6/18/2013 | Veteran Francisco signed to bolster Triple-A outfield
Ben Francisco was designated for assignment by the Yankees on May 26 and was released on June 3. He hit .114 in 44 at-bats with the Yankees and had one home run.
6/18/2013 | Venable atones for missed chances with amazing grab
As the Padres and the Giants headed to the 12th inning Monday night, Will Venable was angry about going 1-for-7 with two strikeouts and stranding eight runners on base. He had even failed to get two bunts down as well.
6/18/2013 | Vincent glad to stick around after two-inning outing
Nick Vincent helped save the Padres on Monday night when he tossed two scoreless innings while getting the win in a 5-3 victory over the Giants in 13 innings.
6/18/2013 | Bumgarner, Stults rolling into finale at AT&T Park
Everything was working for Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner in his last start against the Braves. The same can be said for Padres lefty Eric Stults, who tossed a two-hitter to pick up his sixth win of the season last Friday.
6/18/2013 | Ex-first-rounder Tate returns from 'personal issue'
Former Padres first-round Draft pick Donavan Tate, who in 2009 agreed to the largest signing bonus in franchise history, is ready to resume his professional career.
6/18/2013 | Pitcher's bunt in 13th gives Black 500th win
Pinch-hitter Andrew Cashner's bunt single in the 13th inning Monday gave the Padres a 5-3 victory over the Giants and manager Bud Black his 500th career victory.
6/17/2013 | Prospect Quackenbush moved to Triple-A
The Padres promoted one of their top relievers from Double-A San Antonio to Triple-A Tucson on Monday. Right-hander Kevin Quackenbush, ranked by MLB.com as the Padres' No. 18 prospect, makes the jump to the Pacific Coast League after going 2-0 with a 0.29 ERA in 29 games for the Missions.
6/17/2013 | Padres hope hot-hitting Cabrera returns soon
Shortstop Everth Cabrera, who left Sunday's victory over the D-backs with a sore left hamstring, could miss this three-game series against the Giants at AT&T Park.
6/17/2013 | Padres in holding pattern with Quentin, Cabrera
There were few answers to be had Monday in regard to the health of shortstop Everth Cabrera and left fielder Carlos Quentin. The news Monday on both was that they're still getting treatment and that a disabled-list stint is still a possibility.
6/17/2013 | Ciriaco provides valuable depth, starts vs. Giants
Newcomer Pedro Ciriaco got his first start with the Padres on Monday when he was filled in at shortstop for an injured Everth Cabrera, who is out with a mild left hamstring strain.
6/17/2013 | Cashner, Padres look to keep rolling vs. Giants
Andrew Cashner will try to keep up his stellar pace Tuesday as the Padres take on the Giants and Matt Cain at AT&T Park.
6/17/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 17
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/16/2013 | Padres' turnaround begins with pitching, timely hitting
In a division that seems wide open, the Padres have breathed life into their season since their 5-15 start. Their 30-19 run has been triggered by outstanding pitching, timely offense and a belief throughout the organization that they could win.
6/16/2013 | Zito looks to continue success at home in opener
Barry Zito will try to stay hot at home and defeat Edinson Volquez and the streaking Padres on Monday at 7:15 p.m. PT in the first of a three-game set from AT&T Park.
6/16/2013 | Cabrera injures hamstring in finale vs. D-backs
Shortstop Everth Cabrera injured his hamstring trying to steal second base in the eighth inning on Sunday, an attempt that was negated by a Chase Headley foul ball. He was taken out in the ninth for Pedro Ciriaco.
6/16/2013 | Quentin, Padres need help to get into ASG contention
After a slow start, Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin's bat has started to warm just as the weather has. Could Quentin parlay this hot stretch at the plate into a spot on the National League All-Star team next month? To get there, Quentin will need some help.
6/16/2013 | Forsythe reflects on first start in outfield
Logan Forsythe's second professional catch as an outfielder was a difficult one. Arizona shortstop Didi Gregorius hit a slicing drive that tailed toward the left-field line Saturday night, and Forsythe set out in a dead sprint.
6/16/2013 | Grandal starting to turn focus toward improving defense
Yasmani Grandal has had trouble sleeping. Instead of wasting time staring at the ceiling or watching late-night TV, the Padres catcher routinely reviews scouting DVDs on his next opponent. He logs a few hours a night in front of his flat screen, looking for clues to get the other team out.
6/16/2013 | Quentin sits again with shoulder injury
Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin missed his second straight game with a left shoulder injury. He hasn't been right since Friday, when he hurt himself on the follow through of a swing
6/16/2013 | Blanks' blast gives Padres sixth straight win
Kyle Blanks hit a tiebreaking three-run home run in the eighth inning and the Padres went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon in front of 27,943 at Petco Park.
6/15/2013 | Marquis keeps rolling as Padres reach .500
Yasmani Grandal and Kyle Blanks hit home runs, and Jason Marquis won his ninth game of the season as the Padres defeated the D-backs, 6-4, on Saturday before a crowd of 29,756 at Petco Park.
6/15/2013 | Kennedy faces Padres in first start since fracas
The Padres aim to go above .500 on Sunday for the first time since they finished the 2010 season with a 90-72 record. Clayton Richard faces Ian Kennedy in Kennedy's first start since he was given a 10-game suspension.
6/15/2013 | Quentin sits, leaving room for Ciriaco's debut
Left fielder Carlos Quentin was scratched from the starting lineup before Saturday's game against the D-backs, giving utilityman Pedro Ciriaco, in a roundabout way, his first start with his new team.
6/15/2013 | Gyorko keeping busy while on disabled list
There was good news to be had Saturday as rookie second baseman Jedd Gyorko hit in the cage for the first time since he landed on the disabled list. Then, he briefly took ground balls at second base during batting practice.
6/15/2013 | Padres prospect Portillo begins rehab
Right-hander Adys Portillo, the Padres' No. 5 prospect, began a Minor League rehab assignment Saturday in Fort Wayne. He pitched 2 2/3 innings in the second game of Fort Wayne's doubleheader against West Michigan.
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