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Chase Headley, 3B4/17/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley missed his second straight game Thursday against Colorado. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, Union-Tribune San Diego
Insight: He's still out with a strained biceps. Alexi Amarista (.296, 1 HR, 4 RBI) will be filling in at third base.
Chase Headley, 3BCold4/16/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley won't be on the field Wednesday against the Rockies. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, Union-Tribune San Diego
Insight: Headley has been diagnosed with a strained biceps. He's gotten off to a brutal start this season (.160, 1 HR, 4 RBI in 13 games) but it's too early for fantasy owners to give up on him.
Everth Cabrera, SS4/16/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to a sore knee and he has a poor matchup Wednesday.
Insight: If Cabrera plays, he'll face Jorge De La Rosa of the Rockies. He's gone 3-for-18 with seven strikeouts against the left-hander. The 27-year-old is batting .340 with six doubles this season, but he has struck out 17 times in 53 at-bats.
Chase Headley, 3BCold4/16/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is 8-for-36 (.222) with zero extra-base hits and 11 strikeouts against Jorge De La Rosa of Colorado.
Insight: Another cold start (.160, 1 HR, 11 Ks) has us skeptical we'll ever see the 2012 version of Headley (.286, 31 HR, 115 RBI) again. Remove that season and Headley has just 50 career homers in 683 games.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4/16/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko only has seven at-bats against Colorado's Jorge De La Rosa, but he collected six hits, including two doubles.
Insight: Gyorko, who just got a new contract extension, is 8-for-50 (.160) with one home run so far after hitting .249 with 23 homers in 486 at-bats as a rookie.
Everth Cabrera, SS4/15/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera won't play Tuesday against the Rockies. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, Union-Tribune San Diego
Insight: A sore knee caused him to be a late scratch. Alexi Amarista, who has mostly played outfield this season, will make an emergency start at shortstop.
Josh Johnson, SP4/15/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: San Diego starter Josh Johnson will have his forearm and elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews next week, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Johnson was placed on the DL in late March with a forearm strain. He had a pitiful 6.20 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP while going 2-8 in 81 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays last season. Padres GM Josh Byrnes said he's "not sure" if Johnson will pitch this year.
Chase Headley, 3B4/15/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is a career .500 hitter (6-for-12) with a pair of long balls against Colorado right-hander Juan Nicasio.
Insight: He's off to a slow start (.174, 1 HR, 4 RBI). We're still not sure which Headley we're going to see in 2014 after his disappointing 2013 season and MVP-worthy 2012 season.
Tyson Ross, SP4/13/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: San Diego righthander Tyson Ross limited the Tigers to one run in seven innings Sunday to get his first win of the season.
Insight: Ross struck out seven batters and walked one after issuing nine free passes his first two starts. The right-hander had a 2.93 ERA and an 85/23 K/BB in his last 80 innings last year. He has a 3.12 ERA but his WHIP is 1.50 due to all the walks in his first two outings.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4/13/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko belted his first home run of the 2014 season Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: He took 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer deep in the second inning. The 25-year-old had 23 homers in 486 at-bats last season but is batting .163 with 16 strikeouts in his first 43 at-bats this year.
Jace Peterson, SS4/11/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Padres minor league prospect Jace Peterson is off to a hot start, batting .345 with a .958 OPS and a couple of steals in his first seven games at Double-A San Antonio.
Insight: Peterson batted over .300 last season and has averaged 44 steals over the past three minor league seasons. He's very similar in game to Evereth Cabrera which may be a problem since that's who he would be replacing.
Yasmani Grandal, C4/8/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal had four hits in five at-bats Tuesday.
Insight: Grandal is 7-for-14 with a double, an RBI and five walks so far. The catcher got off to a great start as a rookie in 2012 but was suspended 50 games for testosterone use and then tore his ACL and MCL last season.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4/8/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko was 2-for-21 prior to Tuesday's game but he went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Indians.
Insight: Gyorko also struck out twice and has 11 Ks in 25 at-bats this year. The second baseman hit 15 homers in his last 204 at-bats last year to finish with 23 as a rookie.
Alexi Amarista, 2B4/7/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: San Diego IF/OF Alexi Amarista will get a start in center field on Monday after blasting a pinch-hit home run Sunday.
Insight: Amarista doesn't usually get many starts and the homer was his first hit of the season. he batted .236 over 368 at-bats last season and has little-to-no fantasy value.
Seth Smith, RF4/1/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: San Diego right fielder Seth Smith hit a home run for the second straight game Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Smith had a game-tying pinch-hit shot off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning Sunday night, and he went deep off Zack Greinke Tuesday. The 31-year-old had 14-17 HRs in every season from 2009-12 but hit just eight in 117 games with Oakland last year.
Will Venable, RF4/1/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Will Venable should not be started against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Venable is just 1-for-13 (.077) and has trouble even putting the bat on the ball (seven strikeouts). The Padres outfielder had a breakout season in 2013 joining the 20-20 club for the first time in his career (.268, 64 runs, 11 HR, 53 RBI, 22 SB, .796 OPS).
Carlos Quentin, LF3/30/2014 8:24:00 PM
Description: According to the Union-Tribune, Padres manager Bud Black said Carlos Quentin's DL stint will last beyond 15 days.
Insight: Quentin has a bruised left knee, which isn't the one he has had surgery on three times. The left fielder has played fewer than 90 games in each of the last two seasons. Tommy Medica will take Quentin's spot in the starting lineup.
Carlos Quentin, LF3/29/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin will officially open the 2014 campaign on the disabled list.
Insight: Knee injuries have limited Quentin to just 168 games the last two seasons. He's not on anybody's fantasy radar right now.
Carlos Quentin, LF3/28/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) could begin the season on the disabled list, according to Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Quentin has had three surgeries on his right knee in the past year and a half, but it's his left knee that has been bothering him this spring. He has played fewer than 90 games in each of the last two seasons.
Jeff Francoeur, RF3/25/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: The Padres have signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor league deal. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: He was among Cleveland's final roster cuts this past weekend. Francoeur had a couple 100-RBI seasons in the mid 2000s but hasn't done much since then. Even in deeper leagues, you won't hear his name called on draft day.
Josh Johnson, SP3/22/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: San Diego starter Josh Johnson will miss 4-5 weeks with a flexor strain in his right forearm, according to Corey Brock.
Insight: Terrible news for Johnson, who had a pitiful 6.20 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP while going 2-8 in 81 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays last season. San Diego also learned Saturday that Joe Wieland (elbow) will be out until the All-Star break, and Cory Luebke had to undergo a second Tommy John surgery this offseason. Robbie Erlin will probably take Johnson's spot in the rotation.
Joe Wieland, SP3/22/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Padres pitcher Joe Wieland will have a procedure to fix irritation in his elbow joint and will be out until the All-Star break, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: An MRI last week ruled out a second Tommy John surgery for Wieland. The right-hander had a 3.29 ERA and a terrific 408/80 K/BB in 438 minor league innings but threw just 27 2/3 innings in the majors before needing his first Tommy John operation in July 2012.
Chase Headley, 3B3/18/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: As expected, Padres third baseman Chase Headley will make his spring training debut Thursday against San Francisco. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: He's going to play in a minor league game on Wednesday. Headley strained his calf almost a month ago but is now back to 100 percent. We're not sure what to expect from Headley after his disappointing 2013 season (.250, 13 HR, 50 RBI). He shows up at No. 8 in our TSN third baseman rankings.
Joe Wieland, SP3/17/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: The MRI on Padres right-handed pitcher Joe Wieland's elbow revealed no damage to his UCL, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune. He'll be reevaluated in 7-10 days.
Insight: Unlike teammate Cory Luebke, Wieland won't need a second Tommy John surgery. Wieland had a 3.29 ERA and a terrific 408/80 K/BB in 438 minor league innings but threw just 27 2/3 innings in the majors before needing his first Tommy John surgery in July 2012.
Chase Headley, 3B3/17/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (calf strain) is targeting Thursday for his Cactus League debut.
Insight: The switch-hitting Headley suffered a calf strain on Feb. 22. Headley hit just .250 with 13 homers, 50 RBI and a .747 OPS in 141 games, down from .286, 31 homers, 115 RBI and an .874 OPS in 2012. This injury isn't helping him regain his 2012 form, so beware of a slow start.
Huston Street, RP3/13/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Padres closer Huston Street (groin) will pitch in a game for the first time this spring on Saturday, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune. Street has been dealing with a minor groin strain.
Insight: Manager Bud Black hasn't decided whether it will be a minor league game or a Cactus League one. Street had 33 saves, a 2.70 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP in 56 2/3 innings last season, but he has made at least one DL stint in each of the last four seasons.
Carlos Quentin, LF3/3/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) will make his Cactus League debut Tuesday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Quentin has had three surgeries in the past year and a half. When healthy he can provide power (13 HR in 276 at-bats in 2013), but he's missed 158 games over the past two seasons.
Huston Street, RP3/3/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Padres closer Huston Street is dealing with a slight groin pull that isn't considered serious, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com, but he won't pitch this week.
Insight: Street had 33 saves, a 2.70 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP in 56 2/3 innings last season. He has had at least one DL stint in each of the last four seasons.
