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Hot May Has Cory Spangenberg Among Top NL Rookies

When a team drafts a player tenth overall, they are doing so with the hopes of him someday being a big part of the team’s everyday lineup. But for the San Diego Padres’ 2011 draft pick Cory Spangenberg, his original impact with his ball club in the 2015 season has been as the team’s super-utility player off the bench. Spending the majority of his minor league career as a second baseman (347-of-370 games), Spangenberg has seen time in both corner outfield spots, second and third to go along with being the team’s primary pinch-hitter. But... 
 

James Shields, San Diego Padres Reach Agreement on Four-Year Deal

The San Diego Padres and James Shields have reached an agreement on a four-year deal reportedly worth between $72 million and $78 million.  the deal includes an option for its fifth season and is contingent on Shields passing a physical.  Over the weekend, the Padres became the front runners to acquire the services of the 33-year-old right-hander.  The Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins were said to have interest as well. Shields had indicated a preference for playing on the West Coast. Shields posted a 3.21 ERA over 227 innings in 2014 with the... 
 

Seattle Mariners Acquire Seth Smith from Padres

The San Diego Padres continued with their busy offseason on Tuesday, sending outfielder Seth Smith to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brandon Maurer. Padres General Manager A.J. Preller has been very aggressive this winter. With the earlier acquisitions of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton, Smith became expendable. Smith was acquired from the Oakland Athletics last offseason in exchange for relief pitcher Luke Gregerson. He had a career year with the Padres in 2014, batting .266/.367/.440 in 136 games. In the... 
 

Red Sox, Padres Swap Will Middlebrooks, Ryan Hanigan – Analysis

Formerly considered a likely long-term fixture at third base for the Boston Red Sox, Will Middlebrooks is getting a much-needed fresh start with a new club for which he has a chance to fill the hot corner role in 2015. On Thursday, the Red Sox traded the 26-year-old Middlebrooks to San Diego for veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan. The teams agreed on the deal’s framework early in the day but did not announce the transaction until late last night once Boston’s former top overall prospect passed his physical in San Diego. Though the Padres have... 
 

Padres Set to Acquire Justin Upton From Braves

The San Diego Padres continued an aggressive off-season this time acquiring Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton in a trade that will send the 27 year old slugger back to the National League West Division. The Padres earlier traded for Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays, acquired Derek Norris  re-signed Josh Johnson and signed Brandon Morrow. The trade was first reported by Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. Left-hander Max Fried and second baseman Jace Peterson are headed to the Braves in the trade, reports... 
 

Rays Deal Wil Myers in Blockbuster Trade with Padres, Nationals

The Tampa Bay Rays sent outfielder Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres as part of a three team trade that involved 11 players. Myers heads to San Diego as the centerpiece of the trade. San Diego also receives young minor league arms Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo along with big league catcher Ryan Hanigan as part of the deal. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay will get catcher Rene Rivera, right-hander Burch Smith and first base prospect Jake Bauers from the Padres. In addition, the Rays get outfielder Steven Souza and lefty pitcher Travis Ott from the Washington... 
 

Padres Acquire Matt Kemp from Dodgers

The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. As part of the deal, the Dodgers will eat $30 million of the $107 million remaining on Kemp’s contract, which runs through 2019. Catcher Tim Federowicz will accompany Kemp to San Diego while catcher Yasmani Grandal, righty Joe Wieland and pitching prospect Zach Eflin will go to Los Angeles. This is the latest in a flurry of activity for the Dodgers, who completed a six player trade with the Miami Marlins, have a deal... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Tigers Interested in Ian Kennedy or Joaquin Benoit

The San Diego Padres moved third baseman Chase Headley and closer Huston Street prior to the July 31 trade deadline. Still, they declined to move two key pieces in Ian Kennedy and Joaquin Benoit, both of whom were in high demand. With the recent hiring of A.J. Preller as the General Manager, an August trade could be in order. It figures to be at least a couple years before the Padres will be in a position to contend, and Benoit and Kennedy become free agents after the 2015 season. The Padres picked up Kennedy from the Arizona Diamondbacks at... 
 

Padres Cameron Maybin Suspended 25 Games for PEDs

San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin was suspended by Major League Baseball for performance-enhancing drug use and will miss 25 games. Maybin tested positive for amphetamines and it is the second time he has tested positive. Players who test positive for amphetamines are automatically given warnings the first time, and are subjected to subsequent testing and an automatic suspension if caught a second time. Maybin took responsibility for the failed test. “I have been undergoing treatment for several years for a medical condition,... 
 

Yankees Complete Deal for Padres Chase Headley

The New York Yankees completed a deal which will send Yangervis Solarte and minor league right-hander Rafael De Paula to the San Diego Padres in return for Chase Headley and $1 million. Baseball News Source speculated the Yankees would complete this deal last week. Headley is a free-agent at the end of the year. New York is not eligible to make him a qualifying offer. Headley has come down from his once lofty position as an annual trade deadline rumor favorite. The switch hitting Headley has slumped this season, batting just .229 with seven home... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Chase Headley on the Move?

The San Diego Padres have been out of the playoff hunt for some time. General Manager Josh Byrnes was fired earlier in the year, and more changes are on the way. Huston Street was sent to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for a trio of prospects last night. It seems very likely that more trades are on the way. One big name that should get moved is third baseman Chase Headley. Headley, who will hit free agency after this season, had an MVP-caliber season in 2012. The third baseman produced an impressive .286/.376/.498 batting line with 31... 
 

Padres Set To Trade Huston Street to Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with the San Diego Padres on a six-player trade that will send All-Star closer Huston Street to the Angels. The trade is pending all players involved passing physicals. The Padres will receive second baseman Taylor Lindsey, right-hander R.J. Alvarez, shortstop Jose Rondon and another minor leaguer from the Angels. Street has 24 saves to go with a 1.09 ERA and a 0.76 WHIP this season with San Diego and saved 33 games with a 2.70 ERA in 2013. The Angels swapped closers with the Pittsburgh Pirates... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Huston Street, Joakim Soria

Baseball is finally back, and trade talks are heating up. Less than two weeks remain before the July 31st deadline. Of course trades can be and often are made after that deadline when players clear waivers, but a good chunk of the action will occur in the next two weeks. Two names that are receiving a lot of interest are Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria and San Diego Padres stopper Huston Street. Both are pitching very well in relief for teams that won’t be around in October. 2014 is Soria’s first full season after coming back from... 
 

Tony Gwynn, Hall of Famer Dies at 54

Tony Gwynn, legendary hitter and Hall of Famer has died of cancer at age 54. He had been on medical leave since late March from his job at his alma mater San Diego State, while recovering from cancer treatment. He had been signed to a one-year contract extension as the baseball coach at the school on June 11. Gwynn was first diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Gwynn had a career .338 batting average, won eight National League batting titles, and played in the franchise’s only two World Series. He hit safely in 75 percent of the games in which... 
 

Padres Set to Sign Joaquin Benoit

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 took over closing duties, and finished the season with 24 saves. In 66 games, he managed a 2.01 ERA and struck out 27.6 percent of hitters while walking 8.3 percent. Over... 
 
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