Early yesterday afternoon the Padres announced the call-up of Kyle Blanks. To make room for him, Xavier Nady was Designated for Assignment. Initially I couldn’t figure out why a team that dragged Mark Kotsay’s rotting carcass around for a full season would DFA X. But, Nady isn’t hitting (.135/.238/.405). Why he isn’t hitting is harder to answer. He did get thrust into...
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub. Especially when the bartender agrees to maintain Happy Hour pricing during the game and it goes extra innings. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. San Diego played its second extra inning game in three days. Again, it ended in the twelfth; again, the Padres were...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- By the time the 12th inning rolled around, the San Diego Padres were without third baseman Chase Headley -- his strained calf could send him to the disabled list -- and left fielder Seth Smith, who hurt a groin muscle. The Padres were on their way to using a total of 20 players, including seven pitchers. Well, seven on the mound, and one in left field. Andrew Cashner...
SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie Tommy Medica and 35-year-old Xavier Nady have made the San Diego Padres roster, while left fielder Carlos Quentin will start the season on the disabled list.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run off Tyson Ross, enhancing his chance of opening the season as the Indians' starting third baseman and helping Cleveland beat San Diego 12-7 Wednesday. Santana is moving from catcher to third base where he is competing with Lonnie Chisenhall for the starting spot. He robbed Chris Denorfia of an extra-base hit with a leaping...
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