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Andrew Cashner suffered his fifth loss of the season after yielding six runs (four earned) in six innings against the Giants on Tuesday.

Six of the seven hits Cashner allowed were singles, but he walked three and was hurt by a pair of errors in the third inning as well. He struck out three in the outing. Interestingly, the right-hander has allowed 23 runs on the season, but only 13 of them are earned runs. He has a 3.16 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a 39/11 K/BB ratio in 37 innings. Cashner will close out a road series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks next.
May 6 - 12:45 AM

Josh Johnson (elbow) reported that he had felt tightness in his triceps after throwing a simulated game a week ago.

Johnson said that the tightness he felt after his simulated game on April 28 has abated, at least. He plans on playing catch later this week. It's a setback for the oft-injured pitcher, who will need to show that he's healthy before the Padres move forward with his rehab.
May 5 - 8:47 PM

Austin Hedges will make his first major league start in Wednesday's game against the Giants.

Hedges will catch Ian Kennedy. One of the top catching prospects in the game, he has made a reputation on his strong defense. With a career line of .256/.316/.390 in the minors, though, you shouldn't expect a ton from his bat, especially at this stage in his major league career. Derek Norris remains the primary catcher for the Padres.
May 5 - 8:39 PM

Padres recalled LHP Frank Garces from Triple-A El Paso.

Garces is being called back up to fill the spot vacated by Brandon Morrow (shoulder). During his six-game stretch with the Padres, he allowed just one run in 5 2/3 innings. Expect Garces to yo-yo back and forth between El Paso and San Diego this season, as he offers a solid bullpen arm.
May 5 - 6:52 PM

Padres placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 3, with right shoulder inflammation.

Big blow for Morrow and the Padres. The right-hander had been superb through the first month of the 2015 campaign, posting a 2.73 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 23/7 K/BB ratio in 33 innings. Injuries have limited Morrow to fewer than 20 starts in each of the last two seasons, but none of them have been shoulder-related. There's no current timetable for his return, though Morrow himself indicated that he believes that the disabled list stint is a precautionary measure and that he should be able to get back on the field when he's eligible to return in late May.
May 5 - 6:49 PM

The Padres acquired the rights of catcher Yenier Bello from the Joplin Blasters of the independent American Association.

The Braves signed Bello out of Cuba last year, but he was given his release this spring. The 30-year-old will provide some organizational depth behind the plate.
May 5 - 10:21 AM

Tyson Ross was solid on Monday in a losing effort against the Giants, yielding two runs in seven innings.

Both runs scored in the third, when Ross issued three walks -- the only three he allowed -- to help the Giants take an early lead. Other than that, he held the Giants' bats silent. He gave up seven hits and struck out five. Ross has battled control problems through six starts this season, leaving him 1-3 with a 4.15 ERA, a 1.59 WHIP, and a 42/21 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings. He'll try to get back in the win column over the weekend in a road start against the Diamondbacks.
May 5 - 1:05 AM

Padres purchased the contract of C Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso.

Hedges carries a tremendous defensive reputation and was off to a promising start offensively this season at Triple-A, but he's a .256/.316/.390 career hitter in the minors. The 22-year-old probably won't carry much fantasy value in his first taste of the major league level. Derek Norris remains the primary backstop in San Diego.
May 4 - 3:25 PM

Padres designated C Wil Nieves for assignment.

The move clears a roster spot for prospect Austin Hedges, who is joining the Padres on Monday night. Nieves drew just four starts in his month-long stay with San Diego. The 37-year-old is a .241/.280/.317 career hitter in 1,260 major league plate appearances.
May 4 - 3:22 PM

Joaquin Benoit (arm) threw a scoreless inning in his return to action Sunday against the Rockies.

So much for that dead arm. Benoit hadn't appeared in a game since last Monday due to fatigue and there was talk this weekend that he might have to spend some time on the disabled list, but he looked plenty sharp on Sunday afternoon in earning his fifth hold of the season. The 37-year-old setup man should be a full-go moving forward.
May 4 - 10:00 AM

Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres are expected to recall Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso on Monday.

Brock notes that Hedges will join the team in San Francisco in time for Monday's series opener. Widely regarded as one of the top defensive catching prospects in all of baseball, it's unclear how much action Hedges will see with the Padres. The 22-year-old was hitting .343/.413/.552 with two homers and 15 RBI in 20 games at El Paso.
May 3 - 11:05 PM

Justin Upton swatted his seventh home run of the season and drove home three, powering the Padres to an 8-6 victory over the Rockies on Sunday.

Upton's two-run blast off Kyle Kendrick got the Padres on the board in the first inning and they'd pile on from there. He would later add a run-scoring double in the fifth inning, finishing the day 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He's off to a terrific start to his Padres career, slashing .301/.340/.602 with seven long balls and 21 RBI.
May 3 - 7:44 PM

James Shields served up three home runs against the Rockies on Sunday and still wound up with a victory despite allowing five runs on nine hits over his 5 1/3 innings.

Shields punched out seven on the afternoon and didn't issue a free pass. Charlie Blackmon got him for a solo homer in the first inning and Nolan Arenado would add a pair of long balls before his day was through. Even with the rough outing, "Big Game" James has acclimated himself nicely to the Padres, registering a 3.72 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 48/9 K/BB ratio across 36 1/3 innings. He'll do battle against the Diamondbacks next in Arizona on Friday.
May 3 - 7:43 PM

Padres prospect Colin Rea put on a clinic Saturday for Double-A San Antonio, allowing just one hit over eight scoreless frames.

Rea fanned a career-high 12 hitters en route to his first win of 2015. The 6'5" workhorse has gone at least 6 2/3 innings in each of his five starts. Rea has been missing bats his whole career, holding opponents to a .188 average in 417 minor league innings. His minuscule 0.75 WHIP is good for fourth-best in the Texas League.
Source: MILB.com
May 3 - 4:52 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday that it's possible Joaquin Benoit (arm) could go on the disabled list.

Benoit is going through a "dead arm" phase. His status remains day-to-day and even hour-to-hour, as it's possible he could be available as soon as Sunday but also possible he'll be shut down for a couple weeks.
May 3 - 2:36 PM


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