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Seth Smith logged three hits in four trips to the plate in Thursday's routing of the Cubs.

Smith singled and scored in the first, doubled and was stranded in the third, then singled in a run in the sixth and later came around to score on another single. With the Padres up by a substantial amount in the seventh, journeyman Jeff Francoeur pinch-hit for Smith with lefty reliever James Russell on the hill. Smith continues to enjoy a breakout season, slashing .293/.390/.514 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI.
Jul 24 - 11:51 PM

Rene Rivera had a great night at the dish, going 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a two-run single in Thursday's win against the Cubs.

Rivera entered the night having logged just one hit in his last 17 plate appearances, so he busted out of the slump in a big way. He took Edwin Jackson deep for a solo shot in the fifth inning, then singled to right to drive in two in the sixth. Rivera has done well in the power department, but hasn't done much else, slashing .228/.286/.436 with seven home runs and 26 RBI on the season.
Jul 24 - 11:48 PM

Tyson Ross was masterful on Thursday, allowing just one run in six innings in a win as the Padres routed the Cubs.

With 11 punch-outs, Ross joined the double-digit strikeout club for the first time this season and for just the second time in his career. The right-hander relented the one run when Luis Valbuena singled in Anthony Rizzo in the fourth. Overall, Ross allowed five hits and walked one. Now with a 2.65 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 143/47 K/BB ratio, the All-Star will take on the Cardinals at home in his next start.
Jul 24 - 11:44 PM

ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Yankees and Padres are discussing a trade that would send Ian Kennedy to New York in exchange for third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says that the Yankees are indeed interested in Kennedy but not if it means giving up both Jagielo and Clarkin. It would be Kennedy's second stint in New York if the trade did go through, as he was drafted by the Yanks and spent his first three big league seasons there. Needless to say, it would be just about the worse-case scenario for his fantasy value going from Petco Park to Yankee Stadium. Kennedy is making $6.1 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time this winter.
Jul 24 - 11:04 PM

Jesse Hahn will be recalled to start on Friday in Atlanta.

Hahn was sent down over the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. The rookie has been excellent over 40 2/3 innings for San Diego, posting a 2.21 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 47 strikeouts. He should be scooped back up in leagues where he was dropped.
Jul 24 - 6:20 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Padres "have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade" starting pitcher Ian Kennedy.

This could be a negotiating ploy on the part of the Padres, or it might just be serious. Kennedy is under contractual control (via arbitration) through the 2015 season, so the San Diego front office can slow-play this and wait for the best offer -- even if it doesn't come until this winter or next summer. The 29-year-old right-hander owns an impressive 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 143/42 K/BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings (22 starts) this season.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 11:17 AM

Padres prospect shortstop Trea Turner went 4-for-4 for Low-A Fort Wayne on Wednesday, raising his Low-A season line to .444/.512/.611.

Turner had his first hitless game for Fort Wayne on Tuesday, so the four-hit effort is a great bounceback game. In the short season-A Northwest League and Low-A Midwest League he has hit a combined .289/.377/.375 with six doubles, one triple, and one home run. Turner has stolen 13 bases while only getting caught once while sporting a sparkling .992 fielding percentage. He should spend the rest of the year with Fort Wayne then open 2015 with High-A Lake Elsinore.
Jul 24 - 9:05 AM

Padres prospect outfielder Rymer Liriano went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a walk in his first game with Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

Liriano hit .264/.335/.442 with 20 doubles, two triples, and 14 home runs over 99 games with Double-A San Antonio. He has a right-fielder's profile and appears to have shaken off the rust after missing all of 2013 after having Tommy John surgery. Liriano has a career high in home runs (his previous high was 12), so this could be the beginning of his tapping into his power potential. San Diego seems like they are undergoing a full rebuilding effort, and Liriano is one of the prospects who could see time in the majors in the near future.
Jul 24 - 9:00 AM

Tommy Medica went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the Padres' 8-3 defeat of the Cubs on Wednesday.

It's just the sixth time this year the Padres have scored as many as eight runs. Medica's big game came in his first start since July 8, as he's been limited to pinch-hitting duties of late by a groin injury. He hadn't driven in a run since June 28, and he was just 2-for-25 this month.
Jul 24 - 1:20 AM

Jeff Francoeur went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk as the Padres' right fielder in his debut Wednesday.

Francoeur has a history of getting off to hot starts with his new teams, though that never materialized in his last major league stint with the Giants last year. We'll see what happens this time around. He's worth owning in NL-only leagues with Cameron Maybin out.
Jul 24 - 1:14 AM

Padres prospect RHP Matt Wisler allowed one run on four hits in seven innings and struck out seven batters Tuesday for Triple-A El Paso.

The outing was one of Wisler's best since reaching Triple-A, where the 21-year-old has posted a disappointing 5.71 ERA and yielded 14 home runs in 75 2/3 innings (15 starts). Though pitching in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League is a challenge in itself, Wisler also has continued to struggle against left-handed batters this season, with a 6.75 ERA and 41 hits allowed (eight home runs) in 37 1/3 innings.
Jul 23 - 3:11 PM

Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for amphetamines.

It was Maybin's second positive test as you're only given a warning and eventually more testing after testing positive the first time. Maybin is batting just .247/.286/.368 over 62 games for the Padres this season. Jeff Francoeur has replaced him on the roster.
Jul 23 - 3:08 PM

Padres purchased the contract of OF Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Francoeur has batted .294 with 15 homers and a .790 OPS at El Paso this season and has also done some pitching, posting a 4.26 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings. It would be fun to see him get some work on the mound with San Diego, but most -- if not all -- of Frenchy's playing time figures to come as an outfielder. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues. The Padres have yet to announce a corresponding move.
Jul 23 - 1:21 PM

MLB.com's Peter Gammons reports that the Padres are expected to promote Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Frenchy has batted .294 with 15 homers and a .790 OPS at El Paso this season and has also done some pitching, posting a 4.26 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings. He figures to be used mostly -- if not exclusively -- as an outfielder with the Padres. It's a nice story, but Francoeur doesn't have any fantasy value.
Jul 23 - 11:56 AM

Eric Stults allowed three runs while striking out seven over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

The Cubs got to Stults in three of his five innings of work, as he allowed six hits and three walks on the night. The left-hander dropped to 3-12 with a 5.00 ERA on the year.
Jul 22 - 10:42 PM


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