Posted April 25, 2013 on
The book on Cory Spangenberg when the Padres took him with the tenth overall pick in the 2011 draft was that he had one of the more advanced bats in his class.

Quentin returns after 8-game ban for Greinke fight

Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin returned to San Diego's lineup Tuesday night and said he has spoken with Dodgers right-hander Zach Greinke following a scuffle that left the pitcher with a broken left collarbone and Quentin with an eight-game suspension. Quentin charged Greinke after he was hit by a pitch during a game April 11, leading to a bench-clearing brawl in San Diego...

San Diego Padres Recall Robbie Erlin, Option Thad Weber

MLB News: The San Diego Padres recalled left hander Robbie Erlin from Triple-A Tucson on Wednesday. To make room for him, Thad Weber was optioned to Triple-A Tucson. Erlin is one of the Padres top pitching prospects and while he has struggled early on in 2013, has put up some very good numbers during his career. Fantasy Ramifications: If you have a spot on your roster that you can...

San Diego Padres Activate Outfielder Carlos Quentin

MLB News: Tuesday the San Diego Padres activated outfielder Carlos Quentin from the suspended list. Being suspended for eight games following the fight with Los Angeles Dodgers Zack Greinke, he will assume the role as cleanup hitter. Fantasy Ramifications: There is no doubting that when Quentin’s in the lineup that he can produce as a solid fantasy baseball option. Unfortunately...

Padres 2, Brewers 1

Edinson Volquez threw seven strong innings and Carlos Quentin hit his first home run of the season, helping the San Diego Padres snap Milwaukee's nine-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday night. Volquez (1-3) allowed just five singles, struck out three and did not walk a batter, lowering his ERA from 8.84 to 6.39 as San Deigo ended a five-game...

Report: Carlos Quentin Has ‘Good, Productive Conversation’ With Zack Greinke Following Eight-Game Suspension

Let bygones be bygones. Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke are passionate when it comes to playing on the diamond, but when actions and words were alive in the April 11 brawl, things may have gone slightly overboard. Quentin, who returned Tuesday after an eight-game suspension for charging the mound, talked to the media about his return and mentioned his prompt conversation with Greinke...

Luke Gregerson Has Three Sliders

Sliders have platoon splits. The traditional slider does, at least. So opposite-handed hitters are always a struggle for the fastball/slider reliever. That’s not really the case for Luke Gregerson. Though the throws his slider more often, percentage-wise, than anybody in baseball not named Sergio Romo, Gregerson has avoided platoon splits over his career for the most part. The...

The Call-Up: Robbie Erlin by Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

The Padres summon a southpaw prospect to bring some relief to their overtaxed staff.
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