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Padres optioned LHP Frank Garces to Double-A San Antonio.

Garces was sent down to make room for Andrew Cashner, who will return to the Padres' starting rotation on Saturday after a two-month absence. Garces has pitched three hitless innings with the Padres this season, giving up a walk and striking out two.
Aug 23 - 4:11 PM

Padres activated RHP Andrew Cashner from the 15-day disabled list.

Cashner will take the mound for the Padres on Saturday against the Diamondbacks in his first start since June 18. It's hard to know exactly what to expect out of the gate from the 27-year-old right-hander after such a long absence due to a shoulder injury, but he has shown in the past that he is very capable of dominating when healthy.
Aug 23 - 4:08 PM

Padres prospect shortstop Trea Turner went 3-for-5 with a home run for Low-A Fort Wayne on Friday.

Turner has hit .395/.462/.579 with 12 doubles, two triples, and four home runs over 36 games in the Midwest League. Turner was the 13th overall pick in the 2014 draft and projects as a solid defender with good speed who provides little offensive value, so this offensive outburst is somewhat unexpected.
Aug 23 - 10:09 AM

Odrisamer Despaigne was touched up for four runs -- three earned -- over five innings in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

It's fair to wonder if Despaigne is turning into a pumpkin in front of our eyes. After all, he went 2-2 with a 1.66 ERA over his first six starts, and proceeded to allow three earned runs or more in four of his last five outings, with tonight's start the only time he's given up less than four. Despaigne gives hitters a lot of looks and a varied arsenal of pitches, but unfortunately his armaments don't singe bats, leaving him open to opponents who are ready for offerings without chomp. The hope is that Petco will mask his weaknesses long-term, making him a usable NL-only piece. Despaigne (3-4, 3.44 ERA) hosts Milwaukee next week.
Aug 23 - 12:04 AM

Cory Luebke (elbow) has started playing catch from 45 feet three times per week.

Luebke had his second Tommy John surgery in February, so this is a preliminary step in the recovery process. Luebke isn't expected back until the middle of the 2015 season.
Aug 22 - 7:01 PM

Tyson Ross held the Dodgers to two runs over eight innings in a tough-luck loss on Thursday.

Outside of Justin Turner's two-run homer in the eighth inning, Ross was superb. He struck out six, walked two, and had given up just two hits prior to Carl Crawford reaching on an infield single and Turner blasting him home immediately thereafter. Ross has given up more than two earned runs only once since June 16. Now 11-12 with a 2.68 ERA, Ross hosts Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Aug 22 - 12:47 AM

Padres released INF Brooks Conrad.

Conrad had been designated for assignment, and now the Padres have just decided to cut him loose. The veteran infielder will try to catch on elsewhere for the rest of the season.
Aug 21 - 10:27 PM

Everth Cabrera (hamstring) is slated to begin jogging on Monday.

Cabrera took some grounders and hit in the batting cage on Thursday. It's sounding like the shortstop has a good chance to be activated on September 1 when rosters expand.
Aug 21 - 8:40 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said that Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) could be available as soon as Friday.

If not Friday, Benoit is expected to be ready to go on Saturday. There was some worry that the reliever's wonky shoulder could send him to the disabled list, but he threw a bullpen session Thursday with no issues.
Aug 21 - 8:38 PM

Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session Thursday.

Benoit has been dealing with a shoulder issue for the last several days to the point that a stint on the disabled list was a possibility. However, it appears after the 'pen session Thursday that a DL move will be avoided. Benoit owners should scoop up Kevin Quackenbush just in case, though.
Aug 21 - 7:05 PM

Padres right-handed pitching prospect Matt Wisler struck out seven over seven innings on Wednesday, allowing five hits, two walks, and one run for Triple-A El Paso.

Wisler struggled after his initial promotion to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, but he has done well as of late, putting up a 2.63 ERA and 8.4 K/9 while holding opposing batters to a .245/.286/.420 line over his last six starts. Wisler has the potential to be a solid No. 3 starter at the big league level, and his long-term fantasy value can only be increased by the friendly confines of San Diego's spacious Petco Park.
Aug 21 - 10:36 AM

According to MLB.com's Corey Brock, closer Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) may need a disabled list stint.

Benoit hasn't pitched since last Wednesday due to some crankiness in his right shoulder. Kevin Quackenbush earned his first save of the season on Wednesday night against the Dodgers and is worth grabbing in all mixed fantasy leagues for the stretch run. Shoulder injuries tend to linger, and Quackenbush owns a strong 2.29 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 37/13 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings this year.
Aug 21 - 8:52 AM

Alexi Amarista went 2-for-3 with a walk, two steals and an RBI Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Somebody in a deep NL-only league is going to wake up on Thursday morning smiling ear to ear at this news. For the rest of us, Amarista remains a fantasy non-factor. He's ostensibly a speedster, only these were his first steals since August 3. Amarista is on the roster for his defensive versatility, nothing more. He's batting .235 with three homers, 11 steals and 23 RBI over 294 at-bats.
Aug 21 - 1:40 AM

Rymer Liriano had his first major league multi-hit game in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old went 2-for-3 with a walk, double and two runs scored in the 4-1 triumph. He came into this game batting .217, but has nonetheless been an interesting and valuable offensive contributor from the jump, thanks in part to walking six times in nine games. Liriano is slashing a solid .269/.412/.423 through his first 26 at-bats.
Aug 21 - 1:39 AM

Kevin Quackenbush earned his first career save by tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday in a 4-1 victory.

He worked around a leadoff Scott Van Slyke single to retire the next three batters in order. Quackenbush was called upon because Joaquin Benoit has been suffering from what Padres manager Bud Black has called a "cranky" shoulder. Quackenbush has been recalled five times this season, but he's pitched well enough that he won't have to ride the shuttle to Triple-A El Paso anytime soon. The 25-year-old boasts a 2.29 ERA and 0.97 WHIP and has put himself in a position to siphon a few more saves whenever Benoit can't take the ball.
Aug 21 - 1:37 AM


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