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Padres Announce Opening Day Sellout Against the San Francisco Giants

PEORIA, ARIZ. - The San Diego Padres announced today that Sycuan Casino & Resort Opening Day against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, March 28 has sold out. It marks the 16th consecutive home-opening sellout at Petco Park. A limited number of seats are still available for Opening Day within Padres Membership plans. Access is available by renewing or purchasing a new Padres Membership plan by March 9. Additionally, a limited number of Park Passes for Opening Day will be made available beginning on March 11. Padres Membership plans and single game tickets are available by visiting here or by calling the Padres Ticket Office at 619-795-5000.

 

PEORIA, ARIZ. - The San Diego Padres announced today that Sycuan Casino & Resort Opening Day against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, March 28 has sold out. It marks the 16th consecutive home-opening sellout at Petco Park. A limited number of seats are still available for Opening Day within Padres Membership plans. Access is available by renewing or purchasing a new Padres Membership plan by March 9. Additionally, a limited number of Park Passes for Opening Day will be made available beginning on March 11. Padres Membership plans and single game tickets are available by visiting here or by calling the Padres Ticket Office at 619-795-5000.

 

Fans are encouraged to come out for the remainder of Opening Weekend against the division-rival Giants with a homestand that promises to be full of fun and excitement for everyone. On Friday, March 29, the Padres are hosting their first BeerFest of the season in Park at the Park, presented by Southwest Airlines, which will feature the new Ballast Point Swingin' Friar Ale, $5 beer specials from local and national breweries and live music from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Baseball Night in San Diego returns on Saturday, March 30, where all fans in attendance will receive a 50th Anniversary Swingin' Friar Bobblehead presented by Sycuan Casino & Resort prior to the Padres' 5:40 p.m. game.

 

The series versus San Francisco concludes on Sunday, March 31 at 1:10 p.m. with Military Opening Day presented by USAA where all active military and their families will receive a 50% off advance tickets, and KidsFest presented by Chick-fil-A, which features bounce houses and other inflatables, games, face painters, balloon artists and more kid-friendly activities starting at 10:30 a.m. Additionally, the first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a Padres & Puppies 12-month calendar presented by Petco.

 

Tickets for the Padres' remaining 80 home games, including featured weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (May 3-5), St. Louis Cardinals (June 28-30), Giants (July 26-28) and World Series Champion Boston Red Sox (August 23-25) can be purchased online here, at the Padres Box Office or by phone at 619.795.5000.

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Padres Announce 2019 Regular Season Broadcast Schedule

 

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres, in partnership with FOX Sports San Diego, today announced their 2019 regular season broadcast schedule. All 162 regular season games will be televised in English on either FOX Sports San Diego or FS1 and will air live on radio in both English and Spanish. Games produced by FOX Sports San Diego will also be available on the FOX Sports digital platforms. In addition, all 81 regular season home games will be televised in Spanish on FOX Deportes San Diego.

 

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres, in partnership with FOX Sports San Diego, today announced their 2019 regular season broadcast schedule. All 162 regular season games will be televised in English on either FOX Sports San Diego or FS1 and will air live on radio in both English and Spanish. Games produced by FOX Sports San Diego will also be available on the FOX Sports digital platforms. In addition, all 81 regular season home games will be televised in Spanish on FOX Deportes San Diego.

 

Regular season coverage on FOX Sports San Diego begins Thursday, March 28, with the Padres' season opener against the San Francisco Giants. Coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m. PT with a 90-minute Padres Live pregame show leading into the game. Coverage concludes with a 30-minute Padres Live postgame show.

 

Don Orsillo returns to handle the television play-by-play duties in 2019. He will be joined by former Padres pitcher Mark Grant, returning in the role of analyst. Mike Pomeranz, Mark Sweeney, Tony Gwynn, Jr., Bob Scanlan and Annie Heilbrunn will round out the FOX Sports San Diego broadcast team.  