Chase Headley, 3B3/3/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (calf strain) will hit in a batting cage Monday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: The switch-hitting Headley suffered a calf strain on Feb. 22 and was given a timetable of 2-3 weeks. It's his second straight spring with an injury, as he fractured his thumb in camp last season and missed the first 14 games of the regular season. Headley then hit just .250 with 13 homers, 50 RBI and a .747 OPS in 141 games, down from .286, 31 homers, 115 RBI and an .874 OPS in 2012. Another injury won't help him regain his 2012 form.
Cameron Maybin, CF3/3/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin will miss two-to-three months with a ruptured left biceps tendon, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com. The Padres are relieved he didn't suffer damage to his shoulder capsule or rotator cuff.
Insight: Maybin suffered the injury while making a diving catch during Sunday's game. He played just 14 games last season due to knee and wrist injuries, the latter of which required surgery, and has hit just .235 with nine homers and 30 steals in his last 161 games.
Cameron Maybin, CF3/2/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin (shoulder) will undergo an MRI Monday morning, according to Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Maybin suffered a left shoulder injury while making a diving catch during Sunday's game. He played just 14 games last season due to knee and wrist injuries, the latter of which required surgery, and has hit just .235 with nine homers and 30 steals in his last 161 games.
Cameron Maybin, CF3/2/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin injured his left shoulder while making a diving catch during Sunday's game.
Insight: Maybin stayed in the game but clearing was dealing with some pain and discomfort in the shoulder. He exited the game in the next inning and was holding his shoulder as he left the field. Maybin played just 14 games last season due to knee and wrist injuries, the latter of which required surgery, and has hit just .235 with nine homers and 30 steals in his last 161 games.
Yasmani Grandal, C2/28/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal (knee) is not ready to step behind the plate anytime soon, according to the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Grandal had surgery last summer to repair damage to his right ACL and MCL. His side-to-side blocking and stamina have not progressed enough to catch a Cactus League game in the immediate future. The team may still have him ready for Opening Day.
Chase Headley, 3B2/25/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (calf strain) expects to be ready for Opening Day, according to the Union-Tribune.
Insight: The switch-hitting Headley is expected to miss 2-3 weeks but says he only needs 15-20 at-bats from each side of the plate to be ready. The third baseman suffered a fractured thumb last spring and missed the first 14 games of the regular season before experiencing a major regression from the previous year. Another spring injury won't help him regain his 2012 form.
Chase Headley, 3B2/25/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley's MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis of a Grade 1 calf strain, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Headley is expected to miss 2-3 weeks. The third baseman suffered a fractured thumb last spring and missed the first 14 games of the regular season before experiencing a major regression from the previous year. Another spring injury won't help him regain his 2012 form.
Chase Headley, 3B2/22/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley will miss at least two weeks with a strained right calf, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Headley suffered a fractured thumb last spring and missed the first 14 games of the regular season before experiencing a major regression from the previous year. Another spring injury won't help him regain his 2012 form.
Chase Headley, 3B2/22/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley strained his right calf during Saturday's workout.
Insight: We don't know the severity at this time, but fantasy owners hoping for a return to 2012 production levels can't be happy. Headley (.250, 13 HR, 50 RBI, 8 SB) experienced a significant regression last season after leading the National League in RBI in 2012 (.286, 31 HR, 115 RBI, 17 SB).
Carlos Quentin, LF2/7/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin said his right knee feels better than it did last spring. SOURCE: UTSanDiego.com
Insight: Quentin has had three surgeries in the past year and a half. When healthy he can provide power (13 HR in 276 at-bats last season, but he's missed 158 games over the past two seasons.
Cory Luebke, SP2/4/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Padres left-hander Cory Luebke will need a second Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2014 season, according to padres.mlb.com.
Insight: Luebke underwent his first surgery in May 2012 and suffered multiple setbacks before throwing off a mound without issues late in 2013. However, an MRI revealed he re-tore his UCL. Luebke, who is now 28 years old, looked to have a bright future when he put up a 3.16 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 177 strikeouts over 170 2/3 innings in 2011 and 2012 but he has another long recovery period ahead of him.
Everth Cabrera, SS1/17/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera has agreed to a one-year deal avoiding arbitration.
Insight: Cabrera was having a solid season, batting .283 with 54 runs scored and 37 stolen bases, before a 50-game suspension for PEDs ended it prematurely. He definitely has fantasy value because of his speed.
Xavier Nady, LF1/7/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: The Padres are bringing back outfielder Xavier Nady on a minor league contract. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Nady played for San Diego between 2000 and 2005 before bouncing around between New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Arizona, Washington and most recently, San Francisco. Even if he makes the team, there's nothing to suggest Nady will be a viable fantasy contributor next season.
Joaquin Benoit, RP12/18/2013 4:19:00 PM
Description: Reliever Joaquin Benoit is headed to San Diego on a two-year contract. SOURCE: Jeff Passan, Yahoo Sports
Insight: The deal is going to be in the $14-15 million range. A few years ago it would have been unheard of for a setup man to make that much money but that seems to be where we're headed. He'll get a chance to close when Huston Street inevitably gets hurt again.
Josh Johnson, SP11/20/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: The Josh Johnson sweepstakes is over. The former Marlins and Blue Jays righthander is headed to San Diego on a one-year contract. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: He'll earn $8 million next season. It's a nice haul for Johnson after his miserable 2013 campaign. A bounceback year, which seems inevitable given Petco Park's pitcher-friendly reputation, could earn Johnson an even bigger payday when he hits the market again next winter.
Chase Headley, 3B10/2/2013 8:30:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley had knee surgery earlier this week. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: It was only an arthroscopic procedure, which means he should be ready in plenty of time for spring training. Headley (.250, 13 HR, 50 RBI) experienced a significant regression this season after leading the National League in RBI in 2012.
Will Venable, RF9/28/2013 2:06:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is sitting out Saturday.
Insight: Venable has dealt with an abdominal strain this week. He'll likely return to action for the season finale Sunday.
Will Venable, RF9/25/2013 8:20:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is back in the lineup after missing two games with a strained abdomen.
Insight: Venable hasn't had a good month (.219 AVG in 73 September at bats) but he's done very well against the Diamondbacks this season (14-for-34). The 30-year-old Princeton alum has already set career-highs in home runs (22 HR) and RBI (53).
Will Venable, RF9/24/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: San Diego right fielder Will Venable will miss Tuesday's game against Arizona with a strained ab muscle that could end his season.
Insight: If the team decides to shut him down, Venable will finish the year with 22 HR, 53 RBI, 62 runs, 22 SB and a .268 batting average, easily his best production in six mostly part-time seasons.
Will Venable, RF9/23/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: San Diego right fielder Will Venable's season could be in jeopardy. SOURCE: Padres.com
Insight: Padres manager Bud Black says that Venable is dealing with an "abdominal situation." If the team decides to shut him down, Venable will finish the year with 22 HR, 53 RBI and a .268 batting average.
Andrew Cashner, SPHot9/22/2013 1:22:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner will make his last start of 2013 Sunday against the Dodgers due to an innings limit.
Insight: Cashner is coming off his best career start, a complete game one-hit shutout over the Pirates and is 2-1 with a 0.96 ERA over his last five turns. He has thrown 168 innings going into Sunday's start.
Robbie Erlin, SP9/21/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Padres lefty Robbie Erlin shut out a depleted Dodgers lineup over 7 2/3 innings on Friday night.
Insight: Los Angeles was without starters Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez on Friday, though Gonzalez, Kemp and Puig did make pinch-hit appearances later in the game. Give Erlin (3-3, 4.34 ERA) credit though. Holding any opponent scoreless at the major league level is an amazing feat. The 22-year-old looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B9/17/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Tuesday against the Pirates.
Insight: Gyorko went 5-for-50 (.100) with zero homers after returning from a groin injury that cost him a month, but he has hit 11 homers and driven in 25 runs in 40 games since then.
Andrew Cashner, SPHot9/16/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner tossed his first career shutout Monday in a win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: The only hit he surrendered was a single to Jose Tabata to lead off the seventh inning. In fact, that was the only base runner he allowed all night. Cashner has been unstoppable in his last four outings. Over that span, he's undefeated with a 0.88 ERA.
Will Venable, RFHot9/16/2013 12:41:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is 5-for-10 with a home run and a 1.400 OPS versus Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Venable has exploded in the second half of the season, batting .337 with a .975 in 51 games after the break. He's already set a career high in homers, RBI, hits and for the first time has an OPS over .800.
Huston Street, RP9/16/2013 12:28:00 PM
Description: San Diego reliever Huston Street will miss Monday's game against Pittsburgh to attend the funeral of his grandmother.
Insight: Street is 2-4 with a 2.61 ERA, .0968 WHIP and 30 saves. Luke Gregerson should get the first shot at any save opportunities.
Burch Smith, SP9/15/2013 7:02:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Burch Smith earned his first major league victory Sunday against Atlanta.
Insight: He held the Braves to just three hits over seven scoreless innings. The 23-year-old will try for his second win next Saturday against the Dodgers.
Chase Headley, 3BHot9/15/2013 6:24:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley has homered in three straight and five of his last 10 games.
