3/10/2014 | Return performance a success for Grandal
Not a bad spring debut for Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, who played in his first game since July 6 of last season. Grandal, coming off arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last August, had a single in his first at-bat, while also catching the final three innings of the Padres' 5-0 victory over the Rockies.
3/10/2014 | Prior reflects on career, transitions to front office
Former All-Star pitcher Mark Prior wants no special treatment as he embraces the challenge of working for San Diego, and he made it clear to assistant general manager A.J. Hinch that he is ready to work.
3/10/2014 | Cashner cruises through four in Padres' shutout
Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner continued his Cactus League shutout streak and second baseman Ryan Jackson homered to lead San Diego to a 5-0 win over the Rockies on Monday at Salt River Fields.
3/10/2014 | Maybin aiming for speedy recovery from biceps injury
In his first meeting with reporters Monday since rupturing his left biceps tendon on March 2, Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin made no apologies for his decision to attempt a diving catch during a Spring Training game.
3/9/2014 | Pair of calls upheld by replay in Padres-D-backs game
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson used a replay challenge for the first time Sunday when he asked umpires to review a first-inning play at first base. With Chris Owings at first base, Paul Goldschmidt hit a grounder to first that Tommy Medica bobbled and then had to race Goldschmidt to the bag.
3/9/2014 | Padres send four players to Minor League camp
The Padres began the process of 'thinning the room' as manager Bud Black likes to say, as the team moved four players to the Minor League side on Sunday.
3/9/2014 | Kelly continues to make encouraging progress
The Padres continue to be encouraged by the progress that pitcher Casey Kelly is making during his road back from Tommy John surgery.
3/9/2014 | Handful of non-roster players making presence known
Four non-roster players in Major League camp continue to impress manager Bud Black and could, ultimately, make things interesting for the team when it comes to making final decisions on the roster later this month.
3/9/2014 | Once a catcher, Johnson returns to Padres on the hill
It's easy for Rob Johnson to move through the Padres' Minor League clubhouse without a glance, let alone one of those peculiar, what-is-he-doing-here looks from his new teammates.
3/9/2014 | Gyorko's bat, dominant 'pen help Padres force tie
D-backs starter Bo Schultz continued his outstanding spring by allowing just one unearned run over three innings and the Padres' bullpen combined for 6 2/3 scoreless innings as the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
3/8/2014 | JJ weathers tough luck while mixing in pitches
Josh Johnson doesn't need to see a string of zeros on the scoreboard to know that he's making progress -- though it certainly doesn't hurt. Johnson, in his second outing of the spring, allowed three runs in the first inning of his start in Saturday's 4-4 tie with the Indians, but he felt more snake bit than ambushed.
3/8/2014 | Johnson finishes strong before Padres rally to tie
Michael Brantley continued his torrid spring by getting four hits Saturday, while the Padres staged a late rally to forge a 4-4 tie in 10 innings with the Indians at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/8/2014 | Padres welcome well-traveled Castellanos
If Alex Castellanos has learned anything from his peculiar offseason, it was to never get too attached to one organization. Since Oct. 23, Castellanos has been property of the Dodgers, Red Sox, Rangers and now the Padres, who claimed him off waivers from Texas on Friday.
3/8/2014 | Ross applying strategy to use of top-notch slider
Tyson Ross estimated that he threw "five or six" sliders in his three innings Friday against the Royals, which seemed about right to him for his second outing of the spring. As Ross moves into his second season in the Padres' rotation, he'll again rely on his slider, considered a plus-pitch for him.
3/7/2014 | Padres claim outfielder Castellanos off waivers
A day after the Padres discovered outfielder Cameron Maybin will miss four to six weeks with a ruptured biceps tendon, the team claimed outfielder Alex Castellanos off waivers from Texas.
3/7/2014 | Headley's strained calf continues to improve
Third baseman Chase Headley's strained right calf continues to improve and is already to the point where it's almost like the injury never occurred.
3/7/2014 | Dickerson's homer powers Padres to big offensive day
San Diego starting pitcher Tyson Ross faced 10 batters in his three-inning stint, walking two with three strikeouts. He got a double-play ground ball in the third inning to minimize damage. Ross hasn't allowed a hit this spring in five innings of work.
3/7/2014 | Black patiently waits to name his Opening Day starter
When it comes to choosing an Opening Day starting pitcher, Padres' manager Bud Black has a tried-and-true mantra that he hasn't wavered from in his seven previous seasons.
3/6/2014 | Maybin won't need surgery to repair ruptured biceps
When Padres general manager Josh Byrnes discovered earlier this week that outfielder Cameron Maybin had a ruptured left biceps tendon, he had but one thought.
3/6/2014 | Kennedy settles down after rough beginning
Making his second start of the spring for the Padres on Thursday against the Rangers, right-hander Ian Kennedy ran into trouble early in the afternoon, but settled down as his outing wore on and retired the final eight batters he faced.
3/6/2014 | Manager keeps the faith in Vincent
Padres reliever Nick Vincent has been hit hard in his first two appearances this spring, but manager Bud Black's support of the right-hander isn't wavering. Not by a long shot.
3/6/2014 | Torres shows rust, talent in San Diego debut
Making his Padres debut Thursday against the Rangers, left-hander Alex Torres battled through some rust and command issues but showed glimpses of how electric his stuff can be when he's right.
3/6/2014 | Spangenberg hopes to bring speed to Padres soon
The Padres finished second in the National League last year in steals, snagging 118 bases. Down in the Minors, the club boasts a top prospect who could soon add to the Padres' prowess on the bases.
3/6/2014 | Forgettable 2013 season offers motivation for Sipp
Tony Sipp would like to forget about last season, but he knows he can't. The year provides too much motivation for him to just let it go.
3/5/2014 | Padres committed to dressing kids like home team
This season, for the third straight year, the Padres are outfitting more than 14,000 Little Leaguers in San Diego County with Padres-branded jersey tops and corresponding caps.
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