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Padres Announce 2019 Spring Broadcast Schedule

30 preseason games in 2019 will be available via television, radio or audio webcast

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced their broadcast schedule for 2019 Spring Training presented by Southwest Airlines, featuring 30 preseason games that will be available to fans via television, radio or audio webcast.
 
FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) will televise 15 games, including 10 FSSD live broadcasts and five simulcasts. The first televised game of Spring Training will be on February 23 when the Padres take on the Seattle Mariners at the Peoria Sports Complex in the annual Charity Game. The five simulcasts on FSSD will be provided through the FOX Sports West, FOX Sports Wisconsin and FOX Sports Arizona broadcasts when the Padres face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks, respectively. The final Spring television broadcast will feature the Padres and the Chicago Cubs in Peoria (March 24). Padres play-by-play broadcaster Don Orsillo returns to the booth for all Spring telecasts, while former Padres Mark Grant and Mark Sweeney will split time in the analyst seat. Former MLB pitcher Bob Scanlan will once again provide analysis and reports from beyond the dugout. All televised Padres games on FSSD will also be available on the FOX Sports digital platforms.
 
Complementing Spring Training telecasts, Padres radio broadcasts will continue to be broadcast on 97.3 FM The Fan in 2019. The club's English flagship station will broadcast at least 13 Cactus League games this year, with the first Spring radio broadcast also taking place on February 23 and concluding on March 25 when the Padres venture to Seattle, Wash., to face the Mariners in the first of two exhibition games. Ted Leitner and Jesse Agler will return to the booth for play-by-play and color commentary in addition to analysis provided by Tony Gwynn Jr.
 
The Padres will make at least nine audio webcasts available on www.padres.com for games that will not be broadcast on FOX Sports San Diego or 97.3 FM The Fan. The live audio webcasts will be available free-of-charge exclusively on www.padres.com beginning on Monday, February 25, when the Padres face the Chicago Cubs in Mesa. Fans can access the free live audio stream by logging in or creating a free account on www.padres.com.
 
The complete 2019 Spring Training broadcast schedule will be available here and www.foxsportssandiego.com. Individual games are subject to change.

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced their broadcast schedule for 2019 Spring Training presented by Southwest Airlines, featuring 30 preseason games that will be available to fans via television, radio or audio webcast.
 
FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) will televise 15 games, including 10 FSSD live broadcasts and five simulcasts. The first televised game of Spring Training will be on February 23 when the Padres take on the Seattle Mariners at the Peoria Sports Complex in the annual Charity Game. The five simulcasts on FSSD will be provided through the FOX Sports West, FOX Sports Wisconsin and FOX Sports Arizona broadcasts when the Padres face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks, respectively. The final Spring television broadcast will feature the Padres and the Chicago Cubs in Peoria (March 24). Padres play-by-play broadcaster Don Orsillo returns to the booth for all Spring telecasts, while former Padres Mark Grant and Mark Sweeney will split time in the analyst seat. Former MLB pitcher Bob Scanlan will once again provide analysis and reports from beyond the dugout. All televised Padres games on FSSD will also be available on the FOX Sports digital platforms.
 
Complementing Spring Training telecasts, Padres radio broadcasts will continue to be broadcast on 97.3 FM The Fan in 2019. The club's English flagship station will broadcast at least 13 Cactus League games this year, with the first Spring radio broadcast also taking place on February 23 and concluding on March 25 when the Padres venture to Seattle, Wash., to face the Mariners in the first of two exhibition games. Ted Leitner and Jesse Agler will return to the booth for play-by-play and color commentary in addition to analysis provided by Tony Gwynn Jr.
 
The Padres will make at least nine audio webcasts available on www.padres.com for games that will not be broadcast on FOX Sports San Diego or 97.3 FM The Fan. The live audio webcasts will be available free-of-charge exclusively on www.padres.com beginning on Monday, February 25, when the Padres face the Chicago Cubs in Mesa. Fans can access the free live audio stream by logging in or creating a free account on www.padres.com.
 
The complete 2019 Spring Training broadcast schedule will be available here and www.foxsportssandiego.com. Individual games are subject to change.

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Padres Unveil 50th Anniversary Logo Presented by Sycuan Casino & Resort

Club to celebrate 50 years as Major League franchise in America's Finest City throughout 2019

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today unveiled their 50th Anniversary logo presented by Sycuan Casino & Resort at Padres FanFest. The frame of the logo is shaped after the iconic Gaslamp Quarter sign and pays homage to the number of landmark neighborhood signs throughout San Diego, while also reflecting the distinct architecture of the historical California Missions found in the city. Gold is also prominently featured as an outline surrounding the logo along with a "50" to commemorate the club's golden anniversary. The crown of the logo incorporates shapes reminiscent of the architectural features of Petco Park and the various arches found throughout San Diego. In addition, the Padres have modernized and refined the classic Swingin' Friar logo to serve as the centerpiece of the design. The logo will also be featured on 50th Anniversary commemorative patches on the Padres' 2019 uniforms, including three separate color schemes of the logo, which will accompany each of the club's different looks this season.
 
With the fans and their community of 50 years serving as an integral part of the club's history, the Padres and the Padres Foundation have partnered with fellow community fixture, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, to express their gratitude and make a positive impact on the San Diego community through their 50th Anniversary "Padres Thank SD" initiative. As a long-standing partner of the club, Sycuan and the Padres Foundation, along with several local charities, will support charitable projects totaling over one million dollars during 2019. Details regarding the specific projects and charitable partners will be announced prior to and throughout the 2019 season.
 
The season-long celebration will start with a focus on the fans, the Friar Faithful, and their continued support. The photo mosaic that accompanied today's logo unveil at FanFest is comprised of numerous photos of fans, players, staff and partners of the organization as a visual unification of 50 years in our community. As part of the celebration, the Padres will highlight unique moments throughout the club's history during home games this season. The team will also host dedicated Season Ticket Member events, special promotional giveaways and experiences and a memorable 50th Anniversary Weekend at Petco Park. Also, in partnership with local craft brewer Ballast Point, an exclusive Padres-themed beer will be created and available at the ballpark and throughout San Diego. For more information on the Padres' 50th anniversary initiatives, visit www.padres.com/50.

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today unveiled their 50th Anniversary logo presented by Sycuan Casino & Resort at Padres FanFest. The frame of the logo is shaped after the iconic Gaslamp Quarter sign and pays homage to the number of landmark neighborhood signs throughout San Diego, while also reflecting the distinct architecture of the historical California Missions found in the city. Gold is also prominently featured as an outline surrounding the logo along with a "50" to commemorate the club's golden anniversary. The crown of the logo incorporates shapes reminiscent of the architectural features of Petco Park and the various arches found throughout San Diego. In addition, the Padres have modernized and refined the classic Swingin' Friar logo to serve as the centerpiece of the design. The logo will also be featured on 50th Anniversary commemorative patches on the Padres' 2019 uniforms, including three separate color schemes of the logo, which will accompany each of the club's different looks this season.
 
With the fans and their community of 50 years serving as an integral part of the club's history, the Padres and the Padres Foundation have partnered with fellow community fixture, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, to express their gratitude and make a positive impact on the San Diego community through their 50th Anniversary "Padres Thank SD" initiative. As a long-standing partner of the club, Sycuan and the Padres Foundation, along with several local charities, will support charitable projects totaling over one million dollars during 2019. Details regarding the specific projects and charitable partners will be announced prior to and throughout the 2019 season.
 
The season-long celebration will start with a focus on the fans, the Friar Faithful, and their continued support. The photo mosaic that accompanied today's logo unveil at FanFest is comprised of numerous photos of fans, players, staff and partners of the organization as a visual unification of 50 years in our community. As part of the celebration, the Padres will highlight unique moments throughout the club's history during home games this season. The team will also host dedicated Season Ticket Member events, special promotional giveaways and experiences and a memorable 50th Anniversary Weekend at Petco Park. Also, in partnership with local craft brewer Ballast Point, an exclusive Padres-themed beer will be created and available at the ballpark and throughout San Diego. For more information on the Padres' 50th anniversary initiatives, visit www.padres.com/50.

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Padres unveil 50th anniversary logo presented by Sycuan Casino & Resort

Club to celebrate 50 years as Major League franchise in America's Finest City throughout 2019

The San Diego Padres unveiled their 50th Anniversary logo presented by Sycuan Casino & Resort on Saturday at Padres FanFest. The frame of the logo is shaped after the iconic Gaslamp Quarter sign and pays homage to the number of landmark neighborhood signs throughout San Diego, while also reflecting the distinct architecture of the historical California Missions found in the city. Gold is also prominently featured as an outline surrounding the logo along with a "50" to commemorate the club's golden anniversary. The crown of the logo incorporates shapes reminiscent of the architectural features of Petco Park and the various arches found throughout San Diego. In addition, the Padres have modernized and refined the classic Swingin' Friar logo to serve as the centerpiece of the design. The logo will also be featured on 50th Anniversary commemorative patches on the Padres' 2019 uniforms, including three separate color schemes of the logo, which will accompany each of the club's different looks this season. 

With the fans and their community of 50 years serving as an integral part of the club's history, the Padres and the Padres Foundation have partnered with fellow community fixture, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, to express their gratitude and make a positive impact on the San Diego community through their 50th Anniversary "Padres Thank SD" initiative. As a long-standing partner of the club, Sycuan and the Padres Foundation, along with several local charities, will support charitable projects totaling over one million dollars during 2019. Details regarding the specific projects and charitable partners will be announced prior to and throughout the 2019 season. 

The season-long celebration will start with a focus on the fans, the Friar Faithful, and their continued support. The photo mosaic that accompanied today's logo unveil at FanFest is comprised of numerous photos of fans, players, staff and partners of the organization as a visual unification of 50 years in our community. As part of the celebration, the Padres will highlight unique moments throughout the club's history during home games this season. The team will also host dedicated Season Ticket Member events, special promotional giveaways and experiences and a memorable 50th Anniversary Weekend at Petco Park. Also, in partnership with local craft brewer Ballast Point, an exclusive Padres-themed beer will be created and available at the ballpark and throughout San Diego. For more information on the Padres' 50th anniversary initiatives, visit www.padres.com/50.

The San Diego Padres unveiled their 50th Anniversary logo presented by Sycuan Casino & Resort on Saturday at Padres FanFest. The frame of the logo is shaped after the iconic Gaslamp Quarter sign and pays homage to the number of landmark neighborhood signs throughout San Diego, while also reflecting the distinct architecture of the historical California Missions found in the city. Gold is also prominently featured as an outline surrounding the logo along with a "50" to commemorate the club's golden anniversary. The crown of the logo incorporates shapes reminiscent of the architectural features of Petco Park and the various arches found throughout San Diego. In addition, the Padres have modernized and refined the classic Swingin' Friar logo to serve as the centerpiece of the design. The logo will also be featured on 50th Anniversary commemorative patches on the Padres' 2019 uniforms, including three separate color schemes of the logo, which will accompany each of the club's different looks this season. 

With the fans and their community of 50 years serving as an integral part of the club's history, the Padres and the Padres Foundation have partnered with fellow community fixture, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, to express their gratitude and make a positive impact on the San Diego community through their 50th Anniversary "Padres Thank SD" initiative. As a long-standing partner of the club, Sycuan and the Padres Foundation, along with several local charities, will support charitable projects totaling over one million dollars during 2019. Details regarding the specific projects and charitable partners will be announced prior to and throughout the 2019 season. 

The season-long celebration will start with a focus on the fans, the Friar Faithful, and their continued support. The photo mosaic that accompanied today's logo unveil at FanFest is comprised of numerous photos of fans, players, staff and partners of the organization as a visual unification of 50 years in our community. As part of the celebration, the Padres will highlight unique moments throughout the club's history during home games this season. The team will also host dedicated Season Ticket Member events, special promotional giveaways and experiences and a memorable 50th Anniversary Weekend at Petco Park. Also, in partnership with local craft brewer Ballast Point, an exclusive Padres-themed beer will be created and available at the ballpark and throughout San Diego. For more information on the Padres' 50th anniversary initiatives, visit www.padres.com/50.