Insight: Headley is making a late bid at 15 homers after struggling for most of the season. In 474 at-bats, he's hitting .245 with 13 blasts and 45 RBI. He hit .286 with 31 homers and led the NL with 115 RBI in 604 at-bats last season.
Mark Kotsay, LF9/15/2013 11:00:00 AM
Description: San Diego left fielder Mark Kotsay has decided to retire at the end of the season. SOURCE: San Diego Union-Tribune
Insight: While never a star, Kotsay enjoyed a productive career as a role player for several teams including the Marlins, Padres, Red Sox and A's. His best season was probably in 2004 when he hit .314 with 15 homers for Oakland. In his prime, Kotsay was also an excellent defensive player with a penchant for gunning down runners at home plate.
Chase Headley, 3B9/10/2013 11:00:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley went 3-for-5 with two RBI Tuesday against Philadelphia and is 6-for-19 (.316) with two homers and four RBI in five games since returning from a lower back injury.
Insight: It's probably too little, too late as far as most Headley owners are concerned. The Padres third has hit just .243 with 10 homers with 40 RBI one year after hitting 31 homers and leading the NL in RBI.
Andrew Cashner, SPHot9/10/2013 10:39:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner returned from his nine days of rest to throw 7 2/3 innings in a win at Philadelphia Tuesday.
Insight: The Padres skipped Cashner's last start to conserve his innings. He gave up two runs on four hits and struck out seven Tuesday and is 1-2 with a 1.77 ERA in his last five starts.
Carlos Quentin, LF9/8/2013 11:33:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin said he feels "a lot better" about his most recent knee surgery than the first two. SOURCE: UTSanDiego.com
Insight: Quentin also worked with Padres hitting coach Phil Plantier to develop a more upright batting stance. "It feels so much better," Quentin said. "I think this operation combined with my new standing taller stance is going to make a big difference next season. I didn’t realize how much torque I was putting on my right knee with my old stance from the squat. I’d swing without moving my right foot, which transferred everything to the knee."
Cameron Maybin, CF9/8/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin's wrist surgery was more involved than initially expected, but the Padres are optimistic that the procedure will solve the issues he has been dealing with since late in the 2011 season. SOURCE: UTSanDiego.com
Insight: "A little more was done in the wrist and joint than expected," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Cameron had some action going on in the joint. There were loose particles and loose cartilage in the joint. Going in, we didn’t know what to find." His rehab time has been pushed from 4-8 weeks to 8-12 weeks, but the center fielder should still be fine for spring training. Hopefully, the surgery helps him get his career back on track.
Tyson Ross, SP9/8/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: San Diego righthander Tyson Ross turned in another strong performance Saturday against Colorado.
Insight: Ross (3-7, 2.79 ERA) limited the Rockies to just three hits in seven shutout innings. Since his meltdown against Arizona two weeks ago, he's allowed just one earned run (0.75 ERA).
Chase Headley, 3B9/4/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley homered in his return to the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Headley missed five straight games with lower back stiffness. The third baseman went without a home run in the entire month of August and has just two homers and six RBI in the second half.
Andrew Cashner, SP9/4/2013 7:50:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner threw a career-high 119 pitches Saturday against the Dodgers and won't make his next start until Tuesday at Philadelphia, according to MLB.com.
Insight: He'll be on nine days rest by that time. The right-hander has thrown 151 1/3 innings this season, up from 69 2/3 last year.
Cameron Maybin, CF9/4/2013 5:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin will undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Maybin played just 14 games this season and hit .157 with one home run. He suffered the wrist injury back in April and missed nearly two months before tearing the PCL in his left knee in June. He won't need surgery on his knee at this point.
Chase Headley, 3B9/4/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley will play Wednesday for the first time in six games.
Insight: Headley missed five straight games with lower back stiffness. The third baseman has been a massive disappointment this season after hitting 31 homers and leading the NL in RBI last year.
Will Venable, RFHot9/3/2013 2:48:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable's "career year" has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension. Hopefully this won't change his approach.
Insight: Venable has exploded in the second half of the season, batting 351 with a 1.020 in 40 games after the break. He's already set a career high in homers and by the end of the season should set personal marks in runs, RBI, hits and OPS.
Kyle Blanks, LF9/3/2013 2:08:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks is hitless in 11 at-bats against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Blanks began the year as a reserve but developed into an everyday player because of injuries to Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso. However, Tuesday is not the day to start him.
Chase Headley, 3B9/3/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (back) missed his fifth straight game Monday and is expected to miss Tuesday's game against San Francisco.
Insight: Headley reported some improvement in his back Friday but he hasn't been able to make it back into the lineup yet.
Chase Headley, 3B9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (back) missed his fifth straight game Monday.
Insight: Headley reported some improvement in his back Friday but he hasn't been able to make it back into the lineup yet.
Andrew Cashner, SP9/1/2013 8:41:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner gave up 10 hits and walked three batters over seven innings Saturday against the Dodgers but he limited the damage to one run.
Insight: Cashner struck out seven but couldn't pick up his ninth win of the season. He had a 2.25 ERA and averaged nearly seven innings per start in August but went 1-3 for the month.
Chase Headley, 3B8/31/2013 7:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (back) is not in Saturday's lineup.
Insight: Headley reported some improvement in his back Friday but he'll be out for at least one more day. He hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game.
Chase Headley, 3B8/30/2013 9:00:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley's back stiffness has improved and he could return to the lineup Saturday, according to the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Headley left Tuesday's game with back stiffness and hasn't played since. The third baseman has been a massive disappointment after a career year in 2012.
Chase Headley, 3B8/30/2013 5:46:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley is not in Friday's lineup.
Insight: Headley left Tuesday's game with back stiffness and hasn't played since. The third baseman has been a massive disappointment after a career year in 2012.
Will Venable, RFHot8/29/2013 10:51:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable slammed another home run Wednesday night, giving him a career-high 20.
Insight: Venable is hitting a robust .385 with 10 doubles, three triples, 10 homers, 19 RBI and 26 runs over his last 37 games. The outfielder hit nine homers in each of the previous two seasons; he has eight in August alone.
Carlos Quentin, LF8/28/2013 9:21:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin won't be returning this season. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Knee injuries have done Quentin in once again. It's a familiar narrative and at this point, it's fair to wonder how much more his weathered knees can take. Once an intriguing power option, Quentin's days of fantasy relevance are long gone.
Edinson Volquez, SP8/28/2013 9:13:00 PM
Description: Free agent starting pitcher Edinson Volquez is on the Dodgers' radar. SOURCE: Buster Olney, ESPN
Insight: Volquez just pitched himself out of a job with the Padres and now the Dodgers want him? It's not the craziest thing we've ever heard, but it's right up there. Volquez (9-10, 6.01 ERA) would give the Dodgers some depth but he wouldn't be much of an upgrade over current fifth starter Chris Capuano (4-7, 4.74).
Chase Headley, 3B8/28/2013 9:53:00 AM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Arizona due to a stiff back.
Insight: Headley left Tuesday's game because of the injury and given the Padres have Thursday off, he'll likely sit on Wednesday. Headley is batting .240 with eight homers and 36 RBI - disappointing totals for a hitter who blasted 31 home runs and knocked in 115 last year.
Andrew Cashner, SP8/25/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Though it was mostly forgotten because the game lasted 15 innings, Padres righthander Andrew Cashner turned in an excellent start Sunday versus Chicago.
Insight: He limited the Cubs to two hits in seven scoreless frames. Cashner is winless in his last four starts but his ERA in that span is a respectable 2.42.
Will Venable, RFHot8/25/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is hitting .379 with nine doubles, three triples, nine homers, 16 RBI, six steals and a 1.125 OPS over his last 33 games.
Insight: Venable has homered seven times in August and four times in the last eight games. He's hitting .273 with a career-high 19 homers, 46 RBI, 15 steals and an .826 OPS and should be added in all leagues.
Edinson Volquez, SPCold8/24/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: The Padres have designated righthander Edinson Volquez for assignment.
Insight: Volquez failed to make it out of the first inning Friday against the Cubs, allowing five hits and six runs (five earned) before his departure. He won't have trouble finding a new team but how can fantasy owners trust someone with an ERA over six?
Ian Kennedy, SP8/21/2013 9:54:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy threw his best start of the season Wednesday against Pittsburgh, going seven scoreless innings and striking out eight.
Insight: Kennedy is 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in four starts since joining the Padres after going 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA with Arizona.
Carlos Quentin, LF8/19/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports that San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin has a 50 percent chance of returning before the end of the season.
Insight: Quentin (.275, 13 HR, 44 RBI) has been battling knee problems all year. Even if he does come back, he'll probably need surgery again after the season. With the Padres out of the playoff hunt, there's no reason for Quentin to push it.
Cameron Maybin, CF8/19/2013 8:31:00 PM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin suffered a setback in his rehab from a torn PCL. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Maybin (.157, 1 HR, 5 RBI) hasn't played in a game since early June. This is the second time Maybin's rehab has stalled. There's no timetable for his return and at this point it's fair to say that Maybin's season is in jeopardy.
Will Venable, RFHot8/18/2013 8:26:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable has hit safely in all 15 of his games in August and is batting .394 with nine doubles, two triples, six homers, 10 RBI, 20 runs and six steals over his last 28 games.
