San Diego Padres

Versatile Rosales eyes role on Padres' bench
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Typically, non-roster invitees face long odds in cracking the 25-man roster, but Adam Rosales — having played the past six seasons in the American League — might be the ideal component for a National League bench.

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Busy Asuaje continues education with Padres
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Typically, Carlos Asuaje takes a couple of weeks off after the regular season, but this year there was no time. After playing in a career-high 131 games at Double-A last season, Asuaje went to the Arizona Fall League — during which he was traded from the Red Sox to the Padres — where he played […]

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Jay brings focus, work ethic to Padres
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Jon Jay’s uniform is different, but his approach is the same. The outfielder spent the last six seasons roaming the outfield at Busch Stadium and had been with the Cardinals’ organization since they selected him in the second round of the 2006 Draft. But that all became history when Jay — who is a free […]

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Green aims to change Padres' mindset
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When Chip Hale took over as manager of the D-backs last season, he knew the first thing he had to change was what was then a losing culture. It’s the same for Andy Green, a Hale acolyte and Arizona’s third-base coach last season, who’s now taking that same approach in his first year managing the […]

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Morrow faces uphill battle for Padres rotation
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The last two spots in the Padres rotation are wide open heading into the Cactus League season, which begins Wednesday at Peoria Sports Complex against the Mariners. And one gets the sense that it’s going to be a long road back for Brandon Morrow.

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Rodney, Quackenbush to ease into Cactus action
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Right-handed relievers Fernando Rodney and Kevin Quackenbush will be pushed back before they make their debuts during the Cactus League season as they recover from mild hamstring strains, new Padres manager Andy Green said Saturday.

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Padres plan to lean on Shields for leadership
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While new Padres manager Andy Green picked young Tyson Ross to start on Opening Day, he’s relying on veteran James Shields to shoulder a lot of the load in setting the tone in the clubhouse.

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Noonan hopes to stick with hometown team
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As a Minor League free agent, infielder Nick Noonan looked at a handful of teams this winter that might be the best fit for him. When the Padres called, Noonan stopped looking. Noonan, a San Diego native, didn’t hesitate when his hometown team, the one that he grew up rooting for, offered him a deal […]

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Breaking down the Padres' 2016 Top 30 Prospects
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As a result of the Padres’ disappointing 2015 season, Preller and Co. took a different approach to the offseason this year and restocked the farm system with impact talent.

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Bethancourt hopes to reach potential in SD
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Christian Bethancourt might be one of the most intriguing players in the Padres’ camp this spring. Not just because the catcher was once — and not that long ago — a highly regarded catcher, teeming with upside and potential. But also because the Padres won’t carry three catchers on the Opening Day roster and Bethancourt’s […]

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Humber hoping to be 'perfect' fit for Padres
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In a clubhouse teeming with players who have a story to tell, none likely can come close to matching the one Philip Humber owns. Humber, a 33-year-old non-roster invitee in camp on a Minor League deal, knows the devastating highs and wretched lows the game of baseball can bring. Humber has lived it.

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Erlin, Perdomo tapped for Padres' Cactus opener
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On Thursday, Green got the jump on naming the first two pitchers who will take to the mound on Wednesday when the Padres open the Cactus League schedule against the Mariners in Peoria — Robbie Erlin and Luis Perdomo.

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