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Padres Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs and Player Development Coordinators

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced the coaching staffs for their minor league affiliates and the club's player development coordinators for the 2019 season.
 
In El Paso, the Chihuahuas will be managed by Edwin Rodriguez, who returns for his third season in the Padres organization after managing Single-A Lake Elsinore the previous two seasons. Returning to the Triple-A coaching staff will be pitching coach Bronswell Patrick for his 12th season in the organization. He will be joined by hitting coach Morgan Burkhart, who returns for his seventh season in the organization and fourth with the Chihuahuas. Lance Burkhart also returns in 2019 as fielding coach for his second season with El Paso and fifth in the organization, previously serving as hitting coach for San Antonio in 2017. The Chihuahuas training staff will be led by athletic trainers Daniel Leja and Dan Turner and strength coach A.J. Russell.
 
The Padres Double-A affiliate returns to Amarillo in 2019 after 12 seasons in San Antonio and will be managed by Phillip Wellman, who returns for his fourth season in the Padres organization managing the Padres Double-A squad. The 2019 season will be Wellman's 31st as a coach and 20th as a minor league manager. Returning to lead the Sod Poodles pitching corps will be pitching coach Jimmy Jones, entering his 11th season with the Padres. Hitting coach Raul Padron returns for his fourth season with the organization and second with the Double-A affiliate after serving as hitting coach for Lake Elsinore in 2017. Freddy Flores joins the Amarillo staff for his first season as fielding coach and third with the Padres, previously serving in the same capacity for Single-A Lake Elsinore. The Sod Poodles training staff will be led by athletic trainers Nick Coberly and Drew Garner and strength coach Drew Heithoff.
             
In Lake Elsinore, the Storm will be managed by Tony Tarasco, who makes his managerial debut in his fourth season with the Padres organization, while also maintaining his role of serving as high performance and outfield/baserunning coordinator. Prior to joining the Padres, Tarasco spent the previous 10 seasons with the Washington Nationals, serving most recently as the Major League club's first base coach. Pitching coach Pete Zamora returns for his second season with the Single-A Storm and fourth in the Padres organization after serving in 2017 as pitching coach for the club's Rookie-Level affiliate in Peoria, Ariz. Also returning will be hitting coach Doug Banks for his second season with the Storm and third with the Padres after serving in the same capacity for Fort Wayne in 2017. Felipe Blanco joins the Storm's staff as fielding coach and his second with the Padres organization, serving in the same capacity for the Short-Season Tri-City Dust Devils in 2018. Lake Elsinore's training staff will be led by Athletic Trainer Ricky Huerta and strength coach Jay Young.
 
Fort Wayne will be managed by Anthony Contreras, who returns for his fifth full season of managing in the Padres organization and fourth as the manager for the Single-A TinCaps after managing in Tri-City in 2015. Pitching coach Burt Hooton returns for his seventh season with Fort Wayne and his 44th overall in professional baseball. Hitting coach Jonathan Mathews returns for his second season with Fort Wayne and third in the organization after serving in 2017 as a Major League coach for the Padres. Jhonny Carvajal returns for his fourth season in the Padres organization and third as fielding coach for Fort Wayne after serving as a coach with the Dominican Summer League Padres in 2016. The TinCaps training staff will be led by athletic trainer Allyse Kramer and strength coach Sam Hoffman.
 
In Tri-City, Mike McCoy will serve as manager for the second consecutive season for the Short-A Dust Devils in his fourth season with the Padres organization. Pitching coach Leo Rosales returns to the organization for his second season after serving in the same role for the AZL Padres in 2018. Hitting coach Pat O'Sullivan returns to Tri-City for his second season with the team and the Padres organization. Fielding coach Oscar Salazar returns to the Dust Devils coaching staff after serving in the same role in 2017-18. The Dust Devils training staff will be led by athletic trainer David Bryan and strength coach Corey Measner.
 
Aaron Levin and Vinny Lopez return to manage the club's two Rookie-Level affiliate squads in Peoria for the second consecutive season. It will be Levin's third season with the Padres after spending 2016 managing the Padres Dominican Summer League club. Lopez served as hitting coach for Fort Wayne in 2016 and the AZL Padres in 2017. John Halama and Giancarlo Alvarado will serve as pitching coaches for the AZL Padres, returning to the organization for their second and third seasons, respectively. Jed Morris returns to the AZL Padres for his first full season as hitting coach after serving as the head baseball coach for Eastern University from 2012-18. Raul Gonzalez also returns for his third season with the organization as hitting coach for the AZL Padres. Fielding coaches Jonathan Meyer and Sung Heon Hong also return for their second seasons with the Padres. The AZL Padres training staff will be led by athletic trainers Jordan Light and Maritza Castro, strength coaches Justin Seyler and Ben Loftis and assistant strength and conditioning coordinator Eric Wood. Ben Fritz will also return for his fifth season in the Padres organization and second as coordinator, AZ/rehab.
 
Miguel Del Castillo returns for his second season with the organization as manager for the Padres Dominican Summer League affiliate. Joining him will be pitching coaches Jackson Quezada and Nelson Cruz, returning for their eighth and ninth seasons, respectively. Also returning to the DSL staff will be hitting coach Yunir Garcia and coaches Edinson Rincon, Jhonaldo Pozo and Wilfri De La Cruz. The DSL Padres training staff will be led by athletic trainer Oscar Orengo, assistant athletic trainer Jairo Garcia, strength and conditioning coach Dan Donohue and assistant strength and conditioning coach Juan Salgado.
 
Returning to San Diego's staff of minor league roving instructors and player development coordinators for 2019 will be field coordinator Chris Kemp, coordinator of instruction Ryley Westman, director of pitching development Steve Lyons, pitching coordinator Eric Junge, roving pitching instructor Gorman Heimueller, infield coordinator Kevin Hooper, hitting instructor Oscar Bernard, director of professional development Jason Amoroso, player development instructor Dave Bingham, international player development/infield instructor Vicente Cafaro, minor league ATC coordinator Ben Fraser, medical administration coordinator JoJo Tarantino, physical therapists Tanner Fields and John Biggar and strength and conditioning coordinator Dan Byrne. 

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced the coaching staffs for their minor league affiliates and the club's player development coordinators for the 2019 season.
 
In El Paso, the Chihuahuas will be managed by Edwin Rodriguez, who returns for his third season in the Padres organization after managing Single-A Lake Elsinore the previous two seasons. Returning to the Triple-A coaching staff will be pitching coach Bronswell Patrick for his 12th season in the organization. He will be joined by hitting coach Morgan Burkhart, who returns for his seventh season in the organization and fourth with the Chihuahuas. Lance Burkhart also returns in 2019 as fielding coach for his second season with El Paso and fifth in the organization, previously serving as hitting coach for San Antonio in 2017. The Chihuahuas training staff will be led by athletic trainers Daniel Leja and Dan Turner and strength coach A.J. Russell.
 
The Padres Double-A affiliate returns to Amarillo in 2019 after 12 seasons in San Antonio and will be managed by Phillip Wellman, who returns for his fourth season in the Padres organization managing the Padres Double-A squad. The 2019 season will be Wellman's 31st as a coach and 20th as a minor league manager. Returning to lead the Sod Poodles pitching corps will be pitching coach Jimmy Jones, entering his 11th season with the Padres. Hitting coach Raul Padron returns for his fourth season with the organization and second with the Double-A affiliate after serving as hitting coach for Lake Elsinore in 2017. Freddy Flores joins the Amarillo staff for his first season as fielding coach and third with the Padres, previously serving in the same capacity for Single-A Lake Elsinore. The Sod Poodles training staff will be led by athletic trainers Nick Coberly and Drew Garner and strength coach Drew Heithoff.
             
In Lake Elsinore, the Storm will be managed by Tony Tarasco, who makes his managerial debut in his fourth season with the Padres organization, while also maintaining his role of serving as high performance and outfield/baserunning coordinator. Prior to joining the Padres, Tarasco spent the previous 10 seasons with the Washington Nationals, serving most recently as the Major League club's first base coach. Pitching coach Pete Zamora returns for his second season with the Single-A Storm and fourth in the Padres organization after serving in 2017 as pitching coach for the club's Rookie-Level affiliate in Peoria, Ariz. Also returning will be hitting coach Doug Banks for his second season with the Storm and third with the Padres after serving in the same capacity for Fort Wayne in 2017. Felipe Blanco joins the Storm's staff as fielding coach and his second with the Padres organization, serving in the same capacity for the Short-Season Tri-City Dust Devils in 2018. Lake Elsinore's training staff will be led by Athletic Trainer Ricky Huerta and strength coach Jay Young.
 
Fort Wayne will be managed by Anthony Contreras, who returns for his fifth full season of managing in the Padres organization and fourth as the manager for the Single-A TinCaps after managing in Tri-City in 2015. Pitching coach Burt Hooton returns for his seventh season with Fort Wayne and his 44th overall in professional baseball. Hitting coach Jonathan Mathews returns for his second season with Fort Wayne and third in the organization after serving in 2017 as a Major League coach for the Padres. Jhonny Carvajal returns for his fourth season in the Padres organization and third as fielding coach for Fort Wayne after serving as a coach with the Dominican Summer League Padres in 2016. The TinCaps training staff will be led by athletic trainer Allyse Kramer and strength coach Sam Hoffman.
 
In Tri-City, Mike McCoy will serve as manager for the second consecutive season for the Short-A Dust Devils in his fourth season with the Padres organization. Pitching coach Leo Rosales returns to the organization for his second season after serving in the same role for the AZL Padres in 2018. Hitting coach Pat O'Sullivan returns to Tri-City for his second season with the team and the Padres organization. Fielding coach Oscar Salazar returns to the Dust Devils coaching staff after serving in the same role in 2017-18. The Dust Devils training staff will be led by athletic trainer David Bryan and strength coach Corey Measner.
 
Aaron Levin and Vinny Lopez return to manage the club's two Rookie-Level affiliate squads in Peoria for the second consecutive season. It will be Levin's third season with the Padres after spending 2016 managing the Padres Dominican Summer League club. Lopez served as hitting coach for Fort Wayne in 2016 and the AZL Padres in 2017. John Halama and Giancarlo Alvarado will serve as pitching coaches for the AZL Padres, returning to the organization for their second and third seasons, respectively. Jed Morris returns to the AZL Padres for his first full season as hitting coach after serving as the head baseball coach for Eastern University from 2012-18. Raul Gonzalez also returns for his third season with the organization as hitting coach for the AZL Padres. Fielding coaches Jonathan Meyer and Sung Heon Hong also return for their second seasons with the Padres. The AZL Padres training staff will be led by athletic trainers Jordan Light and Maritza Castro, strength coaches Justin Seyler and Ben Loftis and assistant strength and conditioning coordinator Eric Wood. Ben Fritz will also return for his fifth season in the Padres organization and second as coordinator, AZ/rehab.
 
Miguel Del Castillo returns for his second season with the organization as manager for the Padres Dominican Summer League affiliate. Joining him will be pitching coaches Jackson Quezada and Nelson Cruz, returning for their eighth and ninth seasons, respectively. Also returning to the DSL staff will be hitting coach Yunir Garcia and coaches Edinson Rincon, Jhonaldo Pozo and Wilfri De La Cruz. The DSL Padres training staff will be led by athletic trainer Oscar Orengo, assistant athletic trainer Jairo Garcia, strength and conditioning coach Dan Donohue and assistant strength and conditioning coach Juan Salgado.
 