 

For all games on FOX Deportes San Diego, Spanish-language voice of the Padres, Eduardo Ortega, returns to celebrate his 33rd season with the club, along with former Padres catcher, Carlos Hernandez. Spanish telecasts will be available on FOX Deportes San Diego throughout San Diego on COX. Select games will also be available in Las Vegas on COX.

 

All 162 regular season Padres games will air live on radio in both English and Spanish in 2019. English broadcasts with Ted Leitner and Jesse Agler can be found on the Padres Radio Network, 97.3 The Fan. Gwynn, Jr. will provide analysis for select games. The Fan will also be home to one-hour pre and postgame shows in 2019.

 

Spanish radio broadcasts (home game FOX Deportes simulcasts and live away game radio broadcasts) featuring Eduardo Ortega, Carlos Hernandez and Pedro Gutiérrez can be found on the Padres' Spanish flagship, XEMO-AM La Poderosa 860.

           

The complete 2019 broadcast schedule is available at www.padres.com. Please note: the schedule is subject to change.

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Padres Sign RHP Adam Warren to a One-Year Contract

Agreement Includes Club Option for 2020

 

PEORIA, ARIZ. - The San Diego Padres have signed right-hander Adam Warren to a one-year contract with a club option for the 2020 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Padres placed left-hander José Castillo on the 60-day Injured List (left flexor strain).

 

PEORIA, ARIZ. - The San Diego Padres have signed right-hander Adam Warren to a one-year contract with a club option for the 2020 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Padres placed left-hander José Castillo on the 60-day Injured List (left flexor strain).

 

In 47 relief appearances between the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners last season, Warren went 3-2 with a 3.14 ERA (18 ER, 51.2 IP), 1.32 WHIP and 9.06 SO/9.0 IP ratio (52 strikeouts). Over the first three months of the season, Warren had the sixth-lowest ERA among all American League relievers (1.35, 3 ER, 20.0 IP). The 31-year-old posted a 4.08 ERA (8 ER, 17.2 IP) in 13 games at Yankee Stadium, as opposed to a 2.64 ERA (10 ER, 34.0 IP) at all other Major League ballparks in 2018 (34 games). 

 

Over parts of seven Major League seasons, Warren is 26-23 with six saves and a 3.42 ERA (176 ER, 463.2 IP), 1.22 WHIP, 0.91 HR/9.0 IP ratio and .235 opponents average in 298 games (21 starts). Since 2014, he has the third-most scoreless relief appearances of at least 1.1 innings among all Major League pitchers (68). Warren was originally selected by the Yankees in the fourth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Carolina, where he posted the second-most wins in school history (32) and helped lead the Tar Heels to the College World Series in three consecutive seasons (2006-08).

 

Warren will wear No. 17.

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Padres Sign Infielder Manny Machado to 10-Year Contract

Machado Signed Through the 2028 Season

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have signed infielder Manny Machado to a 10-year, $300 million contract through the 2028 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. The agreement, which is the largest for a free agent in Major League history, includes an opt-out clause after the 2023 season. To make room for Machado on the 40-man roster, the Padres transferred right-hander Dinelson Lamet to the 60-day Injured List.

 

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have signed infielder Manny Machado to a 10-year, $300 million contract through the 2028 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. The agreement, which is the largest for a free agent in Major League history, includes an opt-out clause after the 2023 season. To make room for Machado on the 40-man roster, the Padres transferred right-hander Dinelson Lamet to the 60-day Injured List.

 

In 162 games between the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers last season, Machado batted .297 (188-for-632) with a 6.2 WAR (FanGraphs) .367 OBP, .538 SLG, .905 OPS, 35 doubles, three triples, 37 home runs, 107 RBI (career high), 70 walks, 14 stolen bases and 84 runs scored. The 26-year-old tied for the most games played in MLB and finished T-3rd in hits, 4th in total bases (340), T-6th in multi-hit games (54), T-7thin game-winning RBI (14), T-8th in RBI, 9th in WAR, T-9th in HR, and 11th in SLG and OPS. His splits between right and left-handed pitchers were nearly identical, as he posted a .298/.358/.539 slash line against righties and a .297/.386/.535 line versus southpaws. During the 2018 postseason, Machado homered in three of his first five games and reached base safely in 13 of 16 games overall.  

