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Cubs, Padres could help each other

ESPN Insider Jim Bowden would like to see a blockbuster trade involving San Diego Padres RHPs Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel and Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro. Deadline deals Bowden would like to see

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Padres could wait to deal Shields

Rival evaluators tell Buster Olney the trade deadline doesn't really apply to James Shields because of his contract. Instead, San Diego could push him through waivers and trade him in August. Olney's blog (Insider)

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Nats pursuing trade for Craig Kimbrel?

Washington has reportedly been the top suitor for the Padres' closer as the deadline approaches. The Nationals appear intent on adding a top arm to their bullpen. MLB rumors roundup

Padres making push

The Padres tied for the biggest jump in this week's rankings after a 4-3 stretch in their last seven games. Their upcoming schedule means they could make more leaps. MLB Power Rankings


Padres, O's talk Justin Upton trade

The two teams have discussed a deal that would send the 3-time All-Star outfielder to Baltimore, sources told ESPN's Jayson Stark. It's possible, sources said, the deal could potentially include a pitcher -- either Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner.

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San Diego ready for makeover

Trading Justin Upton is still the Padres' priority, but this season has been such a disappointment that San Diego is willing to deal just about anybody. Updated deadline preview (Insider)

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Final: Padres 3, Marlins 2

Justin Upton hit his 16th HR while Craig Kimbrel clocked in his 29th save. The Marlins dropped 3 of 4 in the series and lost 7 of 10 on their road trip. Box score

Slump buster for Upton?

Justin Upton had been batting just .170 this month, but he homered in his first at-bat today against the Marlins, giving the Padres a 1-0 lead. It's Upton's 16th HR of the season, but just his fourth since Memorial Day. Follow live

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Olney: Padres in a tough spot

Buster Olney writes that few teams are interested in paying more than $8M-$10M annually for the best relievers. That hurts San Diego on the trade market as Craig Kimbrel spends time on the trade block. San Diego's stuck (Insider)

Padres rock Dan Haren twice in 5th

San Diego has 3 runs, all on solo HRs. Yonder Alonso and Matt Kemp went back-to-back in the 5th to put the Padres up 3-1 on the Marlins. Follow live

Miami is a singles machine

Five singles in a row and a Padres error have the Marlins up 4-0 in the 6th inning in San Diego. The Marlins are looking for their third win a row, while the Padres are looking to avoid their third straight loss. Follow live

Injured Padres outfielders recovering

Wil Myers (wrist) and Justin Upton (oblique) are both making progress on the injury front, San Diego interim manager Pat Murphy told reporters. Myers will be examined Friday and could soon be cleared to swing a "light bat" while Upton is "taking well to treatment."

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.23629th
On Base Percentage.29330th
Slugging Percentage.37027th
Earned Run Average3.8918th
Quality Starts595th


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