Returning to San Diego's staff of minor league roving instructors and player development coordinators for 2019 will be field coordinator Chris Kemp, coordinator of instruction Ryley Westman, director of pitching development Steve Lyons, pitching coordinator Eric Junge, roving pitching instructor Gorman Heimueller, infield coordinator Kevin Hooper, hitting instructor Oscar Bernard, director of professional development Jason Amoroso, player development instructor Dave Bingham, international player development/infield instructor Vicente Cafaro, minor league ATC coordinator Ben Fraser, medical administration coordinator JoJo Tarantino, physical therapists Tanner Fields and John Biggar and strength and conditioning coordinator Dan Byrne. 

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Padres Promote Erik Greupner to President of Business Operations

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have promoted Erik Greupner to the role of President of Business Operations, Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and General Partner Peter Seidler announced today.
 
"Erik has been instrumental in the growth of our business since joining the Padres over eight years ago," Fowler & Seidler said in a joint statement today. "He set the standard for operational excellence within the organization and has delivered tangible results off the field. We look forward to an exciting new chapter for our business operations under Erik's leadership."
 
Greupner had served as Chief Operating Officer of the Padres since November 2016, handling day-to-day management responsibility for the organization's business operations. He previously held various posts with the Padres and originally joined the club in December 2010 as senior vice president, general counsel.
 
Prior to joining the Padres, Greupner worked with the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He earned his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Greupner held sales management roles with Goldman Sachs & Company. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, Illinois.
 
Greupner currently serves as the Chairman of the advisory board of trustees of Rady Children's Hospital Foundation and on the board of directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have promoted Erik Greupner to the role of President of Business Operations, Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and General Partner Peter Seidler announced today.
 
"Erik has been instrumental in the growth of our business since joining the Padres over eight years ago," Fowler & Seidler said in a joint statement today. "He set the standard for operational excellence within the organization and has delivered tangible results off the field. We look forward to an exciting new chapter for our business operations under Erik's leadership."
 
Greupner had served as Chief Operating Officer of the Padres since November 2016, handling day-to-day management responsibility for the organization's business operations. He previously held various posts with the Padres and originally joined the club in December 2010 as senior vice president, general counsel.
 
Prior to joining the Padres, Greupner worked with the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He earned his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Greupner held sales management roles with Goldman Sachs & Company. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, Illinois.
 
Greupner currently serves as the Chairman of the advisory board of trustees of Rady Children's Hospital Foundation and on the board of directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Padres Acquire OF Connor Panas from Blue Jays

Send LHP Clayton Richard and cash to Toronto

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Connor Panas from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for left-hander Clayton Richard and cash considerations, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.

Panas, 25, appeared in 105 games for double-A New Hampshire last season and registered a .232 (86-for-370) average with 16 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 39 RBI. In 2017, he was selected as a Blue Jays Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com and a postseason Florida State League All-Star for single-A Dunedin after batting .276 (111-for-402) with a .364 OBP, 20 doubles, 18 home runs and 55 RBI in 114 games.

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Connor Panas from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for left-hander Clayton Richard and cash considerations, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.

Panas, 25, appeared in 105 games for double-A New Hampshire last season and registered a .232 (86-for-370) average with 16 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 39 RBI. In 2017, he was selected as a Blue Jays Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com and a postseason Florida State League All-Star for single-A Dunedin after batting .276 (111-for-402) with a .364 OBP, 20 doubles, 18 home runs and 55 RBI in 114 games.

Through parts of four minor league seasons (2015-18), the left-handed hitting Panas has posted a .251 career average with a .338 OBP, .762 OPS, 56 doubles, 10 triples, 48 home runs, 173 RBI, 132 walks and 179 runs scored in 368 games. He was originally selected by the Blue Jays in the ninth round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Canisius College, where he was named 2014 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a 2015 Louisville Slugger First-Team All American.

 

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Padres Extend Major League Spring Training Invites to Eight Players

Pitchers & catchers to report February 13; first full squad workout on February 18

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to eight players. Six of the eight minor league free agents will be new to the organization and have been signed to 2019 contracts, including left-handed pitchers Ryan Bollinger and Dietrich Enns, right-hander Tyler Higgins, infielders Seth Mejias-Brean and Aderlin Rodriguez and outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo. Infielder Allen Craig and outfielder Alex Dickerson also return to the Padres organization on 2019 minor league contracts. The Padres will announce a full list of all non-roster players who will attend 2019 Major League Spring Training at a later date.
 
Bollinger, 27, has made professional appearances on three continents, including the Canadian-American Association (2014-16), the Bundesliga in Germany (2017) and the Australian Baseball League (2017). The 6-5, 230-pound left-hander split the 2018 campaign in the Yankees organization between Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre and Double-A Trenton, going 8-6 with a 3.87 ERA (48 ER, 111.2 IP) with 97 strikeouts against 33 walks. Originally drafted as a first baseman in the 47th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, he converted to a pitcher with Windy City in the Independent Frontier League in 2010. Over parts of four minor league seasons between the Phillies (2009), Chicago White Sox (2011-13) and Yankees (2018), Bollinger owns a 17-12 record with a 3.76 ERA (115 ER, 275.1 IP), 250 strikeouts and 81 walks in 78 appearances (35 starts).
 
The 34-year-old Craig spent the 2018 campaign with Triple-A El Paso, hitting .293/.375/.479 with 18 doubles, 13 home runs, 59 RBI and 52 runs scored in 92 games played. A National League All-Star in 2013 with the St. Louis Cardinals, he owns a career .276/.333/.435 slash line with 107 doubles, 59 home runs, 296 RBI and 239 runs scored in 534 games across parts of six Major League seasons between St. Louis (2010-14) and the Boston Red Sox (2014-15).
 
Dickerson, 28, missed the 2018 season recovering from Tommy John surgery and did not play in 2017 after undergoing surgery to remove bulging disc material from his lower back. The Poway, Calif. native was named Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year in 2015 with El Paso and has posted a .257 batting average with 16 doubles, 10 home runs, 37 RBI and 39 runs scored in 95 games played across parts of two Major League seasons.
 
The 27-year-old Enns split the 2018 campaign between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester of the Minnesota Twins, going a combined 9-12 with a 4.60 ERA (66 ER, 129.0 IP) and 106 strikeouts to 43 walks. Originally drafted by the Yankees in the 19th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, the 6-1, 210-pound left-hander made his Major League debut in 2017 with Minnesota, making two appearances (one start). Over parts of seven minor league seasons, the Central Michigan product has posted a 36-27 record with a 2.55 ERA (150 ER, 530.1 IP), .220 opponents average, 512 strikeouts and 193 walks in 138 appearances (73 starts).
 
Higgins, 27, has made 225 minor league appearances (one start) across parts of eight minor league seasons, going 13-19 with a 3.62 ERA (138 ER, 342.2 IP), 280 strikeouts and 104 walks. The 6-3, 215-pound right-hander began the 2018 season with New Britain of the Independent Atlantic League before having his contract purchased by Seattle in June and making 28 relief appearances for Triple-A Tacoma, going 1-1 with a 2.83 ERA (11 ER, 35.0 IP) and three saves in four opportunities.
 
Over parts of seven minor league seasons and 797 games played, the 27-year-old Mejias-Brean has posted a .267 batting average with 132 doubles, 23 triples, 59 home runs, 393 RBI, 379 runs scored and 42 stolen bases. A College World Series champion with the University of Arizona in 2012, he split the 2018 campaign between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma, hitting .258 with 18 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 56 RBI and 58 runs scored in 129 games.
 
The 27-year-old Rodriguez spent the 2018 season with Double-A Bowie of the Baltimore Orioles, hitting .286/.335/.478 with 20 doubles, 23 home runs, 92 RBI and 76 runs scored in 128 games played. Originally signed by the New York Mets as an international free agent in 2008, the 6-3, 210-pound right-handed hitter has hit .266 with 201 doubles, 155 home runs, 636 RBI and 485 runs scored across parts of 10 minor league seasons between the Mets (2009-15), Seattle Mariners (2015) and Orioles (2016-18).
 
Scavuzzo, 24, has spent his entire seven-season minor league career in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, hitting .258 with 136 doubles, 14 triples, 91 home runs, 332 RBI, 344 runs scored and 55 stolen bases in 624 games. The 6-4, 185-pound right-handed hitter split the 2018 season between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, setting career highs in home runs (26) and RBI (85) while committing just one outfield error in 689.1 innings played (.993 fielding percentage).

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to eight players. Six of the eight minor league free agents will be new to the organization and have been signed to 2019 contracts, including left-handed pitchers Ryan Bollinger and Dietrich Enns, right-hander Tyler Higgins, infielders Seth Mejias-Brean and Aderlin Rodriguez and outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo. Infielder Allen Craig and outfielder Alex Dickerson also return to the Padres organization on 2019 minor league contracts. The Padres will announce a full list of all non-roster players who will attend 2019 Major League Spring Training at a later date.
 
Bollinger, 27, has made professional appearances on three continents, including the Canadian-American Association (2014-16), the Bundesliga in Germany (2017) and the Australian Baseball League (2017). The 6-5, 230-pound left-hander split the 2018 campaign in the Yankees organization between Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre and Double-A Trenton, going 8-6 with a 3.87 ERA (48 ER, 111.2 IP) with 97 strikeouts against 33 walks. Originally drafted as a first baseman in the 47th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, he converted to a pitcher with Windy City in the Independent Frontier League in 2010. Over parts of four minor league seasons between the Phillies (2009), Chicago White Sox (2011-13) and Yankees (2018), Bollinger owns a 17-12 record with a 3.76 ERA (115 ER, 275.1 IP), 250 strikeouts and 81 walks in 78 appearances (35 starts).
 
The 34-year-old Craig spent the 2018 campaign with Triple-A El Paso, hitting .293/.375/.479 with 18 doubles, 13 home runs, 59 RBI and 52 runs scored in 92 games played. A National League All-Star in 2013 with the St. Louis Cardinals, he owns a career .276/.333/.435 slash line with 107 doubles, 59 home runs, 296 RBI and 239 runs scored in 534 games across parts of six Major League seasons between St. Louis (2010-14) and the Boston Red Sox (2014-15).
 
Dickerson, 28, missed the 2018 season recovering from Tommy John surgery and did not play in 2017 after undergoing surgery to remove bulging disc material from his lower back. The Poway, Calif. native was named Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year in 2015 with El Paso and has posted a .257 batting average with 16 doubles, 10 home runs, 37 RBI and 39 runs scored in 95 games played across parts of two Major League seasons.
 
The 27-year-old Enns split the 2018 campaign between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester of the Minnesota Twins, going a combined 9-12 with a 4.60 ERA (66 ER, 129.0 IP) and 106 strikeouts to 43 walks. Originally drafted by the Yankees in the 19th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, the 6-1, 210-pound left-hander made his Major League debut in 2017 with Minnesota, making two appearances (one start). Over parts of seven minor league seasons, the Central Michigan product has posted a 36-27 record with a 2.55 ERA (150 ER, 530.1 IP), .220 opponents average, 512 strikeouts and 193 walks in 138 appearances (73 starts).
 
Higgins, 27, has made 225 minor league appearances (one start) across parts of eight minor league seasons, going 13-19 with a 3.62 ERA (138 ER, 342.2 IP), 280 strikeouts and 104 walks. The 6-3, 215-pound right-hander began the 2018 season with New Britain of the Independent Atlantic League before having his contract purchased by Seattle in June and making 28 relief appearances for Triple-A Tacoma, going 1-1 with a 2.83 ERA (11 ER, 35.0 IP) and three saves in four opportunities.
 
Over parts of seven minor league seasons and 797 games played, the 27-year-old Mejias-Brean has posted a .267 batting average with 132 doubles, 23 triples, 59 home runs, 393 RBI, 379 runs scored and 42 stolen bases. A College World Series champion with the University of Arizona in 2012, he split the 2018 campaign between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma, hitting .258 with 18 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 56 RBI and 58 runs scored in 129 games.
 
