California officials are allowing people to attend Major League Baseball games in limited capacities starting April 1.
From former All-Stars trying to make one more roster to top prospects getting a first chance, there are some intriguing players to watch in every spring training camp.
Padres outfielder Tommy Pham says he's "lucky to even be able to play," after being stabbed at the start of the offseason.
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Padres majority owner Peter Seidler doesn't think San Diego is a small market and says the franchise's willingness to dole out three nine-figure deals over the past four years proves his commitment to winning.
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Padres manager Jayce Tingler points to the work ethic and "drive to win" as big reasons why Fernando Tatis Jr. has landed what sources tell ESPN is a $340 million extension. "Obviously, couldn't be any more excited," Tingler said.
Free-agent closer Trevor Rosenthal, who had been seeking a four-year deal after getting 11 saves with a 1.90 ERA last season, instead has agreed to a one-year, $11 million deal with the A's, sources confirmed to ESPN.
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The Padres locked up Fernando Tatis Jr. on a 14-year, $340 million extension that is the third-largest in MLB history, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Fernando Tatis Jr's reported 14-year, $340 million deal is the largest ever for a player before he is even arbitration eligible, surpassing the 6-year, $144.5M extension Mike Trout signed in 2014. Trout and the Angels kicked around the idea of a lifetime contract then but couldn't solidify it. The Padres did.
Jeff Passan ESPN
Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and the San Diego Padres are in agreement on a 14-year, $340 million contract extension, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN.
Left-hander Blake Snell, entering his first season with the Padres, is eager to face the rival Dodgers this season. It's gonna be very exciting," he said.
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