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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.