The 27-year-old Rodriguez spent the 2018 season with Double-A Bowie of the Baltimore Orioles, hitting .286/.335/.478 with 20 doubles, 23 home runs, 92 RBI and 76 runs scored in 128 games played. Originally signed by the New York Mets as an international free agent in 2008, the 6-3, 210-pound right-handed hitter has hit .266 with 201 doubles, 155 home runs, 636 RBI and 485 runs scored across parts of 10 minor league seasons between the Mets (2009-15), Seattle Mariners (2015) and Orioles (2016-18).
 
Scavuzzo, 24, has spent his entire seven-season minor league career in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, hitting .258 with 136 doubles, 14 triples, 91 home runs, 332 RBI, 344 runs scored and 55 stolen bases in 624 games. The 6-4, 185-pound right-handed hitter split the 2018 season between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, setting career highs in home runs (26) and RBI (85) while committing just one outfield error in 689.1 innings played (.993 fielding percentage).

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Padres sign INF Ian Kinsler to two-year contract

The San Diego Padres have signed infielder Ian Kinsler to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2021 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced Thursday. To make room for Kinsler on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated left-hander Clayton Richard for assignment.

A four-time All-Star, Kinsler batted .240 (117-for-487) last season with a 2.5 WAR (Baseball Reference), 26 doubles, 14 home runs, 48 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 66 runs scored in 128 games between the Los Angeles Angels and World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. The 36-year-old won his second career Gold Glove Award in 2018 after finishing tied for first among all American League second baseman in defensive runs saved (10), second in SABR Defensive Index (8.4) and third in zone rating (.832).  

The San Diego Padres have signed infielder Ian Kinsler to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2021 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced Thursday. To make room for Kinsler on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated left-hander Clayton Richard for assignment.

A four-time All-Star, Kinsler batted .240 (117-for-487) last season with a 2.5 WAR (Baseball Reference), 26 doubles, 14 home runs, 48 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 66 runs scored in 128 games between the Los Angeles Angels and World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. The 36-year-old won his second career Gold Glove Award in 2018 after finishing tied for first among all American League second baseman in defensive runs saved (10), second in SABR Defensive Index (8.4) and third in zone rating (.832).  

Over a 13-year Major League career, Kinsler has posted a .271 batting average with a .782 OPS, 57.3 WAR, 404 doubles, 41 triples, 248 home runs, 887 RBI, 674 walks, 241 stolen bases and 1,215 runs scored in 1,801 games between the Texas Rangers (2006-13), Detroit Tigers (2014-17), Angels (2018) and Red Sox (2018). He has appeared in five different postseasons, including three trips to the World Series (2010, 2011, 2018). In 48 career postseason games, Kinsler owns a .274 average with a .786 OPS, 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 23 RBI and 22 runs scored. He has accrued the fourth-most leadoff home runs in Major League history (48), trailing only Ricky Henderson (81), Alfonso Soriano (54) and Craig Biggio (53). Kinsler was originally selected by the Rangers in the 17th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Missouri.

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Padres Sign INF Ian Kinsler to Two-Year Contract

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have signed infielder Ian Kinsler to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2021 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room for Kinsler on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated left-hander Clayton Richard for assignment.

A four-time All-Star, Kinsler batted .240 (117-for-487) last season with a 2.5 WAR (Baseball Reference), 26 doubles, 14 home runs, 48 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 66 runs scored in 128 games between the Los Angeles Angels and World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. The 36-year-old won his second career Gold Glove Award in 2018 after finishing tied for first among all American League second baseman in defensive runs saved (10), second in SABR Defensive Index (8.4) and third in zone rating (.832).

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have signed infielder Ian Kinsler to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2021 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room for Kinsler on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated left-hander Clayton Richard for assignment.

A four-time All-Star, Kinsler batted .240 (117-for-487) last season with a 2.5 WAR (Baseball Reference), 26 doubles, 14 home runs, 48 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 66 runs scored in 128 games between the Los Angeles Angels and World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. The 36-year-old won his second career Gold Glove Award in 2018 after finishing tied for first among all American League second baseman in defensive runs saved (10), second in SABR Defensive Index (8.4) and third in zone rating (.832).

 

Over a 13-year Major League career, Kinsler has posted a .271 batting average with a .782 OPS, 57.3 WAR, 404 doubles, 41 triples, 248 home runs, 887 RBI, 674 walks, 241 stolen bases and 1,215 runs scored in 1,801 games between the Texas Rangers (2006-13), Detroit Tigers (2014-17), Angels (2018) and Red Sox (2018). He has appeared in five different postseasons, including three trips to the World Series (2010, 2011, 2018). In 48 career postseason games, Kinsler owns a .274 average with a .786 OPS, 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 23 RBI and 22 runs scored. He has accrued the fourth-most leadoff home runs in Major League history (48), trailing only Ricky Henderson (81), Alfonso Soriano (54) and Craig Biggio (53). Kinsler was originally selected by the Rangers in the 17th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Missouri.

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Padres sign RHP Garrett Richards to 2-year contract

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have signed right-hander Garrett Richards to a two-year contract through the 2020 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room for Richards on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated infielder Carlos Asuaje for assignment.

Richards, 30, went 5-4 with a 3.66 ERA (31 ER, 76.1 IP), .222 opponents average and 10.26 SO/9.0 IP ratio (87 strikeouts) in 16 starts for the Los Angeles Angels last season. He allowed three earned runs-or-less in 14 of his 16 starts, including each of his last 10, before undergoing Tommy John surgery in July (Dr. Neal ElAttrache). Among Major League starters who threw at least 1,250 total pitches in 2018, Richards ranked first in curveball spin rate (3,252 RPM) and second in fastball spin rate (2,580 RPM) behind Houston's Justin Verlander (2,618 RPM). He also finished tied for third among American League starters in average fastball velocity (95.8 mph) with Tampa Bay's Blake Snell, trailing only New York's Luis Severino (97.6) and Houston's Gerrit Cole (96.5).

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have signed right-hander Garrett Richards to a two-year contract through the 2020 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room for Richards on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated infielder Carlos Asuaje for assignment.

Richards, 30, went 5-4 with a 3.66 ERA (31 ER, 76.1 IP), .222 opponents average and 10.26 SO/9.0 IP ratio (87 strikeouts) in 16 starts for the Los Angeles Angels last season. He allowed three earned runs-or-less in 14 of his 16 starts, including each of his last 10, before undergoing Tommy John surgery in July (Dr. Neal ElAttrache). Among Major League starters who threw at least 1,250 total pitches in 2018, Richards ranked first in curveball spin rate (3,252 RPM) and second in fastball spin rate (2,580 RPM) behind Houston's Justin Verlander (2,618 RPM). He also finished tied for third among American League starters in average fastball velocity (95.8 mph) with Tampa Bay's Blake Snell, trailing only New York's Luis Severino (97.6) and Houston's Gerrit Cole (96.5).

Originally selected by the Angels in the first round (42nd overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Oklahoma, Richards has a 45-38 career record with a 3.54 ERA (293 ER, 744.2 IP), 11.1 WAR (FanGraphs), 1.25 WHIP and 645 strikeouts in 170 games (115 starts). In 19 career games against National League opponents (12 starts), the Riverside, Calif. native owns a 1.52 ERA (15 ER, 88.2 IP). From 2014 through 2018, Richards posted the third-lowest ERA (3.15) among all qualifying AL starters behind Corey Kluber (2.85) and Chris Sale (2.85). He also ranked third in opponents average (.220) over that time frame, trailing Sale (.213) and Snell (.218).

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Padres Make Moves to Set 40-man Roster

Club acquires RHP Ignacio Feliz from Cleveland, INF Esteban Quiroz from Boston and INF Jason Vosler from Chicago (NL); designates four for assignment

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have selected the contracts of catcher Austin Allen, infielder Ty France, outfielder Edward Olivares and right-handed pitchers Pedro Avila, Anderson Espinoza, Chris Paddack and Gerardo Reyes. In addition, the club acquired right-handed pitcher Ignacio Feliz from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for right-handed pitcher Walker Lockett, infielder Esteban Quiroz from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Colten Brewer and infielder Jason Vosler from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed pitcher Rowan Wick. The club also designated right-handed pitcher Colin Rea and infielders Allen Córdoba, Cory Spangenberg and Christian Villanueva for assignment. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made today's announcements and the Padres currently have a full 40-man roster.
 
Allen, 24, spent the entire 2018 season with Double-A San Antonio, hitting .290/.351/.506 with 31 doubles, 22 home runs, 56 RBI and 59 runs scored in 119 games while earning Texas League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star honors. The St. Louis, Mo. native was also named MiLB.com Texas League Player of the Month for June and was tabbed Texas League Player of the Week for April 16-22. The 6-2, 220-pound left-handed hitter was originally drafted by the Padres in the fourth round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Over parts of four minor league seasons, he has hit .290/.350/.459 with 94 doubles, 54 home runs, 233 RBI and 206 runs scored in 405 games played.
 
The 21-year-old Avila spent the entire 2018 campaign with Single-A Lake Elsinore, going 7-9 with a 4.27 ERA (62 ER, 130.2 IP) across 24 appearances (20 starts). The 5-11, 194-pound right-hander earned California League Mid-Season All-Star honors in 2018, logging a career-high 130.2 innings and leading all Lake Elsinore hurlers with 142 strikeouts. The native of Caracas, Venezuela was originally signed as an international free agent by the Washington Nationals in 2014 before being acquired by the Padres on December 2, 2016 in exchange for catcher Derek Norris. Across parts of four minor league seasons, Avila has gone 29-24 with a 3.59 ERA (166 ER, 416.1 IP) with 496 strikeouts against 143 walks.
 
Espinoza, 20, joined the Padres organization on July 14, 2016 in a trade with the Boston Red Sox in exchange for left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Espinoza, who was ranked as the No. 15 prospect in all of baseball and the No. 4 pitching prospect by Baseball America at the time of the trade, spent the 2018 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Over 40 professional appearances (39 starts) between 2015-16, the Caracas, Venezuela native has gone 6-13 with a 3.35 ERA (62 ER, 166.2 IP) and 165 strikeouts against 49 walks with a .248 opponents batting average.
 
The 24-year-old France split the 2018 campaign between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A El Paso, setting career highs in hits (136), doubles (30), home runs (22) and runs scored (84). The San Diego State University product was selected by the Padres in the 34th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Over parts of four minor league seasons in the Padres' system, the 6-0, 205-pound infielder has hit .275/.374/.416 with 98 doubles, five triples, 42 home runs, 263 RBI, 246 runs scored and 177 walks in 458 games played.
 
Olivares, 22, spent the entire 2018 season with Single-A Lake Elsinore, hitting .277/.321/.429 with 25 doubles, 10 triples, 12 home runs, 62 RBI and 79 runs scored in 129 games while earning California League Mid-Season All-Star honors. The Caracas, Venezuela native was acquired by the Padres on January 6, 2018 along with right-hander Jared Carkuff from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Yangervis Solarte. Over parts of five minor league seasons, the 6-2, 186-pound right-handed hitter has hit .271/.339/.436 with 68 doubles, 25 triples, 34 home runs, 172 RBI, 232 runs scored and 68 stolen bases in 342 games played.
 
The 22-year-old Paddack split the 2018 season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio, striking out 120 hitters while walking only eight in a combined 90.0 innings pitched, along with a 7-3 record and 2.10 ERA (21 ER, 90.0 IP) in 17 starts. The 6-4, 195-pound right-hander was named 2018 Minor League Pitcher of the Year by Yahoo! Sports, Padres Pitching Prospect of the Year by MLB Pipeline and a California League Mid-Season All-Star for the Storm. A native of Austin, Texas, Paddack owns a lifetime 13-6 record with a 1.82 ERA (36 ER, 177.2 IP) and 230 strikeouts to 20 walks in 37 appearances (33 starts). Paddack was originally signed by the Miami Marlins as an eighth-round selection in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft before being acquired by the Padres on June 30, 2016 in exchange for right-hander Fernando Rodney.
 
