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10/29/2014 | Padres prospects roll in Fall League play

With four members of the Padres' organization powering its offense Wednesday, Surprise took a three-run lead into the late innings against Salt River. Designated hitter Jace Peterson, shortstop Trea Turner and outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Mallex Smith combined for eight hits, three runs and three RBIs.


10/29/2014 | Pitcher-friendly Petco Park no longer prevalent topic

The Padres didn't want to draw any definitive conclusions about the field modifications that were made prior to the 2013 season until they had at least three years worth of data to mull over. But after two years, one thing has become abundantly clear -- hitters have essentially stopped talking (complaining?) about how big Petco Park plays.


10/28/2014 | Padres' Renfroe breaks out of slump in AFL

Hunter Renfroe entered Tuesday 4-for-32 with one run and no RBIs in his last nine games. Renfroe broke out of his skid against Scottsdale. He homered and doubled to lead Surprise to a 4-3 victory.


10/27/2014 | Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent

Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headlined by No. 1 overall prospect Byron Buxton.


10/27/2014 | Padres hire White from Dodgers to work in baseball ops

The Padres have hired Logan White from the Dodgers and named him senior adviser to the general manager/pro scouting director, where he is expected to work closely with first-year general manager A.J. Preller.


10/24/2014 | MLB pays tribute to Gwynn before Game 3

Major League Baseball honored the late Tony Gwynn prior to Game 3 of the World Series between the hometown Giants and Royals on Friday at AT&T Park.


10/23/2014 | Padres name Geaney director of player development

The Padres hired Sam Geaney on Thursday to be their director of player development, a role in which he will oversee the organization's Minor League system.


10/22/2014 | Padres dismiss hitting coach Plantier

The Padres relieved Phil Plantier of his hitting-coach duties on Wednesday. The Padres ranked last in the Major Leagues in several offensive categories this past season.


10/21/2014 | Rivera thankful for chances to prove himself in Majors

A baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. So are many baseball careers. Catcher Rene Rivera spent more than a decade bouncing around before finding a home and putting together a career year with the Padres in 2014.


10/21/2014 | Turner leads group of Padres prospects in AFL

Trea Turner watched last year's Fall Stars Game on MLB Network from North Carolina State as a student-athlete. The event made an impression on him, and Turner set a goal to play in the Arizona Fall League. Just a year later, the shortstop has made it to the prestigious league of rising stars.


10/20/2014 | As a player, KC, SF both meaningful stops for Black

Padres manager Bud Black, who just completed his eighth season, had a seven-year stint with the Royals (1982-88), which included a World Series title in '85, and pitched for four seasons with the Giants (1991-94).


10/17/2014 | Former GM Smith named senior advisor, baseball operations

The Padres announced a handful of changes to their player development staff, headed by the news that Randy Smith -- a former two-time Major League general manager -- will move from the position of vice president of player development to senior advisor, baseball operations, with a focus on scouting.


10/16/2014 | Ross among elite NL pitchers in 2014

The acclaimed aces of the National League this season were Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright. Right there with that duo in several key statistical categories was the Padres' Tyson Ross.


10/15/2014 | Johnson begins throwing; Padres have '15 option on righty

Josh Johnson, who in April had Tommy John surgery, played catch for the first time on Oct. 9 near his home in Las Vegas, the first step toward a throwing program that will continue this month and into November. The Padres hold a $4 million option for 2015 on Johnson.


10/13/2014 | Rivals make GM, managerial changes to keep up in NL West

As the Giants bid to win their third World Series title since 2010, most of the other members of the National League West have been busy restructuring in attempt to find the mix that might bring them the kind of consistent success San Francisco has gained with its stable and tenured management structure.


10/13/2014 | Padres prospects get chance to sharpen skills

The Padres recently concluded their annual Instructional League in Arizona, a three-week program aimed at individual improvement for some of the top prospects in the Minor League system.


10/9/2014 | Padres' Renfroe brings big bat to Fall League

Outfielder Hunter Renfroe, the 13th overall pick in the 2013 Draft and the Padres' No. 4 prospect, has gotten off to a hot start in the Arizona Fall League. On Thursday night, he went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run to help lead Surprise to a 7-4 victory at Glendale.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/6/2014 | Padres name Kemp director of international scouting

When A.J. Preller was hired as gm of the Padres in August, Chris Kemp was excited for him, but in no way saw it as an opportunity to leave his own post with the Rangers for a job and a chance to be reunited with Preller in San Diego. But when Preller recently offered Kemp, the opportunity for something bigger -- director of international scouting with the Padres -- the 31-year-old simply couldn't pass this up.


10/6/2014 | Padres name Kemp director of international scouting

When A.J. Preller was hired as gm of the Padres in August, Chris Kemp was excited for him, but in no way saw it as an opportunity to leave his own post with the Rangers for a job and a chance to be reunited with Preller in San Diego. But when Preller recently offered Kemp, the opportunity for something bigger -- director of international scouting with the Padres -- the 31-year-old simply couldn't pass this up.


10/5/2014 | Renfroe logs top score of NL prospects at Bowman Challenge

Hunter Renfroe started his Arizona Fall League season with a huge jolt Friday night, when he logged the top score of any National League prospect at the Bowman Hitting Challenge. Renfroe, San Diego's No. 4 prospect on the MLB.com list, went deep four times in total.


10/3/2014 | Enberg among 10 finalists for '15 Frick Award

The 2015 Ford C. Frick Award finalists are Richie Ashburn, Billy Berroa, Rene Cardenas, Dizzy Dean, Dick Enberg, Ernie Johnson Sr., Ralph Kiner, Ned Martin, Joe Nuxhall and Jack Quinlan. The award is presented annually "for excellence in baseball broadcasting" by the Hall of Fame.