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74-88, 4th in NL West
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McGwire at Petco Park; Padres won't say why

Amid reports Mark McGwire is in talks to be San Diego's' next bench coach, the Padres wouldn't say why he was at Petco Park, where the team was having organizational meetings, on Tuesday.


Padres unveil Navy digital camo jerseys

The Padres unveiled Navy digital camo jerseys Tuesday on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt at Naval Air Station North Island, across San Diego Bay from Petco Park.

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Uni Watch: Padres hit, miss with new look

The Padres upgraded their home uniforms, and their new brown-centric alternates are a hit -- but they really missed the boat with their lazy road look, Paul Lukas writes.

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Where will Justin Upton end up signing?

A look at five possible free-agent destinations for Justin Upton, yet don't be surprised if Upton provides his own surprise with his decision.

Plenty of talent available for Padres

When San Diego picks eighth in the 2016 MLB draft, it'll have it's fair share of top prospects to choose from. Keith Law and Eric Longenhagen break down some of the best players available. Top 2016 draft prospects (Insider)

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Roberts makes 5 of a kind in dugouts

With the recent hiring of Dave Roberts, the Dodgers join the Brewers, Tigers, Rays and Padres with managers who played in the majors within the past 10 years on Opening Day. MLB notes (Insider)

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Angels hire Black as special assistant to GM

Once thought to be the future Nationals manager, Bud Black was hired Tuesday as a special assistant to new Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler.

Wheeling and dealing backfired for Padres

The Padres were a hot mess last season and have many more questions than answers, but they started the offseason right by trading Craig Kimbrel for four prospects. MLB status check (Insider)

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Tommy Hunter drawing interest

The free-agent right-hander is reportedly getting attention from the Indians, Tigers and Padres. Don't expect Hunter to sign early, though. MLB rumors roundup

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Tyson Ross is a popular man

Sure, the free-agent market has plenty of top arms available, but all those guys will cost teams serious cash. That's why many GMs have called the Padres about the cheap, effective arm of Ross. Bowden: Potential big-name trades (Insider)

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What about Tyson Ross to the Cubs?

Chicago is looking for starters this offseason, and Ross would be a great No. 3 in its rotation. The right-hander won't come cheap though, as the Padres could ask for a bat like Jorge Soler in return. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)

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Roberts to be Dodgers' first minority manager

The Dodgers have named Dave Roberts, former player and Padres bench coach, as their new manager, making him the first minority skipper in franchise history.

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Mark McGwire close to joining Padres

The No. 10 all-time home run hitter is in discussions to become the Padres bench coach, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. He was the Dodgers hitting coach the last three seasons.

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Ross among 2016 Cy Young dark horses

Padres righty Tyson Ross would probably get more attention if he didn't share a league with baseball's most dominant pitchers. See why he could still sneak into next year's Cy Young conversation. Sleeper 2016 Cy Young picks (Insider)

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What is Justin Upton's projected worth?

Upton has been solid since he was called up in 2007, but has yet to establish himself a star player. And at 28 years old, Upton still has time for breakout season. How much are top free agents worth? (Insider)

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Red Sox surrender too much for Kimbrel

Craig Kimbrel is one of the game's best closers, but he's not worth the four prospects Boston dealt to San Diego.

Red Sox acquire closer Kimbrel from Padres (2:36)

Red Sox get closer Kimbrel from Padres

Four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel will join his third team in as many seasons, as the Padres sent him to the Red Sox for four prospects. Kimbrel saved 39 games for San Diego in 2015 after being acquired from Atlanta in April.

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Red Sox acquire closer Kimbrel from Padres

The Red Sox have made the first big move in the Dave Dombrowski era, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel from the Padres for four prospects.


Kennedy rejects Padres' qualifying offer

SP Ian Kennedy will not sign San Diego's qualifying offer making him a free agent, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden and media reports. Kennedy posted a 4.28 ERA in 30 starts last year, his third with the Padres.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm annually among the first to release my Hall of Fame ballot. This year is no different. Here are my 10 (the maximum allowed). Among newcomers, I voted for Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman. With two more spaces after voting for selections from my ballot last year, I added Lee Smith and Alan Trammell. Trammell is in his final year on the ballot. He received 25.1 percent of the vote a year ago.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24330th
On Base Percentage.30030th
Slugging Percentage.38526th
Earned Run Average4.0920th
Quality Starts909th

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