Padres Set to Sign Joaquin Benoit

Padres Rumors

The San Diego Padres reached an agreement with righthanded reliever Joaquin Benoit on a two-year deal that will be worth close to $15 million once finalized, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Benoit will likely serve as the setup man for closer Huston Street The 36 year-old Benoit enjoyed a fine season with the Detroit Tigers in 2013. After Jose Valverde was released, Benoit […]

Padres Sign Josh Johnson – One-year Deal, $8 million

San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres reached an agreement with free-agent starter Josh Johnson on a one-year guaranteed $8 million deal. The deal includes an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses and Johnson makes 26 starts. Johnson did not receive a qualifying offer from Toronto. Johnson, 29, is 58-45 with a 3.40 ERA in parts of nine seasons […]

San Diego Padres Burch Smith: Power Arm, Raw Prospect

Padres Prospects

Burch Smith was selected in the 14th round by the San Diego Padres in 2011. The big righthander from the University of Oklahoma had previously attended Howard Community College. Before being selected by the Padres, Smith was drafted in the 49th round by the Cleveland Indians in 2009, and again by the Indians in the 20th round in 2010, but declined […]

San Diego Padres Get Ian Kennedy In Trade With Arizona Diamondbacks

Padres Rumors

According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock, the San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks in trade that will send statrer Ian Kennedy to the Padres for lefty reliever Joe Thatcher, Double-A reliever Matt Stites, and a compensation round B draft pick. Kennedy is 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA in 21 starts for the Diamondbacks this season.Thatcher, […]

Cameron Maybin Reinstated from DL, Rejoins Padres

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San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin will be reinstated today from the disabled list after missing the last 45 games due to a right wrist impingement. Maybin was placed on the 15-day DL on April 18 after injuring his right wrist on a defensive play in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on […]

Andrew Cashner, Offense Lead Padres to 13-4 Victory

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Following losses on Thursday and Friday, and a narrow 2-1 win on Saturday, the San Diego Padres would pummel the Washington Nationals in a 13-4 victory on Sunday, splitting the four-game series. The Padres were led by a strong performance by gunslinging starter Andrew Cashner, who went 6.2 innings while surrendering three runs and striking […]