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Brandon Morrow (blister) is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday.

It will either be a Cactus or minor league game, with Odrisamer Despaigne getting the ball in the other contest. Morrow had to be scratched from his last outing due to a blister, but he's evidently experienced improvement. The former Blue Jay is looking like the favorite to open the season as the Padres' fifth starter.
Mar 29 - 12:46 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.

It will be the first time he's thrown off a mound since having a second Tommy John surgery last February. Luebke hasn't appeared in a game since April of 2012 and still has a long road ahead of him, but he could potentially be a factor for the Padres around midseason.
Mar 29 - 11:28 AM

Tyson Ross struck out 12 hitters over six innings, allowing two runs, in a Cactus League win over the Rangers Saturday.

Ross had everything working, striking out 12 of the 24 batters he faced on the day. The right-hander gave up six hits and walked a batter on the afternoon. Ross has a 2.89 ERA this spring and should once again be one of the best starters in the National League in 2015.
Mar 28 - 7:17 PM

Clint Barmes went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Barmes smacked a two-run single to tie the game. The Padres' likely Opening Day shortstop is hitting .233 in Cactus League action, but he's in the lineup for his glove.
Mar 28 - 7:15 PM

Padres reassigned INF/OF Jake Goebbert, INF Brett Wallace and C/1B Cody Decker to minor league camp.

All three were longshots to crack the Opening Day roster in reserve roles. Goebbert should get a chance with the Padres at some point during the upcoming season.
Mar 28 - 1:33 PM

Padres manager Bud Black officially named James Shields as the team's Opening Day starter.

The move doesn't come as a major surprise, as the 33-year-old hurler was signed this winter to be the ace of the Padres staff. His fantasy value continues to rise as he's pitching in the friendly confines of Petco Park.
Mar 28 - 12:42 PM

Will Middlebrooks continued his assault on Cactus League pitching on Friday, going 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 7-5 victory over the Rockies.

While manager Bud Black has yet to make a formal announcement, all signs indicate that Middlebrooks has won the starting job at third base over Yangervis Solarte. With the two-hit effort, he's hitting .341 (15-for-44) with two homers and eight RBI in spring play.
Mar 28 - 1:36 AM

James Shields had a rough outing against the Rockies on Friday, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits over his 4 1/3 innings.

Big Game James punched out five on the evening and walked one. It was the roughest start of the spring for the 33-year-old hurler, who still sports a respectable 3.31 ERA and outstanding 21/5 K/BB ratio across 16 1/3 innings. With his move to the National League and the pitcher-friendly confines of Petco Park, he has been a very popular commodity on fantasy draft boards this spring.
Mar 28 - 1:36 AM

Yangervis Solarte has embraced his super utility role with the Padres this spring.

He entered camp in a competition with Will Middlebrooks for the team's starting job at third base, but it appears that he'll wind up in a reserve role instead. With the ability to play nearly every position on the field, Solarte should find himself in the lineup on an almost nightly basis.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 27 - 10:09 PM

Yonder Alonso singled three times and walked in four plate appearances on Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Alonso brought his Cactus League average up to .300 (12-for-40) with the effort, but he's only shown a modicum of power this spring with three doubles and a home run. Considering his position, Alonso's bat leaves much to be desired as he's yet to cross the 10-homer threshold over parts of five major league seasons.
Mar 26 - 7:44 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne held the Diamondbacks to one run over five innings in Thursday's Cactus League start.

Despaigne allowed seven hits and two walks, but was able to dance out of trouble for the most part. He racked up four strikeouts in the effort. The right-hander is battling Brandon Morrow for the No. 5 spot in the Padres' starting rotation. He owns a 2.12 ERA with an 11/6 K/BB ratio over 17 innings this spring, out-pitching Morrow thus far.
Mar 26 - 7:40 PM

Padres placed C Tim Federowicz on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee injury.

Federowicz could miss up to six months after completely tearing the meniscus in his right knee in early March. Wil Nieves will back up Derek Norris in San Diego.
Mar 26 - 2:24 PM

Padres claimed RHP Jandel Gustave off waivers from the Royals.

Gustave was waived by Kansas City on Tuesday once it became clear that he wasn't going to make the Royals' Opening Day roster. He posted an underwhelming 5.01 ERA and 82/29 K/BB ratio in 79 innings last season at Low-A Quad Cities, but the 22-year-old right-hander has pretty good raw stuff.
Source: MLBlogs
Mar 26 - 2:18 PM

Derek Norris swatted his first home run of the spring, but the Padres lost to the Dodgers 9-5 on Wednesday.

Norris hit a two-run shot off of Sergio Santos in the fourth inning, helping bring the Padres back within 5-4 at the time. He finished 2-for-3 on the afternoon. The catcher hasn't hit much in the Cactus League after coming over from the Athletics in a December trade. He'll be counted on by the Padres on an everyday basis during the season.
Mar 25 - 6:55 PM

Padres reassigned LHP Scott Elbert to minor league camp.

Elbert, a non-roster invitee this spring, didn't make much of a case for a bullpen spot by posting an 8.53 ERA and 4/6 K/BB ratio across 6 1/3 innings during Cactus League action. The former Dodger will likely serve as bullpen depth in the minors.
Mar 25 - 1:17 PM


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