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Padres Injury Update: Joaquin Benoit expected to avoid DL

The San Diego Padres entered Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a record of 59-66, third in the National League West. The Padres have been hindered by injuries, as eight players and five pitchers are currently on the disabled list. Another pitcher who has been hampered of late is reliever Joaquin Benoit, who has been battling a nagging shoulder issue. #453627030...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joaquin Benoit could require DL stint for shoulder

San Diego Padres closer Joaquin Benoit may end up on the 15-day disabled list due to his bothersome right shoulder. Benoit has not pitched since last Wednesday due to what has been termed “crankiness” in his right shoulder. In 48 games this season Benoit had a 1.64 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP. #Padres haven't ruled out a DL stint for Benoit (he of the cranky right shoulder). Could...
Via Tireball.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Benoit Hurting, Kevin Quackenbush Should Be Owned

San Diego Padres closer, Joaquin Benoit, has been dealing with some shoulder issues recently and hasn’t taken the field in over a week. He could be headed to the DL soon to give him time to heal properly. Subbing for Benoit last night was Kevin Quackenbush. He earned his first save of the season and could be the closer for the foreseeable future. He sports a 2.35 ERA and a nice...
Via FF Locker Room
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-20-14

There were excellent pitching performances throughout the farm tonight as the Storm were the only team to allow more than 3 runs. Fort Wayne enjoyed a dominating, blowout win as they beat the Loons 10-0.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Fernando Perez Pitching Prospect of the Day: Matt Wisler/Leonel Campos   El Paso Chihuahuas 2, Oklahoma City RedHawks 1 Rico Noel – CF: 0-2, 2BB...
Via Friarhood
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres reinstate Maybin from restricted list

LOS ANGELES (AP) San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was reinstated from the restricted list on Wednesday after testing positive for an amphetamine. He was suspended for 25 games without pay on July 23 after the positive test for the banned substance. Maybin had said he used the substance to treat his attention deficit disorder, for which he previously had a therapeutic use...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Demoting Hahn was Padres' best move

The only capacity in which Jesse Hahn has ever taken the mound for the Padres is as a starting pitcher. He still managed to get the save on Tuesday. This wasn't Hahn hurling ninth-inning breaking balls to save the Padres, though. This was very much the Padres saving him. Before San Diego stepped onto the field for Game 1 of a three-game series vs. the Dodgers Tuesday, Hahn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Good Bye

There’s about a month and a half remaining in the 2014 Padres’ season.  Barring a miracle of biblical proportions, the Friars will not be playing in the postseason.  Sorry, folks.  It has to be said.  But I think you all know that.  Well, most of you do anyway. New GM A.J. Preller has some interesting decisions to make on players in the offseason.  Do the Padres stand...
Via Padres Public
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Andrew Cashner could return this weekend

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner is expected to join the team soon and could possibly pitch sometime this weekend against the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to MLB Network Radio:Bud on Cashner: "I think he's going to meet us in LA and possibly pitch as early as this weekend."— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) August 19, 2014 #486864425 / gettyimages...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal to host Masq Madness Masquerade Ball

Yasmani Grandal of the San Diego Padres and ALTITUDE Sky Lounge at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter to Host Masq Madness Masquerade Ball (SAN DIEGO) August 1, 2014 - ALTITTUDE Sky Lounge at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, along with Yasmani Grandal, catcher for the San Diego Padres, will host Masq Madness, a glamourous black tie affair, on Saturday, August 30th beginning...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Yonder Alonso, Joaquin Benoit

The San Diego Padres fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday by the score of 7-6. The loss dropped the Padres to 58-65, third in the National League West. At seven games out of a wild card spot, the Padres need to make a run soon to get back into the wild card race. The bad news is they'll be without Yonder Alonso, who is out for the season. In a minor injury note, Joaquin...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Minor league pitcher gets videobombed by fake knockout punch during interview

When El Paso Chihuahuas pitcher Chris Smith first began his interview with a reporter, everything seemed normal. But he never could have predicted the events that would go on behind him as more time passed. Midway through the interview, pitching coach Mike Cather was standing behind him in the middle of the shot. It was the perfect position for a spectacular videobomb, and he delivered...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Yonder Alonso, Yangervis Solarte

The San Diego Padres have placed first baseman Yonder Alonsoon the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed injury to his right forearm and wrist, reports Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Lin adds that utility man Yangervis Solarte is only day-to-day with a left oblique strain:Yangervis Solarte is day-to-day with the mild left oblique strain. Thinks he'll be fine...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

8 Reasons Why the Padres Are the Nicest Organization in MLB

8. Giving Jason Lane a chance At 37 years old, Jason Lane has made a remarkable comeback to the major leagues – as a pitcher – and the Padres granted him this opportunity despite average stuff. He appeared in two mop-up situations out of the bullpen in early June and then was promptly designated for assignment. Lane cleared waivers, was recalled to make a spot start on July...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Padres make catches in stands on back-to-back plays

The San Diego Padres have had a largely miserable season. But things are looking up in the second half, as the Friars currently have one of baseball’s best winning percentages since the All-Star break. At least they are giving San Diego’s fans something to cheer for. They did that again on Tuesday night. While a home series against the 46-72 Colorado Rockies might not seem exciting...
Via Rumors and Rants
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres designate Jeff Francoeur for assignment

The San Diego Padres have designated outfielder Jeff Francoeur for assignment. Francoeur’s three week stay with the Padres ends with a 2-for-24 line with seven strikeouts. With no one expected to make a claim on him Francoeur will either have the option of reporting to Triple-A El Paso or electing for free agency. The 30-year-old Francoeur has not contributed much since the 2011...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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