Insight: Venable has raised his batting average from .219 to .264 during that stretch and already has exceeded his previous career high in homers by three.
Will Venable, RF8/18/2013 9:05:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable smashed four hits in Saturday's win against the Mets.
Insight: It's Venable's first four-hit game since August 21st of last season. Usually a singles and doubles hitter, Venable has flashed some power this year. Right now, he's on pace for 21 homers, which would easily be a career-high.
Nick Hundley, C8/17/2013 7:00:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Nick Hundley has been reinstated after spending the last two days on paternity leave.
Insight: Hundley (.231, 9 HR, 29 RBI in 83 games) is batting eighth Saturday against the Mets. He's owned in fewer than one percent of ESPN fantasy leagues.
Edinson Volquez, SP8/13/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: Padres manager Bud Black said that Edinson Volquez will remain in the rotation for the time being even though he possesses the highest ERA in baseball among qualified starters. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: Volquez is 8-10 with a 5.80 ERA in 136 2/3 innings this season. He has a 4.13 FIP and his BB/9 is below 5.00 for the first time since 2008, but the right-hander has been subpar with men on base. Volquez' strand rate is just 64 percent because he has allowed a 24.8 percent line-drive rate and 32 extra-base hits with runners on.
Carlos Quentin, LF8/13/2013 9:26:00 PM
Description: According to the Padres.mlb.com, Carlos Quentin (knee) will not return Thursday when he's eligible.
Insight: Right knee discomfort has sidelined Quentin since July 31 and has been in too much pain to do any baseball activities. Manager Bud Black said he hasn't "heard anything close" from team doctors to suggest Quentin won't return this season, however.
Ian Kennedy, SP8/11/2013 8:02:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy held the Reds to two runs on three hits Sunday at the Great American Ballpark.
Insight: Unfortunately, he didn't get much run support and Cincinnati eventually won 3-2 in extra innings. Kennedy is 1-0 with a 2.63 ERA since joining San Diego at the trade deadline.
Tyson Ross, SPHot8/10/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross has been fantastic in four starts since returning to the rotation.
Insight: He has posted a 1.33 ERA, a 0.81 WHIP and a 28/10 K/BB over 27 innings. Three of those starts came away from pitcher friendly Petco Park, including Saturday's seven-inning, one-run effort against the Reds.
Will Venable, RFHot8/10/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: With a round-tripper Saturday, San Diego outfielder Will Venable reached 15 home runs for the first time in his career.
Insight: Venable reached a new career high with his 14th shot Friday night. Venable is hitting .385 with five doubles, a triple, five homers, four steals and an 11/6 K/BB in 72 plate appearances over his last 20 games. He's not a long-term answer, but fantasy owners should ride out the hot streak.
Carlos Quentin, LF8/9/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin is expected to be placed on the disabled list after tonight's game.
Insight: Knee discomfort has sidelined Quentin for the last week and a half. If he gets placed on the disabled list, the move would likely be backdated to July 31st, meaning that Quentin would be eligible to return next Thursday. Given the lack of progress he's made, that's probably a long shot.
Eric Stults, SP8/7/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Eric Stults held his own Wednesday against the Orioles, going seven innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
Insight: Stults took a no decision. Over his last 39 2/3 innings, Stults has posted a 2.95 ERA and is 8-10 with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP this season. The left-hander has given up more than a hit per inning but his BB/9 is 1.78 and his HR/9 is 0.59.
Jedd Gyorko, 2BCold8/7/2013 7:10:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko homered Wednesday for the second time in four games, but he has otherwise been awful since returning from the disabled list last month.
Insight: Gyorko missed a month with a groin injury and has gone 7-for-65 (.108) with two home runs, six RBI and 20 strikeouts in 17 games since rejoining the lineup. He was batting .284 with 17 doubles, eight home runs and an .802 OPS prior to his injury.
Carlos Quentin, LF8/7/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin is expected to be sidelined until at least Friday and could be placed on the disabled list, according to a Padres.com report.
Insight: Quentin's right knee is still bothering him and there is no reason for the Padres or Quentin to push it. He's batting .275 with 13 HR and an .855 OPS in 82 games.
Everth Cabrera, SS8/5/2013 2:12:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera will accept the 50-game PED suspension given to him by Major League Baseball.
Insight: Cabrera was having a solid season, batting .283 with 54 runs scored and 37 stolen bases.
Carlos Quentin, LF8/4/2013 1:50:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin didn't play Friday or Saturday against New York and is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Quentin's right knee is still bothering him. Jesus Guzman will likely start in his place.
Carlos Quentin, LF8/3/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin didn't play Friday in the series opener against New York and in not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Quentin's right knee is still bothering him. Jesus Guzman will likely start in his place.
Carlos Quentin, LF8/2/2013 6:53:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin won't play Friday in the series opener against New York.
Insight: Quentin's right knee is still bothering him. Jesus Guzman will start in his place.
Carlos Quentin, LF8/2/2013 9:35:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin exited Tuesday's game with a right knee problem and is still questionable for Friday's game against the NY Yankees.
Insight: The right knee is the one he had surgery on last October. He's batting .275 with 13 HR and 45 RBI in 82 games.
Ian Kennedy, SP7/31/2013 2:13:00 PM
Description: According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the deal sending Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres appears to be completed.
Insight: The Diamondbacks will receive lefty reliever Joe Thatcher, Double-A prospect Matt Stites and another prospect for Kennedy, who is 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP this season. The right-hander has a 2.27 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP in 35 2/3 career innings at Petco Park, but he also had the luxury of facing the Padres in those starts. He needs to prove he still can get outs consistently before fantasy owners go near him.
Carlos Quentin, LF7/31/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin exited Tuesday's game after "tweaking his right knee," the team announced. He'll sit out Wednesday. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: Quentin felt discomfort in his right knee Sunday and was scratched from Monday's lineup. It was reported initially that Quentin hurt his left knee Sunday, but it is his right knee, the one he had surgery on last October, that has been bothering him.
Carlos Quentin, LF7/30/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a left knee injury and is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Cincinnati.
Insight: Quentin "tweaked" his knee, according to Padres broadcaster Andy Masur. Fantasy owners should be used to this by now as he's played just 81 of 107 games this season and 86 games last year.
Carlos Quentin, LF7/29/2013 7:17:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a left knee injury.
Insight: Quentin "tweaked" his knee, according to Padres broadcaster Andy Masur. Fantasy owners should be used to this by now.
Tyson Ross, SP7/28/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross has given up a total of five hits and one run in 14 innings since rejoining the rotation.
Insight: Ross shut out Arizona over eight innings Sunday. He'll face the Yankees in his next start, a matchup that isn't as imposing as it used to be, but he's still shouldn't be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Chris Denorfia, RF7/28/2013 1:22:00 PM
Description: Chris Denorfia probably wishes he could play against Patrick Corbin everyday. The Padres right fielder is batting .538 in his career against him.
Insight: Corbin (12-1, 2.31 ERA) is having a Cy Young season but apparently that hasn't phased Denorfia (.267, 8 HR, 31 RBI in 94 games). He's a must-start in this matchup.
Cory Luebke, SP7/25/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Padres manager Bud Black said that it is "unlikely" Cory Luebke will be able to pitch in the majors this season.
Insight: Luebke has suffered multiple setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent last May.
Carlos Quentin, LF7/25/2013 8:02:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin drove in three runs and finished 2-for-3 with one homer Thursday at Milwaukee.
Insight: Quentin continues to produce when he's in the lineup -- he's hitting .278 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI in 78 games this season. However, he's often on the bench with some type of ailment.
Carlos Quentin, LF7/24/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin was out of the lineup Tuesday due to right wrist soreness and is questionable for Wednesday's game against Milwaukee.
Insight: The oft-injured Quentin is hitting .277 with 12 homers, 39 RBI and an .863 OPS in 76 games.
Carlos Quentin, LF7/23/2013 7:34:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin is out of the lineup Tuesday due to right wrist soreness, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: The oft-injured Quentin is hitting .296 with three homers, 14 RBI and an .886 OPS in July. He's day-to-day.
Jason Marquis, SP7/22/2013 7:54:00 PM
Description: It looks like San Diego starter Jason Marquis is headed for Tommy John surgery. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Manager Bud Black called the damage to Marquis' ulnar collateral ligament "significant." If Marquis opts for surgery he could miss most or all of the 2014 campaign.
Chase Headley, 3B7/21/2013 1:18:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley probably won't be too successful Sunday with Adam Wainwright throwing for the Cardinals.
Insight: Headley is 2-for-14 with six strikeouts against the St. Louis righthander. The 29-year-old was a revelation last season with 31 HR and 115 RBI in 161 games. This year, he's on pace for just 11 HR and 52 runs driven in.
Nick Hundley, C7/14/2013 9:19:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Nick Hundley ripped three hits Sunday against the Giants.
Insight: The real headline is that the Padres finally won a game. It's just the second time they've won in their last 16 games. Hundley spent most of the first half platooning with Yasmani Grandal but he should play almost everyday now that Grandal is out with a knee injury.
