SS Olmedo reaches minor league deal with Rays

Shortstop Ray Olmedo and three other players have agreed to minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team announced Monday that infielder/outfielder James Darnell, right-hander Santiago Garrido and catcher Ali Solis also received invitations to major league spring training. Olmedo has spent parts of six seasons in the major leagues with the Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Designated For Assignment

Hot News for 3B James Darnell
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Activate James Darnell And Tyson Ross

The San Diego Padres activated third baseman and outfielder James Darnell and right handed pitcher Tyson Ross from the 15-day disabled list. Darnell will join the Triple-A Tacoma minor league affiliate where as Ross joins the Padres and will be used in relief until he can swing a bat. Once he is completely healthy, he will rejoin the rotation. On another note, the Padres have placed...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: April 29

Matt Andriese had his first rough inning of 2013, but future Padre rebounded nicely retiring ten of his final eleven batters faced. Elsewhere, James Darnell made his debut for Tucson, collecting a double in his first at bat.
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Preview: 2013 Tucson Padres

Synopsis: This is a classic Triple-A team with some prospects, others that are blocked and some guys trying to work their way back. The thin desert air and near cement infield at Kino Stadium in the summer months make this very much a hitter's paradise but not as much as some of the other stadiums in the PCL South. Three Strikes with Randy Smith, the Padres Director of Player...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Injuries Remind Padres Fans that Prospects Are No Sure Thing

In 2008 the Padres drafted Logan Forsythe and James Darnell, 46th and 69th respectively.  Both advanced hitting prospects that played third base.  Both have had their professional careers derailed by the inability to stay on the field.  For Padres fans, these two players should serve as a reality check.  Baseball is sometimes a game of attrition.  Not only is the game very hard...
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March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 3.4.13

Yesterday was the first game of spring to be televised on Fox Sports San Diego this season. Today will be the second game televised against the Rangers. Yesterday the Padres beat the White Sox in what I would say was a very well played game by the squad. Great pitching performances as well as excellent hitting from most of the guys. The interesting thing to note from the game was...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Three for the Show: Third Basemen

This is the fifth (took a week off…just to stretch it out) in a ten-part series where I will identify the top three players at each position in the Padres’ minor league system. Up next: Third Base. If you want to crack the lineup as a third baseman in San Diego in the near future, you’re going to have to do it at a different position. Case in point? Jedd Gyorko. Granted, that’s...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 2.15.13

I hope that everyone had a good Valentine’s Day yesterday spending time with their significant other or with whomever they were with. I spent the first part of my day sitting in jury duty (hence no Daily Friar yesterday), but I am back today to fill you in on what is going on around camp. Now that things are actually happening, everybody has something to write about. Obviously...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Clark Taking his Talents to Japan

San Diego Padres first-base prospect Matt Clark has elected to play for the Chunichi Dragons in 2013.  Clark broke the news himself via twitter: Starting a new chapter in my life. Now officially going to play for @dragonsofficial aka Chunichi Dragons. #japan Selected in the 12th round of the 2008 draft, Matt Clark has hit for power at every level, averaging 24 homeruns and 90 RBI...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 6.12.12

In the world of baseball every team has a few rivals. For the Padres we have the Dodgers and the Giants (as well as the Rockies and DBacks to a lesser extent in my eyes). In the playoffs we have the Cardinals (since we got beat by them twice in a row). And in interleague play we have the Seattle Mariners. This is based solely on geography, but it's a fun little rival that we...
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June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

MadFriars' 2012 San Antonio Notebook

SAN ANTONIO -- Last year the San Antonio Missions won their twelfth Texas League Championship behind top prospects 3B James Darnell, CF Blake Tekotte and RHP Casey Kelly.
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June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 5.29.12

It's crazy really the trend that the Padres are on right now. If the pitching is phenomenal and only gives up two runs, the offense gets shut out. But if the offense is on fire for the one day a week, then the pitching falters and gives up a ton of runs. Such was the case yesterday. The Padres exploded for runs, much like the first game in New York. But unlike the first game...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres Claim RHP Neil Wagner, Transfer Darnell to 60-day DL

Press release provided by the San Diego Padres media department: SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego Padres today announced they have claimed right-handed pitcher Neil Wagner off waivers from the Oakland A’s, have optioned him to Triple-A Tucson and have transferred infielder/outfielder James Darnell to the 60-day disabled list. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes...
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May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres Place James Darnell and Tim Stauffer on 15-day DL and recall RHP Nick Vincent From ...

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...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 5.18.12

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...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 5.17.12

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...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 5.12.12

I'm going to start this out by saying that I hate Phillies fans. There's no way around it, they are obnoxious and annoying. That being said, the Phillies fan base is something that Padres fans should look at. I'm not saying we should emmulate their attitude, but it would be nice to eventually get to the point where we could sell out every home game no matter the time...
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May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres place Weiland on 15-day DL

The San Diego Padres have placed right-handed starter Joe Weiland on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow, the team announced Friday. Weiland's roster spot was taken by infielder-outfielder James Darnell, who was called up from Class AAA Tucson. In five starts, Weiland, 22, has a 0-4 record with a 4.55 ERA. He made his major-league debut last month. Darnell...
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May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres Place Joe Wieland on 15-Day DL, Recall James Darnell

Press Release Provided by the San Diego Padres Media Department: SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego Padres today announced they have placed right-handed pitcher Joe Wieland on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 7) with a strained right elbow and recalled infielder/outfielder James Darnell from Triple-A Tucson.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made...
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May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Called Up To San Diego

Hot News for 3B James Darnell
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May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 8 by Kevin Goldstein

Avasail Garcia, OF, Tigers (Low-A Lakeland): 3-for-4, HR (4), 2 R, 3 RBI. Garcia has intrigued scouts for years. Massive and toolsy, he's the kind of player who grabs your eye the second he steps off he bus, but you quickly lost interest once you look at the stat sheet, as he entered the 2012 season with career averages of .275/.308/.375. Repeating the level but still only...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 5-4-12

Bonus babies Austin Hedges and Joe Ross lead the Tincaps to a 1 run win. Carlos Quentin and Tim Stauffer continue their rehab assignments in Tucson.Tucson Padres 6, Sacramento River Cats 7Everth Cabrera-CF: 1-5, RBI, Run scored, 2 K’s, Stolen base (13)James Darnell-LF: 2-5, HR (5), 3 RBIYasmani Grandal-C: 3-4, BB, Run scoredSawyer Carroll-RF: 1-4, HR (4)Carlos Quentin-DH: 1-3,...
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-29-12

Prospect of the Day Yasmani Grandal goes yard for the second time in 3 games. The Storm get shut out in Tim Stauffer’s first rehab start. Tucson Padres 3, Sacramento River Cats 11 Daniel Robertson-LF: 2-5, 2b, Run scored, K Matt Clark-DH: 0-3, BB, K Vince Belnome-1B: 0-3, BB, K Everth Cabrera-CF: 1-3, 2b, RBI, 2 K’s, 2 outfield assists James Darnell-3B: 1-4, Run scored, K Yasmani...
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-28-12

Burch Smith K’s 13 in the best start by any farmhand this season. The Missions overcome a rough start from Keyvius Sampson to pull out a win.   Tucson Padres 1, Sacramento River Cats 5 Daniel Robertson-LF: 0-5, Outfield assist Matt Clark-DH: 0-3, BB, Run scored, 3 K’s Vince Belnome-1B: 2-4, 2b, 3 RBI Everth Cabrera-SS: 2-3 BB, Run scored, Stolen base (11) James Darnell-3B:...
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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