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7/23/2014 | Ross looks to continue surge in finale against Cubs

Tyson Ross makes his first career start against the Cubs, who turn to Edwin Jackson in the rubber match of the three-game series.

7/23/2014 | Solarte makes Padres debut at second base

Fresh off the trade wire, Yangervis Solarte made his Padres debut on Wednesday night against the Cubs, hitting fifth and playing second base.

7/23/2014 | New acquisitions lead Padres past Cubs

Two new acquisitions propelled the Padres to an 8-3 win over the Cubs on a chilly Wednesday night in front of 30,718 at Wrigley Field. Yangervis Solarte and Jeff Francoeur, who each woke up in different time zones on Tuesday, reached base five times in a combined eight at-bats with three hits, two walks, three runs scored and two RBIs.

7/23/2014 | Maybin suspended 25 games for amphetamines

Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin received a 25-game suspension without pay on Wednesday after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

7/23/2014 | Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks

The order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft began to take shape Wednesday when the Competitive Balance Lottery was held at the Commissioner's Office in New York. This year, the Marlins won the lottery and will receive the first pick of Competitive Balance Round A, which is held immediately after the Draft's first round. The Marlins will be followed by the Rockies, Cardinals, Brewers, Padres and Indians.

7/23/2014 | Padres promote Francoeur from Triple-A

The Padres on Wednesday will add veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur to the 25-man roster, selecting the contract of the 30-year-old outfielder from Triple-A El Paso.

7/23/2014 | Eppler interviews again for Padres' GM vacancy

The Padres had their second interview with Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler on Wednesday for their general manager vacancy. Eppler had his first interview with team on July 3.

7/22/2014 | 'Bittersweet' farewell for Headley and Padres

After three years of rumors of him being dealt before or on the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, Chase Headley was finally traded away from the only organization he's ever known. The Padres on Tuesday sent Headley and $1 million to the Yankees for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-handed pitcher Rafael De Paula.

7/22/2014 | Kennedy faces Cubs looking to keep Rizzo in yard

The question for the Padres as they head into Wednesday's game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field is one that's also being asked around baseball: Can anyone keep Anthony Rizzo in the ballpark?

7/22/2014 | Padres can't solve Cubs' pitching in opener

Eric Stults' struggles against the Cubs continued in the Padres 6-0 loss on a muggy Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, their first shutout since back-to-back 1-0 defeats to the Dodgers entering the All-Star break.

7/22/2014 | Padres-Yankees trade benefits both sides

Good trades benefit both teams. A trade should not be judged on a "winner" or "loser" basis. If a trade benefits the clubs involved, it's a good deal. That's my impression of the transaction that sent veteran third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres to the Yankees for prospect Rafael De Paula and infielder Yangervis Solarte. Everybody wins: the clubs and the players.

7/22/2014 | Padres send Headley to Yankees for Solarte, prospect

The Padres traded third baseman Chase Headley to the Yankees on Tuesday for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-handed pitching prospect Rafael De Paula.

7/22/2014 | Padres begin final interviews with GM candidates

Rangers assistant GM A.J. Preller was back for another interview with the Padres for their vacant general manager position, and the team is expected to have follow-ups with three other candidates before making a hire.

7/21/2014 | Padres have chips on the table as Deadline approaches

When the Padres return to Petco Park on July 29 from their seven-game road trip, there's a chance their 25-man roster could look a lot different than when they left town Monday. The Padres figure to be active before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. In fact, they already have been.

7/20/2014 | Despaigne comes oh so close to Padres' first no-hitter

Despite some brief excitement on Sunday afternoon in San Diego, the Padres are still the lone MLB franchise without a no-hitter to its name. Odrisamer Despaigne was four outs away from notching the club's first no-no in its 45-year history, but Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy did away with those aspirations by slicing a double to left-center with two outs in the eighth in the Padres' 2-1 victory.

7/20/2014 | Despaigne shows the stuff of legends

A bargain signing for since-dismissed San Diego GM Josh Byrnes, Odrisamer Despaigne doesn't have the type of big arm that generates big contracts. But he's got the same kind of gift that made countrymen Mike Cuellar, Luis Tiant and Orlando Hernandez legends.

7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks

Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.

7/20/2014 | Hendricks set for second MLB start, Wrigley debut

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has already survived his first Major League challenge -- he was serviceable in his July 10 MLB debut in Cincinnati, surrendering four runs in six innings while dealing with a tight strike zone. Now, Hendricks will move on to his second challenge -- his first career start at Wrigley Field in Tuesday night's series opener against the Padres, who will counter with Eric Stults.

7/20/2014 | Padres walk off after Despaigne flirts with history

Odrisamer Despaigne flirted with the first no-hitter in franchise history Sunday, but it was teammate Seth Smith who struck the decisive blow -- a soft one at that -- in the Padres' 2-1 victory over the Mets before a crowd of 31,513 at Petco Park. Smith's infield single with two outs in the ninth sent San Diego to a walk-off win.

7/20/2014 | McKee, 105, throws out first pitch at Padres game

Agnes McKee didn't spend a whole lot of time worrying about how well her ceremonial first pitch would be received on Sunday at Petco Park. McKee is four days removed from her 105th birthday, so the direction of her toss wasn't going to make or break her afternoon in the sun, a day that was to also include a hot dog and even a craft beer.

7/20/2014 | Grandal seeing results with altered batting stance

Padres manager Bud Black usually doesn't like his players changing their batting stances in the middle of the season -- when hitters are struggling, starting from square one in the middle of a 162-game grind could just as easily compound their problems rather than fix them. But he's made an exception for Yasmani Grandal, who has seen positive results in July after adopting more of an upright stance last month to alleviate discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee.

7/19/2014 | Impressive Despaigne takes on surging Mets

Odrisamer Despaigne has been impressive thus far, but when he takes to the Petco Park mound on Sunday opposite fellow right-hander Zack Wheeler, the Mets simply will be looking to add him to a list of high-caliber hurlers they've defeated.

7/19/2014 | Three homers, Ross' zeros take care of Mets

Tyson Ross delivered an All-Star-worthy performance and the Padres launched three solo home runs to stifle the Mets, 6-0, on Saturday and even the series.

7/19/2014 | Padres mark the anniversary of Gwynn's debut

On July 19, 1982, Anthony Keith Gwynn Sr. made his Major League debut for the Padres, a debut that, naturally included a base hit -- two of them, in fact.

7/19/2014 | Black confirms Benoit's new role as closer

With Huston Street headed to Orange County to pitch for the Angels, San Diego fans will have to get used to seeing Joaquin Benoit jog out of the bullpen for save opportunities. As expected, Bud Black confirmed on Saturday that Benoit will slide into Street's vacated role.

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