Clayton Richard, SP7/12/2013 8:28:00 PM
Description: Clayton Richard will be shut down for the remainder of this season. SOURCE: Padres.com
Insight: The Padres lefthander is having surgery on his left clavicle. Assuming there aren't any setbacks, he should be ready to go by spring training.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B7/12/2013 8:23:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Gyorko's return is a welcome sight to the Padres, who have dropped ten out of 11 to start the month. Gyorko, who missed a little over a month with a strained groin, will bat sixth Friday against the Giants.
Yonder Alonso, 1B7/12/2013 8:16:00 PM
Description: As expected, San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso has been activated from the 15-day DL.
Insight: The Padres could have held off until after the All-Star break but Alonso did so well in his rehab assignment at Triple-A Tucson (.571 AVG in four games) that they decided to bring him back Friday. Alonso needed roughly a month and a half to recover from a broken hand.
Kyle Blanks, LFCold7/12/2013 7:56:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks has been placed on the disabled list because of Achilles tendinitis.
Insight: Blanks began the year as a reserve but developed into an everyday player because of injuries to Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso. Now he's dealing with an injury of his own. He's been in a slump, hitting just .105 in his last six games.
Yonder Alonso, 1B7/11/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (hand) is expected to return from the disabled list Friday, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Alonso suffered a fractured metacarpal on the middle finger in his right hand when he was hit by a pitch on May 31. The first baseman was having a solid season prior to the injury, hitting .284 with six homers, 29 RBI and a .751 OPS in 54 games.
Everth Cabrera, SSCold7/11/2013 1:02:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera is hitless in 13 prior at bats against Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Six of those at bats have resulted in strikeouts for Cabrera. The first-time All-Star has had a tough time since his return from the disabled list (.192 AVG in 26 at bats).
Jedd Gyorko, 2B7/9/2013 5:08:00 PM
Description: According to MLB Network Radio, Padres manager Bud Black said infielder Jedd Gyorko (groin) could start a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday.
Insight: Gyorko (.284, 8 HR, 25 RBI) hasn't played since June 9 and had to be shut down after suffering a setback during his first attempt at a rehab assignment. He could be back as soon as this weekend.
Yonder Alonso, 1B7/9/2013 1:34:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (hand) was out on his first rehab assignment Monday and could be back within a week.
Insight: Alonso suffered a fractured metacarpal on the middle finger in his right hand when he was hit by a pitch on May 31. Alonso doesn't offer much from the power position havin never hit double-digit home runs in a season.
Yasmani Grandal, C7/8/2013 9:25:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal will be sidelined for 9-to-12 months after his surgery. SOURCE: Jamal Collier, MLB.com
Insight: Grandal's knee gave out on a play at the plate Saturday against Washington, causing damage to his right ACL and MCL. He'll likely miss the first half of next season.
Chase Headley, 3B7/7/2013 7:07:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley has gone 6-for-13 with three doubles, a homer and three RBI over his last three games.
Insight: Headley has failed to live up to the high standard he set last season when he hit a career-high 31 homers and led the NL with 115 RBI. He's batting .229 with seven homers and a .685 OPS this season.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B7/7/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Padres manager Bud Black said he thinks infielder Jedd Gyorko (groin) might be able to resume a minor league rehab assignment by the middle of this week.
Insight: Gyorko (.284, 8 HR, 25 RBI) hasn't played since June 9 and had to be shut down after suffering a setback during his first attempt at a rehab assignment. He'll be back after the All-Star break.
Yasmani Grandal, C7/7/2013 9:46:00 AM
Description: The Padres will place catcher Yasmani Grandal on the disabled list on Sunday. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: He suffered ligament damage in his knee after colliding with Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon on a play at the plate on Saturday. Rene Rivera will be called up from Triple-A Tucson to take Grandal's spot on the active roster. Expect to see a lot of Nick Hundley behind the plate for San Diego in the next few weeks.
Yasmani Grandal, C7/6/2013 9:37:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal did damage to his right ACL and MCL on Saturday. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: There's a decent chance that Grandal has played his final game of the season. Nick Hundley (.242, 5 HR, 18 RBI) will get most of the reps at catcher while Grandal is sidelined.
Yasmani Grandal, C7/6/2013 7:24:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal sprained his right knee Saturday in a loss to Washington. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Grandal (.216, 1 HR, 9 RBI) has been splitting playing time behind the plate with Nick Hundley. This injury will probably require a visit to the disabled list.
Carlos Quentin, LF7/5/2013 10:42:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin, who was 5-for-11 (.455) against Washington starter Gio Gonzalez heading into the game, homered off the left-hander in the third inning.
Insight: When on the field, Quentin is producing about as expected. He's just often sidelined by injuries these days. The long ball was his 10th of the season. If he can just stay healthy ...
Everth Cabrera, SS7/5/2013 5:08:00 PM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) has been activated and is in the lineup against the Nationals - batting leadoff.
Insight: Cabrera suffered a minor left hamstring strain on June 16. The shortstop has been one of the top fantasy options at his position this season, hitting .305 with four homers, 37 runs and 31 steals and should be owned in all leagues.
Everth Cabrera, SS7/5/2013 3:34:00 PM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) has been activated and should be in the lineup against the Nationals.
Insight: Cabrera suffered a minor left hamstring strain on June 16. The shortstop has been one of the top fantasy options at his position this season, hitting .305 with four homers, 37 runs and 31 steals and should be owned in all leagues.
Carlos Quentin, LF7/5/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin is 5-for-11 (.455) against Washington starter Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: When on the field, Quentin is producing about as expected. He's just often sidelined by injuries these days. He's batting .269 with nine homers, 25 RBI and an .840 OPS in 62 games. Play him while you can before the next trip to the disabled list.
Everth Cabrera, SS7/4/2013 12:39:00 PM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) will return to the lineup Friday against the Nationals, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Cabrera suffered a minor left hamstring strain on June 16. The team was hoping to have him back Thursday, but he didn't have much time to travel for a 1:35 pm ET start at Boston after playing a rehab game Wednesday. The shortstop has been one of the top fantasy options at his position this season, hitting .305 with four homers, 37 runs and 31 steals and should be owned in all leagues.
Everth Cabrera, SS7/3/2013 4:24:00 PM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera's return from a hamstring injury likely will be pushed back to Friday, according to the Union-Tribune San Diego.
Insight: Cabrera suffered a minor left hamstring strain on June 16 and played his first rehab game Tuesday. The team was hoping to have him back Thursday, but he won't have much time to travel for a 1:35 pm ET start at Boston. The shortstop has been one of the top fantasy options at his position this season, hitting .305 with four homers, 37 runs and 31 steals and should be owned in all leagues.
Carlos Quentin, LF7/3/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin is hitless in 11 at-bats against Boston starter Jon Lester with five strikeouts.
Insight: Quentin disappointed fantasy owners in a favorable matchup on Tuesday. He spent more than a week out of the lineup earlier last month due to a left shoulder injury, but has swung a hot bat since returning on June 22. He's batting .286 with three homers and 10 RBI in the 10-game span. Avoid Wednesday matchup.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B7/2/2013 7:48:00 PM
Description: In a radio interview with MLB Network, Padres manager Bud Black said second baseman Jedd Gyorko is at least a week away from returning to the lineup.
Insight: At this point, San Diego might as well keep Gyorko (.284, 8 HR, 25 RBI) out until the All-Star break. He's missed about a month with a strained groin.
Everth Cabrera, SS7/2/2013 1:28:00 PM
Description: The Padres were hoping to activate shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) from the disabled list when first eligible (July 2), but instead he'll begin a short rehab assignment.
Insight: If all goes well, he should be back on Thursday or Friday. Cabrera suffered a minor left hamstring strain on June 16. The shortstop has been one of the top fantasy options at his position this season, hitting .305 with four homers, 37 runs and 31 steals.
Carlos Quentin, LFHot7/2/2013 10:24:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin "owns" Boston starter John Lackey, batting a stunning .615 with four home runs and a 2.436 OPS in 13 career plate appearances.
Insight: Quentin spent more than a week out of the lineup earlier last month due to a left shoulder injury, but has swung a hot bat since returning on June 22. He's batting .323 with three homers and 10 RBI in the nine-game span. He's a must start on Tuesday.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/30/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin is sitting out Sunday.
Insight: Quentin spent more than a week out of the lineup earlier this month due to a left shoulder injury, but it looks like this is just a routine day off. If he aggravated the injury, we'll have an update later.
Mark Kotsay, RF6/28/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Mark Kotsay only gets a spot start every now and then, but Friday would be the spot as he's a career .615 hitter (8-for-13) versus Miami hurler Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Kotsay only has 82 at-bats all season, mainly in a pinch hitting role, but could find himself in Wednesday's starting lineup because of the favorable matchup. If he is, he could be worth a flier.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B6/26/2013 9:15:00 PM
Description: Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko left his rehab game Wednesday after just one at-bat due to tightness in his groin, according to the Union-Tribune San Diego.
Insight: Gyorko felt tightness while trying to stretch a single into a double. That likely rules him out from making return this weekend as previously expected.
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/26/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (hand) likely won't return until the second week of July, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Alonso suffered a fractured metacarpal on the middle finger in his right hand when he was hit by a pitch on May 31. He's yet to be cleared for baseball activities.
Clayton Richard, SP6/25/2013 4:55:00 PM
Description: Padres lefty Clayton Richard's MRI showed no damage to his shoulder joint, according to Lee Hamilton of The Mighty 1090 AM San Diego.
