San Diego Padres

Different approaches for prospect bats, arms
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Offensively, they Padres have thrust their youngsters straight into the fire. On the mound, however, they’re going to take things slower.

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Hosmer starting spring slowly
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Newly acquired Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer likely won’t take the field in a Padres uniform until sometime early next week, possibly Monday or Tuesday.

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Padres roster options could lead to dark horses
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The Padres’ Cactus League slate opens Friday against Seattle, with 67 players set to take aim at a place on the Opening Day roster.

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Diaz transitioning back to starting role
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The Padres didn’t select Miguel Diaz in the 2016 Rule 5 Draft with the long-term vision that he’d be a reliever. He combines an upper-90s fastball with two impactful (yet still raw) offspeed pitches. The Padres think Diaz is worth more in the long run if he’s a part of their rotation. That’s just fine […]

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Hand prepared for unconventional closer role
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On most nights, it’s safe to expect Padres closer Brad Hand will be saved for the ninth inning. But that’s not a hard-and-fast rule, in the eyes of manager Andy Green.

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Myers, Hosmer reunited in Padres camp
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Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers first met during instructional ball in 2009. In the Royals’ system, their paths only crossed briefly during the 2010 season in High A ball before Myers was traded away. Now, they’re both in Padres camp.

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In SD, Hosmer sees similarities to Royals
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Seven years ago, Kansas City was primed to cash in on one of the game’s top farm systems. Eric Hosmer, the No. 3 overall Draft selection in 2008, was a pivotal part of that process, in which the Royals stockpiled young talent in hopes of a future payoff. The same is true of San Diego […]

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On-the-rise Padres the best fit for Hosmer
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On the back fields of the Peoria Sports Complex on Tuesday morning, Padres staff prepped for the first full-squad workout of 2018. In the nearby Colonnade room at Peoria Stadium, Eric Hosmer buttoned his home jersey and donned a Padres cap for the first time.

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Renfroe's future clouded by Hosmer's arrival
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Hunter Renfroe arrived in camp last week seemingly entrenched as the Padres’ right fielder. Coming off a roller-coaster rookie campaign, there was always plenty for him to prove in Year 2. Except, suddenly, Renfroe finds himself squarely in a battle for his job with the pending arrival of Eric Hosmer.

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Padres prepare to unveil Hosmer
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The Padres are expected to introduce Eric Hosmer, their shiny new first baseman, in a news conference Tuesday morning at the Peoria Sports Complex.

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Hosmer deal accelerates Padres' rebuild
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The Padres spent the past two years doing their best to stay out of the limelight. In lieu of flashy moves, general manager A.J. Preller cultivated an elite farm system, building from within without making a major splash via trade or free agency.

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Hosmer's arrival will reshape outfield, lineup
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Thirteen months ago, the Padres hosted a news conference at Petco Park in which they unveiled their first baseman of the future. Earlier that day, Wil Myers put pen to paper on a massive multiyear contract. And he was presumed to be the anchor at that position for half a dozen years.

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