 

"Manny Machado is a generational talent, and we're ecstatic that he's chosen to spend his prime years in a San Diego Padres uniform," Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and General Partner Peter Seidler said in a joint statement today. "This momentous agreement speaks volumes to the direction of our organization, as well as our commitment to bringing a World Series Championship to the Friar Faithful and the City of San Diego."

 

"Manny is one of the truly elite players in baseball and impacts the game on both sides of the ball," said Preller. "The resume that Manny has built at such a young age puts him in an exclusive club of big-league talent, and we feel fortunate to have the support of Ron, Peter and the entire ownership group to make this deal possible. We've spent the last several years building a foundation of talent throughout our system that allows us to make a landmark signing such as this. Our scouting, front office and research & development groups all believe that Manny is the right player at the right time for us. His combination of youth, experience and ability makes him a perfect fit for the Padres both now and in the future as we work to build a perennial contender at the Major League level."

 

A four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner, Machado has posted a .282 average (1050-for-3720) with a .822 OPS, 211 doubles, 12 triples, 175 home runs, 513 RBI, 296 walks and 522 runs scored in 926 career games. Originally selected by the Orioles in the first round (third overall) of the 2010 First-Year Player draft out of Brito Miami Private High School (Fl.), Machado has finished in the Top 10 of AL MVP voting five times and Top 5 four times. Since his first full Major League season in 2013, he is tied with Joey Votto for sixth place among all position players in WAR (29.0), trailing only Mike Trout (54.0), Josh Donaldson (35.6), Paul Goldschmidt (32.9), Mookie Betts (30.5) and Jose Altuve (29.4). 

 

Machado will wear No. 13.

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Padres Sign LHP Aaron Loup to One-Year Contract

Agreement includes club option for 2020

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have signed left-hander Aaron Loup to a one-year contract with a club option for the 2020 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Padres transferred right-hander Garrett Richards to the 60-day Injured List.
 
In 59 relief appearances between the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies last season, Loup posted a 4.54 ERA (20 ER, 39.2 IP) with a 3.61 FIP (FanGraphs) and 9.98 SO/9.0 IP ratio (44 strikeouts). He held left-handers to a .268 average and .341 slugging percentage with no home runs allowed.
 
A seven-year Major League veteran, Loup has posted a 3.49 ERA (125 ER, 322.2 IP) with a ground ball rate of 55.7%, 1.27 WHIP, 299 strikeouts and just 99 walks in 378 career games. He allowed only 26.6% of inherited runners to score with the Blue Jays from 2012-18 (237 IR, 63 scored), which was the 10th-lowest mark among all American League relievers over that stretch. The Raceland, La. native was originally selected by Toronto in the ninth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Tulane University.
 
Loup will wear No. 38.

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have signed left-hander Aaron Loup to a one-year contract with a club option for the 2020 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Padres transferred right-hander Garrett Richards to the 60-day Injured List.
 
In 59 relief appearances between the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies last season, Loup posted a 4.54 ERA (20 ER, 39.2 IP) with a 3.61 FIP (FanGraphs) and 9.98 SO/9.0 IP ratio (44 strikeouts). He held left-handers to a .268 average and .341 slugging percentage with no home runs allowed.
 
A seven-year Major League veteran, Loup has posted a 3.49 ERA (125 ER, 322.2 IP) with a ground ball rate of 55.7%, 1.27 WHIP, 299 strikeouts and just 99 walks in 378 career games. He allowed only 26.6% of inherited runners to score with the Blue Jays from 2012-18 (237 IR, 63 scored), which was the 10th-lowest mark among all American League relievers over that stretch. The Raceland, La. native was originally selected by Toronto in the ninth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Tulane University.
 
Loup will wear No. 38.

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Padres Announce 2019 Promotional and Theme Game Schedule

Single-game tickets now available for purchase

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced their 2019 promotional and theme game schedule, including all-fan giveaways and events every home weekend during the upcoming Major League Baseball season. Single-game tickets for 2019 regular season home games are now available at www.padres.com.  

