Padres trade LHP Torres to Mets for RHP Cory Mazzoni, PTBNL; Black discusses Middlebrooks, bonding, Myers, etc.

IMG_4573The Padres announced the trade of left-handed reliever Alex Torres to the New York Mets for minor league, right-handed, starting pitcher Cory Mazzoni plus a player to be named later Monday morning just after manager Bud Black wrapped up his daily media briefing.

Mazzoni, 25, was the Mets’ second-round pick in the 2011 draft. (more…)

IAN KENNEDY: 10 Things to Know

Pittsburgh Pirates v San Diego PadresRight-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy, 30, was acquired by the Padres in a trading-deadline deal from the Arizona Diamondbacks (in exchange for relief pitchers Joe Thatcher and Matt Stites) on July 31, 2013.

Kennedy has a 17-15 record with the Padres with a 3.76 earned run average in 43 starts. (more…)

Black said No. 5 spot might not be decided before Padres break camp

IMG_4573The battle for the fifth spot in the rotation might not be decided by the time the Padres leave Arizona Thursday night.

Bud Black said Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne both remain in the running and both will start Tuesday – one in the Major League game against the royals at night and the other in a minor league game. (more…)

Black names Shields the Opening Day starter, talks of Alonso in No. 2 spot in lineup and sends three to minors

IMG_4538 Bud Black named James Shields his Opening Day starting pitcher; announced Cody Decker, Jake Goebbert and Brett Wallace were being reassigned to the minor league camp, and talked about first baseman Yonder Alonso hitting in the No. 2 spot in the batting order Saturday morning during his daily media briefing. (more…)

Padres Roster Moves, 3/28/15

sdThe team announced this morning that they have made the following roster moves:

- Reassigned INF/OF Jake Goebbert, INF Brett Wallace and C Cody Decker to minor league camp

With today’s roster moves, the Padres have 40 players in Major League camp.

Black praises work of left-handed reliever Chris Rearick

IMG_4745The dispatch of Scott Elbert to the minor league camp Wednesday left three left-handed relievers in the Padres major league camp – Alex Torres, Frank Garces and Chris Rearick.

Padres manager Bud Black spoke about the 27-year-old Rearick Thursday morning during his daily media session. (more…)

Padres Roster Move, 3/26/15

2015 Kansas City Royals Photo DayThe San Diego Padres today made the following roster moves:

Claimed RHP Jandel Gustave off outright waivers from the Kansas City Royals. (more…)

Black discusses Morrow’s blister, Gyorko’s bat, Kelley’s work, etc.

IMG_4659Right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow will not pitch Thursday due to a blister on the ring finger of his right hand.

Padres manager Bud Black said Morrow, who is battling Odrisamer Despaigne for the No. 5 spot in the Padres rotation, “will be pushed back a few days” during his daily morning media session. (more…)

Padres Roster Move, 3/25/15

sdThe team announced this morning that they have made the following roster move:

- Reassigned LHP Scott Elbert to minor league camp.  

With today’s roster moves, the Padres have 43 players in Major League camp. 

Black high on Solarte, praises work of Benoit, Quentin

2.24.15 buddyBud Black opened the penultimate week of spring training Monday morning discussing spring training statistics, the versatility of Yangervis Solarte and defense while again saying he’s not ready to name his Opening Day starting pitcher.

Solarte is starting at first Monday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. (more…)

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