Insight: Richard possibly has an inflamed bursa sac pressing on a nerve but doesn't appear to have bone joint damage. He's out indefinitely.
Everth Cabrera, SS6/25/2013 3:12:00 PM
Description: The Padres are hoping to get shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) back from the disabled list when he's first eligible on July 2, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Cabrera suffered a minor left hamstring strain on June 16. The shortstop has been one of the top fantasy options at his position this season, hitting .305 with four homers, 37 runs and 31 steals.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B6/24/2013 8:37:00 PM
Description: The Padres won't activate second baseman Jedd Gyorko (groin) from the disabled list Tuesday. SOURCE: Jamal Collier, MLB.com
Insight: Instead, they'll send him to Single-A Lake Elsinore for a few rehab games. He'll probably be activated this weekend.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/23/2013 10:07:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner dealt eight innings of one-run ball Sunday against the visiting Dodgers but had to settle for a no decision.
Insight: The Padres could only muster one run for Cashner, who allowed five hits with one walk and two strikeouts. The right-hander has a 3.34 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP and should be owned in most leagues.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/23/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin, who returned to the lineup Saturday after missing seven straight games with a left shoulder injury, went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday.
Insight: Quentin is batting .380 with three big flies in 14 games this month after hitting .210 in 114 at-bats over April and May.
Clayton Richard, SP6/22/2013 8:15:00 PM
Description: San Diego lefthander Clayton Richard has officially been placed on the DL.
Insight: Richard has been struggling with pain his left AC joint, which is similar to the injury that landed Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz on the DL a few days ago. The Padres haven't announced who will take Richard's spot in the rotation Wednesday against the Phillies.
Clayton Richard, SP6/22/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard left Friday night's game after throwing just two pitched and is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.
Insight: Richard hasn't been a viable fantasy option with his 2-5 record, 7.01 ERA and 1.63 WHIP so this injury shouldn't effect many rosters.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/21/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin (shoulder) is not in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Quentin hasn't played since June 14 after aggravating his left shoulder injury on a swing. Manager Bud Black said Thursday that he doesn't expect the outfielder to need a DL stint.
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/20/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (hand) hopes to get clearance Monday to begin baseball activities, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Alonso suffered a fractured metacarpal on the middle finger in his right hand when he was hit by a pitch on May 31. He said the pain is down to a "three or four" on a scale of 10.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/20/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: San Diego manager Bud Black doesn't think left fielder Carlos Quentin (shoulder) will need a stint on the disabled list, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Quentin hasn't played since June 14 after aggravating his left shoulder injury on a swing. "Carlos is doing better, he's feeling better," Black said before Thursday's series opener with the Dodgers. "He's getting closer to hitting in the cage. He feels much better, he's doing fine."
Jedd Gyorko, 2B6/20/2013 10:09:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko (groin) is expected to return from the disabled list next week at some point, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Gyorko is recovering from a strained right groin. He took some groundballs on the field and hit in the cage Thursday. The infielder is eligible to be activated Tuesday but might need a couple rehab games first.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/20/2013 6:39:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin will miss his sixth straight start Thursday due to a sore left shoulder.
Insight: Quentin hasn't played since June 14 after aggravating his left shoulder injury on a swing. He's considered day-to-day, but the DL is looming.
Everth Cabrera, SS6/19/2013 3:12:00 PM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to June 17.
Insight: Cabrera suffered a minor left hamstring strain on Sunday and the Padres aren't taking any chances with the speedy infielder. Cabrera has been one of the top fantasy shortstops this season, hitting .305 with 31 steals.
Chase Headley, 3BCold6/19/2013 11:23:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley has seen Giants hurler Madison Bumgarner 28 times in his career and come away with nine hits, including two doubles and three homers, and 12 RBI.
Insight: Headley has been in a massive slump his last 30 games, hitting . 164 with a .498 OPS and 30 strikeouts in 116 at-bats. However, fantasy owners should play him Wednesday.
Jesus Guzman, LF6/19/2013 11:21:00 AM
Description: Padres 1B/OF Jesus Guzman has succeeded often against Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Guzman is only batting .234 with two homers in 111 at-bats this season, but he has a .423 average with four doubles, a triple, a homer and five RBI against Bumgarner, who will start Wednesday.
Ben Francisco, RF6/18/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: Ben Francisco has agreed to a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres.
Insight: Francisco was let go by the Yankees on June 4th. He's been assigned to Triple-A Tucson so we won't see him in the majors unless someone in the Padres' outfield gets injured.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/18/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin hasn't played since June 14 due to shoulder soreness, and even if he does play Tuesday versus San Francisco, fantasy owners should keep him on the bench due to his poor history against Giants starter Matt Cain.
Insight: Quentin is 2-for-18 (.111) with one homer and six strikeouts against Cain. He's batting .261 with seven homers and an .838 OPS overall.
Chase Headley, 3BCold6/18/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley has struck out 10 times in 31 at-bats against Matt Cain of the Giants, but he is also 10-for-31 (.323) with four doubles, four RBI and three walks against the right-hander.
Insight: Headley has failed to live up to last season's numbers. He's hitting .161 with a .489 OPS and two homers over his last 29 games.
Everth Cabrera, SS6/17/2013 7:46:00 PM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera won't compete in Monday's series opener against the Giants.
Insight: He tweaked his hamstring on Sunday and it looks like he'll be out for the next couple of days. Cabrera has been among fantasy's top shortstops this season, hitting for a .305 average with 31 steals. Pedro Ciriaco (.204, 1 HR, 4 RBI) will serve as the shortstop on Monday night.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/17/2013 7:44:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin is still out with a sore shoulder. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: He hasn't played since Friday. Kyle Blanks (.281, 8 HR, 26 RBI) will get the start in left field.
Everth Cabrera, SS6/17/2013 9:32:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera left Sunday's game against Arizona with a strained left hamstring and is questionable for Monday's game with San Francisco.
Insight: Cabrera is a huge contributor due to his speed, but this injury takes that away. Even if he can get back on the field quickly, it's unlikely he'll be stealing bases for a while and a trip to the disabled list is not out of the question.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/16/2013 2:23:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin is out of the lineup again Sunday due to left shoulder discomfort.
Insight: Quentin is dealing with soreness in his left shoulder resulting from a swing Friday night. The oft-injured outfielder is hitting .395 with a 1.085 OPS in June after hitting under .200 in May.
Jason Marquis, SPHot6/16/2013 9:47:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Jason Marquis is 9-2 with a 3.63 ERA this season.
Insight: That's a shocker. The right-hander came into this season having won just 18 games with a 5.15 ERA with three different organizations over three seasons since going 15-13 in 2009 with Colorado. The right-hander is 42-54 with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP after the All-Star break in his career, compared to 79-57 with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP before it, so this won't last much longer. Marquis' FIP is more than two runs higher than his ERA at 5.78.
Kyle Blanks, LFHot6/16/2013 9:39:00 AM
Description: Kyle Blanks is hitting .327 with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.022 OPS for the Padres in June.
Insight: He hit his seventh homer of the season Saturday against the Diamondbacks. The slugger should have a starting job at least until Yonder Alonso returns from a fractured hand in a few weeks. The 26-year-old Blanks has hit 24 home runs with a .969 OPS in 397 at-bats at the Triple-A level and 27 in 556 at the major league level, but 2013 will be the first season in the majors in which he has had more than 200 at-bats.
Yasmani Grandal, C6/16/2013 9:37:00 AM
Description: Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer Saturday versus Arizona.
Insight: It's his first homer of the season. Grandal is just 9-for-47 (.191) in 14 games since finishing his 50-game suspension, but he does have a 7/8 K/BB. The 24-year-old hit .297 with an .863 OPS in 192 at-bats last season.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/15/2013 9:20:00 PM
Description: The Padres scratched Carlos Quentin from Saturday's lineup due to shoulder discomfort, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Quentin is dealing with the discomfort in his left shoulder resulting from a swing Friday night. The oft-injured outfielder is hitting .395 with a 1.085 OPS in June after hitting under .200 in May.
Clayton Richard, SP6/15/2013 5:56:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard was scratched from Saturday's start.
Insight: Richard doesn't have an injury, the Padres have just decided to flip him with Jason Marquis. He'll start Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Chase Headley, 3BCold6/15/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is hitless in nine at-bats against Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley.
Insight: Headley (.223, 6 HR, 20 RBI) is just three for his last 22. He's killing fantasy owners who believed that last season was more than just a "career year."
Everth Cabrera, SS6/15/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera is a career .545 hitter (6-for-11) with two extra base hits and two steals against Arizona starter Wade Miley.
Insight: The NL stolen base leader continues to get the job done. He's batting .295 with 35 runs scored, 24 RBI and 30 steals. This is a good matchup.
Pedro Ciriaco, 3B6/14/2013 8:42:00 PM
Description: The Padres have acquired infielder Pedro Ciriaco from Boston.
Insight: Ciriaco was DFA'd earlier in the week to make room for Will Middlebrooks. He's fast and he should have eligibility at multiple positions. With Jedd Gyorko sidelined with a groin injury and Everth Cabrera waiting to hear about a possible PED suspension, Ciriaco (.216, 1 HR, 4 RBI) couldn't have asked for a more favorable fantasy situation.
