San Diego Padres Wiretap

Minaya Leaves Padres To Join MLBPA

Jan 29, 2015 4:54 PM

Omar Minaya has decided to leave his job with the San Diego Padres to become a special adviser to Major League Baseball Players Association head Tony Clark.

Minaya will focus on international affairs and game development in the U.S., including amateur ball.

Born in the Dominican Republic, Minaya started in baseball management as a scout for the Texas Rangers, where he helped sign Sammy Sosa.

Associated Press

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals, Padres, Rangers, Red Sox Linked To Hamels

Jan 15, 2015 3:54 PM

Cole Hamels, who has been available since last summer, can still be acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies for a steep price.

Four primary suitors remain for the left-hander, according to sources, the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox.

The Phillies will not move Hamels unless they get the haul they are looking for in return.

Hamels is signed through 2018 at $96 million and possibly through 2019 at $110 million if his option kicks in.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers

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San Diego To Host 2016 All-Star Game

Jan 15, 2015 3:39 PM

San Diego's Petco Park will host baseball's All-Star Game in 2016.

The announcement marks the second-straight year the game will be played at a National League site.

This summer's game will be played in Cincinnati on July 14. The same league hasn't hosted the game in consecutive years since 2006 at Pittsburgh's PNC Park and 2007 at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

Associated Press

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Mets Expect To Trade Gee Within '7-10 Days'

Jan 14, 2015 8:13 AM

The New York Mets expect to trade Dillon Gee within the next "7-10 days," according to a report.

Where James Shields ends up signing could have an impact on the timetable for a deal.

The Mets have been actively shopping Gee for much of the offseason with the Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants considered the favorites.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Report: Padres Still Targeting Hamels

Jan 13, 2015 10:42 AM

Cole Hamels is reportedly still a target of the San Diego Padres, who have shaken up their roster this offseason.

Nothing is close between the Padres and Philadelphia Phillies, but the left-hander, who is a San Diego native, has been linked to the club before.

The Phillies are believed to want a lot in return for the 31-year-old Hamels.

AJ Cassavell/MLB

Tags: San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yoan Lopez Likely Headed For Record Contract

Jan 12, 2015 4:47 PM

Cuban right-handed pitching prospect Yoan Lopez could be in line for a record-setting contract as Major League clubs court him.

The 21-year-old starter is currently weighing offers and appears in line to break the $8 million bonus record for an international amateur set by Angels infielder Roberto Baldoquin, according to a source.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres and New York Yankees are among the teams to express strong interest in the pitcher, who was cleared by the United States government last week.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants, Padres, Rockies Interested In Gee

Jan 12, 2015 11:30 AM

The San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies are among the clubs interested in acquiring Dillon Gee from the New York Mets, according to a report.

The Mets have been actively discussing the 28-year-old right-hander in trade talks.

Colorado is known to be looking to fortify their pitching staff.

Gee is projected to make $5.1 million this coming season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Padres Sign Valverde, Ebert, Mateo

Jan 11, 2015 2:02 AM

Jose Valverde is back in baseball according to Baseball America on Saturday.

The report said the Padres have signed Jose Valverde to a minor league deal in addition to left-hander Scott Ebert and right-hander Marcos Mateo.

Valverde, a right-hander, has spent 12 seasons in the majors and was most recently a member of the Mets. Valverde appeared in 21 games for the Mets last season, but posted a 5.66 ERA and was released in late May.

Although Valverde is a three time All-Star, he is 36 years old and hasn’t played a full season since 2012.

Baseball America

Tags: San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Justin Upton Not Intimidated By Petco Park

Jan 7, 2015 4:31 PM

Justin Upton says he's not intimidated by playing at Petco Park.

The San Diego Padres introduced Upton on Tuesday along with a number of other offseason additions.

Upton has hit .291 with 10 home runs in 46 career games at the ballpark, which is known as tough on hitters.

"Everybody says it's big. I don't think so," Upton said. "It usually plays pretty fair. It's one of those places where if you hit a home run, it's going to be a home run. I've enjoyed a bit of success here, and I enjoy playing here.

"I think the park's great. It's a great atmosphere. I mean, how can you beat playing in San Diego every day? The new guys are going to love it, the guys who haven't played here."

ESPN

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Padres Pushed Hard For Kuroda

Jan 2, 2015 9:37 AM

The San Diego Padres made a serious push to sign Hiroki Kuroda before the 39-year-old opted to return to Japan.

A report indicated that San Diego made an offer as high as $18 million to move the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees out of the picture, but a source said that may have been "a little high."

Jeff Sanders/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mariners Get Seth Smith From Padres
Seth Smith is expected to join Justin Ruggiano in a right-field platoon for the Mariners.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Report: Mariners Nearing Deal For Seth Smith
San Diego is looking for bullpen depth, which is an area in which Seattle can help.

Greg Johns/MLB

Mariners Still Considering Seth Smith
The Mariners are still looking to add depth to their Major League outfield.

Ryan Divish/San Diego Union-Tribune

Yankees Trade Shawn Kelley To Padres
The Yankees have traded Shawn Kelley to the Padres in exchange for right-hander Johnny Barbato.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Sources: Orioles Discussing Outfielder With Padres
The Orioles are still interested in potentially acquiring Seth Smith or Will Venable from the Padres, according to sources.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Padres, Josh Johnson Reach $1M Deal
Bonuses can increase the value of the contract to $7.25 million.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Padres Plan To Keep Wil Myers
The Padres plan to keep Wil Myers and play him in center field, according to sources close to the organization.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Report: Padres, Phillies Discussing Trade For Hamels
The Boston Globe reported last week the Padres, Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, and Rangers were interested in Cole Hamels.

MLB.com

David Ross To Sign With Cubs
It was reported earlier Friday that Ross would sign with the Padres, but he ends up with the Cubs.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Source: Red Sox, Padres Nearing Middlebrooks Deal
San Diego will reportedly send Ryan Hanigan to Boston in the deal.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Justin Upton Traded To Padres
Justin Upton will make $14.5 million in 2015 and is set for free agency in 2016.

ESPN

A's Trade Derek Norris To Padres
Oakland got right-handers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez for Norris, right-hander Seth Streich and an international signing slot.

Associated Press

Dodgers, Padres Finalize Kemp Trade
Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after the club finalized a five-player trade with the Dodgers on Thursday night.

Associated Press

Kemp's Hip Put Dodgers-Padres Trade On Hold
The trade between the Dodgers and Padres centered around Matt Kemp is currently on hold while the Padres review the outfielder's medical records, according to a source.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Sources: Angels Have Discussed Hamilton With Rangers, Padres
Josh Hamilton is owed $83 million over the next three seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Padres, Rays, Nationals Agree To Trade Centered Around Myers
A three-team deal has been agreed upon that will send Wil Myers to the Padres.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Dodgers Expect Kemp Trade With Padres To Be Completed
The Dodgers have heard anything to indicate that their trade with the Padres involving Matt Kemp is in jeopardy of not being completed.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Reports: Padres, Rays Discussing Wil Myers Trade
Wil Myers would head to San Diego in the deal involving several players.

Corey Brock/MLB

Brandon Morrow Signs With Padres
The Padres have signed Brandon Morrow to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

ESPN

Source: Kemp Informed Of Trade To Padres
"It's done," said a source.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times