Found February 20, 2012 on
This spring, Padres reliever Joe Thatcher has his eye on a clean bill of health from the start of camp to the finish, as his surgically repaired left shoulder -- a procedure done last May -- has responded well to early work.
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Baseball is in the air. Players are beginning to report to spring training. The Padres appear to be nearly set with only a couple 25 man spots up for grabs. Although the 2012 draft is not until June, the Padres surely have scouts getting ready for the high school and college baseball season about to begin. With the seventhoverall pick in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft, the...
Yesterday, Dan Hayes of the North County Times reported via Twiter, that all 35 Padres pitchers and catchers had reported to Peoria, Arizona. In addition to the mandatory appearance by pitchers and catchers 8 position players reported voluntarily. One of the position players was the oft maligned Orlando Hudson.Orlando Hudson is well aware that his stock tumbled last year after coming...
The Padres have one of the best systems in all of baseball. If you are looking for pitching, they've got some of that. If up the middle fielders are more your thing, well, they have those too. Then again, if you are the type that likes corner guys that can hit, they've got that covered too. There is a ton of depth here. If ten prospect hounds were tasked with compiling...
I read the opening paragraph of Bill Center's article this morning and immediately stopped.My mind was blown after reading these words written about Padres manager Bud Black: " . . . where he begins his sixth spring training as Padres manager Monday."It seems like only yesterday that Bud Black arrived from Anaheim and the Bruce Bochy Era concluded. Yet here he is,...
Catcher John Baker arrived in camp last weekend with a pretty good idea of how he'll go about learning an entirely new pitching staff.
Third baseman Chase Headley showed up at the Peoria Sports Complex on Tuesday, well ahead of Friday's report date for position players.
Pitchers and catchers have started working out today. All over the internet I have seen pictures and videos of arms being loosened up and legs being stretched. It's a great sight to see all these guys getting ready for the upcoming season. As of right now only pitchers and catchers are required to be at camp. However, there are position players showing up as well, which is always...
Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley said that he was impressed with the bullpen session that left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard tossed Tuesday. Richard missed the second half of last season after having arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder.
Right-handed pitcher Dustin Moseley cautiously takes first swings with surgically repaired left shoulder
Vince Belnome, 23, was taken as a twenty-eighth round pick by the San Diego Padres in the 2009 draft despite compiling a .388/.477/.573 career line at West Virginia as a teammate of Padres’ top prospect third baseman Jedd Gyorko.
From 2009 until July 31, 2011, the Padres had the best bullpen ERA in the Major Leagues (2.79). Flash forward to 2012 and the Padres have two new faces at the back end of the bullpen with Andrew Cashner and Huston Street.
The first workout of spring went off without a hitch Monday, as manager Bud Black and his staff -- as well as several front-office folks -- watched pitchers throw off the mound for the first time.
Like an accomplished actor playing a familiar part, Nick Hundley has developed the confidence to stray from the script.