Every Friday home game is Party in the Park presented by Southwest Airlines featuring a BeerFest, WineFest, CocktailFest, Fiesta in the Park presented by Verizon, 80's Night, Country Night or the newly added Margaritaville. Party in the Park is a pregame happy hour series located in Park at the Park from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. with $5 drink specials and live entertainment. For more information, fans can visit here.

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced their 2019 promotional and theme game schedule, including all-fan giveaways and events every home weekend during the upcoming Major League Baseball season. Single-game tickets for 2019 regular season home games are now available at www.padres.com.  

Every Friday home game is Party in the Park presented by Southwest Airlines featuring a BeerFest, WineFest, CocktailFest, Fiesta in the Park presented by Verizon, 80's Night, Country Night or the newly added Margaritaville. Party in the Park is a pregame happy hour series located in Park at the Park from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. with $5 drink specials and live entertainment. For more information, fans can visit here.

Baseball Night in San Diego returns to Petco Park in 2019, highlighted by all-fan giveaways and experiences featuring 50th Anniversary-themed items, fan favorites, wearables, beach essentials and fireworks and laser shows, all of which are available every Saturday home game throughout the season. Padres 50th Anniversary-themed items presented by Sycuan Casino & Resort include a Swingin' Friar Bobblehead, Tony Gwynn and Trevor Hoffman Replica Jerseys, and a San Diego Chicken Bobblehead. Wearable items and fan favorites include a Padres Bucket Hat (UC San Diego Health), Hoodie (Toyota), Swingin' Friar Hat (COX) and Aloha Shirt, while the Beach Towel and Beach Bag (FOX Sports San Diego) will serve as beach essentials. The Hoodie, Jerseys and Aloha Shirt will be available in family-friendly sizes (Youth Large, Adult Medium, L, XL and 2XL) while supplies last and sizing is subject to availability. The complete Baseball Night in San Diego schedule is available here.

New to the promotional lineup this season are four dates featuring all-kid giveaway items (available for children 14 and younger) and will include an Easter Egg, PLAY BALL Set, Backpack and Swingin' Friar Book. Additional promotions include an Opening Day Hat (Sycuan Casino & Resort) for all fans on Opening Day, a Swingin' Friar Poncho Fleece Blanket (Mission Federal Credit Union), Reusable Bag (MLB Network), 2019 Team Photo & 2020 Schedule and the fan-favorite Padres & Puppies Calendar (Petco) available to the first 15,000 fans in attendance on March 31.

Sundays will continue to serve as Military Appreciation Days presented by USAA and will include KidsFest presented by Chick-fil-A in Park at the Park featuring bounce houses and other inflatables, games, face painters, balloon artists and more kid-friendly activities. Postgame Kids Run the Bases and Catch on the Field, for select dates, make their return in addition to Compadres Kids Sunday Signings - an autograph session with Padres players prior to the game exclusively for Compadres Kids.

The Padres provide a variety of special value offerings for families, the military and first responders. Friar Family Days presented by Denny's are available for every Sunday through Thursday home game - $15 tickets for kids (14 and younger), $20 tickets for adults - and include a hot dog and a beverage. The Padres will continue to offer discounts for the military (50 percent off on Sundays and 25 percent off all other days) and first responders (50 percent off on Fridays and 25 percent off all other days). The Freedom Reserve Section presented by Budweiser ($5 tickets for Monday through Thursday games and $10 tickets for Friday through Sunday games) will be available every home game for active duty military and their dependents. Tickets for The Freedom Reserve Section will go on sale in March.
 
Theme Games also make their return in 2019 with an expanded lineup highlighted by new partnerships celebrating brands such as Peanuts, Hello Kitty, Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, the Grateful Dead and Bruce Lee, along with fan favorites STAR WARS® and various heritage nights. Designed to enhance the fan experience and celebrate the diverse community throughout San Diego and the Baja region, Theme Games will feature pop culture, social, heritage, community, family and awareness-based themes. Each Theme Game includes a ticket to the designated game, as well as a limited-edition item and/or experience, and are exclusively available through a special Theme Game ticket package here.
 
