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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

Padres acquired INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula from the Yankees for 3B Chase Headley and cash considerations.

The Yankees picked Solarte up for nothing over the winter and managed to turn him into an upgrade at third base. Pretty nice work by GM Brian Cashman. For San Diego, this was mostly about getting anything for Headley, who will be a free agent after the season. A qualifying offer wasn't a realistic option, as he likely would have accepted a one-year deal in the range of $15 million. Solarte could see some time at third base down the stretch in San Diego, but his days of fantasy relevancy are likely already behind him.
Jul 22 - 1:39 PM

Padres acquired RHP Rafael De Paula from the Yankees in the Chase Headley deal.

The Padres also acquired Yangervis Solarte, but De Paula is the most intriguing piece. The 23-year-old owns a 4.15 ERA and 104/38 K/BB ratio over 89 innings this season with High-A Tampa. He has a big arm and has struggled with his control at times, so some believe he could end up in the bullpen in the long-term.
Jul 22 - 1:36 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Tigers, Indians and Pirates are among the most ardent pursuers of Padres right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit.

The newly-minted closer for the Padres could be viewed as either a closer, or a setup man by the teams looking to acquire him, and his fantasy value is intimately tied to whichever role he lands in. After the Huston Street trade, the Padres are in a good position and don't have to deal Benoit if they aren't enamored with the potential return package.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 20 - 10:24 PM

Seth Smith helped the Padres walk off 2-1 winners over the Mets on Sunday, singling up the middle to pitcher Josh Edgin in the ninth inning.

Edgin stumbled coming off of the mound, which allowed Smith to reach safely with two outs as the winning run crossed the plate. It was one of Smith's three hits in five plate appearances on the afternoon. Smith's stats remain superb, as he has a .284/.384/.509 slash line with 11 home runs and 29 RBI.
Jul 20 - 7:57 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne lost a no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning and took a no-decision, but the Padres walked off winners against the Mets on Sunday.

Despaigne was far from perfect, as he had issued three walks and hit two batters before Daniel Murphy broke up the no-hit bid with a line drive double to left-center in the eighth inning. Murphy later scored the Mets' first and game-tying run on a David Wright single up the middle. Overall, Despaigne allowed just the two hits and three walks while striking out five. He has been fantastic over five starts for the Padres, now carrying a 1.31 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 17/11 K/BB ratio. Despaigne will take the mound next on Saturday in Atlanta against the Braves.
Jul 20 - 7:49 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays are showing interest in acquiring Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia.

The 34-year-old has struggled at the dish this season and is set to hit free agency after the season, so it shouldn't take an overwhelming package to acquire his services. His offensive numbers would be certain to see a boost leaving the spacious confines of Petco Park.
Jul 20 - 6:02 PM

Everth Cabrera (hamstring) has been sent to Triple-A El Paso to begin a rehab assignment.

Cabrera was cleared for game action after running the bases Sunday with no issues. He should rejoin the Padres before the end of the month if he can avoid a setback. The speedy shortstop has been out since July 1 with a left hamstring strain.
Jul 20 - 2:01 PM

Yonder Alonso has been sent to Triple-A El Paso to continue his rehab assignment.

Alonso, who went 3-for-8 with a homer in two games for the Rookie AZL Padres, has been on the shelf since mid-June due to right wrist tendinitis. He should return before the end of the month if all goes well.
Jul 20 - 1:59 PM


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