San Diego Padres

Prospects Tatis Jr., Urias among Padres' NRIs
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Padres general manager A.J. Preller has never been one to shy away from challenging his best prospects. He made that much clear once again on Thursday, when the club announced its non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training.

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Padres show off MLB-largest solar power plans
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The Padres on Wednesday officially unveiled plans for the installation of a new solar power system at Petco Park, which will be the largest in Major League Baseball.

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As spring nears, 2B in SD still uncertain
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Yangervis Solarte may be gone — dealt to Toronto on Jan. 6 for a pair of prospects — but his departure did little to clarify things at second base for the Padres in 2018.

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Nos. 1, 6 lefty prospects reside in Friars' system
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MLB Pipeline unveiled its updated list of the game’s best lefty pitching prospects on Tuesday night, and a pair of 18-year-old Padres farmhands rank among the top six. MacKenzie Gore, the club’s first-round pick in last June’s Draft, is rated as the game’s best young southpaw, while Adrian Morejon checks in at No. 6.

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Padres see big crowd, excitement at FanFest
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Manager Andy Green wasn’t looking to compare turnouts, but if this year’s attendance at Padres FanFest was any indication, fans are eager to see what the future holds for a club brimming with quality young talent.

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Report: Padres, Hand shake on 3-year deal
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Coming off his best season as a Major Leaguer, left-hander Brad Hand has agreed to a three-year extension with the Padres pending a physical, sources told MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal on Saturday. The club has not confirmed the report.

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Padres avoid arbitration with 4 players
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The Padres agreed to terms with four of their five remaining arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday’s deadline for the two sides to submit their salary requests. Shortstop Freddy Galvis, infielder Cory Spangenberg, right-hander Kirby Yates and outfielder Matt Szczur each agreed to terms

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Ex-skipper Rodriguez to manage Lake Elsinore
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Edwin Rodriguez will serve as the new manager for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, the Padres announced Thursday. The club also announced Minor League managers Rod Barajas, Phillip Wellman and Anthony Contreras will all be returning to lead their respective teams within the organization.

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Infielder Rondon dealt to White Sox
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The White Sox acquired infielder Jose Rondon from the Padres in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced Wednesday.

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Padres hire FanGraphs editor as senior analyst
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The Padres on Wednesday hired Dave Cameron as senior analyst — research and development, as the organization continues to expand its reach in that department.

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Makita could play big role in Padres' bullpen
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Brad Hand has proven to be a dominant closer, so the success of the Padres’ 2018 bullpen may come down to how efficiently newcomer Kazuhisa Makita and Co. can get the ball to the All-Star lefty.

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Padres have options aplenty for rotation in '18
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Padres general manager A.J. Preller has been stockpiling arms all offseason, and there could be 10 pitchers who will compete for a starting rotation spot during Spring Training. MLB.com is taking a look at the projected rotation of all 30 teams ahead of Spring Training. Here’s how the Padres might stack up.

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