2 spot in San Diego's rotation behind Yu Darvish. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Fernando Tatis Jr. - Won't play in first spring game Tatis (suspension) won't play in the first Cactus League game of the season, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Impact "[Tatis is] not going to play in the first game, " Padres manager Bob Melvin said. "It'll be within the first week, but we want to make sure he does everything that he's gonna have to acclimate to in games.
30 MINS AGO • NJ. COM Nelson Cruz - Set for spring opener Cruz (eye) is starting at designated hitter and batting fourth in Friday's Cactus League opener versus the Mariners, AJ Cassavell of MLB. com reports. Impact Cruz joined the Padres in early January after he spent 2022 with the Nationals, recording 10 homers, 64 RBI, 50 and four stolen bases over 448 at-bats over 124 contests, but he did bat. 234 on the year, his lowest average since 2007. Considering he's 42 years old and he appears to be in the twilight of his career, Cruz isn't expected to operate as an everyday option in San Diego, instead he'll likely platoon with Matt Carpenter at designated hitter and face almost exclusively left-handers in 2023.
The veteran left-hander is slated to begin pitching in games at extended spring training soon after camp breaks. He inked a minor-league contract with San Diego on Feb. 16. 22 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE MLB's bigger bases could lead to more steals, fewer injuries Major League Baseball is introducing bigger bases this season as part of a flurry of changes designed to put more action and athleticism back in the game1 DAY AGO • ASSOCIATED PRESS Xander Bogaerts aims to stick as Padres shortstop: 'I'll do anything that I possibly can' "I enjoy playing there, " Bogaerts said of shortstop. "I enjoy being at that position.
COM Notes: Plan for Hamels; Weathers' new look PEORIA, Ariz. -- Cole Hamels knows what it feels like to see the Padres captivate San Diego. He was in attendance at Qualcomm Stadium for th... 16 HOURS AGO • MLB. COM Daniel Johnson - Signs with Padres The Padres signed Johnson to a minor-league contract Thursday. Impact The outfielder spent time in the Guardians, Mets and Nationals' organizations in 2022. Posting a sub-. 600 OPS with each team's Triple-A club, Johnson showed little to suggest he belongs on an MLB roster this season, no less the talented Padres'. He figures to begin his age-27 season either at the Double-A or Triple-A level. 18 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE Jared Koenig - Inks MiLB deal with San Diego Koenig signed a minor-league contract Tuesday with the Padres.
Impact Koenig was non-tendered by the Athletics back in November after posting an ugly 5. 72 ERA, 1. 40 WHIP and 22:15 K:BB over his first 39. 1 major-league innings last season. The 29-year-old southpaw will function as organizational pitching depth for San Diego in 2023. 18 HOURS AGO • ROTOWIRE Padres' lineup? 'You could pick 1-2-3-4 out of a hat' PEORIA, Ariz. -- Realistically, it doesn’t matter all that much who hits where at the top of the Padres’ lineup. They’re going to rake. They... 19 HOURS AGO • MLB. COM Ryan Weathers working to be reliable option for Padres again After strong start to major league career, young left-hander went through struggles and mechanical adjustments20 HOURS AGO • SANDIEGOUNIONTRIBUNE.
COM Cole Hamels - Not slated for Cactus League games Hamels (shoulder) is not expected to appear in any Cactus League games this spring, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Impact Hamels did throw a successful bullpen session Thursday in Padres camp, but the plan calls for him to take it easy over the next month or so as he continues his recovery from September 2021 shoulder surgery.
" Tatis had multiple surgeries in the offseason -- one to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and another on his left wrist -- and also won't be able to play due to a PED suspension until April 20. 1 DAY AGO • ROTOWIRE Padres TV debut Saturday switched to Channels 18, 23 on Cox Cox cable will carry Saturday night’s Padres game, although the channels will different. 1 DAY AGO • SANDIEGOUNIONTRIBUNE.
San Diego Padres News - MLBSan Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners STREAM (2/24/23): Watch MLB Spring Training online | Time, TV, channel The San Diego Padres face the Seattle Mariners in a spring training game on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 (2/24/23) at Peoria Stadium in Peoria, Ari... 6 MINS AGO • NJ. COM For subscribers: Padres pitching star Joe Musgrove's emotional story of father, family and a promise When Musgrove's father, Mark, fought Guillain-Barre syndrome that paralyzed him from the neck down, baseball became a lifeline26 MINS AGO • SANDIEGOUNIONTRIBUNE. COM Ex-Phillies is star is months away from completing much-anticipated comeback The former Philadelphia Phillies star will give it a go with the San Diego Padres this year.
I know it's tough. "1 DAY AGO • THEATHLETIC. COM The San Diego Padres are baseball's most fascinating experiment Owner Peter Seidler's revolutionary idea for the small-market Padres: Try. 1 DAY AGO • WASHINGTONPOST. COM Joe Musgrove - Tosses bullpen despite oral surgery Musgrove had four wisdom teeth removed Tuesday but still threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Impact The tooth extractions apparently went smoothly given Musgrove's ability to stay on schedule with his bullpen session the following day. The right-hander also received a platelet-rich plasma injection to treat a lingering left knee issue in the offseason, per Acee, but the hurler appears to be healthy as he prepares to take up the No.