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The Padres will posthumously induct former general manager Kevin Towers into their Hall of Fame on May 12 as part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of their 1998 National League championship team.
A stop on Arizona's backfields reveals some talented players working their way through San Diego and Colorado's strong systems.
Already the highest-ranked player from the 2017 draft, MacKenzie Gore has an arsenal matched by few -- if any -- pitching prospects in recent memory.
On a drizzly morning at Petco Park, friends and colleagues paid tribute to broadcasting legend Dick Enberg, who died in December at 82. Enberg was one of the most recognizable voices in baseball, tennis, football, basketball and the Olympics.
For major league veterans, spring training is as easygoing as baseball gets -- unless you are moving to a new spot on the diamond. This March, some players are learning that the transition process is hard work.
Eric Hosmer was 1-for-4 in San Diego's 13-5 victory Friday against his former team.
Before a chat with Red Sox President of Baseball Ops Dave Dombrowski (24:42), Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick react to the Yuli Gurriel injury news, Eric Hosmer's early impact with the Padres, Noah Syndergaard's easy velocity and more (6:20). Plus, the latest edition of "Hembo Knows" (36:11).
From the Cubs' ace not enough people notice to the AL's answer to Nolan Arenado, these under-the-radar guys help teams win.
New Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer thanked Glenn Hoffman for ceding his No. 30 by giving the third base coach a Rolex watch.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Here's the ballpark lineup card for Shohei Ohtani's first Cactus League appearance at DH
Before rapid-fire chats with Bryce Harper (29:02) and Adam Wainwright (36:03), Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss Logan Morrison's contract with the Twins (6:59), Jose Altuve's unique quality (13:06) and more. Plus, stories from Kevin Towers' memorial over the weekend (47:48).
Kevin Towers, a longtime baseball executive who died on Jan. 30 at 56, was celebrated by other executives, coaches and players Sunday at the Padres' Petco Park in San Diego.
It's already February, but there are aces and sluggers looking for new homes. We find the best bet -- and a dark horse -- for the top available names.
Eric Hosmer said that he "bought into" the Padres' plan to win a World Series and that he is ready to embrace a leadership role within San Diego's young organization.
Eric Hosmer and the Padres have finalized their eight-year, $144 million contract.
Now that San Diego's first base position is in Eric Hosmer's $144 million hands, it seems as if there are 144 million candidates for the one remaining starting spot in the Padres' outfield.
After assembling one of baseball's best collections of young talent, the Padres' first big investment in free agency could hurt them in the long term.
Eric Hosmer finally signed, joining the San Diego Padres on an eight-year contract. Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy fallout of the deal.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Eric Hosmer's three most-cited possible landing spots all rank among the 10 least homer-friendly ballparks in baseball, but at least he picked the most favorable of the three: Petco Park has ranked 22nd (0.913 factor) — also 22nd for lefties (0.921) — since the fences moved in after the 2012 season.
A front-loaded, eight-year deal for $144 million put one of this winter's biggest free agents in a Padres uniform. How could this calculated risk also make sense?
The San Diego Padres and free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer have agreed to an 8-year contract, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The deal is worth $144 million, according to multiple reports.