Reyes, 25, split the 2018 season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio, going a combined 1-3 with a 2.77 ERA (17 ER, 55.1 IP) and 69 strikeouts against 29 walks in 45 relief appearances. The 5-11, 160-pound right-hander joined the Padres organization on December 19, 2014 as part of a three-team trade between the Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals that also brought infielder/outfielder Wil Myers and left-hander José Castillo to San Diego. A native of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, Reyes owns a lifetime 10-12 record with a 3.15 ERA (71 ER, 202.2 IP) and 220 strikeouts against 93 walks in 152 relief appearances across four minor league seasons. Reyes has yet to allow a run in his 14 relief appearances and 13.0 innings of work in the Mexican Pacific Winter League for Yaquis de Obregón, posting a 0.92 WHIP and a .163 opponents average.
 
The 19-year-old Feliz spent the entire 2018 campaign with the Arizona Rookie League Indians, going 5-3 with a 3.00 ERA (15 ER, 45.0 IP) and 54 strikeouts to 14 walks with a .207 opponents average in 10 starts. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native was originally signed as an international free agent by Cleveland on July 16, 2016. Over parts of three minor league seasons, the 6-1, 180-pound right-hander has gone 7-7 with a 3.77 ERA (42 ER, 100.1 IP) with 96 strikeouts against 44 walks in 23 starts.
 
Quiroz, 26, spent the majority of the 2018 season with Double-A Portland, including a rehab assignment with Gulf Coast League Red Sox, hitting .283/.406/.547 with five doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 31 RBI in 32 games. The 5-7, 196-pound infielder spent the first seven years of his professional career in the Mexican Baseball League (2011-17) and was named a 2017 Mexican League Mid-Season All-Star with the Yucatán Leones, hitting .293 (84-for-287) with 11 homers and a .428 on-base percentage in 89 games before having his contract purchased by Boston on November 21, 2017. A native of Sonora, Mexico, Quiroz also played for Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, hitting .667 (4-for-6) in three games played with a team-leading two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored. Across parts of eight seasons in professional baseball, he has hit .292/.402/.458 with 90 doubles, five triples, 45 home runs, 207 RBI and 236 walks against 230 strikeouts.
 
The 25-year-old Vosler split the 2018 season between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, hitting a combined .251/.330/.467 with 29 doubles, two triples, 23 home runs, 93 RBI and 61 runs in 129 games and earning Southern League Mid-Season All-Star honors. The 6-2, 205-pound left-handed hitter was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 16th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. Over parts of five minor league seasons, the West Nyack, New York native has hit .247/.332/.408 with 98 doubles, 11 triples, 58 home runs, 276 RBI and 232 runs scored in 514 games played.

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have selected the contracts of catcher Austin Allen, infielder Ty France, outfielder Edward Olivares and right-handed pitchers Pedro Avila, Anderson Espinoza, Chris Paddack and Gerardo Reyes. In addition, the club acquired right-handed pitcher Ignacio Feliz from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for right-handed pitcher Walker Lockett, infielder Esteban Quiroz from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Colten Brewer and infielder Jason Vosler from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed pitcher Rowan Wick. The club also designated right-handed pitcher Colin Rea and infielders Allen Córdoba, Cory Spangenberg and Christian Villanueva for assignment. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made today's announcements and the Padres currently have a full 40-man roster.
 
Allen, 24, spent the entire 2018 season with Double-A San Antonio, hitting .290/.351/.506 with 31 doubles, 22 home runs, 56 RBI and 59 runs scored in 119 games while earning Texas League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star honors. The St. Louis, Mo. native was also named MiLB.com Texas League Player of the Month for June and was tabbed Texas League Player of the Week for April 16-22. The 6-2, 220-pound left-handed hitter was originally drafted by the Padres in the fourth round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Over parts of four minor league seasons, he has hit .290/.350/.459 with 94 doubles, 54 home runs, 233 RBI and 206 runs scored in 405 games played.
 
The 21-year-old Avila spent the entire 2018 campaign with Single-A Lake Elsinore, going 7-9 with a 4.27 ERA (62 ER, 130.2 IP) across 24 appearances (20 starts). The 5-11, 194-pound right-hander earned California League Mid-Season All-Star honors in 2018, logging a career-high 130.2 innings and leading all Lake Elsinore hurlers with 142 strikeouts. The native of Caracas, Venezuela was originally signed as an international free agent by the Washington Nationals in 2014 before being acquired by the Padres on December 2, 2016 in exchange for catcher Derek Norris. Across parts of four minor league seasons, Avila has gone 29-24 with a 3.59 ERA (166 ER, 416.1 IP) with 496 strikeouts against 143 walks.
 
Espinoza, 20, joined the Padres organization on July 14, 2016 in a trade with the Boston Red Sox in exchange for left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Espinoza, who was ranked as the No. 15 prospect in all of baseball and the No. 4 pitching prospect by Baseball America at the time of the trade, spent the 2018 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Over 40 professional appearances (39 starts) between 2015-16, the Caracas, Venezuela native has gone 6-13 with a 3.35 ERA (62 ER, 166.2 IP) and 165 strikeouts against 49 walks with a .248 opponents batting average.
 
The 24-year-old France split the 2018 campaign between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A El Paso, setting career highs in hits (136), doubles (30), home runs (22) and runs scored (84). The San Diego State University product was selected by the Padres in the 34th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Over parts of four minor league seasons in the Padres' system, the 6-0, 205-pound infielder has hit .275/.374/.416 with 98 doubles, five triples, 42 home runs, 263 RBI, 246 runs scored and 177 walks in 458 games played.
 
Olivares, 22, spent the entire 2018 season with Single-A Lake Elsinore, hitting .277/.321/.429 with 25 doubles, 10 triples, 12 home runs, 62 RBI and 79 runs scored in 129 games while earning California League Mid-Season All-Star honors. The Caracas, Venezuela native was acquired by the Padres on January 6, 2018 along with right-hander Jared Carkuff from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Yangervis Solarte. Over parts of five minor league seasons, the 6-2, 186-pound right-handed hitter has hit .271/.339/.436 with 68 doubles, 25 triples, 34 home runs, 172 RBI, 232 runs scored and 68 stolen bases in 342 games played.
 
The 22-year-old Paddack split the 2018 season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio, striking out 120 hitters while walking only eight in a combined 90.0 innings pitched, along with a 7-3 record and 2.10 ERA (21 ER, 90.0 IP) in 17 starts. The 6-4, 195-pound right-hander was named 2018 Minor League Pitcher of the Year by Yahoo! Sports, Padres Pitching Prospect of the Year by MLB Pipeline and a California League Mid-Season All-Star for the Storm. A native of Austin, Texas, Paddack owns a lifetime 13-6 record with a 1.82 ERA (36 ER, 177.2 IP) and 230 strikeouts to 20 walks in 37 appearances (33 starts). Paddack was originally signed by the Miami Marlins as an eighth-round selection in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft before being acquired by the Padres on June 30, 2016 in exchange for right-hander Fernando Rodney.
 
Reyes, 25, split the 2018 season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio, going a combined 1-3 with a 2.77 ERA (17 ER, 55.1 IP) and 69 strikeouts against 29 walks in 45 relief appearances. The 5-11, 160-pound right-hander joined the Padres organization on December 19, 2014 as part of a three-team trade between the Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals that also brought infielder/outfielder Wil Myers and left-hander José Castillo to San Diego. A native of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, Reyes owns a lifetime 10-12 record with a 3.15 ERA (71 ER, 202.2 IP) and 220 strikeouts against 93 walks in 152 relief appearances across four minor league seasons. Reyes has yet to allow a run in his 14 relief appearances and 13.0 innings of work in the Mexican Pacific Winter League for Yaquis de Obregón, posting a 0.92 WHIP and a .163 opponents average.
 
The 19-year-old Feliz spent the entire 2018 campaign with the Arizona Rookie League Indians, going 5-3 with a 3.00 ERA (15 ER, 45.0 IP) and 54 strikeouts to 14 walks with a .207 opponents average in 10 starts. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native was originally signed as an international free agent by Cleveland on July 16, 2016. Over parts of three minor league seasons, the 6-1, 180-pound right-hander has gone 7-7 with a 3.77 ERA (42 ER, 100.1 IP) with 96 strikeouts against 44 walks in 23 starts.
 
Quiroz, 26, spent the majority of the 2018 season with Double-A Portland, including a rehab assignment with Gulf Coast League Red Sox, hitting .283/.406/.547 with five doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 31 RBI in 32 games. The 5-7, 196-pound infielder spent the first seven years of his professional career in the Mexican Baseball League (2011-17) and was named a 2017 Mexican League Mid-Season All-Star with the Yucatán Leones, hitting .293 (84-for-287) with 11 homers and a .428 on-base percentage in 89 games before having his contract purchased by Boston on November 21, 2017. A native of Sonora, Mexico, Quiroz also played for Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, hitting .667 (4-for-6) in three games played with a team-leading two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored. Across parts of eight seasons in professional baseball, he has hit .292/.402/.458 with 90 doubles, five triples, 45 home runs, 207 RBI and 236 walks against 230 strikeouts.
 
The 25-year-old Vosler split the 2018 season between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, hitting a combined .251/.330/.467 with 29 doubles, two triples, 23 home runs, 93 RBI and 61 runs in 129 games and earning Southern League Mid-Season All-Star honors. The 6-2, 205-pound left-handed hitter was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 16th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. Over parts of five minor league seasons, the West Nyack, New York native has hit .247/.332/.408 with 98 doubles, 11 triples, 58 home runs, 276 RBI and 232 runs scored in 514 games played.

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Padres Announce Details for 2019 FanFest

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SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced details for 2019 Padres FanFest taking place on Saturday, January 12, at Petco Park from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission to Padres FanFest is free, with fans required to redeem entry tickets at www.padres.com/fanfest. Fans may claim up to eight (8) complimentary tickets for the event with a ticket required for entry through the MLB Ballpark app.

Gates for Padres FanFest will open to the general public at 10:00 a.m., with fans able to enter through the Home Plate and East Village Gates. Padres Season Ticket Members will receive exclusive early access to FanFest beginning at 9:00 a.m. through the dedicated Member Entrance at the Home Plate Gate. Parking is free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis in neighboring Padres-owned lots, including Lexus Premier Lot, Tailgate Lot and Padres Parkade, with spaces expected to fill quickly. Padres Members may redeem one complimentary parking pass in advance through their online My Tickets account to be presented on the day of the event.

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced details for 2019 Padres FanFest taking place on Saturday, January 12, at Petco Park from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission to Padres FanFest is free, with fans required to redeem entry tickets at www.padres.com/fanfest. Fans may claim up to eight (8) complimentary tickets for the event with a ticket required for entry through the MLB Ballpark app.

Gates for Padres FanFest will open to the general public at 10:00 a.m., with fans able to enter through the Home Plate and East Village Gates. Padres Season Ticket Members will receive exclusive early access to FanFest beginning at 9:00 a.m. through the dedicated Member Entrance at the Home Plate Gate. Parking is free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis in neighboring Padres-owned lots, including Lexus Premier Lot, Tailgate Lot and Padres Parkade, with spaces expected to fill quickly. Padres Members may redeem one complimentary parking pass in advance through their online My Tickets account to be presented on the day of the event.

Padres FanFest will feature various interactive experiences, including KidsFest activations with bounce houses, games and face painting, access to the wiffle ball field, the Military and First Responder Zone, the Padres Hall of Fame presented by Sony, the Breitbard Hall of Fame and The San Diego Section of CIF Baseball and Softball presented by FOX Sports San Diego located in Section 114. Select concessions will be open on the Main Concourse along with a Taste of Petco Park sampling during the event. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the San Diego Padres, the visiting clubhouse will feature locker exhibits and appearances by various Padres alumni.

Returning to Padres FanFest in 2019, fans will have the unique opportunity to participate in various activities on the playing field at Petco Park. In addition to Fans Run the Bases, attendees will be able to play catch in right field, catch fly balls in center field, throw three pitches in the visitor's bullpen, have their photo taken at the left field wall and view the Grounds Crew field maintenance equipment. Other elements of the day will include the Home Run Derby VR Experience presented by HP, the Rocket League gaming area presented by Psyonix and the Sony Experience gaming area located in the Padres '47 Brand Team Store. Select Padres gear will be on sale in the Padres '47 Brand Team Store, Palm Court Plaza and in various portables around the ballpark.

Padres players, alumni and broadcasters will be available to sign autographs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at three designated locations around Petco Park. Autographs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Fans will also have the opportunity to see Padres players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters on stage from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., including a Player Pictionary competition.

Returning in 2019 is the fan-favorite Padres Foundation Garage Sale located in the Park Blvd Gate Plaza, featuring memorabilia, game-used player jerseys, batting helmets, one-of-a-kind Padres items, collectibles and more. All proceeds from the garage sale will benefit the Padres Foundation's charitable efforts.

Standard Petco Park security and screening procedures will be in place for Padres FanFest. Re-entry to the event is permitted, though fans who exit will be screened upon re-entering the ballpark.

Information about Padres FanFest, including maps, schedules, exclusive giveaways and further details can be found in the MLB Ballpark app. Fans are encouraged to download and familiarize themselves with the app prior to attending the event.

Please visit www.padres.com/fanfest for additional details and the most up-to-date information.

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Padres Announce 2019 Major League Coaching Staff

Rod Barajas and Damion Easley join Major League coaching staff

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced the members of Manager Andy Green's coaching staff for the 2019 campaign. Joining the Major League club will be Rod Barajas as bench coach and Damion Easley, who will primarily work with infielders and serve as assistant hitting coach. Johnny Washington, the Padres' assistant hitting coach last season, will serve as hitting coach in 2019. Returning to the staff will be pitching coach Darren Balsley, bullpen coach Doug Bochtler, third base coach Glenn Hoffman and first base coach Skip Schumaker.
 
Barajas, 43, enters his sixth season in the Padres organization and his first as bench coach for the Major League club. The 2018 season marked his third as manager of Triple-A El Paso, and he led the Chihuahuas to their third consecutive Pacific Coast League division title (fourth straight overall) and a franchise-best 82-57 record. Prior to taking the helm of El Paso, Barajas spent the 2015 season as hitting coach for Single-A Lake Elsinore before taking over as manager of Double-A San Antonio that June. He began the 2014 campaign as manager of the organization's Rookie-Level affiliate in Peoria, Ariz. and finished the season with Lake Elsinore as hitting coach. Barajas joined the Padres organization after a 17-year playing career, including parts of 14 Major League seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks (1999-2003), Texas Rangers (2004-06), Philadelphia Phillies (2007), Toronto Blue Jays (2008-09), New York Mets (2010), Los Angeles Dodgers (2010-11) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2012). The former catcher hit .235 (812-for-3460) with 187 doubles, one triple, 136 HR, 480 RBI and 396 runs scored in 1,114 career games. Originally signed by Arizona as a minor league free agent in 1996, he made his big league debut for the Diamondbacks in 1999 and was a member of the 2001 World Series Championship team. A native of Ontario, Calif., Barajas played for Team Mexico in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, and while with Toronto, was honored as the Blue Jays' nominee for the 2009 Heart and Hustle Award.
 
Easley, 48, enters his eighth season with the Padres organization and his first as a coach at the Major League level. He spent his previous seven seasons with the Padres in Peoria, Ariz., holding the title of rehab hitting coach since 2015. The former All-Star infielder hit .253 (1386-for-5484) over parts of 17 Major League seasons, compiling 287 doubles, 27 triples, 163 home runs, 684 RBI, 735 runs scored and 88 stolen bases in 402 career games between the California Angels (1992-96), Detroit Tigers (1996-2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003), Florida Marlins (2004-05), Arizona Diamondbacks (2006) and New York Mets (2007-08). Easley was originally selected in the 30th round by the Angels in the 1988 First-Year Player Draft. Born in New York, NY, he graduated from Lakewood (CA) High School in 1987 and played baseball at Long Beach (CA) City College from 1987-88. Easley was named to the All-South Coast Community College Conference and All-Southern California first teams, and he was also his club's Most Valuable Player and a second-team All-State selection.
 
Washington, 34, enters his fourth season with the Padres organization, third on the Major League coaching staff and first as hitting coach, serving as first base coach in 2017 and assistant hitting coach in 2018. He originally joined the organization in 2016 as hitting coach for Double-A San Antonio. Prior to his time in San Diego, Washington spent the previous eight seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the last seven in a coaching capacity. Originally selected by the Texas Rangers in the 27th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of Mount San Jacinto (CA) Junior College, Washington enjoyed a seven-year professional career as an infielder in the Texas Rangers (2003-06) and Dodgers (2008-09) organizations, in addition to three seasons of independent league baseball. He retired as a player during the 2009 season and immediately joined the coaching ranks as hitting coach for Rookie-Level Ogden. After serving three seasons (2009-11) as hitting coach with Ogden, Washington went on to coach at Camelback Ranch in 2012 and was hitting coach for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in 2013. In 2014, he served as hitting coach for Single-A Great Lakes and held the same position in 2015 for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
 
Balsley, 54, returns for his 17th season as the Padres pitching coach. Balsley is the longest tenured pitching coach in the National League and is tied with Don Cooper of the Chicago White Sox among all MLB pitching coaches. A native of Newport Beach, Calif., Balsley graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego and attended Palomar College.
 
Bochtler, 48, returns for his fourth season as bullpen coach after rejoining the Padres organization in 2016. He spent the previous five seasons coaching in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, serving as the pitching coach for the Single-A Kane County Cougars in 2015 after serving in the same capacity for South Bend (2014), Missoula (2013) and Yakima (2011-12). Originally selected by the Montreal Expos in the ninth round of the 1989 First-Year Player Draft, Bochtler made his Major League debut for the Padres in 1995 and pitched parts of three seasons (1995-97) for San Diego.
 
Hoffman, 60, returns for his 14th season as the Padres third base coach and his 21st as a coach at the Major League level. The 2019 season will be his 44th year overall in professional baseball.
 
Schumaker, 38, returns for his second season on the Major League coaching staff as first base coach, and he enters his fourth year with the Padres organization. He previously served as an assistant to baseball operations and player development after joining San Diego's front office in 2016. The former outfielder and second baseman played 11 Major League seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals (2005-12), Los Angeles Dodgers (2013) and Cincinnati Reds (2014-15). A two-time World Series Champion with the Cardinals (2006, 2011), Schumaker hit a combined .278 (905-for-3252) with 169 doubles, 13 triples, 28 home runs, 284 RBI and 416 runs scored in 1,149 career games.
 
Additionally, Griffin Benedict, 31, will return for his ninth season as bullpen catcher and coaching assistant, and Keith Werman, 29, returns for his second season as development coordinator.

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced the members of Manager Andy Green's coaching staff for the 2019 campaign. Joining the Major League club will be Rod Barajas as bench coach and Damion Easley, who will primarily work with infielders and serve as assistant hitting coach. Johnny Washington, the Padres' assistant hitting coach last season, will serve as hitting coach in 2019. Returning to the staff will be pitching coach Darren Balsley, bullpen coach Doug Bochtler, third base coach Glenn Hoffman and first base coach Skip Schumaker.
 
Barajas, 43, enters his sixth season in the Padres organization and his first as bench coach for the Major League club. The 2018 season marked his third as manager of Triple-A El Paso, and he led the Chihuahuas to their third consecutive Pacific Coast League division title (fourth straight overall) and a franchise-best 82-57 record. Prior to taking the helm of El Paso, Barajas spent the 2015 season as hitting coach for Single-A Lake Elsinore before taking over as manager of Double-A San Antonio that June. He began the 2014 campaign as manager of the organization's Rookie-Level affiliate in Peoria, Ariz. and finished the season with Lake Elsinore as hitting coach. Barajas joined the Padres organization after a 17-year playing career, including parts of 14 Major League seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks (1999-2003), Texas Rangers (2004-06), Philadelphia Phillies (2007), Toronto Blue Jays (2008-09), New York Mets (2010), Los Angeles Dodgers (2010-11) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2012). The former catcher hit .235 (812-for-3460) with 187 doubles, one triple, 136 HR, 480 RBI and 396 runs scored in 1,114 career games. Originally signed by Arizona as a minor league free agent in 1996, he made his big league debut for the Diamondbacks in 1999 and was a member of the 2001 World Series Championship team. A native of Ontario, Calif., Barajas played for Team Mexico in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, and while with Toronto, was honored as the Blue Jays' nominee for the 2009 Heart and Hustle Award.
 
Easley, 48, enters his eighth season with the Padres organization and his first as a coach at the Major League level. He spent his previous seven seasons with the Padres in Peoria, Ariz., holding the title of rehab hitting coach since 2015. The former All-Star infielder hit .253 (1386-for-5484) over parts of 17 Major League seasons, compiling 287 doubles, 27 triples, 163 home runs, 684 RBI, 735 runs scored and 88 stolen bases in 402 career games between the California Angels (1992-96), Detroit Tigers (1996-2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003), Florida Marlins (2004-05), Arizona Diamondbacks (2006) and New York Mets (2007-08). Easley was originally selected in the 30th round by the Angels in the 1988 First-Year Player Draft. Born in New York, NY, he graduated from Lakewood (CA) High School in 1987 and played baseball at Long Beach (CA) City College from 1987-88. Easley was named to the All-South Coast Community College Conference and All-Southern California first teams, and he was also his club's Most Valuable Player and a second-team All-State selection.
 
Washington, 34, enters his fourth season with the Padres organization, third on the Major League coaching staff and first as hitting coach, serving as first base coach in 2017 and assistant hitting coach in 2018. He originally joined the organization in 2016 as hitting coach for Double-A San Antonio. Prior to his time in San Diego, Washington spent the previous eight seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the last seven in a coaching capacity. Originally selected by the Texas Rangers in the 27th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of Mount San Jacinto (CA) Junior College, Washington enjoyed a seven-year professional career as an infielder in the Texas Rangers (2003-06) and Dodgers (2008-09) organizations, in addition to three seasons of independent league baseball. He retired as a player during the 2009 season and immediately joined the coaching ranks as hitting coach for Rookie-Level Ogden. After serving three seasons (2009-11) as hitting coach with Ogden, Washington went on to coach at Camelback Ranch in 2012 and was hitting coach for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in 2013. In 2014, he served as hitting coach for Single-A Great Lakes and held the same position in 2015 for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
 
Balsley, 54, returns for his 17th season as the Padres pitching coach. Balsley is the longest tenured pitching coach in the National League and is tied with Don Cooper of the Chicago White Sox among all MLB pitching coaches. A native of Newport Beach, Calif., Balsley graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego and attended Palomar College.
 
Bochtler, 48, returns for his fourth season as bullpen coach after rejoining the Padres organization in 2016. He spent the previous five seasons coaching in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, serving as the pitching coach for the Single-A Kane County Cougars in 2015 after serving in the same capacity for South Bend (2014), Missoula (2013) and Yakima (2011-12). Originally selected by the Montreal Expos in the ninth round of the 1989 First-Year Player Draft, Bochtler made his Major League debut for the Padres in 1995 and pitched parts of three seasons (1995-97) for San Diego.
 
Hoffman, 60, returns for his 14th season as the Padres third base coach and his 21st as a coach at the Major League level. The 2019 season will be his 44th year overall in professional baseball.
 
