San Diego Padres Wiretap

Padres 'Aggressively Shopping' Yangervis Solarte

Dec 5, 2016 8:25 AM

The San Diego Padres are "aggressively shopping" Yangervis Solarte and the Los Angeles Dodgers are among the interested clubs, according to a report.

The Dodgers could play Solarte at second or third base, but the expectation is that they will re-sign Justin Turner.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cubs Sign Jon Jay To One-Year, $8M Deal

Nov 30, 2016 3:04 AM

The Cubs have signed outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year, $8 million contract, the team announced Tuesday.

The 31-year-old is a career .287 hitter with a .352 on-base percentage. He has played most of his career with the Cardinals but spent 2016 with the Padres, hitting .291 in 347 at-bats.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Padres, Pirates, Yankees Reach Out To Derek Holland

Nov 16, 2016 5:28 PM

Derek Holland is drawing interest from the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees, according to multiple reports.

Holland's agent, Michael Martini, says the pitcher is intrigued by the Pirates and is also interested in a return to the Texas Rangers.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Tyson Ross To Undergo Surgery For Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Oct 13, 2016 5:42 AM

Tyson Ross will undergo surgery to deal with symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.

The San Diego Padres hope Ross will be healthy enough to begin the 2017 season.

Ross started on Opening Day before missing the remainder of the year.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Padres, Injury

Padres Fire President Mike Dee

Oct 12, 2016 3:46 PM

After yet another disappointing season, the San Diego Padres have fired president Mike Dee.

The Padres released a one-sentence statement saying that executive chairman Ron Fowler and managing partner Peter Seidler "announced the departure of" Dee.

Dee's ouster came less than a month after general manager A.J. Preller was suspended for a month by Major League Baseball after its investigation revealed the Padres had withheld medical information from trade partners.

Associated Press

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

Padres Honor Yangervis Solarte's Late Wife During Game

Sep 19, 2016 7:50 AM

The San Diego Padres played with heavy hearts against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday a day after Yangervis Solarte lost his wife, Yuliett, to cancer.

The Rockies defeated the Padres 6-3 at Coors Field.

"Everybody's heart breaks for him right now," Andy Green said. "He's had infectious energy all year long, and when you can consider the circumstances of his life, it's hard to fathom. So from our perspective, 'Hey, whenever you want to be back, you can come back. If you don't want to be back in the last two weeks, you don't have to be back.'

"But we'll continue to talk to him, offer our love and support, anything we can possibly do for his family from a logistics perspective."

Before the game, the Rockies held a moment of silence for Yuliett.

"I'm sure it was a tough day for them to play," Walt Weiss said. "You lose a family member, I'm sure there are a lot of heavy hearts over there. It certainly puts things in perspective."

Associated Press

Tags: San Diego Padres

A.J. Preller Suspended 30 Days After Investigation Of Pomeranz Trade

Sep 16, 2016 8:30 AM

Major League Baseball has suspended A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay after an investigation into the Drew Pomeranz trade between the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox.

Major League Baseball said it was looking into San Diego's handling of medical information of players they were trading. The league's investigators interviewed officials from both teams and then submitted their findings to Rob Manfred.

The matter is now considered closed.

Padres officials instructed their organization's athletic trainers to maintain two distinct files of medical information on their players: one for industry consumption and the other for internal use, according to sources.

Trainers were told in meetings during spring training that the distinction was meant to better position the team for trades.

"I accept full responsibility for issues related to the oversight of our medical administration and record keeping," Preller said in a statement. "I want to emphasize that there was no malicious intent on the part of me, or anyone on my staff, to conceal information or disregard MLB's recommended guidelines. This has been a learning process for me. I will serve my punishment and look forward to being back on the job in 30 days."

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, Suspension, Trade Rumor

Hector Olivera Found Guilty Of Assault, Sentenced To Jail

Sep 9, 2016 7:56 AM

Hector Olivera was found guilty on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge in a Virginia courtroom and was ordered to serve 10 days in jail on Thursday.

The former Atlanta Braves outfielder appeared before an Arlington County (Va) General District Court judge, who presided over, issued the guilty verdict and levied the sentence on the assault charge in a bench trial.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, although the judge suspended 80 days of that sentence. He hasn't appeared in a Major League game since his arrest in April.

Major League Baseball put Olivera on paid leave and he later suspended 82 games by the league under MLB's Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

The Braves dealt Olivera to the San Diego Padres in July in exchange for slugger Matt Kemp. The Padres waived Olivera in August and he remains a free agent.

A.J. Perez/USA Today

Tags: Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Legal

Padres Call Up Former Groundskeeper

Sep 8, 2016 5:11 AM

The San Diego Padres called up Jake Smith, who forged an unlikely path to the Major Leagues, on Wednesday.

