San Diego Padres Wiretap

Padres Extend Andy Green's Contract Through 2021

Aug 14, 2017 8:03 AM

The San Diego Padres have extended Andy Green's contract.

Exact terms haven't been announced, but it's been reported that Green's deal now runs through the 2021 season.

Green is just 119-159 since being hired by the Padres before the 2016 season.

A.J. Cassavell/MLB

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

Royals Acquire Trevor Cahill, Relievers From Padres

Jul 25, 2017 7:51 AM

The Kansas City Royals have acquired Trevor Cahill, Brandon Morrow and Ryan Buchter from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitchers Matt Strahm and Travis Wood, minor league infielder Esteury Ruiz and cash.

Kansas City struggled to begin the season, but they have surged up the standings and are hoping for a postseason bid.

"We wanted to move sooner than later," Dayton Moore said.

Associated Press

Tags: Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Madison Bumgarner Pitches Seven Solid Innings

Jul 16, 2017 1:25 AM

Madison Bumgarner was back on the mound after three long months away. The Giants left-hander was making his first start since April 19 at Kansas City. The next day, he wiped out while riding a dirt bike on a day off in Denver, spraining the AC joint in his left shoulder and suffering bruised ribs.

He pitched seven innings Saturday night and left with the score tied at 3 after allowing four hits, including home runs to Matt Szczur and Jabari Blash, while striking out five and walking two.

The Padres won the game 5-3 on Hector Sanchez's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Giants Place Cueto On DL To Make Room For Bumgarner

Jul 15, 2017 7:06 PM

The Giants made way for left-handed ace Madison Bumgarner's return to the rotation on Saturday by putting right-hander Johnny Cueto placed on the disabled list.

The move to the DL comes one day after Cueto said he needed time off because of his blister issues.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Injury, Misc Rumor

Dodgers-Padres Discipline Issued By MLB

Jul 2, 2017 1:13 AM

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions during an argument with San Diego Padres manager Andy Green in the bottom of the first inning of Friday’s game between the two Clubs. In addition, Green and Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood have each received an undisclosed fine.

Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Roberts’ suspension will be served tonight, when the Clubs continue their series at Petco Park in San Diego.

Press Release

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

Dave Roberts, Andy Green Ejected After Dispute

Jul 1, 2017 12:59 AM

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Padres manager Andy Green were ejected after a dispute in which Roberts shoved Green behind home plate.

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

Andy Green Calls Out Anthony Rizzo After Home Plate Collision

Jun 20, 2017 7:39 AM

Andy Green did little to conceal his feelings about the home-plate collision that knocked Austin Hedges out of Monday night's game, calling Anthony Rizzo's hit "a cheap shot."

Rizzo was attempting to score from third base on a lineout to center by Kris Bryant in the bottom of the sixth when he slammed into Hedges. Rizzo's left shoulder caught Hedges square in the right thigh and midsection and the San Diego Padres catcher fell over backward, holding onto the ball for an inning-ending double play.

Hedges left the game with a bruised thigh. He was replaced by Luis Torrens.

"I think you look at that play and it's a fairly egregious violation of the rule," Green said. "The rule exists to protect the catcher. The safety of the catcher is more in jeopardy now when you have the rule to protect you because you're not expecting to get hit when you give a guy a plate like that.

"That's a cheap shot. I'm not saying he's a dirty player at all -- nobody is saying that -- but he clearly deviated from his path to hit our catcher, took our catcher out. Rule exists to protect him. It's a disheartening play to see come about like that."


Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

RealGM Staff Report

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Padres Receiving Trade Interest In Brad Hand

May 25, 2017 7:48 AM

The San Diego Padres recently told other clubs that they are "open for business" and reliever Brad Hand is receiving a lot of interest, according to a report.

Hand, 27, has emerged as a useful bullpen arm since the Padres claimed him off waivers from the Miami Marlins last April.

