres are all in the mix.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Bagwell, Hoffman, Raines In Good Shape For HOF In 2017
They won't be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, but Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Trevor Hoffman turned in impressive showings on the ballot and look good for 2017.

Doug Miller/MLB

Padres, Ian Desmond Having Continued Discussions
No deal is imminent and a report indicates that discussions are "very preliminary."

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Padres Having Discussions With Ian Desmond
The Padres have emerged as the favorites to land free-agent shortstop Ian Desmond, according to

Padres Top Priority Is Finding A Shortstop
A.J. Preller notes that the offseason is still young as he looks to fill roster holes.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres Trade Jedd Gyorko To Cardinals For Jon Jay
The Padres will send over several million dollars to offset Jedd Gyorko's contract.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Padres Shopping Kemp In Search Of Shortstop
The Padres may be reluctant to absorb a lot of the money Matt Kemp is owed in a trade, which could complicate any possible trade.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres Hire Mark McGwire As Bench Coach
Mark McGwire called it "a great challenge" to become rookie manager Andy Green's right-hand man.

Associated Press

Padres Acquire Drew Pomeranz From A's For Yonder Alonso
The Padres have acquired Drew Pomeranz, minor league left-hander Jose Torres and either a player to be named or cash from the Athletics in exchange for Yonder Alonso and Marc Rzepczynski.

Associated Press

Padres Meet With Nobuhiro Matsuda
Two members of the Padres front office, including A.J. Preller, recently met with free agent third baseman Nobuhiro Matsuda, according to multiple reports.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Sources: Padres Looking To Trade Kemp, Ross
Veteran outfielder Matt Kemp is owed $21.75M over each of the next four seasons.

Red Sox Acquire Kimbrel From Padres
The Red Sox have acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Padres in exchange for four Minor League players.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Mariners Acquire Joaquin Benoit From Padres
San Diego received two minor league prospects -- right-handed pitcher Enyel De Los Santos and infielder Nelson Ward.

Associated Press

Padres Leaning Towards Qualifying Offer For Ian Kennedy
A decision doesn't have to be made until Friday afternoon, but San Diego is reportedly "likely" to do so.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres Will Bring Back Joaquin Benoit
The Padres have exercised a $7.5 million club option on Joaquin Benoit for the 2016 season.

Associated Press

Darren Balsley To Return As Padres' Pitching Coach
Darren Balsley will return to the Padres for his 14th season as the team's pitching coach.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Mets Expected To Be Players For Ian Desmond
The Mariners, Padres, White Sox and Twins could also be in the running to sign the shortstop.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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