Player News - Padres

Date: Team: Pos:

Padres sent RHP Kazuhisa Makita outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Someone might have tried Makita if he were making the minimum, but his $1.9 million salary ensured that he'd clear waivers. The former Seibu Lions starter and setup man had a 5.40 ERA in 35 innings out of the Padres pen last season.
Nov 7 - 2:58 PM

Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com reports that the Tigers are looking at free agent shorstops.

With that in mind, Morosi hears that the club has "varying degrees of interest" in Freddy Galvis, Adeiny Hechavarria and Jordy Mercer. Whoever they acquire will likely be viewed as a stopgap until prospects like Willi Castro and Sergio Alcantara are ready for the majors. Jose Iglesias has been the primary shortstop for the Tigers over the past four seasons, but he's a free agent this winter and isn't expected to return.
Nov 5 - 2:07 PM

Padres activated LHP Clayton Richard from the 60-day disabled list.

Richard had season-ending knee surgery in August. He'll be part of the San Diego rotation again in 2019.
Nov 2 - 3:28 PM

Padres activated RHP Dinelson Lamet from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Lamet will be out until at least midseason next year while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
Nov 2 - 3:27 PM

Padres activated OF Franchy Cordero from the 60-day disabled list.

Cordero's season ended early due to an elbow injury. He should be ready for spring training.
Nov 2 - 3:26 PM

Alex Dickerson has elected free agency.

Dickerson has missed two straight seasons due to back and elbow injuries. He should be ready for spring training but will likely have to settle for a minor league contract.
Nov 2 - 3:25 PM

Padres designated RHP Kazuhisa Makita for assignment.

Makita struck out over a batter per inning but held a 5.40 ERA over 27 relief appearances in his first season in the states. The sidearmer will likely clear waivers.
Nov 2 - 3:24 PM

Padres claimed INF Greg Garcia off waivers from the Cardinals.

Garcia batted just .221/.309/.304 across 208 plate appearances this past season with St. Louis, but he's a versatile defender and should find a spot on the Padres' bench for 2019. He turned 29 years old in August.
Nov 1 - 2:42 PM

Carter Capps has elected free agency.

Capps hasn't been the same since returning from Tommy John and thoracic outlet syndrome surgeries. He spent all of 2018 in the minors, posting a 3.79 ERA across 27 appearances. Some team will give him a shot.
Oct 26 - 5:15 PM

According to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, Padres bench coach Mark McGwire informed the team earlier this month that he won't be returning in 2019.

McGwire has been on the Padres' staff for the past two seasons. We already knew that hitting coach Matt Stairs and infield coach Josh Johnson weren't returning, so the team has three spots to fill on Andy Green's staff.
Oct 23 - 12:46 PM

Padres released LHP Jose Torres.

Torres was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso earlier Wednesday, but that was only a technicality, as the Padres had planned to release the 25-year-old all along. He was suspended for 100 games in 2018 after being charged with various crimes including assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation, and possession of marijuana. It's unlikely that Torres sees significant interest on the open market.
Oct 10 - 5:10 PM

Padres sent LHP Jose Torres outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Torres was pushed off the Padres' 40-man roster at the end of the regular season after completing a 100-game suspension stemming from charges of assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation, criminal damage, and possession of marijuana. It's unclear at this point what the future holds for the 25-year-old left-handed reliever.
Oct 10 - 12:04 PM

According to Darren Smith of The Mighty 1090 AM in San Diego, Matt Stairs will not return as Padres hitting coach in 2019.

An official announcement is expected in the next day or two, perhaps with some other staff changes to follow. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that infield coach Josh Johnson is also on the way out. The Padres were 28th in the majors with a .677 OPS during Stairs' lone season on staff.
Oct 9 - 1:36 PM

Matt Szczur has elected to become a free agent.

Szczur appeared in 57 games with the Padres this season while batting just .187/.265/.267 in 84 plate appearances. The 29-year-old figures to get a spring training invite somewhere.
Oct 8 - 10:50 AM

Padres designated LHP Jose Torres for assignment.

Torres did not appear in a major league game in 2018 after an offseason incident that resulted in charges of assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation, criminal damage, and possession of marijuana. Major League Baseball suspended him for 100 games in early June -- a suspension that lasted until the end of the 2018 regular season. The 25-year-old left-handed reliever holds a 4.04 ERA and 66/18 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 career major league innings.
Source: MLB.com
Oct 4 - 1:02 PM


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