Smith spent years as a groundskeeper for the San Francisco Giants.

Hanley Ramirez welcomed Smith with a solo home run on the first pitch the 27-year-old threw.

"It's a rude greeting to your Major League career by Hanley Ramirez," Andy Green said. "He threw the ball well. … He attacked. He was in the zone. I think that's what you want out of a young guy who jumps up from Double-A for his first big league start."

Smith threw 14 pitches in his one inning, and surrendered one additional hit that should have been caught in left-center field, before inducing a double play and flyout to end the eighth.

"[He] settled in nicely after the home run," Green said. "Sometimes you don't know how a guy's going to respond the first time on a Major League field. Give up a home run on your very first pitch, he was right back in the strike zone. Those are good things to see."

Carlos Collazo/MLB

Tags: San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants

Padres Interested In Re-Signing John Jay

Aug 27, 2016 2:09 PM

The San Diego Padres have interest in re-signing John Jay this offseason.

"It feels great," Jay, asked his reaction, said Friday. "I love San Diego, I love what's going on, I love where the team's headed. Obviously, with free agency, you wait so long to get to this point as a player, you want to see what's out there. But at the same time, I feel very comfortable here. I do like it a lot here, so this is definitely something my wife and I will discuss when we're making those decisions."

"He's a tremendous leader, and he's still a great player," Padres manager Andy Green said. "I'm hopeful he wants to be back, and I'm hopeful we come to some sort of terms where he comes back, but that's an offseason discussion at this point in time. I think all parties involved are pretty open to it."

Jay performed effectively when he was on the field this season. At the time of his injury, he was leading the team in batting average and the National League in doubles.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

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

Padres Have Considered Releasing Alexei Ramirez
The Padres have considered releasing Alexei Ramirez in order to open up time for younger players.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Phillies Turn First Triple-Play At Petco Park
The Phillies turned the first-ever triple-play at Petco Park on Sunday afternoon.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Padres Drawing Scrutiny After Recent Trades
The examination of the Padres' moves has led to a conversation about establishing protocol for what medical information MLB teams must disclose.

Source: Padres Trade Matt Kemp To Braves For Hector Olivera
The Padres and Braves swap bad contracts on Saturday, according to a source.

Homer Bailey To Make First Start Since Tommy John Surgery
Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will face the Padres on Sunday after being activated from the DL.

Marlins, Padres Complete Seven-Player Trade
In addition to Andrew Cashner, the Marlins will receive Colin Rea and Tayron Guerrero.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Marlins Acquire Andrew Cashner From Padres
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that San Diego will also send Colin Rea to the Marlins in the deal.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Orioles Trying Hard To Get Andrew Casher From Padres
San Diego has also discussed Melvin Upton, Jr. with Baltimore.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Giants In "Active Talks' With Padres On Andrew Cashner
The Padres are pushing to trade Andrew Cashner, who pitched on Tuesday night, ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Padres Making Progress On Andrew Cashner Trade
The Padres are discussing Andrew Cashner with multiple teams and are making progress on a deal to move him.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Blue Jays Reportedly Agree To Acquire Melvin Upton, Jr.
Melvin Upton is earning $15.45 million this season and has one more year at $16.45 million remaining on his deal.

Gregor Chisholm/MLB

Giants Casting Wide Net In Search Of Reliever
The Giants are engaging in a broad search as they look to add a reliever ahead of Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Henry Sculman/San Francisco Chronicle

Padres 'Pushing Hard' To Move Derek Norris
San Diego has catcher Austin Hedges waiting in the Minor Leagues.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza became a piece of baseball history on Sunday at Cooperstown.

Padres, Jorge Ona Agree To $7M Signing Bonus
Jorge Ona, 19, was recently declared a free agent by Major League Baseball.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Padres Pushing Hard To Trade Andrew Cashner
The Padres are widely expected to trade Andrew Cashner before the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Red Sox Acquire Drew Pomeranz From Padres
The Red Sox have acquired Drew Pomeranz from the Padres in exchange for 18-year-old prospect Anderson Espinoza.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

San Diego Sets MLB FanFast Merchandise Sales Record
More merchandise was sold over the past five days than at any All-Star Game in the past 16 years, which is as long as the league has kept that data.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Rangers Interested In Drew Pomeranz
The Rangers are interested in Drew Pomeranz and have "done background work" on the Padres left-hander.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Syndergaard, Cespedes, Fowler Scratched From All-Star Game
Drew Pomeranz. Starling Marte, and Jay Bruce have been added to the NL All-Star Game roster.