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Former Outfielder Jason Lane to Make Starting Pitching Debut on Monday

If the name Jason Lane rings a bell, that’s because it probably should. The former Houston Astros outfielder will make his first MLB start as a pitcher for the San Diego Padres on Monday. Lane will take the bump against the Miami Marlins more than 10 years removed from hitting a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves in the 2004 NL Division Series.  After getting off to a...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Yonder Alonso rips pants during attempted steal

Your browser does not support iframes.Yonder Alonso experienced a uniform malfunction Saturday night when the San Diego Padres first basemen ripped his pants during an attempted steal.The comical moment came in the top of the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field when Alonso's bid to swipe second ends badly.Making matters worse is the fact that Alonso had to...
Via Bush League Chronicle
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yonder Alonso blows out pants on steal attempt

Your browser does not support iframes.San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso ripped his pants while sliding into second base on an attempted steal during Saturday night's game in Atlanta.Alonso hit a single to reach base in the sixth inningf and was running on an 0-2 pitch to Craig Nelson, who fouled it off behind the plate. Alonso got up from his slide into second and...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Carlos Quentin, Yonder Alonso

Outfielder Carlos Quentin is not in the Padres' lineup for Saturday night's game against the Atlanta Braves after leaving Friday night's game with knee soreness in the fourth inning, according to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune.  The team activated Yonder Alonso and sent first baseman Jake Goebbert to Triple-A El Paso. Alonso, who slashed .210/.250...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitchers Week 17: Tyson Ross and AJ Burnett

The honeymoon is over and it’s time to get serious. This is when you can start to separate the good fantasy baseball managers from the guys that just opted to join because football wasn’t on. And we all know there are plenty of those guys around. In all honesty, I AM one of those guys. But you wouldn’t know it from looking at my leagues. One reason, taking advantage of the...
Via FF Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Black is sporting a black eye

Bud Black was sporting quite the shiner during the San Diego Padres’ last few games. A few fans noticed that Black’s right eye was swollen and discolored and they tweeted the photos. @PadresCentral What happened to Bud Black's eye? Did he take a ball of his face in BP today? pic.twitter.com/Q0Lq9kdozX — dave perek (@daveperek) […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: All nine Padres score in one inning against Cubs

The San Diego Padres and their usually inept offense managed to do something truly remarkable Thursday night during a 13-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. The Friars scored nine runs in the top of the sixth inning. What’s more, every Padre in the lineup scored a run in that inning. The sixth inning was crazy, as the Padres sent 15 men to the plate in what was their biggest inning...
Via Rumors and Rants
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SD sets price high for Kennedy; could still keep him and/or Benoit

The Padres have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade Ian Kennedy, sources said. Or at least that's the message being received. That isn't to say Kennedy won't be dealt, of course. But the indication seems to be that the Padres aren't anxious to trade the veteran right-hander. San Diego already has made two big trades, including...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Promote Francoeur; Maybin Suspended

The carousel that is the San Diego Padres 25-man roster continues at full speed into the end of July as the team has promoted outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso. Francoeur’s call-up to the Majors became necessary following the suspension of outfielder Cameron Maybin who violated MLB’s drug use policy by testing positive for amphetamines. Maybin will be serving a...
Via Friarhood
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeff Francoeur again victimized by brilliant prank

Back in April, the El Paso Chihuahuas pranked teammate Jeff Francoeur, convincing him that a teammate was deaf. In honor of Francoeur’s promotion to the major league today, Cody Decker of the Chihuahuas released another prank video, in which the team locks Francoeur in the bathroom. I won’t spoil the conclusion, but it’s pretty fantastic. Poor Jeff. Hopefully the Padres let...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Decker Presents: “Frenchy Number Two”

America’s favorite perpetrator of practical jokes against outfielder Jeff Francoeur is back again with another practical joke against outfielder Jeff Francoeur. This time with a possible misdemeanor of false imprisonment as the punchline. El Paso Chihuahua’s Utility Man and Self-Proclaimed Writer/Director/Editor Cody Decker takes his pranking to the next level in this new video...
Via Friarhood
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Trade Headley for Yangervis Solarte and Rafael De Paula, Fans Still Confused by Smith Contract

The Padres sent third baseman Chase Headley to the Yankees today in exchange for utility man Yangervis Solarte, long-shot pitching prospect Rafael De Paula, and about $3 million in freed salary. Solarte, drafted by the Twins, was signed as a minor league free agent by the Rangers in 2011 and again by the Yankees in 2014. His stock rose this year after a hot start in New York, though...
Via Padres Public
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres finally trade Chase Headley, get almost nothing in return from Yankees

After the 2012 season, the Padres were faced a with a tough decision: trade burgeoning star Chase Headley at the peak of his value or try and keep him and re-sign him. It would seem that the Padres chose secret option C. Today, San Diego finally pulled the trigger on that Headley trade, sending him to the Yankees, who have coveted Headley for years. So what’s the big haul of future...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees acquire Chase Headley from Padres

Chase Headley finally appears to be a member of the New York Yankees. The veteran third baseman has long been connected to the Yankees, and the San Diego Padres finally traded Headley to the Yankees for a pair of players, according to multiple reports. New York reportedly will send 23-year-old right-handed pitcher Rafael De Paula and 27-year-old infielder Yangervis Solarte to...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Acquire Huston Street From The Padres

The Padres have made their first deadline trade as Huston Street is heading to the Angels. It is reportedly a 2 for 4 deal; the Padres are receiving 4 minor leaguers while the Angels get Street and a minor leaguer. The known players acquired by the Padres so far are: Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, and R.J. Alvarez.   Taylor Lindsey was considered the Halos best prospect by Baseball...
Via Friarhood
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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