Giveaways will be distributed to all fans in attendance unless otherwise noted and Theme Games are only available through a special Theme Game ticket package. For a complete look at the 2019 promotional and events calendar (subject to change), visit here.

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Padres Announce "Padres Thank SD" Community Program Details for 2019

Club to support several charitable projects totaling over $1 million dollars as part of 50th Anniversary - #PadresThankSD

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres, in partnership with the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, today announced details surrounding their "Padres Thank SD" community initiative as part of their year-long 50th Anniversary celebration. With the dedicated support of the San Diego community for the past 50 years serving as an integral part of the club's history, the Padres and the Padres Foundation have partnered with Sycuan to express their gratitude through projects that will make a positive and lasting impact on the community. In total, the Padres Foundation, Sycuan and other organizations will support charitable projects totaling over one million dollars in 2019. Projects range from funding matches for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship program, to renovating a Miracle League field for boys and girls with special needs and many more. Confirmed charitable partners are listed below.
 
Padres Thank SD Projects
 
Make-A-Wish San Diego - Since its inception, Make-A-Wish San Diego has helped grant over 4,000 wishes to children with critical illness. After signing five-year-old wish kid Levi Smith to a one-day contract last year for his one true wish, the Padres will continue to assist in making wishes come true in 2019.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County - Big Brothers Big Sisters aims to provide children who could benefit from an additional layer of support with professionally maintained, one-to-one mentoring relationships that positively change their lives. 

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres, in partnership with the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, today announced details surrounding their "Padres Thank SD" community initiative as part of their year-long 50th Anniversary celebration. With the dedicated support of the San Diego community for the past 50 years serving as an integral part of the club's history, the Padres and the Padres Foundation have partnered with Sycuan to express their gratitude through projects that will make a positive and lasting impact on the community. In total, the Padres Foundation, Sycuan and other organizations will support charitable projects totaling over one million dollars in 2019. Projects range from funding matches for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship program, to renovating a Miracle League field for boys and girls with special needs and many more. Confirmed charitable partners are listed below.
 
Padres Thank SD Projects
 
Make-A-Wish San Diego - Since its inception, Make-A-Wish San Diego has helped grant over 4,000 wishes to children with critical illness. After signing five-year-old wish kid Levi Smith to a one-day contract last year for his one true wish, the Padres will continue to assist in making wishes come true in 2019.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County - Big Brothers Big Sisters aims to provide children who could benefit from an additional layer of support with professionally maintained, one-to-one mentoring relationships that positively change their lives. 

Veterans Village of San Diego - As the only program of its kind, Veterans Village of San Diego is a nationally recognized leader in serving homeless military veterans. Services include but are not limited to housing, employment and rehabilitation.

Monarch School - With its proximity to Petco Park and mission to educate and equip youth impacted by homelessness, the Monarch School will continue to serve as a close community partner of the Padres in 2019.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) - MCRD hosts the only RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) site in the country on an active military base. The RBI program, sponsored by Major League Baseball, is designed to promote the game of baseball to boys and girls in underserved areas.

USO San Diego - USO San Diego's mission is to strengthen America's military by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their time in service. With four locations in San Diego, the USO is proud to support over 222,000 individuals annually.

Miracle League of San Diego - The Miracle League of San Diego was created in 2005 and allows children with special needs to play the game of baseball by arranging organized, hour-long games at two locations in San Diego.

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego - The Padres are proud to continue their longstanding support of Rady Children's Hospital in 2019. Rady Children's is the largest hospital in California and offers the region's only designated pediatric trauma center.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (William J. Oakes Branch) - Located only two miles from Petco Park, the William J. Oakes Branch is the closest in proximity to the ballpark and the oldest Boys & Girls Club branch in San Diego county. The William J. Oakes Branch serves over 24,000 kids annually ages 5 to 8 years old with academic and athletic programming.

