Player News - Padres

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Drew Pomeranz surrendered six earned runs over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

It was the worst start of the season for Pomeranz, who entered the outing with a 1.70 ERA and left it with his ERA at 2.48. He struck out nine, but the Diamondbacks smacked five hits against him and drew four walks. Pomeranz will try to get back on the right track next time out against the Rockies.
May 29 - 6:56 PM

Padres recalled RHP Leonel Campos from Triple-A El Paso.

Campos has posted a 19.29 ERA over two appearances in his multiple stints with the big club this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
May 29 - 1:44 PM

Colin Rea is expected to rejoin the Padres' rotation this week.

Rea was sent down last week in order to help manage his workload, as he hasn't made an appearance for Triple-A El Paso. However, he's needed now with Cesar Vargas (elbow) on the shelf. Rea has posted a 4.47 ERA and 36/22 K/BB ratio over 50 1/3 innings this season.
May 29 - 1:43 PM

Padres placed RHP Cesar Vargas on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness.

Vargas was blasted for seven runs over 1 2/3 innings Saturday against the D'Backs, but he was apparently not 100 percent. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Colin Rea will rejoin the rotation this week in his place.
May 29 - 1:40 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Padres "are fielding calls from a lot of teams" on James Shields but "nothing appears imminent" regarding a trade.

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Saturday that the Padres were discussing a Shields trade with the White Sox and there was "significant momentum" in getting something done. While Heyman appears to be pumping the brakes a bit, it does look like something is cooking with the veteran right-hander. Shields has posted a 3.06 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 56/23 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings this season. He's in the second season of a four-year, $75 million contract and the Padres would likely have to eat some of that money in order to move him.
May 29 - 1:20 PM

Padres optioned LHP Keith Hessler to Triple-A El Paso.

Hessler has allowed 10 runs over six relief innings for the D'Backs and Padres this season. He should get another shot at some point.
May 29 - 8:12 AM

Padres activated LHP Matt Thornton from the 15-day disabled list.

Thornton had been out all season while rebounding from Achilles tendinitis. The veteran left-hander will work in a setup role for the Padres.
May 29 - 8:10 AM

Cesar Vargas got shelled on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, surrendering seven runs in just 1 2/3 innings.

Vargas allowed six hits -- one of them being a two-run shot from Paul Goldschmidt -- and two walks, so it was an all-around miserable outing for the young righty. Considering he had never made a start above Double-A prior to this year, fantasy owners should expect a few blow-up starts as he acclimates to the big leagues, especially given his penchant for the free pass. The ground-ball specialist may be able to carve out a back-end role in San Diego; however, that’s not too interesting in fantasy leagues.
May 29 - 1:35 AM

The White Sox and Padres are reportedly engaged in trade talks surrounding James Shields.

According to sources, these talks have "energy" and could lead to the right-hander moving to the Midwest to help the White Sox's starting rotation. Shields knows the AL Central well, pitching for the Royals in 2013 and 2014, but has seen his stuff decline the past two years. His 3.06 ERA is likely attractive to the White Sox; however, his velocity is down and his 3.88 FIP suggests he's more of a mid-rotation starter than an impact arm at this point in his career.
May 28 - 6:24 PM

Christian Friedrich blanked the Diamondbacks for seven innings on Friday to win as a starter for the first time since July 2012.

Friedrich made 16 starts for the Rockies as a rookie in 2012 and three more in 2014 (he missed all of 2013) before shifting to the pen. The Padres picked him off the scrap heap over the winter and decided to try him again as a starter. Lo and behold, it's worked, with the left-hander amassing a 1.65 ERA in his first three starts. We still don't trust him for fantasy purposes. For one thing, he's walked 10 in 16 1/3 innings.
May 28 - 1:31 AM

Yangervis Solarte hit a pair of homers to knock in four runs against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

It's the second two-homer game of Solarte's career. The switch-hitter was batting cleanup tonight in his sixth game back from the disabled list. Still, it's probably not enough to make him of use in the typical mixed league.
May 28 - 1:27 AM

Derek Norris went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two walks against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

The Padres need more from Norris, not just so that they can win some games, but also because they want him to drive up his trade value in advance of the deadline. He's hit .224 with four homers in May after finishing April with a .156 average and one homer.
May 28 - 1:25 AM

Padres manager Andy Green said Friday that Tyson Ross (shoulder) could pick up a baseball within the next week.

The right-hander has been in San Diego doing weighted-ball drills while he continues to recover from inflammation in his pitching shoulder. They're going to play things very cautiously in his rehab, but it at least sounds as though he's trending in the right direction.
May 27 - 7:53 PM

Will Myers (forearm) has returned to the Padres starting lineup on Friday.

Myers is back at first base and hitting in his customary second spot in the Padres lineup. He had been sidelined since feeling discomfort in his left forearm on Monday.
May 27 - 6:31 PM

James Shields pitched respectably in Wednesday's no-decision against the Giants, surrendering two runs on five hits over six innings.

Shields struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. RBI singles by Kelby Tomlinson and Matt Duffy in the second and sixth innings, respectively, accounted for the scoring on the veteran right-hander's line. He will carry a 3.06 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 56/23 K/BB ratio (64 2/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a road date with the Mariners.
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