Huston Street, RP6/14/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: San Diego reliever Huston Street has returned from the disabled list.
Insight: He missed two weeks with a strained left calf. Interim closer Luke Gregorson (4-2, 2.01 ERA) will return to a setup role now that Street (0-3, 4.43, 11-for-12 in save chances) is back to pitch the ninth inning.
Edinson Volquez, SP6/12/2013 8:13:00 PM
Description: Padres righthander Edinson Volquez evened his record to 5-5 with a win over the Braves on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Volquez (5.87 ERA in 14 starts) has been a mess most of this season but Wednesday he had the goods. In seven innings of work, he surrendered just one run on six hits, walking three with nine strikeouts. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Giants.
Cameron Maybin, CF6/12/2013 5:47:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin has a torn PCL and is expected to miss anywhere from six to 10 weeks, according to the Associated Press.
Insight: Maybin has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 10. He just returned from the DL on Saturday after missing nearly two months with a right wrist impingement.
Chase Headley, 3BCold6/11/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is 1-for-13 against Atlanta veteran right-hander Tim Hudson.
Insight: Headley (.225, 5 HR, 19 RBI) is just one for his last 12. He's killing fantasy owners who believed that last season was more than just a career year.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B6/10/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jed Gyorko has been placed on the disabled list.
Insight: Gyorko (.284, 8 HR, 25 RBI) has been diagnosed with a strained right groin. Logan Forsythe is expected to be the starter at second base while Gyorko is out.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B6/9/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: According to Union-Tribune San Diego, Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is dealing with a right groin injury.
Insight: Gyorko will be evaluated Monday. The infielder hopes the injury is just a cramp.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B6/9/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is dealing with a right groin injury and is questionable for Monday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Gyorko will be evaluated again on Monday. He's had a solid rookie season, batting .284 with eight homers, 25 RBI and 36 runs.
Cory Luebke, SP6/8/2013 5:31:00 PM
Description: According to 1090 AM in San Diego, Padres manager Bud Black has acknowledged that lefthander Cory Luebke might not be able to pitch this season.
Insight: Luebke is still rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. The best case scenario is that Luebke will be back in the rotation by mid-August.
Chase Headley, 3BCold6/8/2013 4:36:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is back in the starting lineup after leaving Friday's game with a sore calf. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Headley (.229, 5 HR, 17 RBI) is just four for his last 30 (.133) with six strikeouts and only one RBI. He'll try to bust out of his slump Saturday versus Rockies lefthander Jeff Francis (2-3, 6.00 ERA).
Chase Headley, 3B6/8/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley left Friday night's game with a sore calf and will have an MRI on the injury.
Insight: The third baseman, who exploded for a career-high 31 homers and 115 RBI last year after never hitting more than 12 home runs or driving in more than 64 runs in a season prior to 2012, is batting .229 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 47 games. We expected so much more this season.
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/7/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has a fractured right hand and could miss four or more weeks, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Alonso was considered "highly unlikely" to need a DL stint due to his sore right wrist as recently as Wednesday, but a CT scan revealed a fractured right hand. The first baseman said he's aiming to return in three weeks.
Everth Cabrera, SS6/7/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera is a career .083 hitter (1-for-12) with seven strikeouts against Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa.
Insight: The NL stolen base leader continues to get the job done. He's batting .286 with 30 runs scored, 22 RBI and 26 steals. This isn't a good matchup, however.
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/6/2013 6:27:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (wrist) has been placed on the DL.
Insight: Alonso was considered "highly unlikely" to need a DL stint due to his sore right wrist as recently as Wednesday, but he must not be healing as quickly as San Diego anticipated. Alonso hasn't played since being hit by a pitch last Friday.
Cameron Maybin, CF6/6/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: The Padres are expected to activate center fielder Cameron Maybin Thursday against Colorado.
Insight: Maybin hurt his wrist in mid-April and hasn't played since. He's not much of a hitter (.248 career average) but he can definitely help you with his speed (26 steals last season).
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/5/2013 8:37:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso is out of the lineup again Wednesday against the Dodgers, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Alonso is still feeling soreness in his right wrist after hitting in the cage Tuesday. The first baseman is "highly unlikely" to need a DL stint.
Chase Headley, 3BCold6/5/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley has more strikeouts than hits in his matchups with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. He's a career .175 hitter in 40 at-bats against the left-hander.
Insight: The third baseman, who exploded for a career-high 31 homers and 115 RBI last year after never hitting more than 12 home runs or driving in more than 64 runs in a season prior to 2012, is batting .229 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 44 games. Avoid this matchup.
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/4/2013 7:19:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso is out of the lineup again Tuesday against the Dodgers, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Alonso was hit on the right wrist Friday and will miss his fourth straight game Tuesday. The former first-round pick is hitting .284 with six homers, 29 RBI, 22 runs and three steals this season.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/4/2013 7:14:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin (shoulder) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Quentin collided with the wall Sunday and sat out Monday with a sore shoulder. This is Quentin's first game against the Dodgers since his altercation with Zack Greinke in mid-April.
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/3/2013 11:40:00 AM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso is questionable for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a bruised right wrist.
Insight: Alonso (.284, 6 HR, 29 RBI) is producing low-end fantasy value numbers for a first baseman, but has plenty of upside.
Huston Street, RP6/1/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: Padres closer Huston Street has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf.
Insight: Luke Gregerson will serve as the primary closer. Street is usually good for one or two DL stints per season, so this shouldn't be a surprise to fantasy owners. The right-hander has 11 saves this year, but his ERA is 4.43.
Chase Headley, 3B5/30/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley has faced Seattle starter Felix Hernandez 18 times and come away with just three hits (.167).
Insight: Hernandez has struck out Headley seven times. The third baseman, who exploded for a career-high 31 homers and 115 RBI last year after never hitting more than 12 home runs or driving in more than 64 runs in a season prior to 2012, is batting .259 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 38 games.
Eric Stults, SP5/30/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Eric Stults struck out 12 batters and allowed three hits and one run over eight innings in a no decision versus Seattle Wednesday.
Insight: The strikeout total is a career high for Stults, and it came against a lineup in which Jason Bay was leading off and Endy Chavez owns the highest batting average. Stults' K/9 prior to this start was 5.73.
Jedd Gyorko, 3B5/28/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Padres rookie second baseman Jedd Gyorko is questionable for Tuesday's game against Seattle with a stomach virus.
Insight: Gyorko is batting .269 with five homers, 16 RBI and 24 runs scored in 175 at-bats. He had 30 homers and 100 RBIs in 499 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A last season, so obviously has power potential.
Yasmani Grandal, C5/28/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: After serving a 50-game suspension, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is eligible to play on Tuesday against Seattle.
Insight: Grandal hit .306 in 36 at-bats at Triple-A Tucson and should eventually take over full-time catching duties. The 24-year-old hit .297 in 192 at-bats last season with an .863 OPS. If you are in need of catching help, he's your guy.
Everth Cabrera, SSHot5/26/2013 9:35:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera had a big night Saturday against Arizona (3-for-5, HR, 2B, 4 RBI, SB).
Insight: MLB's stolen base leader continues to get the job done. He's 5-for-10 in the series and he now has 16 RBI for the month of May. When it comes to ranking fantasy shortstops, he's near the top.
Edinson Volquez, SP5/25/2013 3:32:00 PM
Description: According to Jesse Sanchez from MLB.com, Edinson Volquez's next start has been pushed back to Tuesday.
Insight: Volquez was scheduled to start on Monday. The Padres haven't announced a starter for Monday yet but Sanchez suggested that it could be Clayton Richard (0-4, 8.54 ERA).
Carlos Quentin, LF5/24/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) is back in the lineup Friday.
Insight: The outfielder tweaked his knee on a slide at home plate Monday and received a cortisone shot Tuesday. The outfielder had knee surgery in the offseason and is hitting just .178 with four homers in 30 games.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/24/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) received an injection in his left knee Tuesday and is questionable for Friday's game against Arizona.
Insight: The outfielder tweaked his knee on a slide at home plate Monday. Four home runs in 30 games alkong with a .178 batting average isn't what fantasy owners are expecting from Quentin. Hopefully he can get healthy and start hitting with power.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/22/2013 7:34:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) received an injection in his left knee Tuesday and is questionable for Friday's game against Arizona.
Insight: The outfielder tweaked his knee on a slide at home plate Monday. Four home runs in 30 games alkong with a .178 batting average isn't what fantasy owners are expecting from Quentin. Hopefully he can get healthy and start hitting with power.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/21/2013 8:57:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin hurt his knee in an awkward slide at home plate Monday and is out of the lineup Tuesday, according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com.
Insight: Quentin is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday, manager Bud Black said. He's hitting just .178 with four homers this season.
Cameron Maybin, CF5/21/2013 3:35:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin (wrist) was in the batting cage before Monday's game and should head out on a rehab assignment by the end of the week.
Insight: Maybin, who was batting just .091 in 33 at-bats before the injury, can add speed to a fantasy roster. He has stolen 66 bases over the past two season. The rehab assignment should last a week to 10 days.
Chase Headley, 3B5/21/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley is just 2-for-12 with five strikeouts against Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Headley is batting a respectable .287 with four homers, 14 RBI and a .872 OPS, but this isn't a good matchup for the Padres' third baseman.
Yonder Alonso, 1BHot5/19/2013 8:25:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso bashed his sixth home run of the season Sunday in a win over Washington.
Insight: Alonso (.289, 6 HR, 26 RBI) has five hits and three RBI in his last two games. Three of the five hits have been for extra bases.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/18/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin is expected to be activated from the paternity list for Saturday's game against Washington.
Insight: Quentin has yet to find his stride, batting just .181 with four homers and a .686 OPS. Perhaps his mind was elsewhere with the birth of his son.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/17/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin is 5-for-11 with a 1.327 OPS against Washington ace Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: Quentin has yet to find his stride, batting just .181 with four homers and a .686 OPS. Perhaps this matchup will help.
Everth Cabrera, SS5/15/2013 6:52:00 PM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a run, an RBI, a walk and a steal Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Cabrera had just two multi-hit games in the previous 20 games and hit .173 with 28 strikeouts in that span. The shortstop is batting .255 this season and is a strong fantasy contributor for his speed (12 steals).
Carlos Quentin, LF5/14/2013 10:31:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin went deep for his only hit in four at-bats Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Quentin is hitting just .179 this year, but he has two homers and three walks over his last four games.
Andrew Cashner, SP5/14/2013 10:24:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner gave up five hits and two runs (one earned), walked one and struck out three in 7 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: The hard-throwing Cashner has gone 2-2 with a 2.51 ERA and an 18/11 K/BB in 28 2/3 innings since rejoining the rotation on April 20. He began the season in the bullpen after suffering a lacerated tendon in his thumb during a hunting accident in December.
Clayton Richard, SP5/14/2013 6:47:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard (intestinal virus) will make a rehab start with Triple-A Tucson Thursday.
Insight: Richard battled the virus in April and lost 12 pounds. That might explain why he has allowed 37 hits, seven homers and 25 earned runs and walked 17 batters in 26 1/3 innings this season.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/12/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin is 3-for-9 against Tampa Bay starter Roberto Hernandez with a pair of home runs and a 1.500 OPS.
Insight: Quentin homered in the first game of the series, but that's his only hit in his last 24 at-bats. Perhaps this matchup will get him going in the right direction.
Will Venable, RF5/10/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Will Venable homered and stole two bases Friday against the Rays.
Insight: Venable has hit three homers in the last five games and has five round-trippers and seven steals on the year to go with his usual low average (.244).
Edinson Volquez, SP5/10/2013 10:45:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Edinson Volquez allowed two runs on three hits in six innings Friday against the Rays in a no decision.
Insight: Volquez came in having won three straight starts and he exited with the lead, but Dale Thayer blew it. Volquez, as usual, has walked a ton of batters (20 BB in 43 2/3 IP), but unlike last year he also has given up a lot of hits (48) while striking out just 24 batters.
Jason Marquis, SPHot5/8/2013 7:08:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Jason Marquis has thrown three straight quality starts.
Insight: He shut out the Marlins on five hits over eight innings in his latest start Wednesday. Marquis only has a 26/20 K/BB in 44 innings, but he can be used in NL-only leagues and deeper mixed leagues in the right matchups.
Everth Cabrera, SS5/8/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera is hitless in seven at-bats versus Miami starter Ricky Nolasco with three strikeouts.
Insight: Cabrera is a valuable fantasy commodity for his speed (10 SB), but if you can't get on, you can't steal a base.
Mark Kotsay, RF5/8/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Mark Kotsay only gets a spot start every now and then, but Wednesday would be the spot as he's a career .615 hitter (8-for-13) versus Miami hurler Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Kotsay only has 26 at-bats all season, mainly in a pinch hitting role, but he is batting .308 and could find himself in Wednesday's starting lineup because of the favorable matchup. If he is, he could be worth a flier.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/7/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) is not in the lineup Tuesday, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Quentin is dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired knee. Fantasy owners should get used to that.
Clayton Richard, SP5/5/2013 5:07:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard (intestinal virus) has been placed on the disabled list, according to UTSanDiego.com.
Insight: Richard lost 12 pounds since battling flu-like symptoms in April, according to manager Bud Black. Perhaps that explains why he has allowed 37 hits and 25 earned runs in 26 1/3 innings this season. Tyson Ross has been activated, but he will serve as a reliver since he cannot currently swing a bat due to the partial dislocation of his left shoulder that he suffered last month. San Diego will go with a four-man rotation for the next week.
Will Venable, RFCold5/5/2013 9:56:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Will Venable is batting .208 with two homers, four steals and 22 strikeouts in 72 at-bats this season.
Insight: Venable can usually be counted on to put up some production against right-handers, but he is 1-for-19 (.053) over his last 10 games has poor career numbers against Sunday's opposing starter Ian Kennedy (5-for-29, 10 K).
Everth Cabrera, SS5/5/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera is 2-for-14 (.143) with seven strikeouts against Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Cabrera's average (.259) has dipped down to the expected level after a hot start. He's a valuable fantasy commodity for his speed (8 SB), but Kennedy has mostly prevented him from getting on base when they face off.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/4/2013 6:48:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) is back in the lineup Saturday against Arizona.
Insight: Quentin is batting cleanup and playing left field. He missed Friday's game with knee soreness.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/3/2013 8:45:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin was scratched from Friday night's starting lineup.
Insight: According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, he's dealing with a "balky" knee. Jesus Guzman (.239, 0 HR, 2 RBI) will take over for Quentin in left field.
Chase Headley, 3B5/2/2013 11:54:00 AM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley will go up against Cubs lefty Travis Wood on Thursday. Headley has only faced Wood 12 times, but six of those at bats have resulted in hits.
Insight: Two of Headley's six hits against Wood have gone for home runs. We wouldn't be surprised if Headley (.280, 3 HR, 6 RBI) goes deep again Thursday at Wrigley Field.
Chase Headley, 3B4/28/2013 9:15:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley, who was 6-for-33 in his first nine games since returning from the DL, went 3-for-3 with a solo home run Sunday against the Giants.
Insight: Headley suffered a left thumb fracture in mid-March and missed the first two weeks of the regular season before returning on April 17. He was a major surprise last year, hitting 31 homers and driving in an NL-leading 115 runs.
Carlos Quentin, LF4/28/2013 2:40:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin is not in the Padres' starting lineup for Sunday. No injury has been reported, so we will assume it's simply a day off for rest.
Insight: Quentin has played four games since an eight-game ban for charging the mound. He's 4-for-16 with one homer and three RBI over the four-game span.
Andrew Cashner, SP4/23/2013 6:44:00 PM
Description: Padres righty Andrew Cashner has been confirmed as the starter for Friday's game against the Giants, according to Eno Sarris of FanGraphs.com.
Insight: Cashner started the season in the bullpen after suffering a thumb injury during a hunting accident in December, but he'll take Tyson Ross' spot in the rotation. He possesses a blazing fastball and showed potential after becoming a starter last June, but a strained lat knocked him out shortly after and he didn't return to action until September. Owners in 12-team leagues should give him a shot.
Carlos Quentin, LF4/22/2013 10:29:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin has served his eight game suspension and will be eligible to return Tuesday night against Milwaukee.
Insight: Some people thought that Quentin got off easy by only getting an eight game ban. He hasn't been a productive fantasy player since joining the Padres at the start of the 2012 campaign (.254, 16 HR, 49 RBI).
Kyle Blanks, LF4/21/2013 8:46:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks suffered a cut above his left eye Sunday against San Francisco. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: He needed four stitches to close the gash. Blanks has been starting in left while Carlos Quentin serves his eight-game suspension for fighting Dodgers starter Zack Greinke. Blanks (.250, 1 HR, 3 RBI) won't have any fantasy relevance when Quentin returns.
Yonder Alonso, 1B4/21/2013 3:18:00 PM
Description: San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso is getting the afternoon off Sunday against San Francisco.
Insight: He's probably sitting out because lefthander Barry Zito is on the hill for the Giants. Alonso is batting just .238 against southpaws this season.
Tyson Ross, SP4/20/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sublaxed left (non-throwing) shoulder.
Insight: Ross has a 3.86 ERA this season, but he has thrown less than five innings in two of his three starts and 5 1/3 in the other and owns a 1.71 WHIP. It's unclear who will take his scheduled start Tuesday, though the team could opt to move up Clayton Richard, who was scratched Saturday due to the flu.
Clayton Richard, SP4/20/2013 6:07:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday because of the flu. Andrew Cashner will start in his place. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Richard gave up seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Mets in his first start but has allowed just two over his last 11 innings. The left-hander should be fine for his next turn.
Yonder Alonso, 1B4/20/2013 2:02:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso should probably get the day off Saturday as he's just 1-for-12 with five strikeouts against Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Alonso is hitting .288 with two homers and eight RBI, but this is a matchup to avoid.
Everth Cabrera, SS4/19/2013 11:26:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera is hitless in 11 career at-bats against San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner with five strikeouts.
Insight: Cabrera, a .243 hitter, is batting .298 this season with an impressive .850 OPS, but this matchup should be avoided. Fantasy owners like him for his speed, he stole a league-leading 44 bases last season, but it's hard to add to your stolen base total if you can't get on first.


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