With Yangervis Solarte nearing his return from an oblique injury, the Padres could look to trade the veteran infielder.
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GMs are working with special urgency to move some low-salaried veterans before their opportunity to get a strong return is wasted.
A Padres executive said the club could retain All-Star left-hander Brad Hand if it does not get the right offer.
Luis Torrens had three RBI, Manuel Margot homered and Jhoulys Chacin was effective through 5 1/3 innings as the San Diego Padres defeated the New York Mets 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Yoenis Cespedes had three RBI and finished a single shy of the cycle to lift the New York Mets past the San Diego Padres 6-5 on Tuesday night.
The Padres are young and have prospects that are injured, but there is plenty of talent in the system, especially in A-ball and below.
Stanton goes very deep on Monday
Hunter Renfroe led Monday with a 462-foot moonshot, but Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs against the Rangers, including a 429-footer in the first inning of the Marlins' 4-0 win.
Jacob deGrom won his eighth straight start and the New York Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash's bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul, beating the San Diego Padres 5-3 Monday.
Padres call up Coleman, Ruiz
The Padres selected INF Dusty Coleman from Triple-A El Paso and recalled RHP Jose Ruiz from Class A Lake Elsinore following Monday's trade with the Royals. Coleman, 30, has slashed .209/.280/.438 with 14 home runs and 11 stolen bases in the minors this season. Ruiz, 22, is a converted catcher and has posted a 5.19 ERA across 34 2/3 innings.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Brad Hand could be a heck of a fantasy closer if he's not traded -- top-10 caliber, in fact -- but his ability to get righties and lefties out while working multiple innings makes him a pretty good bet to be moved. He's the guy to add in San Diego with Brandon Maurer gone, but this is a probable seven-day string (if that many) of save chances at best.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Good move by the Royals to acquire three useful arms from the Padres in starter Trevor Cahill and relievers Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter. The Royals needed pitching depth and they get that in this deal. Matt Strahm is the main talent acquired by the Padres. He's out for the season after knee surgery and has promise as a starter, but given his struggles throwing enough strikes as a reliever with the Royals, his future is probably in the bullpen.
The Kansas City Royals have acquired right-hander Trevor Cahill, righty reliever Brandon Maurer, and left-hander Ryan Buchter from the San Diego Padres.
Myers and Pillar each hit 450-plus HRs
On Sunday, the four longest home runs traveled over 447 feet, including two 450-footers hit by Kevin Pillar and Wil Myers.
Wil Myers homered for the third straight game against San Francisco, Jabari Blash hit a go-ahead two-run double in the decisive fourth to back Dinelson Lamet, and the San Diego Padres beat the Giants 5-2 on Sunday.
Nick Hundley singled in Kelby Tomlinson with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
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Wil Myers has now homered in back-to-back games for the 5th time this season. He had only done it 4 times in his career prior to this year.
Aybar to DL, Baumann returns
The Padres placed INF Erick Aybar on the 10-day disabled list with a left foot contusion, and recalled LHP Buddy Baumann from the 60-day DL. Aybar suffered his injury after fouling a ball off his left foot in Friday's win over the Giants.
Right field seems to be a popular position for rookies, but Renfroe has struggled to find any sort of rhythm this season.
Matt Szczur blooped a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning, his fourth hit of the game after coming off the bench, and the San Diego Padres outlasted the San Francisco Giants 12-9 on Friday night.
Lamb, Suarez hit dueling dingers
Jake Lamb and Eugenio Suarez each hit two home runs in their game on Thursday. Although Suarez's first was the longest, Lamb got the last laugh as his pair helped the Diamondbacks beat the Reds 12-2.
Jhoulys Chacin outpitched Madison Bumgarner, Cory Spangenberg hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning that chased MadBum from his first home start in more than three months and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2.