Padres' Dickerson opts for back surgery

San Diego outfielder Alex Dickerson has elected to undergo a season-ending microdiscectomy, a surgery to remove bulging disc material in his lower back. After initially suffering the injury during Spring Training, Dickerson said expects to be fully recovered by December and ready to go for Spring Training in 2018.
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Padres go for third series sweep Sunday

The Padres haven't totally turned the corner. They are not yet challengers in the National League West. But they are playing better.
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Hector Sanchez powers Padres past Tigers 7-3

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Bolt off the bench: Sanchez gives SD a lift

Hector Sanchez had the big blow in the Padres' five-run, eighth inning in Saturday's victory over the Tigers, as he slugged a two-run homer to give San Diego the lead for good.
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Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez powers Padres past Tigers 7-3 (Jun 24, 2017)

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San Diego Padres: Logan White brings impressive track record to the Padres

The San Diego Padres brought in Logan White, a seasoned scout who has had a hand in some of the Dodgers’ most successful additions. In October 2014, the Padres managed to lure longtime scouting director Logan White from the Los Angeles Dodgers that filthy rich rival to the north. White had interviewed for the job […] San Diego Padres: Logan White brings impressive track record...
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Alex Dickerson Expected To Miss Remainder Of Season

Padres outfielder Alex Dickerson is slated to undergo back surgery on Wednesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports on Twitter. The procedure, in which “bulging disc material” will be removed from Dickerson’s back, will keep him out for at least three or four months. Unfortunately, that means that the 27-year-old won’t have a chance to suit up at the major...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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Padres Agree To Terms With MacKenzie Gore

The Padres are set to announce the signing of third-overall pick MacKenzie Gore tomorrow, per Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune (via Twitter). Once the signing is official, Gore will receive a $6.7MM bonus, per’s Jim Callis (Twitter link). That payday lands just over the $6,668,100 slot value that came with the Friars’ top selection.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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Perdomo, Hedges lead Padres past Tigers 1-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Perdomo pitched two-hit ball over six innings, Austin Hedges had an RBI double and the San Diego Padres handed the Detroit Tigers their seventh straight loss, 1-0 on Friday night. Perdomo (2-4) outworked Detroit’s Michael Fulmer and did not allow a hit until the fifth. Perdomo struck out six and walked five in his first scoreless outing of the season. Hedges...
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San Diego Padres: Small market woes

The unfortunate reality is that the San Diego Padres are never going to get the same amount of attention as the Yankees or Dodgers due to being in a small market. Still, local media could do a much better job. It’s common knowledge that the San Diego Padres are no major market baseball team. No […] San Diego Padres: Small market woes - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San...
Via Friars on Base
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San Diego Padres: Minor league system shakes up with San Antonio move

The current AA affiliate of the San Diego Padres, the San Antonio Missions, have announced a move to AAA, as well as a move to the city of Amarillo. The San Diego Padres are soon going to have a different AAA affiliate. Instead of moving players up to the majors from El Paso, the organization […] San Diego Padres: Minor league system shakes up with San Antonio move - Friars on...
Via Friars on Base
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Anthony Rizzo will not be disciplined for collision with Austin Hedges

Anthony Rizzo violated the Buster Posey rule when he collided with Austin Hedges at the plate during Monday’s Cubs-Padres game, but the first baseman will avoid discipline despite violating the rule.MLB chief executive officer Joe Torre spoke with Rizzo and both teams to let them know that Rizzo violated the rule. However, Torre will not discipline Rizzo further. Rizzo was called...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Anthony Rizzo homers in first career at-bat as Cubs leadoff hitter

Anthony Rizzo responded to his first game atop the Cubs’ batting order in impressive fashion.Joe Maddon has been searching for a leadoff hitter all season. So far, Javier Baez, Ian Happ, Jon Jay, Kyle Schwarber, Matt Szczur, and Ben Zobrist have each manned the top spot. On Tuesday, it was Rizzo’s turn, and it didn’t take long for the decision to pay dividends. The first baseman...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Dock Ellis biopic in development has O’Shea Jackson Jr. starring as infamous pitcher

Three years ago, a documentary about former major league pitcher Dock Ellis reminded us of what a compelling story and what a trip his 12-year baseball career was. Now, the hurler’s story has a chance to reach an even wider audience with a feature film. Dock is getting a biopic, with the announcement made on the 47th anniversary of him pitching a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Via Awful Announcing
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Should the San Diego Padres Build Around Wil Myers?

Before the start of the 2015 season, then newly-hired Padres’ General Manager A.J. Preller took a gamble on making the Padres instant contenders by flipping highly touted young prospects for established MLB stars. In a two month span, he turned little-known minor leaguers like Trea Turner and Joe Ross into players like Justin Upton and Matt Kemp. Along with those two players, Preller...
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John McCain blames D-backs for line of questioning to James Comey

Senator John McCain has suggested staying up late Wednesday night to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks game may have negatively impacted his “line of questioning” Friday to former FBI director James Comey.McCain, shortly after Comey’s highly anticipated appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued a statement in which he mentions taking in the Diamondbacks’ 7-4 win...
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NERD Game Scores: Dinelson Lamet’s Third

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric forefather Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. How are they calculated? Haphazardly, is how. An explanation of the components...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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