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Luis Campusano Charged With Felony Marijuana Possession

San Diego Padres catching prospect Luis Campusano was arrested and charged in Georgia with felony marijuana possession on Oct. 17. The 22-year-old was pulled over with nearly three times the felony threshold in one of the strictest states on marijuana and faces a punishment of up to 10 years in prison. The Friars No. 4 prospect... Read More

3 months ago

Luis Perdomo Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

San Diego Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery last week and will miss the entire 2021 season. The 27-year-old was once a staple in the Friars staff, making 64 appearances (49 starts) across 2016-2017, but struggled to achieve consistency in the majors. Relegated to long relief and mop-up duties in 2020, Perdomo... Read More

3 months ago

Mike Clevinger And Dinelson Lamet Expected To Avoid Surgery

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller is confident starters Mike Clevinger (elbow) and Dinelson Lamet (biceps) will not need surgery. Both frontline starters experienced arm issues to end 2020, derailing their seasons and the Friars playoff hopes. After extensive tests, both pitchers were recommended rest and recovery and should be ready for 2021. Clevinger... Read More

3 months ago

Tommy Pham Should Be Fine After Stabbing Incident

San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham should be fine after being stabbed in the back during an altercation Sunday night. The 32-year-old is expected to make a full recovery after being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Pham endured a down year in 2020 battling a broken wrist, slashing .211/.312/.312 with three homers and six steals in... Read More

4 months ago

Dinelson Lamet Left Off NLDS Roster

San Diego Padres starter Dinelson Lamet (biceps) is not on the NL Division Series roster against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This confirms concern that Lamet’s injury continues to linger after he exited his last start on September 25. The 28-year-old enjoyed a breakout season, registering a 2.09 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 12.1 K/9 in 12... Read More

4 months ago


Mike Clevinger Taking The Bump In Game 1

The San Diego Padres announced starter Mike Clevinger (elbow) will start Game 1 of the Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is a welcome sign for the Friar faithful especially with starter Dinelson Lamet (biceps) left off the 28-man roster. Clevinger has registered a strong 2.84 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in four starts... Read More

4 months ago

Tommy Pham Strings Together Four Knocks

San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham collected four hits in five at-bats in Game 2 of the wild-card series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Pham continued his string of quality plate appearances this postseason, now owning six hits in two contests. After posting a .624 OPS in a down season riddled with injuries, an ascending... Read More

4 months ago

Wil Myers Powers Friars Victory With Two Homers

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers stung two homers to help power a Friars comeback victory in Game 2 of the wild-card series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Myers popped a go-ahead solo shot in the seventh inning then capped the victory with a two-run dinger one frame later. Myers enjoyed a renaissance season in... Read More

4 months ago

Fernando Tatis Jr. Leads Epic Padres Comeback

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in Game 2 of the wild-card series against the St. Louis Cardinals. After failing to convert a handful of scoring opportunities in Game 1, Tatis capitalized on Thursday by crushing a three-run jack in the sixth frame to spark... Read More

4 months ago

Chris Paddack Shelled In Postseason Debut

San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack was walloped for six earned runs over just 2 1/3 innings in a Game 1 wild-card series loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Paddack unraveled immediately, serving up five knocks and four runs to start the game before being yanked after yielding eight total hits two frames later. Earning... Read More

4 months ago


Mike Clevinger's Postseason Availability In Doubt

San Diego Padres starter Mike Clevinger (biceps) will likely be unavailable in the wild-card series against the St. Louis Cardinals, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan. After a bullpen session Tuesday, concerns remain about Clevinger’s health, and it’s possible he misses the entire playoffs. Acquired at the trade deadline, the 29-year-old made four starts for San Diego,... Read More

4 months ago

Mike Clevinger Unexpectedly Exits After One Inning

San Diego Padres starter Mike Clevinger was lifted after just one inning Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels. The 29-year-old was unexpectedly forced from the contest after a scoreless frame, raising speculation if the move is related to the biceps tightness that caused him to miss his last start. This is clearly a negative development... Read More

4 months ago

Manny Machado Extends MVP Bid With Two More Homers

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado finished 2-for-4 with two homers, four RBI and a steal Friday against the Seattle Mariners. Machado launched a three-run blast off starter Yusei Kikuchi in the fourth frame and punctuated his big evening with a solo shot in the ninth. The 28-year-old continues his torrid run and has... Read More

4 months ago

Chris Paddack Blanks Mariners Across Six Frames

San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack was brilliant over six innings Friday against the Seattle Mariners, permitting just three baserunners and zero runs. Paddack struck out only three, but induced 12 groundouts, exiting after 91 pitches to collect his fourth victory. The 24-year-old has taken a step back in 2020, posting poor batted-ball outcomes while... Read More

4 months ago

Tommy Pham Activated From Injured List

San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham (hand) was activated from the injured list Friday. He’ll start at designated hitter and bat sixth against Seattle Mariners left-hander Yusei Kikuchi. Pham missed about a month with a broken left hand and his return is a welcome addition to the Friars powerhouse offense. The 32-year-old holds just a... Read More

4 months ago


Dinelson Lamet Disposes Of Blue Crew

San Diego Padres starter Dinelson Lamet collected a victory Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitching seven innings of one-run baseball. In a critical matchup, Lamet fanned eleven while yielding just three knocks and two walks. The Friars ace has made 10 starts, allowing three or fewer runs in each outing. He holds a pristine... Read More

4 months ago

Chris Paddack Day-To-Day With Sprained Ankle

Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack (ankle) was diagnosed with a sprained right ankle. X-Rays returned negative and he’s day-to-day. The 24-year-old righty exited Thursday’s contest after just two innings, allowing a solo home run and fanning four. Paddack has been inconsistent in 2020, holding a 4.74 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and... Read More

5 months ago

Chris Paddack Exits After Two Innings For Undisclosed Reason

San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack (undisclosed) was lifted after just two innings Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. No reason was given, but his velocity noticed a precipitous drop inning-over-inning. The 24-year-old right hander had struck out four and allowed a solo home run before exiting. More details should follow after the game.

