Padres right-hander Jarred Cosart had surgery last week to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow. He's expected to be ready for spring training.
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The Padres have reportedly set a deadline for Colin Rea's recovery from an elbow injury and are hopeful that the pitcher can avoid surgery.
In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, the San Diego Padres rank in triple digits in coaching, players, title track, ownership and fan relations.
With Austin Hedges ready to take over as catcher, the Padres could deal Derek Norris this offseason.
Salary arbitration projections: Padres
All estimates via Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors' projection model:
- Tyson Ross - $9.6 million
- Alexi Amarista - $1.6 million
- Derek Norris - $4 million
- Hector Sanchez - $900,000
- Carter Capps - $1 million
- Brett Wallace - $1.3 million
- Wil Myers - $4.7 million
- Brad Hand - $1.4 million
- Brandon Maurer - $1.7 million
- Christian Friedrich - $2 million
- Oswaldo Arcia - $1.4 million
- Jemile Weeks - $900,000
- Yangervis Solarte - $2.7 million MLBTradeRumors.com
VanMeter has huge day in AFL action
Padres farmhand Josh VanMeter went 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBIs and a stolen base for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League on Saturday. Fellow Padres prospect Michael Gettys also hit a home run. Box score
Padres pitcher Tyson Ross hopes to be ready for spring training after opting to have surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome.
Maton solid in AFL outing
Padres prospect Phil Maton allowed one hit and struck out four in two innings for the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League action on Wednesday. Box score
Mike Dee has been fired as president of the Padres, who were embroiled in a major controversy toward the end of another miserable season.
Padres pitcher Erik Johnson will miss at least the 2017 season after having Tommy John surgery, according to a report.
Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL West
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Fans can vote for their selections on MLB.com or on Twitter. Here are the nominees for each NL West team:
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Jake Lamb
- Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado
- Los Angeles Dodgers: Corey Seager
- San Diego Padres: Wil Myers
- San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford
First baseman Wil Myers and third baseman Yangervis Solarte are the only guaranteed Padres starters next season, manager Andy Green said.
Renfroe earns Player of the Week honors
Hunter Renfroe was named the NL Player of the Week after hitting .409 with a league-best 13 RBIs. The rookie also tied for first in home runs (three) and ranked in the top four in SLG (.909), total bases (20) and runs scored (six). MLB.com
Mark McGwire is getting another swing at the Hall of Fame.
Padres' longest homers of 2016
All distances calculated by ESPN's Home Run Tracker:
- Ryan Schimpf - 469 feet (9/30)
- Alex Dickerson - 467 feet (7/26)
- Melvin Upton Jr. - 462 feet (6/28)
- Matt Kemp - 457 feet (4/8)
- Wil Myers - 454 feet (4/9)
Padres finish in bottom 10 of rankings
It was a rough season in San Diego. For example: Luis Perdomo, a Rule 5 pick, led the team in innings pitched while posting a 5.71 ERA. Week 26 Power Rankings
What's next for the Padres?
With San Diego missing the postseason yet again, Jim Bowden lays out three objectives for the team this offseason. Among the priorities will be GM A.J. Preller working to restore his credibility with the rest of the baseball world. To-do lists for eliminated teams (Insider)
Clayton Richard is interested in staying with the Padres next season, and the Padres are interested in keeping him on board.
Pinch-hitter Phil Gosselin's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres in the season finale on Sunday.
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The Diamondbacks don't even know how to lose right. They scored runs in the eighth and ninth to beat the Padres 3-2 -- meaning they finished with 69 wins and the Padres 68, so the Padres will be drafting one spot higher and have more money to spend overall in the draft.
Once the Red Sox decided to keep Pomeranz, Manfred ruled on a 30-day suspension without pay for Padres GM A.J. Preller.
Lineup: Padres (68-93) vs. Diamondbacks (68-93)
- 1. Margot Manuel, CF (R)
- 2. Wil Myers 1B (R)
- 3. Yangervis Solarte, 3B (S)
- 4. Alex Dickerson, LF (L)
- 5. Hunter Renfroe, RF (R)
- 6. Ryan Schimpf, 2B (L)
- 7. Austin Hedges, C (R)
- 8. Luis Sardinas, SS (S)
- 9. Paul Clemens, RHP
Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run homer as part of Arizona's five-run first inning, and the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-5 Saturday night.
What's the story of the 2016 Padres?
GM AJ Preller has a lot of work to do with his peers to restore credibility after getting suspended for 30 days for improper handling of medical information in the Drew Pomeranz trade, Jayson Stark writes as he reflects on San Diego's regular season. Beyond the Ivy
Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings each hit a two-run home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened their final series of a disappointing season with a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday.