Player News - Padres

Date: Team: Pos:

Clayton Richard was hurt by the home run ball Tuesday in St. Louis, serving up three in a no-decision in the Padres' 12-4 win.

Richard cruised through the first three innings, but Jedd Gyorko swatted a two-out, two-run homer and then Stephen Piscotty went back-to-back with a blast of his own. The lefty then served up a game-tying dinger to Yadier Molina in the sixth and was lifted. Richard has been victimized often by homer this season, but he actually entered Tuesday’s outing having not given up any in his previous three starts. He’ll get the Marlins in Miami on Sunday.
Aug 23 - 12:28 AM

Yangervis Solarte had a monster night at the dish Tuesday in St. Louis, homering and doubling twice as part of a six-RBI showing.

Solarte got the scoring going with a bases-clearing double in the third inning off of Lance Lynn, and he got to Lynn again in the fifth with another RBI double. The infielder capped off his night with a mammoth two-run blast off of Josh Lucas in the eighth that went an estimated 455 feet. Solarte has gone deep in two of his last three contests.
Aug 23 - 12:27 AM

Austin Hedges singled and belted a three-run homer Tuesday in St. Louis.

Hedges' blast to left field in the seventh just cleared the wall and officially broke the game open. He's put up a lowly .219 average and .256 on-base percentage, but Hedges has been adequate enough for fantasy owners with his 16 longballs.
Aug 23 - 12:23 AM

Padres activated OF Matt Szczur from the family leave list.

Szczur missed several games while dealing with a private matter. The 28-year-old outfielder has slashed .209/.351/.353 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 88 games this season between the Cubs and Padres.
Aug 22 - 5:03 PM

Padres optioned LHP Kyle McGrath to Triple-A El Paso.

McGrath allowed four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings of relief with San Diego. The 25-year-old left-hander should get another look in September after MLB rosters expand.
Aug 22 - 5:01 PM

Padres prospect Luis Urias homered on Sunday for Double-A El Paso.

That homer gives Urias three on the season. Power is not a big part of Urias's game, but it doesn't have to be for him to be fantasy relevant. He has one of the best projected hit tools in all of baseball. He's spending just as much time at second as he is at shortstop right now, and while he'd be more valuable on the third-base side of the bag, he's an everyday player either way.
Aug 21 - 1:43 PM

Wil Myers swiped his 15th base of the season in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

He finished the day 0-for-4 at the plate, but reached on an error and stole second base in the first inning. Myers has been a bit of a disappointment this season, slashing .237/.323/.456 with 24 homers and 59 RBI.
Aug 20 - 8:12 PM

Dinelson Lamet struggled in a losing effort against the Nationals on Sunday, allowing three runs on three hits over 4 2/3 innings.

While the hits didn't do him in, Lamet also issued six free passes on the afternoon. On the plus side, he combated those by striking out eight. While he has been remarkably inconsistent this season, Lamet has shown flashes of brilliance. He'll carry a 4.84 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 100/35 K/BB ratio into Saturday's matchup against the Marlins in Miami.
Aug 20 - 8:12 PM

Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Solarte struck for a two-run home run off Stephen Strasburg in the first inning. The 30-year-old infielder owns a .268/.342/.427 triple-slash with 13 homers and 47 RBI across 90 games played. His tater on Saturday was his first since August 8.
Aug 20 - 12:25 AM

Cory Spangenberg went 2-for-3 in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Spangenberg collected a pair of singles in what was a quiet offensive game by both teams. The third baseman owns a .278/.331/.434 triple-slash with 12 homers and 43 RBI over the course of 334 at-bats. He has posted five multi-hit showings in his last eight games.
Aug 20 - 12:20 AM

Travis Wood allowed just one run (none earned) on three hits over seven innings in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Wood was not missing many bats in this one, striking out two and walking two, but he was able to mostly keep the Nationals at bay nonetheless. His has been a disappointing campaign on the whole -- he entered action on Saturday the owner of a 6.46 ERA between the Royals and Padres -- but he has pitched well in his last two outings, having surrendered just three runs on nine hits in his last 12 innings. He will try to make it three consecutive respectable showings when he takes to the road for a showdown with the Marlins in his next scheduled start.
Aug 19 - 11:52 PM

Padres recalled OF Jabari Blash from Triple-A El Paso.

He's taking the spot of slumping outfielder Hunter Renfroe, who was sent back to Triple-A. Blash has hit an underwhelming .224 with three homers in 76 at-bats over three big league stints this season. The 28-year-old is well off the fantasy radar.
Aug 19 - 4:50 PM

Padres optioned OF Hunter Renfroe to Triple-A El Paso.

His roster spot will be absorbed by Jabari Blash. Despite his immense power (20 homers), Renfoe's .230 average wasn't cutting it in the big leagues. Renfroe has been pressing lately (four for his last 26 with 16 strikeouts) and could probably use a couple weeks to recharge in the minor leagues. He'll be back when rosters expand next month.
Aug 19 - 4:48 PM

Carlos Asuaje went 2-for-3 with a walk against the Nationals in Friday's loss.

The second baseman had half of the Padres' hits on the night. Asuaje is batting .291/.356/.394 in 175 at-bats this year. He lacks big-time offensive upside and his defense at second base is average at best, but if he can keep his OBP up, he'll be a useful piece while he's cheap.
Aug 19 - 1:09 AM

Dusty Coleman homered for the Padres' only run Friday against the Nationals.

Coleman started out hot after getting the callup late last month, but he entered this one 1-for-14 with nine strikeouts in the previous 10 days. He'll be a part-time shortstop the rest of the way.
Aug 19 - 1:06 AM


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