Schumaker, 38, returns for his second season on the Major League coaching staff as first base coach, and he enters his fourth year with the Padres organization. He previously served as an assistant to baseball operations and player development after joining San Diego's front office in 2016. The former outfielder and second baseman played 11 Major League seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals (2005-12), Los Angeles Dodgers (2013) and Cincinnati Reds (2014-15). A two-time World Series Champion with the Cardinals (2006, 2011), Schumaker hit a combined .278 (905-for-3252) with 169 doubles, 13 triples, 28 home runs, 284 RBI and 416 runs scored in 1,149 career games.
 
Additionally, Griffin Benedict, 31, will return for his ninth season as bullpen catcher and coaching assistant, and Keith Werman, 29, returns for his second season as development coordinator.

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Padres to Host Diamondbacks for Final Homestand of the 2018 Season

Homestand No. 13 at a Glance
 
Padres vs. Diamondbacks - Fri, September 28, 7:10 p.m.
Trevor Hoffman Replica Plaque (Lifeproof) or Trevor Hoffman Replica Statue (ARCO)
BeerFest (Southwest Airlines)
Trevor Hoffman Way street sign unveiling
Theme Game: Native American Heritage Night (Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation)
First Responder Salute: Fire-Rescue Department Salute (Qualcomm)
College Night
Shirts off Their Backs (Sycuan Golf Resort)
Fan Rewards Month (Donovan's Steak & Chop House)
Friar Family Day (Denny's)
Theme Game: Grab Bag Weekend
 
Padres vs. Diamondbacks - Sat, September 29, 5:40 p.m.
2018 Team Photo and 2019 Schedule
'98 Commemorative Bobblehead (Sycuan Casino)
Theme Game: Faith & Family Night
Shirts off Their Backs (Sycuan Golf Resort)
Hall of Champions pregame ceremony
Chairman's Award Presentation
Friar Family Day (Denny's)
Theme Game: Grab Bag Weekend
 
Padres vs. Diamondbacks - Sun, September 30, 12:10 p.m.
Trevor Hoffman Replica Statue (ARCO) or Trevor Hoffman 500th Save Commemorative Bobblehead (Mitel)
Military Salute: Salute to Veterans (T-Mobile)
Friar Family Day (Denny's)
KidsFest (Chick-fil-A and Del Real Foods)
Compadres Kids Sunday Signings
Postgame Kids Run the Bases
Theme Game: Grab Bag Weekend
Shirts off Their Backs postgame ceremony (Sycuan Golf Resort)
 
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Friday, September 28 @ 7:10 p.m.
 
The Padres return home from their 12th road trip of the season, an eight-day six-game trip, for their 13th and final homestand of the 2018 season, featuring three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Action begins tomorrow with a 7:10 p.m. start against the Diamondbacks.
 
All fans in attendance will receive a Trevor Hoffman Replica Plaque presented by Life Proof or a Trevor Hoffman Replica Statue presented by ARCO.
 
Friday night will feature BeerFest presented by Southwest Airlines, featuring:
-Live entertainment and a wide selection of beers from a variety of local and national breweries at Park at the Park.
-First pour is at 4:30 p.m. with all beers specially priced at $5 and available for purchase with Friar Funds exclusively. Friar Funds can be pre-purchased here.
 
There will be a special press conference held prior to Friday's game to unveil the newly named Trevor Hoffman Way street sign at the intersection of Park Blvd and Tony Gwynn Drive. Representatives from the Padres will be joined by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilmembers Chris Ward and Mark Kersey for the proclamation ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m.
 
Native American Heritage Night presented by Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation is Friday, a night to recognize the San Diego Native American community, featuring:
-Pregame dance performances by the Sycuan Bird Singers in Park at the Park and along the first baseline as part of a special Native American Heritage celebration.
-For more information about Native American Heritage Night, fans can visit here.
 
Friday will also serve as a First Responder Salute: Fire-Rescue Department presented by Qualcomm. Elements include:
-Representatives from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and CAL FIRE will line the baselines prior to Friday's game.
-Captain Isaac Sanchez from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will ring the Ceremonial Mission Bell.
-Accepting on behalf of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, Fire Chief Colin Stowell of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and Rachel Laing, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Board Member, will be presented with a check by Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and representatives from Qualcomm.
-New San Diego Fire-Rescue Chief Colin Stowell will throw the Ceremonial First Pitch.
-Nine representatives from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will take the field to greet Padres starters at their positions.
 
The final College Night of 2018 will take place Friday. Elements include:
-A DJ spinning at the Budweiser Patio in right field from 5:30 p.m. through the conclusion of the game.
-The first 1,000 college students in attendance who purchase a College Night ticket will receive a complimentary College Night hat.
-College students will receive a special ticket discount here (advance price of $15 in a Right Field Upper Reserved College Night section; prices increase day-of-game). College Night food specials include a cheese quesadilla for $2.50, Turf Tacos for $2.50 and a Cali Burrito for $5 available at Lucha Libre.
 
Continuing on Friday and running through Sunday (or while supplies last), fans will be able to purchase $1 Shirts off Their Backs scratcher tickets for the chance to win a jersey off a player's back and take part in the 19th annual Shirts off Their Backs postgame ceremony presented by Sycuan Golf Resort on Sunday, September 30. Tickets will be available at multiple locations and from Guest Service Representatives throughout the ballpark. Tickets will be sold through the end of the 4th inning each game while supplies last.
 
Fan Rewards Month presented by Donovan's Steak and Chop House continues on Friday and will run through the end of September, featuring a variety of activities to thank Padres fans for their support. Fans are encouraged to download the MLB Ballpark app and enable check-in offers for the chance to win prizes. During every Padres home game, fans will be treated to special offers, prizes, VIP experiences, seat upgrades and more.
 
Friar Family Day presented by Denny's will take place on Friday, with elements including:
-A special ticket package offer featuring $15 tickets for kids (14 and under) and $20 for adults. A hot dog and soda is included with each ticket.
-Fans can purchase tickets for Friar Family Day at the Petco Park box office or online here.
 
Grab Bag Weekend begins Friday and will continue through Sunday. Past theme game items from 2018 will be available with each ticket purchased through the theme game ticket link here. Fans will have the option to select one item at their time of purchase, and all items will be available for purchase on the day of the game for $10 or $15. Items are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Saturday, September 29 @ 5:40 p.m.
 
As part of Baseball Night in San Diego, all fans in attendance on Saturday will receive a 2018 Team Photo and 2019 Schedule, in addition to one of the '98 Commemorative Bobbleheads presented by Sycuan Casino, featuring Tony Gwynn, Ken Caminiti, Trevor Hoffman or Greg Vaughn.
 
Saturday will serve as Faith & Family Night where churches from around Southern California will be in attendance at Petco Park. Fans will have the opportunity to listen to the testimony of Padres players and participate in a postgame Q&A session. Nine-time Grammy nominated artist Matt Maher will also perform a postgame concert accessible to fans who purchase the dedicated Faith & Family Night ticket package. For more information, fans can visit here.
 
Continuing on Saturday and running through Sunday (or while supplies last), fans will be able to purchase $1 Shirts off Their Backs scratcher tickets for the chance to win a jersey off a player's back and take part in the 19th annual Shirts off Their Backs postgame ceremony presented by Sycuan Golf Resort on Sunday, September 30. Tickets will be available at multiple locations and from Guest Service Representatives throughout the ballpark. Tickets will be sold through the end of the 4th inning each game while supplies last.
 
During Saturday's pregame ceremonies, Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler will present outfielder Hunter Renfroe with the 2018 Chairman's Award, an award recognizing Renfroe's dedication to strengthening the San Diego community through extraordinary leadership and service. Renfroe will also be recognized as the Hall of Champions August Star of the Month during the ceremonies.
 
Friar Family Day presented by Denny's will take place on Saturday, with elements including:
-A special ticket package offer featuring $15 tickets for kids (14 and under) and $20 for adults. A hot dog and soda is included with each ticket.
-Fans can purchase tickets for Friar Family Day at the Petco Park box office or online here.
 
Grab Bag Weekend continues on Saturday. Past theme game items from 2018 will be available with each ticket purchased through the theme game ticket link here. Fans will have the option to select one item at their time of purchase, and all items will be available for purchase on the day of the game for $10 or $15. Items are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Sunday, September 30 @ 12:10 p.m.
 
All fans in attendance on Sunday will receive a Trevor Hoffman Replica Statue presented by ARCO or a Trevor Hoffman 500th Save Commemorative Bobblehead presented by Mitel.
 
Sunday will serve as a Military Salute: Salute to Veterans presented by T-Mobile. Elements of the day include:
-Chuck Sweeney, President and CEO of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society San Diego, will ring the Ceremonial Mission Bell prior to Sunday's game.
-Representatives from San Diego's Veterans Museum and members of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society will line the baselines during the pregame ceremony.
-Staff members from Veterans Village of San Diego will be recognized during a Home Plate ceremony.
-Padres reliever Craig Stammen will be recognized as a 2018 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award finalist prior to Sunday's game for his support of service men and women.
-United States Navy Vice Admiral Chip Miller, Commander Naval Air Forces, will throw the Ceremonial First Pitch during the pregame ceremony.
-U.S. Navy Veteran Isabel Miramontes will perform the National Anthem before the game and will sing God Bless America during the 7th-inning stretch.
-Nine Docents from the USS Midway Museum will take the field to greet Padres starters as part of the "Military Take the Field."
 
The final Friar Family Day presented by Denny's of 2018 will take place on Sunday, with elements including:
-A special ticket package offer featuring $15 tickets for kids (14 and under) and $20 for adults. A hot dog and soda is included with each ticket.
-Access to inflatables and face painters in Park at the Park prior to Sunday's game.
-Following Sunday's game, kids 14 and under with the Friar Family Day ticket are invited to run the bases. Kids and their families can begin lining up following the conclusion of the eighth inning at the top of the ramp leading to the Craft Pier presented by Ballast Point on K Street.
-Fans can purchase tickets for Friar Family Day at the Petco Park box office or online here.
 
KidsFest presented by Chick-fil-A and supported by Del Real Foods, Compadres Kids Sunday Signings and Postgame Kids Run the Bases activities include:
-KidsFest presented by Chick-fil-A and supported by Del Real Foods features bounce houses and other inflatables, games, face painters, balloon artists and more kid-friendly activities in Park at the Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.
-From 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., two Padres players will sign autographs at the Park at the Park for Compadres Kids Sunday Signings. A -Compadres Kids membership is required to participate. Membership is free, and kids can sign up online here or in-person on the day of the event.
-Following Sunday's game, kids 14 and under are invited to run the bases. Kids and their families can begin lining up following the conclusion of the eighth inning at the top of the ramp leading to the Craft Pier presented by Ballast Point on K Street. Compadres Kids members will receive front-of-the-line privileges by lining up at the Park Blvd Gate Plaza.
 
Grab Bag Weekend concludes on Sunday. Past theme game items from 2018 will be available with each ticket purchased through the theme game ticket link on www.padres.com/themegames. Fans will have the option to select one item at their time of purchase, and all items will be available for purchase on the day of the game for $10 or $15. Items are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Immediately following Sunday's game, more than 40 fans who purchased a winning scratcher ticket for the Shirts Off Their Backs presented by Sycuan Golf Resort fundraiser will receive a game-worn Marine camouflage jersey off the back of a Padres player or coach. Scratchers will be sold throughout the homestand leading up to Sunday with all proceeds from the scratcher ticket sales benefiting the Padres Foundation.

Homestand No. 13 at a Glance
 
Padres vs. Diamondbacks - Fri, September 28, 7:10 p.m.
Trevor Hoffman Replica Plaque (Lifeproof) or Trevor Hoffman Replica Statue (ARCO)
BeerFest (Southwest Airlines)
Trevor Hoffman Way street sign unveiling
Theme Game: Native American Heritage Night (Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation)
First Responder Salute: Fire-Rescue Department Salute (Qualcomm)
College Night
Shirts off Their Backs (Sycuan Golf Resort)
Fan Rewards Month (Donovan's Steak & Chop House)
Friar Family Day (Denny's)
Theme Game: Grab Bag Weekend
 
Padres vs. Diamondbacks - Sat, September 29, 5:40 p.m.
2018 Team Photo and 2019 Schedule
'98 Commemorative Bobblehead (Sycuan Casino)
Theme Game: Faith & Family Night
Shirts off Their Backs (Sycuan Golf Resort)
Hall of Champions pregame ceremony
Chairman's Award Presentation
Friar Family Day (Denny's)
Theme Game: Grab Bag Weekend
 
Padres vs. Diamondbacks - Sun, September 30, 12:10 p.m.
Trevor Hoffman Replica Statue (ARCO) or Trevor Hoffman 500th Save Commemorative Bobblehead (Mitel)
Military Salute: Salute to Veterans (T-Mobile)
Friar Family Day (Denny's)
KidsFest (Chick-fil-A and Del Real Foods)
Compadres Kids Sunday Signings
Postgame Kids Run the Bases
Theme Game: Grab Bag Weekend
Shirts off Their Backs postgame ceremony (Sycuan Golf Resort)
 
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Friday, September 28 @ 7:10 p.m.
 
The Padres return home from their 12th road trip of the season, an eight-day six-game trip, for their 13th and final homestand of the 2018 season, featuring three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Action begins tomorrow with a 7:10 p.m. start against the Diamondbacks.
 
All fans in attendance will receive a Trevor Hoffman Replica Plaque presented by Life Proof or a Trevor Hoffman Replica Statue presented by ARCO.
 
Friday night will feature BeerFest presented by Southwest Airlines, featuring:
-Live entertainment and a wide selection of beers from a variety of local and national breweries at Park at the Park.
-First pour is at 4:30 p.m. with all beers specially priced at $5 and available for purchase with Friar Funds exclusively. Friar Funds can be pre-purchased here.
 
There will be a special press conference held prior to Friday's game to unveil the newly named Trevor Hoffman Way street sign at the intersection of Park Blvd and Tony Gwynn Drive. Representatives from the Padres will be joined by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilmembers Chris Ward and Mark Kersey for the proclamation ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m.
 
Native American Heritage Night presented by Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation is Friday, a night to recognize the San Diego Native American community, featuring:
-Pregame dance performances by the Sycuan Bird Singers in Park at the Park and along the first baseline as part of a special Native American Heritage celebration.
-For more information about Native American Heritage Night, fans can visit here.
 
Friday will also serve as a First Responder Salute: Fire-Rescue Department presented by Qualcomm. Elements include:
-Representatives from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and CAL FIRE will line the baselines prior to Friday's game.
-Captain Isaac Sanchez from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will ring the Ceremonial Mission Bell.
-Accepting on behalf of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, Fire Chief Colin Stowell of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and Rachel Laing, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Board Member, will be presented with a check by Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and representatives from Qualcomm.
-New San Diego Fire-Rescue Chief Colin Stowell will throw the Ceremonial First Pitch.
-Nine representatives from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will take the field to greet Padres starters at their positions.
 
The final College Night of 2018 will take place Friday. Elements include:
-A DJ spinning at the Budweiser Patio in right field from 5:30 p.m. through the conclusion of the game.
-The first 1,000 college students in attendance who purchase a College Night ticket will receive a complimentary College Night hat.
-College students will receive a special ticket discount here (advance price of $15 in a Right Field Upper Reserved College Night section; prices increase day-of-game). College Night food specials include a cheese quesadilla for $2.50, Turf Tacos for $2.50 and a Cali Burrito for $5 available at Lucha Libre.
 
Continuing on Friday and running through Sunday (or while supplies last), fans will be able to purchase $1 Shirts off Their Backs scratcher tickets for the chance to win a jersey off a player's back and take part in the 19th annual Shirts off Their Backs postgame ceremony presented by Sycuan Golf Resort on Sunday, September 30. Tickets will be available at multiple locations and from Guest Service Representatives throughout the ballpark. Tickets will be sold through the end of the 4th inning each game while supplies last.
 
Fan Rewards Month presented by Donovan's Steak and Chop House continues on Friday and will run through the end of September, featuring a variety of activities to thank Padres fans for their support. Fans are encouraged to download the MLB Ballpark app and enable check-in offers for the chance to win prizes. During every Padres home game, fans will be treated to special offers, prizes, VIP experiences, seat upgrades and more.
 
Friar Family Day presented by Denny's will take place on Friday, with elements including:
-A special ticket package offer featuring $15 tickets for kids (14 and under) and $20 for adults. A hot dog and soda is included with each ticket.
-Fans can purchase tickets for Friar Family Day at the Petco Park box office or online here.
 
Grab Bag Weekend begins Friday and will continue through Sunday. Past theme game items from 2018 will be available with each ticket purchased through the theme game ticket link here. Fans will have the option to select one item at their time of purchase, and all items will be available for purchase on the day of the game for $10 or $15. Items are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Saturday, September 29 @ 5:40 p.m.
 
As part of Baseball Night in San Diego, all fans in attendance on Saturday will receive a 2018 Team Photo and 2019 Schedule, in addition to one of the '98 Commemorative Bobbleheads presented by Sycuan Casino, featuring Tony Gwynn, Ken Caminiti, Trevor Hoffman or Greg Vaughn.
 
Saturday will serve as Faith & Family Night where churches from around Southern California will be in attendance at Petco Park. Fans will have the opportunity to listen to the testimony of Padres players and participate in a postgame Q&A session. Nine-time Grammy nominated artist Matt Maher will also perform a postgame concert accessible to fans who purchase the dedicated Faith & Family Night ticket package. For more information, fans can visit here.
 
Continuing on Saturday and running through Sunday (or while supplies last), fans will be able to purchase $1 Shirts off Their Backs scratcher tickets for the chance to win a jersey off a player's back and take part in the 19th annual Shirts off Their Backs postgame ceremony presented by Sycuan Golf Resort on Sunday, September 30. Tickets will be available at multiple locations and from Guest Service Representatives throughout the ballpark. Tickets will be sold through the end of the 4th inning each game while supplies last.
 
During Saturday's pregame ceremonies, Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler will present outfielder Hunter Renfroe with the 2018 Chairman's Award, an award recognizing Renfroe's dedication to strengthening the San Diego community through extraordinary leadership and service. Renfroe will also be recognized as the Hall of Champions August Star of the Month during the ceremonies.
 
Friar Family Day presented by Denny's will take place on Saturday, with elements including:
-A special ticket package offer featuring $15 tickets for kids (14 and under) and $20 for adults. A hot dog and soda is included with each ticket.
-Fans can purchase tickets for Friar Family Day at the Petco Park box office or online here.
 
Grab Bag Weekend continues on Saturday. Past theme game items from 2018 will be available with each ticket purchased through the theme game ticket link here. Fans will have the option to select one item at their time of purchase, and all items will be available for purchase on the day of the game for $10 or $15. Items are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Sunday, September 30 @ 12:10 p.m.
 
All fans in attendance on Sunday will receive a Trevor Hoffman Replica Statue presented by ARCO or a Trevor Hoffman 500th Save Commemorative Bobblehead presented by Mitel.
 
Sunday will serve as a Military Salute: Salute to Veterans presented by T-Mobile. Elements of the day include:
-Chuck Sweeney, President and CEO of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society San Diego, will ring the Ceremonial Mission Bell prior to Sunday's game.
-Representatives from San Diego's Veterans Museum and members of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society will line the baselines during the pregame ceremony.
-Staff members from Veterans Village of San Diego will be recognized during a Home Plate ceremony.
-Padres reliever Craig Stammen will be recognized as a 2018 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award finalist prior to Sunday's game for his support of service men and women.
-United States Navy Vice Admiral Chip Miller, Commander Naval Air Forces, will throw the Ceremonial First Pitch during the pregame ceremony.
-U.S. Navy Veteran Isabel Miramontes will perform the National Anthem before the game and will sing God Bless America during the 7th-inning stretch.
-Nine Docents from the USS Midway Museum will take the field to greet Padres starters as part of the "Military Take the Field."
 
The final Friar Family Day presented by Denny's of 2018 will take place on Sunday, with elements including:
-A special ticket package offer featuring $15 tickets for kids (14 and under) and $20 for adults. A hot dog and soda is included with each ticket.
-Access to inflatables and face painters in Park at the Park prior to Sunday's game.
-Following Sunday's game, kids 14 and under with the Friar Family Day ticket are invited to run the bases. Kids and their families can begin lining up following the conclusion of the eighth inning at the top of the ramp leading to the Craft Pier presented by Ballast Point on K Street.
-Fans can purchase tickets for Friar Family Day at the Petco Park box office or online here.
 
KidsFest presented by Chick-fil-A and supported by Del Real Foods, Compadres Kids Sunday Signings and Postgame Kids Run the Bases activities include:
-KidsFest presented by Chick-fil-A and supported by Del Real Foods features bounce houses and other inflatables, games, face painters, balloon artists and more kid-friendly activities in Park at the Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.
-From 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., two Padres players will sign autographs at the Park at the Park for Compadres Kids Sunday Signings. A -Compadres Kids membership is required to participate. Membership is free, and kids can sign up online here or in-person on the day of the event.
-Following Sunday's game, kids 14 and under are invited to run the bases. Kids and their families can begin lining up following the conclusion of the eighth inning at the top of the ramp leading to the Craft Pier presented by Ballast Point on K Street. Compadres Kids members will receive front-of-the-line privileges by lining up at the Park Blvd Gate Plaza.
 
Grab Bag Weekend concludes on Sunday. Past theme game items from 2018 will be available with each ticket purchased through the theme game ticket link on www.padres.com/themegames. Fans will have the option to select one item at their time of purchase, and all items will be available for purchase on the day of the game for $10 or $15. Items are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Immediately following Sunday's game, more than 40 fans who purchased a winning scratcher ticket for the Shirts Off Their Backs presented by Sycuan Golf Resort fundraiser will receive a game-worn Marine camouflage jersey off the back of a Padres player or coach. Scratchers will be sold throughout the homestand leading up to Sunday with all proceeds from the scratcher ticket sales benefiting the Padres Foundation.

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Padres Rename Prospect Game 'Don Welke On Deck Classic' in Honor of Late V.P. of Scouting

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced today that they have renamed their annual prospect game the Don Welke On Deck Classic in honor of their late Vice President of Scouting Operations, who passed away last week at the age of 75. This year's contest will take place on Thursday, September 27 at Petco Park, when top prospects from the organization will take on prospects from the Texas Rangers' organization. 

Don worked in baseball for over 50 years, beginning his career in 1965 with the Cincinnati Reds. A pioneer in scouting, Don possessed an unmatched passion for baseball and a keen eye for talent. He was an integral part of the success of the Toronto Blue Jays in the early 1990s, working directly under Pat Gillick as they won consecutive World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, and was instrumental in the Texas Rangers' World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. Don was directly involved in the acquisitions of Pat Hentgen, John Olerud, Willie Blair, Shawn Green, Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, and Jurickson Profar. 

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced today that they have renamed their annual prospect game the Don Welke On Deck Classic in honor of their late Vice President of Scouting Operations, who passed away last week at the age of 75. This year's contest will take place on Thursday, September 27 at Petco Park, when top prospects from the organization will take on prospects from the Texas Rangers' organization. 

Don worked in baseball for over 50 years, beginning his career in 1965 with the Cincinnati Reds. A pioneer in scouting, Don possessed an unmatched passion for baseball and a keen eye for talent. He was an integral part of the success of the Toronto Blue Jays in the early 1990s, working directly under Pat Gillick as they won consecutive World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, and was instrumental in the Texas Rangers' World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. Don was directly involved in the acquisitions of Pat Hentgen, John Olerud, Willie Blair, Shawn Green, Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, and Jurickson Profar. 

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