San Diego Padres

Perdomo hopes to top Twins in finale
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The Padres and Twins conclude their two-game series with a matchup of right-handers Wednesday at Petco Park, with Ervin Santana going for Minnesota and Luis Perdomo pitching for San Diego.

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Green believes Margot is a special talent
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Andy Green pulls no punches when it comes to Manuel Margot.The Padres manager thinks the 22-year-old rookie center fielder is a special talent. And as strong as Margot is playing this season, well, “there’s more in there,” said Green.

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Padres elect to hang on to Hand, Chacin
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All along, the Padres maintained they wouldn’t budge from their high asking price for Brad Hand. Evidently, it was never met.

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Myers expected back in lineup vs. Twins
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Minnesota pitcher Jose Berrios will look to continue his surprising season while San Diego’s Jhoulys Chacin attempts to keep his current streak of wins going in a matchup of right-handers when the Padres host the Twins in the opener of a two-game series on Tuesday.

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Padres welcome back Hedges, Solarte
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Two key pieces returned from the disabled list in time for Sunday’s finale against the Pirates, as the Padres welcomed back catcher Austin Hedges and infielder Yangervis Solarte.

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Myers gets much-needed respite from starting
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Wil Myers doesn’t like missing games, but he hopes doing that will be exactly what gets him going. The Padres’ first baseman was out of the lineup for the second straight day Sunday. With Monday’s off-day, Myers will receive a three-day break to mentally “reboot, recenter,” manager Andy Green said.

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Hand not letting Trade Deadline weigh on him
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Brad Hand is hours from having some clarity regarding his future with the Padres. Finally. One of the most coveted trade chips ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline, Hand has been the subject of intense speculation for the better part of the past month. Come 1 p.m. PT on Monday, his future — for the […]

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McGrath's big league debut worth the wait
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A day before his 25th birthday, Kyle McGrath made his big league debut for the Padres on Sunday against the Pirates. He worked a scoreless inning in a 7-1 loss.

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Coleman hits homer, but Padres fall in finale
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Andrew McCutchen hit three homers and Gerrit Cole allowed one run in seven innings as the Pirates topped the Padres in the series finale Sunday. Dusty Coleman hit his second big league homer and Clayton Richard allowed four runs in six innings in taking the loss for the Padres.

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Pirela's versatility, speed keep him in lineup
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Jose Pirela had two triples in the Padres’ 4-2 win over the Pirates on Saturday, though his game pants were a casualty.

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Padres don't have to trade Hand
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As everyone speculates about what team Brad Hand might be pitching for in two days, I’d like to offer a possibility — the Padres.

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Padres aim for sweep behind Richard
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Gerrit Cole, who has a 2.52 ERA in July, takes on the Padres and Clayton Richard in the series finale on Sunday at Petco Park.

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