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PADRES PRESS RELEASESAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego Padres today announced they have requested unconditional release waivers on infielder Orlando Hudson, placed infielder Jason Bartlett on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 15) with a strained right knee and recalled infielders Everth Cabrera and Alexi Amarista from Triple-A Tucson. In addition, the club has claimed left-handed pitcher Eric Stults off waivers from the Chicago White Sox with a corresponding move to be made when he reports to San Diego. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcements.
“We felt it was time to make a change,” said Byrnes. “O-Dog has been a two-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner and a contributor to playoff teams, but at this point, we want to give our younger players an opportunity.”
Cabrera, 25, has hit .333 (48-for-144) with nine doubles, one triple, 15 RBI, 27 runs scored and is a perfect 15-for-15 in stolen base attempts in 34 games with...
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The San Diego Padres made a series of significant roster moves on Thursday, starting with the release of veteran second baseman Orlando Hudson, a two-time All-Star. The Padres also called up Everth Cabrera and Alexi Amarista from their Triple-A Tucson club and placed shortstop Jason Bartlett on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right knee.Cabrera was scheduled to start...
Earlier today, the San Diego Padres finally began the process of unconditionally releasing second baseman Orlando Hudson. He’d hit .211/.260/.317 across 131 plate appearances, which is lousy production even after adjusting for the PETCO Park effects. But for the previous nine seasons, he’d been as steady a second baseman as there is. Nine consecutive seasons of average production...
The San Diego Padres tore up their middle infield Thursday. First, they unconditionally released second baseman Orlando Hudson and called up Alexi Amarista from Triple-A Tucson to replace Hudson. Then they placed shortstop Jason Bartlett on the 15-day disabled list with the strong possibility that he, too, had played his last game as a Padre and replaced him with Everth Cabrera...
A flurry of roster moves yesterday ended in nothing but a whimper from the Padres offense. You can read all about the moves below, but I'll give one spoiler: Orlando Hudson is no longer a Padre. It's what everybody wanted and it finally happened. All the moves were in place prior to the release and it seemed to work well. Last night's game was a blowout, plain and simple...
Let us suppose that today's waiver of Orlando Hudson represents the end of the road for the man we rather uncreatively called O-Dog. (Let's in particular note that Hudson's middle name is "Thill." That's way cooler than "O-Dog.") His defense presents another lens through which to examine the way defensive reputations, offensive production, and...
PADRES PRESS RELEASEThe San Diego Padres today announced they have placed infielder James Darnell on the 15-day disabled list with a subluxation of the left shoulder, right-handed pitcher Tim Stauffer on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 15) with a right elbow sprain and recalled right-handed pitcher Nick Vincent from Triple-A Tucson. In addition, left-handed pitcher...
After just one start, Padres right-handed starter Tim Stauffer went back on the 15-day disabled list Friday with recurring soreness in the flexor tendon bundle in his right elbow. It is the same injury that put Stauffer on the disabled list just before Opening Day and forced him to miss his last two starts of the 2011 season. The recurring theme seems to be that shortly after...
Well the Padres didn't get swept in a series, and they didn't lose it either. They in fact split the two game series against the Nationals after a commanding win yesterday. Remember a few years ago when the Rockies had their "Dragon Slayer" Josh Fogg? He could beat any all star pitcher on any given night. That's how I feel the Padres are right now. We beat Halladay...
The Padres returned back home and had one of their most satisfying wins of the season, beating Los Angeles 4-2 Wednesday afternoon. Suddenly the next day, Josh Byrnes made a major shakeup to the Padres roster. He elected to outright release Orlando Hudson, swallowing 7.5 million dollars and also placed struggling shortstop Jason Bartlett on the disabled list. The corresponding moves...
According to Keith Law of ESPN.com, the San Diego Padres have designated veteran second baseman Orlando Hudson for assignment.
the 34-year old second baseman was hitting just .211/.260/.317 with 1 HR, 11 RBI's and a 63 OPS+ in 123 AB's for the Padres this season.
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What did I say about the Padres yesterday? They are made to beat the best pitchers in baseball right now. Coming into yesterday's game, The Dodgers' Chris Capuano was 5-0 with an ERA hovering around 2.00. And yet the offense got the job done against him. And when I say the offense I mean Chase Headley. He was driving in runs like crazy. Give credit to Clayton Richard too...
The San Diego Padres have requested unconditional release waivers on infielder Orlando Hudson, placed infielder Jason Bartlett on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 15) with a strained right knee and recalled infielders Everth Cabrera and Alexi Amarista from Triple-A Tucson. In addition, the club has claimed left-handed pitcher Eric Stults off waivers from the Chicago White Sox
Alexi Amarista, IF/OF, San Diego Padres
Current Level: MLB
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 8th (Angels)
Current Value: MLB ready
Recently acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in the deal that sent Ernesto Frieri to the American League, Amarista offers some skills that play very well in San Diego: speed, versatility and defense. The 23-year-old has spent parts of three seasons in triple...
This past Tuesday afternoon, 19 year old Washington National Bryce Harper recorded the 2nd home run of his major league career. Unfortunately it was in a losing effort against the San Diego Padres. But hey, the night before we saw Harper, the 2010 number one overall draft pick belt the 1st homer of his promising young MLB career. This solo shot of Tim Stauffer would help the...
Slew of roster moves and changes might not have worked out for the San Diego Padres, but they certainly worked out for the top 3 minor league teams.