3/6/2014 | Kennedy settles down after rough beginning
Making his second start of the spring for the Padres on Thursday against the Rangers, right-hander Ian Kennedy ran into trouble early in the afternoon, but settled down as his outing wore on and retired the final eight batters he faced.
3/6/2014 | Manager keeps the faith in Vincent
Padres reliever Nick Vincent has been hit hard in his first two appearances this spring, but manager Bud Black's support of the right-hander isn't wavering. Not by a long shot.
3/6/2014 | Torres shows rust, talent in San Diego debut
Making his Padres debut Thursday against the Rangers, left-hander Alex Torres battled through some rust and command issues but showed glimpses of how electric his stuff can be when he's right.
3/6/2014 | Spangenberg hopes to bring speed to Padres soon
The Padres finished second in the National League last year in steals, snagging 118 bases. Down in the Minors, the club boasts a top prospect who could soon add to the Padres' prowess on the bases.
3/6/2014 | Forgettable 2013 season offers motivation for Sipp
Tony Sipp would like to forget about last season, but he knows he can't. The year provides too much motivation for him to just let it go.
3/5/2014 | Padres committed to dressing kids like home team
This season, for the third straight year, the Padres are outfitting more than 14,000 Little Leaguers in San Diego County with Padres-branded jersey tops and corresponding caps.
3/5/2014 | Cashner setting the bar high for Padres on the mound
Padres manager Bud Black has yet to name his Opening Day starter, but there's no reason to think it won't be Andrew Cashner, who looked sharp again on Wednesday.
3/5/2014 | Hundley's three-run homer paces Padres
Nick Hundley knocked a three-run homer off Chris Sale in the first inning as the Padres delivered an early knockout in an 8-0 spring victory over the White Sox in Glendale, Ariz., on Wednesday.
3/5/2014 | Padres to gauge Medica's ability in outfield
The Padres have liked what they've seen offensively thus far from Tommy Medica, and now they want to see what he can do at first base and in the outfield.
3/5/2014 | Schuster moving past bad first impression
Patrick Schuster has followed up a poor first outing with two solid ones as he tries to secure a spot in the Padres bullpen. As a Rule 5 Draft pick, Schuster may remain on the 25-man roster all season or be offered back to the D-backs.
3/5/2014 | Kennedy not afraid to look in the mirror for answers
Just two seasons removed from winning 21 games with the D-backs, Ian Kennedy was traded to the Padres last season. Kennedy and pitching coach Darren Balsley implemented a series of drills over the winter to help the right-hander regain the form that worked so well in 2011.
3/4/2014 | Quentin finally gets a chance to test out knee
Carlos Quentin, who had surgery in August to remove debris and floating particles from his knee, was the last of the Padres' regular position players to make his Cactus League debut.
3/4/2014 | Sarah's Take: Injuries hamper Padres' progress
The San Diego Padres suffered a blow this week that might derail their quest for a winning season. Injuries are a part of baseball, but the Padres already have suffered two to key offensive players.
3/4/2014 | Black being overly cautious with Street's strained groin
Closer Huston Street's first Cactus League appearance of the spring is on temporary hold after he suffered a slight groin pull last week. The Padres are taking the cautious route with Street.
3/4/2014 | Top prospect Fried slowed by forearm soreness
Minor League pitcher Max Fried, the Padres' No. 1 prospect according to MLB.com, will start throwing in 10 to 14 days, after being slowed with a sore left forearm.
3/4/2014 | Maybin to meet with doctors, may need surgery
Cameron Maybin, who will miss two to three months after rupturing his left biceps tendon, will meet with the Padres' doctors later this week in San Diego to determine if surgery is needed.
3/4/2014 | Hoffman enjoys passing knowledge on to youngsters
Four years after retirement, Trevor Hoffman is now the upper level pitching coordinator for the Padres, imparting his infinite wisdom to the Padres' hurlers.
3/4/2014 | Quentin homers in spring debut; Alonso goes deep
Carlos Quentin's home run off Delgado in the second inning came in his first at-bat of the spring and his first at-bat since July 30 of last season, which was right about when he was shut down for the season with a right knee injury.
3/3/2014 | Medica's bat stays hot in victory over Giants
Tommy Medica continued his torrid hitting Monday by belting a two-run homer during a six-run sixth inning that propelled the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants, 7-2.
3/3/2014 | Johnson pleased with first Padres spring start
Josh Johnson was encouraged by his two-inning stint against the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium on Monday. He tossed two scoreless innings with two strikeouts and showed a dandy changeup in his 22-pitch outing that included 15 strikes.
3/3/2014 | Headley 'feeling great' in recovery from calf injury
Third baseman Chase Headley has had more good days than bad since he strained his right calf in an infield drill Feb. 22. To be sure, Monday was a good day. Headley was able to hit in the batting cage for the first time since suffering the injury.
3/3/2014 | Maybin out 2-3 months with biceps tendon injury
Outfielder Cameron Maybin will miss approximately two to three months after an MRI on Monday revealed that he has a ruptured left biceps tendon.
3/3/2014 | Host of prospects hoping to make mark this spring
The Padres' Spring Training facility will be packed to capacity this week, as more than 150 Minor Leaguers join the 60 players in the Major League camp.
3/3/2014 | Maybin awaiting MRI results on left shoulder
Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin will likely miss Opening Day -- and could possibly be out longer -- after suffering an injury to his left shoulder and biceps tendon making a diving catch on Sunday.
3/2/2014 | New dad Rivera sets sights on making Padres
Rene Rivera's outlook on life has changed dramatically since the end of last season. Becoming a father for the first time will do that to a man. Rivera and his wife, Mariel, welcomed twin girls last fall, Ivanna and Julianna. Now everything the Padres' journeyman catcher does, he says he does for them and their futures.
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