Since then, Hand has posted a 2.65 ERA ball with a 146-to-46 K/BB ratio in 115 1/3 innings.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Christian Bethancourt To Focus On Pitching Full-Time

Apr 28, 2017 7:35 AM

Christian Bethancourt, sent down to Triple-A by the San Diego Padres after a failed stint in a hybrid role, has agreed to work on developing as a pitcher in the Minor Leagues.

The Padres are encouraged by Bethancourt's decision after he was demoted to the El Paso Chihuahuas and given a few days to decide whether he wanted to pitch or catch.

"He said that he would pitch, and we're happy with that decision on his part," Andy Green said. "We're glad that he feels the same way we feel about it."

Bethancourt's natural position is catcher, but the Padres have used him as a pitcher the past two seasons. He hit .143 in eight games and appeared in four as a pitcher, going 0-0 with a 14.73 ERA in 3 2/3 innings.


Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

Wil Myers Records First Cycle Of 2017
Wil Myers recorded the first cycle of both his career and the 2017 season on Monday night as the Padres defeated the Rockies 5-3.

Associated Press

Nearly Half Of Padres' Payroll Going To Players No Longer On Roster
The Padres are carrying an Opening Day payroll of $68 million, nearly half of which will go to players no longer on the team.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres Keep Christian Bethancourt As Hybrid
Christian Bethancourt will be used as a relief pitcher and utility player by the Padres.

Angel Pagan To Decide On Club Soon
His performance at the World Baseball Classic increased his value.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Rays, Yankees Interested In Trade For Nick Ahmed
The Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Nick Ahmed and the Rays and Yankees have been mentioned as potential destinations.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Dodgers Have $47.4M In Dead Money On Payroll
The Dodgers have a $235.7 million payroll, but a good chunk of that is dead money.

Craig Edwards/FanGraphs

Padres May Experiment With Unique Pitching Rotation
The Padres have 11 pitchers competing for rotation spots in camp and may use a unique strategy to maintain flexibility.

A.J. Cassavell/MLB

Kershaw To Start Opening Day For The Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw will be making his seventh consecutive Opening Day start for the Dodgers.

Padres, Jered Weaver Agree On One-Year, $3M Deal
Jered Weaver went 12-12 with a 5.06 ERA for the Angels last season.

Jered Weaver Confirms To Teammates He Won't Return To Angels
Jered Weaver has ended any doubt by making it clear to his former teammates that he won't be back with the Angels.

Jeff Fletcher/Orange County Register

Padres, Erick Aybar Agree To Minor League Deal
The Padres have agreed to a Minor League contract with Erick Aybar.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Trevor Hoffman Falls Five Votes Shy Of Hall Of Fame
Trevor Hoffman fell short of the votes required to gain election into the Hall of Fame when the voting was released on Wednesday.

Associated Press

Padres, Wil Myers Still Working On Extension Worth More Than $80M
The two sides have a "basic agreement" in place that would guarantee Wil Myers $83 million over six years with a team option for a seventh season.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Padres Closing In On Deal With Trevor Cahill
The deal with the Padres reportedly will carry $1.75 million in guaranteed money.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Padres Sign Wil Meyers To Six-Year, $80M Deal
Wil Myers, who primarily played first base in 2016, had been eligible for arbitration.

Roughly 20 Teams Interested In Tyson Ross
Tyson Ross threw less than six innings last season before ultimately undergoing thoracic outlet surgery in October.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Padres Have Held Discussions With Jake Peavy
Jake Peavy, 35, last played with the Padres in 2009.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Source: Padres, Jhoulys Chacin Agree On One-Year Deal
Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin made 34 appearances with the Braves and Angels last season.

Padres 'Aggressively Shopping' Yangervis Solarte
The Padres are "aggressively shopping" Yangervis Solarte and the Dodgers are among the interested clubs.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cubs Sign Jon Jay To One-Year, $8M Deal
Outfielder Jon Jay hit .291 in 347 at-bats for the Padres last season.