5 months ago

Trevor Rosenthal Cements Sweep With Perfect Ninth

San Diego Padres closer Trevor Rosenthal pitched a perfect ninth inning Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies for his second save as a Friar and ninth overall. Rosenthal has now posted four scoreless frames for his new squad with six strikeouts and holds a 2.55 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 13.8 K/9 across 18 total appearances. Emerging... Read More

5 months ago

Mitch Moreland Crushes First Four-Bagger As Padre

San Diego Padres first baseman Mitch Moreland went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and two runs scored Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies. Moreland spanked a first-inning offering from Antonio Senzatela into the seats for his first dinger as a Friar and ninth overall. The 35-year-old was off to a slow start since joining San Diego... Read More

5 months ago


Wil Myers Continues Dominating Rockies

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs scored and RBI Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies. Myers continued obliterating Rockies pitching, collecting an RBI three-bagger in the sixth frame while scoring the game-clinching run later in the eighth. After blasting two homers on Tuesday, the 29-year-old concludes the series... Read More

5 months ago

Zach Davies Collects Fifth Straight Win

San Diego Padres starter Zach Davies accumulated his fifth consecutive win Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, tossing six innings of three-run ball. Davies permitted two homers in the first and sixth frames to bookend his starts, but otherwise yielded just three other knocks and two walks while striking out eight. The 27-year-old righty has been... Read More

5 months ago

Dinelson Lamet Makes Longest Start Of Career

San Diego Padres starter Dinelson Lamet blanked the Colorado Rockies in 7 2/3 innings Monday settling for a no-decision. Lamet was dominant across 11 strikeouts, yielding six hits and zero walks while firing 111 pitches (71 strikes) in the longest start of his career. The 28-year-old breakout extends his impressive campaign to a 2.24 ERA,... Read More

5 months ago

Eric Hosmer Fractures Left Index Finger

San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer (finger) suffered a fractured left index finger in Monday’s contest against the Colorado Rockies. He’s expected to miss 2-6 weeks. Hosmer struck out attempting to bunt in his first at-bat, fouling a ball off his finger. It’s a tough loss for the Friars after Hosmer had been roaring... Read More

5 months ago

Eric Hosmer Exits Game With Finger Injury

San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer (finger) was removed from Monday’s clash against the Colorado Rockies after being hit by a pitch. Hosmer was nailed on the fingers attempting to bunt, striking out in the process. Mitch Moreland replaced the 30-year-old in the lineup. Hosmer is enjoying a renaissance season with an .886 OPS... Read More

5 months ago


Jorge Ona Making Debut, Luis Patino Sent To Alternate Site

The San Diego Padres called up outfielder Jorge Ona ahead of Monday’s contest against the Colorado Rockies. The 23-year-old will serve as designated hitter and bat seventh in his major league debut. To make room, reliever Luis Patino was optioned to the alternate site. Oña played in just 25 Double-A games last year but registered... Read More

5 months ago

Jake Cronenworth Clocking In Fifth For NL Batting Title

San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth roped two doubles with an RBI and steal in four at-bats Sunday against the Oakland Athletics. The 26-year-old breakout rookie is fifth in the NL in batting, slashing .336/.389/.580 with four homers, three steals and 40 runs-plus-RBI in 131 plate appearances. With a .458 xwOBA, the NL’s front... Read More

5 months ago

Trent Grisham Concludes Strong Weekend With Two Runs And Steal

San Diego Padres outfielder Trent Grisham went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a steal Sunday against the Oakland Athletics. Grisham wraps the weekend series with eight hits and four runs in 13 at-bats. Mostly batting leadoff, the 23-year-old is slashing .265/.350/.481 with eight homers, five steals and 47 runs-plus-RBI across 184 plate appearances. Although... Read More

5 months ago

Fernando Tatis Jr. Smashes 15th Homer

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a two-run homer Sunday against the Oakland Athletics. Tatis’ 15th dinger in the seventh inning proved to be the difference in the 5-3 victory as the 21-year-old continues to mash. Finishing the three-game series with five hits including a pair of... Read More

5 months ago

Trevor Rosenthal Collects First Saves As Padre

San Diego Padres reliever Trevor Rosenthal slammed the door Sunday against the Oakland Athletics for his first save as a Friar. Rosenthal permitted a leadoff double but settled to record a strikeout and two fly balls to secure the victory. The 30-year-old has registered three scoreless innings with his new club and holds a 2.70... Read More

5 months ago


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Fantasy GMs are to be commended for rising to the unique challenges that have unfolded during this regular season. Injuries to critical players is an unwelcome reality that occurs every year. This is also the case for backs that were expected to operate as RB1s, but have been relegated to committees. However, this season has... Read More


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Six weeks of NFL football are behind us, aside from a pair of Monday games, including a late afternoon game between the Bills and the Chiefs. In terms of wide receiver production this week, we didn't have the huge breakouts like we had in Week 5. Chase Claypool didn't score four touchdowns. In fact, only... Read More


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