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Jedd Gyorko will be recalled prior to Tuesday's game versus the Mariners.

The Padres are expected to place someone on the disabled list, with Will Middlebrooks (ankle) and Cory Spangenberg (knee) being the most likely options. Gyorko has hit .283/.368/.500 with four homers over 15 games for Triple-A El Paso after being sent down earlier this month. He could wind up seeing a decent amount of playing time, depending on what the club's corresponding move is.
Jun 29 - 11:12 PM

Derek Norris blasted a pair of home runs on Sunday, but it wasn't enough for the Padres to overcome the Diamondbacks.

Norris blasted a two-run shot off Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson in the fourth inning then tagged him again for a solo shot in the sixth. The hard-hitting backstop finished the day 2-for-4 and is now slashing .246/.293/.446 with 11 homers and 45 RBI on the season.
Jun 28 - 9:36 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne struggled in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, allowing five runs (four earned) on three hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Despaigne punched out six on the afternoon and didn't issue a walk. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Welington Castillo blasting a three-run homer in the second inning and David Peralta adding a solo shot in the third. Despaigne will carry a disappointing 4.94 ERA into Saturday's start against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Jun 28 - 9:33 PM

Will Middlebrooks was removed from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.

Middlebrooks appeared to roll his ankle on a bat in the Diamondbacks on-deck circle while chasing down a foul pop fly. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but will be evaluated by team trainers. The Padres should have an update on his status after the game.
Jun 28 - 6:05 PM

Padres released OF Rico Noel.

The 26-year-old outfielder was hitting .242/.333/.288 with no homers, six RBI and 10 stolen bases in 33 games at Triple-A El Paso. He'll look to latch on elsewhere on a minor league deal.
Jun 28 - 4:23 PM

Cory Spangenberg has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left knee.

It's much better than the initial diagnosis of a sprained knee. Spangenberg, who suffered the injury in Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, is hopeful of avoiding the disabled list.
Jun 28 - 1:21 PM

Andrew Cashner won for just the third time this season after holding the Diamondbacks to two runs in seven innings Saturday.

Cashner struck out six and walked none tonight, a big improvement over his 11/13 K/BB ratio in his previous four starts. His 3-9 record is hardly all his fault -- the Padres defense, for one, deserves a lot of blame, but he's been a disappointment, especially of late. He gets the Cardinals next week, making him a mediocre play in mixed leagues.
Jun 28 - 1:30 AM

Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Upton has been slumping for most of the last month, and he had homered just once since May 24. Facing his old team usually helps him pull out of it, though. He's hit .341 with seven homered and 19 RBI in 24 career games versus the Diamondbacks.
Jun 28 - 1:25 AM

Cory Spangenberg left Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks with a sprained left knee.

Clint Barmes pinch-ran for him in the fourth. Alexi Amarista moved from shortstop to second base the following inning. Spangenberg went 1-for-2 before exiting. The 24-year-old could be headed to the disabled list.
Jun 28 - 12:15 AM

Wil Myers (wrist) had his cast removed on Saturday.

He's 4-to-6 weeks away from resuming baseball activities, which actually puts him about two weeks ahead of schedule. Myers said he lost some muscle in his left forearm while he had his cast on. He'll focus on strength and mobility exercises as he works his way back into playing shape. The 24-year-old should be ready for a rehab assignment in early to mid-August.
Jun 27 - 9:27 PM

Despite walking five, Tyson Ross beat the Diamondbacks by allowing two runs in six innings and striking out seven on Friday.

It's a pretty typical Ross start this season. That he hasn't been the same fantasy pitcher last year is part his high walk and part the Padres' terrible defense. We'd say the latter is a bigger factor than the former, though both are problems. He's struck out 105 and allowed just three homers in 95 2/3 innings, so even with the 48 walks, he should have a much better ERA than his current 3.57 mark.
Jun 27 - 1:05 AM

Cory Spangenberg went 3-for-3 with two steals and two runs scored Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Spangenberg had been cold of late, leading to some speculation that the Padres might give Jedd Gyorko another try, but he really helped the cause tonight. We still don't believe he's the Padres' best option at second base, but he was Bud Black's preferred choice and Pat Murphy has stuck with him so far.
Jun 27 - 1:00 AM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 and slugged his fifth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Giants on Thursday.

Kemp hit out of the leadoff spot for the second straight day for the Padres, and appears to be rejuvenated by the move. His two-run homer came off of Jeremy Affeldt as part of a six-run eighth inning, but it still wasn't enough for the Padres to overcome the Giants. With the two-hit effort, Kemp is now hitting .243/.282/.356 with five homers and 38 RBI on the season.
Jun 25 - 7:09 PM

James Shields was slaughtered in Thursday’s loss to the Giants, surrendering seven runs on nine hits in his four-plus innings of work.

The small silver lining for fantasy owners is that he was able to rack up seven strikeouts on the afternoon while walking two. It was Shields’ worst start as a member of the Padres and his shortest outing since August of 2013. Now 7-2 on the season, the veteran right-hander will carry a 4.24 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 116/31 K/BB ratio into Wednesday’s start against the Mariners.
Jun 25 - 7:06 PM

Ian Kennedy held the Giants to one earned run over six innings Wednesday, but was charged with five unearned runs in the 6-0 loss.

Leadoff hitter Andrew Susac reached safely on Will Middlebrooks' error in the third inning, setting the stage for a frustrating inning of pecking until Buster Posey blasted a grand slam. Owners who waited out Kennedy's horrific start are almost out of that long, desolate tunnel. After going 2-5 with a 7.15 ERA across his first eight starts, Kennedy had gone 2-0 with a 2.63 mark in his past four prior to tonight. At home against the Mariners next week, Kennedy is usable in just about every format.
Jun 25 - 1:18 AM


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