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2/26/2015 | Morrow, Despaigne have slight edge in starter battle

The Padres figure to use the remaining five or so weeks of Spring Training to decide who will be their fifth starter in their rotation, a competition manager Bud Black has described as wide open.

2/26/2015 | MLBPA's Clark visits Padres' camp, discusses recent honor

Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark stopped at Padres' camp on Thursday. He played for the Padres and manager Bud Black for part of the 2008 season.

2/26/2015 | JJ eager to make progress in throwing program

Padres right-hander Josh Johnson said he was excited Thursday at the prospect of throwing a bullpen session in the near future, which would be a significant milestone for him in his return from Tommy John surgery last April.

2/25/2015 | Hedges shrugs off rankings, focused on Majors

This is a big season for Padres prospect Austin Hedges, who is in his third big league camp. While there are few questions about his defense -- receiving, game calling, cutting down basestealers, pitch framing -- his offensive game has lagged behind.

2/25/2015 | Padres eager to make splash internationally

While the Padres missed out on what many agree is a supremely talented player in Yoan Moncada, they might well have aligned themselves to sweep into and do well with this July 2 international class and future classes as well.

2/25/2015 | Dream team? Kemp thinking big at Padres camp

As one of the centerpieces in the Padres' boldly remarkable makeover, Matt Kemp is bringing his bat, glove, legs, arm and charm down south from Los Angeles. Judging by the clubhouse crowd gathered around him, Kemp has swiftly won over his new teammates at Spring Training.

2/25/2015 | Padres get to know prospects at minicamp

The Padres' annual minicamp for many of the organization's top prospects got underway Wednesday at the team's Spring Training facility. All told, 39 players -- 16 pitchers, five catchers, nine infielders and nine outfielders -- began drills as well as individualized instruction from the organization's Minor League coordinators, managers and coaches.

2/24/2015 | Padres bring prospect Turner to Majors camp

The curious case of Trea Turner took another twist Tuesday when the Padres' 2014 first-round Draft pick arrived in Peoria, a surprise addition to big league camp. Turner is purportedly the player to be named and sent to the Nationals in the three-team trade that also involved the Rays in December.

2/24/2015 | Quentin open to giving first base a try

It appears a change of scenery could be very well in store for Carlos Quentin this spring. Such as moving from the outfield to first base, a position that Quentin has never played in his 11-year professional career.

2/24/2015 | Kemp: Arthritis in hips won't be an issue

New outfielder Matt Kemp has had two months to digest the news that he has arthritis in both of his hips, a detail that was revealed publicly after he took a physical before his December trade from the Dodgers to the Padres was officially consummated.

2/23/2015 | Padres involved 'right up until the end' on Moncada

The Padres weren't able to land Yoan Moncada, though it wasn't due to a lack of effort. The Padres are believed to have made an offer in the neighborhood of $25 million for the switch-hitter, according to a baseball source. Moncada ultimately agreed to a $31.5 million signing bonus with the Red Sox, although the deal hasn't been officially announced.

2/23/2015 | Maybin ready to 'put up or shut up'

Cameron Maybin, who has started in center field for the Padres on Opening Day in three of the past four seasons, isn't ready to concede the position to newcomer Wil Myers.

2/23/2015 | Padres prospect Kelly slowed by strained groin

Pitcher Casey Kelly remained sidelined Monday with a strained groin, though he felt a bit encouraged that the injury won't keep him away from the mound for long.

2/23/2015 | Padres pleased with Quackenbush's growth

The first go-around in the big leagues last season for Padres pitcher Kevin Quackenbush proved to be the kind of whirlwind endeavor that you might expect a rookie to experience his first time on the big stage.

2/22/2015 | Prior's perspective valuable to Padres prospects

Mark Prior is back in uniform as a first-year Minor League pitching coordinator for the Padres after a year in the front office. He will share his story, the highs and lows, with hopes it might resonate with someone.

2/22/2015 | New catching guru excited to join Padres

Ryler Westman, the Padres' first-year Minor League catching coordinator, is in big league camp this week working with the seven catchers on various drills to help prepare them for the upcoming season.

2/22/2015 | Bouncing around could help Spangenberg stick

The Padres might have the elements they're seeking for their bench in one player -- Cory Spangenberg, who was a hit during a small sample size in September and is hoping to parlay that success into a job this spring.

2/21/2015 | Balsley says rotation could be team's best ever

Darren Balsley, regarded as one of the top pitching coaches in the game, figures to have one of the top starting rotations in the National League to work with in 2015, especially after the recent addition of free agent James Shields

2/21/2015 | Padres plan on giving veterans more playing time in camp

Manager Bud Black hinted this week that the team could use players with more big league service time throughout games, presumably as a way to better evaluate players for what could be tough calls for the roster or even to showcase players.

2/21/2015 | Kelly ready to prove himself after injury-plagued early career

Reconstructive elbow surgery wiped out Casey Kelly's entire 2013 season and a hiccup in his rehabilitation program last season limited him to just 20 1/3 innings, a development that did not just halt his development, but rendered him frustrated to no end.

2/20/2015 | Revitalized Padres have throwback appeal

For older Padres fans, the build up to the 2015 season is remarkably like the ones leading up to 1984 and 1998, the only two times in club history the team has played in the World Series, losing to the Tigers and Yankees respectively.

2/20/2015 | Catcher Norris getting ahead of the curve

On those cold and wintry days and nights in his hometown of Wichita, Kan., catcher Derek Norris often found himself on his iPad, studying the staff he'll be charged with handling.

2/18/2015 | Remodeled Peoria Stadium set for Padres' camp

When Padres and Mariners fans arrive in Arizona for the start of Cactus League games, they'll be greeted by the sight of a remodeled Peoria Stadium at the teams' Spring Training complex.

2/17/2015 | Vincent a fan of offseason moves

Speaking as a Padres' fan, first and foremost, Vincent admitted to being slightly stunned at all of the deals GM A.J. Preller has made this winter.

2/17/2015 | Revamped offense heightens Padres' expectations

Manager Bud Black has been given more offensive weapons to work with, and there's the chance for flexibility, to move players around in the lineup.

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