Kumeyaay Community College - The Kumeyaay Community College aims to promote a quality education for the Kumeyaay/Diegueño Nation, California Native American Indians and other individuals interested in a unique and supportive educational experience.
 
An additional non-profit organization in the Baja region will be added to the program and announced at a future date. Project specifics will be announced at various points throughout the year with select event unveilings open to media. Details on media coverage will be provided closer to the project-specific date. For more information on the Padres' 50th Anniversary initiatives, visit here.

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Padres Announce Additional Non-Roster Invites to Major League Spring Training

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

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced today they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to 21 additional players. Among those 21 players are four minor league free agents whom the Padres have signed to 2019 contracts that will be new to the organization this season, including outfielder Boog Powell, catcher Chris Stewart, left-handed pitcher Eric Stout and right-hander Carlos Torres. Catcher Webster Rivas also returns to the Padres organization in 2019 on a minor league contract.
 
The full list of the 29 non-roster invitees includes eight right-handed pitchers, seven left-handers, two catchers, seven infielders and five outfielders. Of the 29 invitees, nine have Major League experience. Additionally, nine of the 29 were originally drafted by San Diego. Below is a complete and current list of all non-roster players who will attend 2019 Major League Spring Training with the Padres:
 
Right-Handed Pitchers (8)                                                                                                     
David Bednar                                                                                                                             
Tyler Higgins                                                                                                                             
Kazuhisa Makita                                                                                                                        
Cal Quantrill                                                                                                                               
Jesse Scholtens                                                                                                                       
Carlos Torres                                                                                                                             
T.J. Weir                                                                                                                                     
Eric Yardley                                                                                                                               
                                                                          
Left-Handed Pitchers (7)
Logan Allen
Ryan Bollinger
Dietrich Enns
Jerry Keel
Nick Margevicius
Kyle McGrath
Eric Stout
 
Catchers (2)                                                   
Webster Rivas                                                
Chris Stewart                                                  
 
Infielders (7)                                                   
Allen Craig                                                      
Seth Mejias-Brean
Hudson Potts
Esteban Quiroz
Aderlin Rodriguez
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Jason Vosler
 
Outfielders (5)
Alex Dickerson
Josh Naylor
Boog Powell
Buddy Reed
Jacob Scavuzzo

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced today they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to 21 additional players. Among those 21 players are four minor league free agents whom the Padres have signed to 2019 contracts that will be new to the organization this season, including outfielder Boog Powell, catcher Chris Stewart, left-handed pitcher Eric Stout and right-hander Carlos Torres. Catcher Webster Rivas also returns to the Padres organization in 2019 on a minor league contract.
 
The full list of the 29 non-roster invitees includes eight right-handed pitchers, seven left-handers, two catchers, seven infielders and five outfielders. Of the 29 invitees, nine have Major League experience. Additionally, nine of the 29 were originally drafted by San Diego. Below is a complete and current list of all non-roster players who will attend 2019 Major League Spring Training with the Padres:
 
Right-Handed Pitchers (8)                                                                                                     
David Bednar                                                                                                                             
Tyler Higgins                                                                                                                             
Kazuhisa Makita                                                                                                                        
Cal Quantrill                                                                                                                               
Jesse Scholtens                                                                                                                       
Carlos Torres                                                                                                                             
T.J. Weir                                                                                                                                     
Eric Yardley                                                                                                                               
                                                                          
Left-Handed Pitchers (7)
Logan Allen
Ryan Bollinger
Dietrich Enns
Jerry Keel
Nick Margevicius
Kyle McGrath
Eric Stout
 
Catchers (2)                                                   
Webster Rivas                                                
Chris Stewart                                                  
 
Infielders (7)                                                   
Allen Craig                                                      
Seth Mejias-Brean
Hudson Potts
Esteban Quiroz
Aderlin Rodriguez
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Jason Vosler
 
Outfielders (5)
Alex Dickerson
Josh Naylor
Boog Powell
Buddy Reed
Jacob Scavuzzo

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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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