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Andy's Address, 2/18 The Padres announced Monday morning that right-handed reliever Miguel Diaz suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during his first bullpen session of the spring and will have surgery Wednesday.

50 Moments: Chris Gwynn's Heroics Deliver Division Title They needed only one win to clinch a spot in the National League playoffs. But they needed to sweep the season's last three-game series to win their second National League West title. And those final three games were in Dodger Stadium, home to the division-leading Dodgers… who had gone almost a month since losing two straight games.

Capshot: San Diego Padres "1973-1980" Custom 59Fifty This particular set takes cues from both split-panel eras and makes two hats that feel like something you'd see on the Padres evolutionary chart between 1979 and 1980. Let's take a look at this version first:. Brown crown and brim Yellow split-panel with orange piping Orange squatcho and eyelets Brown interlocking SD.

Miguel Diaz needs surgery for knee injury The Padres' bullpen is one of the sport's deepest. But that depth took a hit Monday. Miguel Diaz will require arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee Wednesday. The right-hander will be sidelined at least six to eight weeks, and he's expected to miss the start of the regular season.

Breaking Down the San Diego Padres Outfield Position Battles Realistically, the Padres have six outfielders that will be competing for a job this spring in Peoria, including position battles in center field and in right field. We start in left field where there is really only one realistic starter at the position because the second option will be battling for the right field spot.

Without Machado, Padres to use existing 3Bs In the Padres' quest to find a free-agent third baseman this offseason, it's Manny Machado or bust. Over the past few days, a handful of lesser options have come off the board. most notably Mike Moustakas, who agreed to a one-year contract with Milwaukee on Sunday.

The Padres’ Jacob Nix Certainly Knows Adversity The San Diego Padres' right-handed pitching prospect Jacob Nix knows adversity. Since the start of his pro career, he has had to deal with a few things off the.

NL Notes: Robertson, Holland, Cardinals, Moose, Cubs David Robertson decided to act as his own agent while jumping into free agency this winter, eventually landing a two-year, $23MM deal from the Phillies.

Padres sign Aaron Loup, move Garrett Richards to 60-day IL The Padres agreed to a one-year contract with lefty reliever Aaron Loup.

Latest On Padres' Offers To Manny Machado, Bryce Harper 8:08PM: Rival general managers have been told that Machado's offer from the Padres is at least eight years/$240MM with deferred money, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. Some other GMs, however, have been told that Machado has been offered $280MM.

Reason for optimism for each MLB team On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. You've read a lot about teams being all-in for 2019 and also about some teams rebuilding. Here's what's also true: When players and coaches get to work in Florida and Arizona, optimism is infectious.

Padres serious contender for Machado, Harper Bryce Harper talks are "intensifying" and "heating up," and several teams are still in play, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

NL West Notes: Machado, Padres, Rockies, Maybin, Kelly The Padres continue to be linked to Manny Machado on the rumor mill, and The Athletic's Dennis Lin provides a bit of history on San Diego's pursuit of the star infielder.

Padres Sign Aaron Loup to a Major League Deal While it's not the one everyone was hoping for, it is a solid pickup nonetheless as the Padres signed former Blue Jay Aaron Loup to a one-year, major league deal with a club option for 2020. As he needs a spot on the 40-man roster, Garrett Richards was moved to the 60-day injured list.

Weekly San Diego Sports Preview Here's a look at what is going on in San Diego sports for the week of February 18th-24th. PADRES: While pitchers and catchers reported last week, the rest of the squad reports to Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona Monday. Saturday the Friars kick off play against the Seattle Mariners at 12:10 p.m.

Friar Photos: Spring training 2/17 – FriarWire Friar Photos: Spring training 2/17” is published by FriarWire in FriarWire.

Andy's Address, 2/17 The deal wasn't immediately completed, so Andy Green couldn't discuss the addition in his morning media briefing Sunday. But the Padres added a pitcher Sunday. However, they could have also lost one for the immediate future.

Padres want Wil Myers focused on 1 position Wil Myers reported to camp as a left fielder over the weekend. This year, the Padres fully intend to keep him there. :: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World ::. Positionally, it's been an eventful few years for Myers in San Diego, where.

Padres sign veteran reliever Aaron Loup The Padres' bullpen was one of the best in baseball last season, and the entire unit is set to return in 2019. But if there was one deficiency in camp, with Matt Strahm and Robbie Erlin shifting to the rotation, it was from the left side. They found a solution on Sunday morning.

Padres Sign Aaron Loup 11:41am: The Padres have announced the signing. To make room for Loup on their 40-man roster, they moved Richards to the 60-day injured list. 10:25am: The Padres are set to sign left-handed reliever Aaron Loup, per AJ Cassavell of

What Version of Bryan Mitchell Will Padres Get in 2019? With his struggles last season, Bryan Mitchell is hoping to rebound in the 2019 season, but is he up to the task or will he falter? The San Diego Padres appear.

Padres' Aaron Loup: Heads to San Diego Padres' Aaron Loup: Heads to San Diego.

San Francisco Giants reportedly reach deal with Cameron Maybin Per reports from Andrew Baggarly and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the San Francisco Giants are finalizing a deal with veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin that would bring the 31-year old into spring training as a non-roster invitee. A league source told the Examiner that the two sides had been in contact.

AP source: OF Maybin nears minor league deal with Giants - A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says free agent Cameron Maybin is closing in on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants, who were still in the market for outfielders to add depth.

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