4/19/2014 | Hundley working hard despite limited playing time
The season is barely three weeks old, yet it has become evident that on a team with three catchers, Nick Hundley is the odd-man out. Does Hundley, who has played in eight of the team's first 17 games, feel that his days in San Diego are numbered?
4/19/2014 | Padres garnering lift from bench's power
When Yasmani Grandal connected for a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning on Friday, it gave the Padres four pinch-hit home runs this season in just 28 at-bats. On nine other occasions in franchise history, the Padres have finished with four pinch-hit home runs -- during an entire season.
4/19/2014 | Black aims to keep Gyorko's position static
Padres manager Bud Black could've used second baseman Jedd Gyorko at third base this week while Chase Headley was out. But Black doesn't want to move Gyorko back and forth, instead wishing to give him stability and keep him at second.
4/18/2014 | Quentin headed to Arizona to continue rehab
Outfielder Carlos Quentin, who has yet to play in a game because of a bone bruise in his left knee, will head to Arizona on Monday to continue his on-field work as he eyes a return.
4/18/2014 | Kelly set to pitch in extended spring game
Pitcher Casey Kelly, rated the No. 4 prospect in the organization by MLB.com, will appear in an extended Spring Training game Monday in Arizona and if that goes well, he'll head out on a Minor League rehabilitation assignment next week.
4/18/2014 | Rivera impressing on his work with pitchers
Catcher Rene Rivera made his seventh start of the season Friday against the Giants, which ties him for the team lead with Yasmani Grandal.
4/17/2014 | Headley still dealing with biceps strain
Already battling an achy right knee for much of the early going, Chase Headley was out of the Padres' starting lineup for a second consecutive day Thursday with a mild right biceps strain.
4/17/2014 | Cashner in midst of dominant run on mound
With a 1.27 ERA and zero clunkers after four starts, few pitchers have as much momentum as right-hander Andrew Cashner does right now.
4/17/2014 | Padres sing praises of versatile Denorfia
Chris Denorfia has earned the praise of his manager and teammates thanks to his versatility and mentality.
4/17/2014 | Giants face tough test in San Diego's pitching staff
In their final game at San Diego's Petco Park during the 2013 season, the Giants scored 13 runs. That might be a reasonable goal for the entire three-game series they'll play against the San Diego Padres starting Friday.
4/16/2014 | Cashner sinks Rockies with commanding win
No near no-hitter for Andrew Cashner this time, but the Padres' starting pitcher managed to be dominant just the same on Wednesday night in a 4-2 victory over the Rockies.
4/16/2014 | Headley sits with mild biceps strain
Third baseman Chase Headley was out of the Padres' lineup Wednesday with what manager Bud Black termed a mild right biceps strain. The injury occurred when Headley was hitting in the batting cage before Tuesday's game with the Rockies.
4/16/2014 | Everth back after night off to rest sore knee
The Padres avoided a scare with shortstop Everth Cabrera, who tweaked his right knee Monday night but was back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockies. "It was good to get his name in the lineup again," said Padres manager Bud Black.
4/16/2014 | Alonso fields grounders at third base just in case
With Chase Headley nursing a mild strain of his right biceps, and with the Padres short on options at third base, first baseman Yonder Alonso crossed the diamond during batting practice prior to the game Wednesday.
4/15/2014 | After rocking start, Padres' bats held in check
After a first-inning flurry of hits, the Padres fizzled as right-hander Juan Nicasio settled down, pitching six strong innings as the Rockies came back for a 3-2 victory Tuesday night at Petco Park.
4/15/2014 | Cashner to face Rockies coming off one-hitter
Right-hander Andrew Cashner nearly made history in his last start. The recent past hasn't been nearly as good for Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. The pitchers square off Wednesday night in the third of four games at Petco Park, after the clubs split the first two meetings in the series.
4/15/2014 | Cabrera racking up doubles in leadoff spot
Padres leadoff hitter Everth Cabrera probably isn't going to finish among the top five in the National League in doubles this season, but after 13 games, he's tied for fourth. "It's great, he's using the whole field," said manager Bud Black.
4/15/2014 | Johnson to have Dr. Andrews inspect forearm
Pitcher Josh Johnson, on the disabled list since March 21 with a right forearm strain, will meet with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. "We'll get him in to see Dr. Andrews next week, get another set of eyes, and see where we are," said Padres general manager Josh Byrnes.
4/15/2014 | Bullpen arms fresh for long stretch before off-day
Padres manager Bud Black joked Tuesday that he needs to "reintroduce" himself to rookie reliever Donn Roach, who hasn't been needed lately with the starting pitchers working deep into games. Roach might be seen before too long, as the Padres are in a stretch of 20 consecutive days without a day off.
4/15/2014 | Padres honored for chance to wear No. 42
A wide grin washed across Padres closer Huston Street's face when he saw the No. 42 jersey hanging in his locker Tuesday. "It's just ... cool," said Street, who wore the commemorative jersey number as part of Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball.
4/15/2014 | Wisler outduels Rockies prospect at Double-A
Right-handers Matt Wisler and Eddie Butler may grow accustomed to pitching against each other in the National League West for years to come. But on Monday, Padres prospect Wisler outshined the Rockies' Butler in a 2-1 Texas League victory.
4/14/2014 | Erlin, Nicasio look to secure footing in matchup
The Padres will turn Tuesday to left-hander Robbie Erlin for the second meeting in a four-game series at Petco Park, with the hopes he can replicate the success he had last week facing a mostly left-handed Indians lineup. The Rockies will counter with right-hander Juan Nicasio.
4/14/2014 | Padres rally in wild eighth without notching hit
A wild pitch from Rockies reliever Rex Brothers and an error by catcher Wilin Rosario on the same play Monday night paved the way for an unlikely Padres victory at Petco Park.
4/14/2014 | Quentin progressing, takes BP on field
After hitting inside the indoor cage at Petco Park the past five days, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin stepped out into the late-afternoon sun Monday and took batting practice. "It's a good first step for him," manager Bud Black said.
4/14/2014 | Smith also making early impression with glove
When the Padres traded for Seth Smith, they did so to specifically address their woeful production last season against right-handed pitching. As it turns out, he has shown the ability to make an impact in the outfield as well.
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