Found February 20, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Joe Thatcher
TEAMS: San Diego Padres
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.

Padres 5x5 2012 Prospect Rankings

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...

Baker leans on video in acclimating to Padres

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.

Headley among Padres' early arrivals

Third baseman Chase Headley showed up at the Peoria Sports Complex on Tuesday, well ahead of Friday's report date for position players.

Richard impresses in first bullpen session

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.

Moseley trying to get back into the swing this spring

Right-handed pitcher Dustin Moseley cautiously takes first swings with surgically repaired left shoulder

Daily Friar 2.20.12

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 have faith in new late-inning relievers

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.

MadFriars’ Off-Season: Vince Belnome

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.

Hundley calling games as a seasoned catcher can

Like an accomplished actor playing a familiar part, Nick Hundley has developed the confidence to stray from the script.

Padres get first look at pitchers in action

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.
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