San Diego Padres

Padres' lopsided loss is just that — one loss
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The 2016 San Diego Padres are 0-1. Granted, that “1” in the loss column was not pretty. (In fact, the 15-0 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers was a historic rout in the context of Opening Day.) But the theme in the Padres’ clubhouse on Monday night was that — no matter the score […]

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Padres' opening ceremonies have fans abuzz
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If the Opening Day festivities are any sign of things to come at Petco Park, the 2016 season should be an exciting one. On Monday afternoon, the Padres put on a pregame show worthy of an Opening Day in downtown San Diego.

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9 top Padres prospects on Fort Wayne roster
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Nine of the Padres’ top 30 prospects will be opening the season with Class A Fort Wayne on Thursday night. The TinCaps’ season-opening roster will include the Padres’ top three Draft picks from last June and 19-year-old shortstop Ruddy Giron, who hit .285 with nine homers and 49 RBIs in 96 games at Fort Wayne […]

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Green's message to Padres: 'Enjoy this moment'
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Andy Green slept just fine on Sunday night. The Padres’ manager woke up early for his club’s opener against the Dodgers and headed to Petco Park, where he received a text message with a photo of his three daughters and the caption “Cheering for you, Daddy” written by his eldest, Lainey.

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Opener vs. LA unravels from Ross, Padres
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Clayton Kershaw staked his claim as one of baseball’s greatest Opening Day performers, as the Dodgers gave the Padres a historic season-opening drubbing in a 15-0 victory at Petco Park on Monday afternoon.

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Trio of Padres took part in memorable 1984 ASG
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The 1984 season marked the first time that two Padres were voted into the NL starting lineup for the All-Star Game. Joining outfielder Tony Gwynn and first baseman Steve Garvey at Candlestick Park was relief pitcher Goose Gossage.

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Padres set Opening Day roster
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The Padres finalized their 25-man roster Sunday morning, deciding on No. 6 prospect Colin Rea for their final rotation spot and choosing Adam Rosales and Ryan Buchter for the final bench and bullpen roles, respectively.

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Pressure's on Rule 5 players to produce
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The ceiling for Padres outfielder Jabari Blash and right-hander Luis Perdomo is extremely high. There aren’t many people in the organization who doubt that. But, as Rule 5 players on a Major League roster, the Padres have to be just as concerned about their floor. That’s because, if the club hopes to keep Blash and […]

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Guthrie feels Padres are right fit for him
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Jeremy Guthrie, who posted a 5.95 ERA in 30 appearances (24 starts) for Kansas City last year, will start the season with Triple-A El Paso. He was roughed up Saturday, allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings.

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Spangenberg goes 2-for-2 in final spring game
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The Padres and White Sox wrapped up their exhibition slate Saturday afternoon at Petco Park with a 10-2 Chicago victory. Avisail Garcia sparked the come-from-behind win with his fifth homer of the spring and the team’s 51st — the most in the Majors.

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Kershaw-Ross rekindles storied NL West rivalry
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Familiar foes and division rivals since the National League West was born, the Dodgers and Padres meet to begin the regular season for a second straight year, once again bringing the Opening Day atmosphere to a Southern California rivalry dating back to 1969. When the three-time division champion Dodgers travel down Interstate 5 to Petco […]

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Blash, Jankowski secure roster spots
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The Padres will break camp with five outfielders on the big league roster, as prospects Jabari Blash and Travis Jankowski were told Saturday morning that they’d made the club. Both will assume bench roles at the start of the season.

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