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Kellie Sullivan from San Diego named Padres 2021 "Honorary Bat Girl"

May 3, 2021

SAN DIEGO – As part of Major League Baseball’s “Honorary Bat Girl” initiative, the San Diego Padres today named Kellie Sullivan as their 2021 honoree. The “Honorary Bat Girl” initiative is commemorated each Mother’s Day and honors MLB Club representatives highlighting their extraordinary efforts in support of the fight against

Petco Park to host Memorial Day weekend concerts

The Beach Boys & Ziggy Marley to help kick off summer at America’s #1 Ballpark
April 29, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres, in partnership with CBF Productions, announced details today surrounding two back-to-back Memorial Day Weekend concerts taking place at Petco Park on May 29th and 30th, 2021. The Beach Boys, members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, along with special guests John

San Diego Padres announce 2nd annual Friar 5k Virtual Run

Show your support for Padres baseball with a Fun, Virtual Run kicking off on Monday, April 26; All runners to receive an official t-shirt, Swinging Friar Finishers medal, race bib and more
April 19, 2021

SAN DIEGO – April 19, 2021 – The San Diego Padres today announced the return of the Friar 5k Virtual Race. Open to runners and baseball fans of all ages, participants will receive a 2021 Friar 5k Goodie Bag featuring Padres-branded collectors’ items including a themed 5k finishers medal, plus

Padres announce Orange Tier updates at Petco Park

April 13, 2021

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Following San Diego County’s move to the Orange Tier of California’s coronavirus color-coded reopening system, the Padres have updated their capacity limits and health and safety protocols at Petco Park for the homestand beginning on Friday, April 16th. Please see below for notable changes: CAPACITY: -

Padres announce Opening Day roster

April 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have finalized their Opening Day roster, President of Baseball Operations & General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. The club has selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Nabil Crismatt and optioned outfielder Brian O’Grady to the alternate training site. The following players have been

Padres announce Minor League coaching staffs

March 30, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced the coaching staffs for their minor league affiliates for the 2021 season. In El Paso, Edwin Rodriguez returns for his fifth year in the Padres organization, and 2020 would have marked his second at the helm of the Triple-A club prior

Padres announce 2021 regular season broadcast schedule

March 19, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres, in partnership with Bally Sports San Diego and 97.3 The Fan, today announced their 2021 regular season broadcast schedule. All regular season Padres games will be televised in English on either Bally Sports San Diego, ESPN, FS1 or FOX Sports. Games produced by

Padres announce Spring Training roster transactions

March 17, 2021

PEORIA, Ariz. – The San Diego Padres made 25 roster moves today, trimming their spring training Major League camp roster to 52 players. The club optioned Mason Thompson to Triple-A El Paso and Jordan Humphreys and Reggie Lawson to Double-A San Antonio. The following players have been assigned to minor

Petco and San Diego Padres go into extra innings, resurgent brands announce Petco Park naming rights extension

Petco Launches Strategic Partnership with Players and Pet Parents Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr.
March 8, 2021

SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2021 – Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF), a complete partner in pet health and wellness, and the San Diego Padres today announced they have agreed to extend the naming rights for Petco Park through the 2027 Major League Baseball season. The two-year extension

Statement from the San Diego Padres

March 5, 2021

SAN DIEGO – Following today’s announcement by California Governor Gavin Newsom regarding changes to the tiered reopening system, which allow fans to attend sporting events in outdoor venues at limited capacity beginning in the red tier, Padres CEO Erik Greupner issued the following statement: “We are excited to hear today’s

Padres add five video streams to Spring Training broadcast schedule

March 3, 2021

PEORIA, ARIZ. – The San Diego Padres today announced the addition of five spring training game video streams to their current broadcast schedule at no additional cost. From a single high-home camera with audio from the Padres radio broadcast team of Jesse Agler and Tony Gwynn Jr., the free video

Padres announce 2021 spring broadcast schedule

28 preseason games in 2021 will be available via television, radio or audio webcast
February 26, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced their broadcast schedule for 2021 Spring Training presented by Southwest Airlines, featuring 28 preseason games that will be available to fans via television, radio or audio webcast. FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) will televise 10 games live this spring with the

Padres sign Fernando Tatis Jr. to 14-year contract through 2034 season

February 22, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have signed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year contract through the 2034 season, President of Baseball Operations & General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. “Fernando is a special talent who will be instrumental in bringing a world championship to the city of

Padres 2021 Spring Training tickets to go on sale February 24

February 19, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres announced details today surrounding Spring Training home games at the Peoria Sports Complex including ticketing information and updated safety protocols. In accordance with local, state and Major League Baseball COVID-19 protocols, the Peoria Sports Complex will operate at 16% capacity allowing for 1,960

Padres sign RHP Keone Kela to one-year contract

February 18, 2021

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The San Diego Padres have signed right-handed pitcher Keone Kela to a one-year contract for the 2021 season, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room on the 40-man roster, the club placed right-hander Trey Wingenter on the 60-day Injured List.

Padres sign RHP Mark Melancon to one-year contract

Agreement includes mutual option for 2022
February 18, 2021

PEORIA, Ariz. – The San Diego Padres have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Melancon to a one-year contract through the 2021 season which includes a mutual option for 2022, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room on the 40-man roster, the club placed right-hander

Padres announce non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training

Pitchers & catchers scheduled to report February 17; first full squad workout on February 22
February 12, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres announced today they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to 33 players. Among those 33 players are 10 minor league free agents that will be new to the organization, including infielders Pedro Florimón, Gosuke Katoh and Nick Tanielu, right-handers Nick Burdi, Nabil

Padres hire Chris Connolly as senior vice president of marketing 

Connolly joins the organization after 12 years at Disney
February 8, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced the hiring of Chris Connolly as Senior Vice President of Marketing. In his new role with the organization, Connolly will oversee all aspects of the Padres marketing, content, broadcast, entertainment and fan engagement. “We are extremely excited that Chris is joining

Johnny Ritchey Breaking Barriers Scholarship nominations now open

Scholarship highlights Padres’ Black History Month initiatives
February 3, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres announced today that nominations are now open for the Johnny Ritchey Breaking Barriers Scholarship program. Created in 2020 to honor the legacy of Johnny Ritchey, the scholarship is annually awarded to a local high school senior from an underserved area that embodies the

Padres announce front office promotions 

Erik Greupner elevated to CEO; A.J. Preller named President of Baseball Operations & G.M.
February 2, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced the promotions of Erik Greupner to Chief Executive Officer and A.J. Preller to President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. The two Padres executives have each signed contract extensions through the 2026 season. “Erik and A.J. have earned their promotions by

Padres announce 2021 Major League coaching staff

January 29, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres today announced the members of manager Jayce Tingler’s coaching staff for the 2021 campaign.Bobby Dickerson, who served as bench coach for the Padres in 2020, will return as bench coach/third base coach in 2021, replacing Glenn Hoffman, who retired last November after 45

Padres sign Jurickson Profar to three-year contract

Agreement includes player options following 2021 and 2022 seasons, mutual option for 2024
January 27, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have signed infielder/outfielder Jurickson Profar to a three-year contract through the 2023 season which includes player options following both the 2021 and 2022 seasons and a mutual option for 2024, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. Profar, 27, set career highs

Padres acquire RHP Joe Musgrove in seven-player, three-team trade with Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets

January 19, 2021

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have acquired right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for outfielder Hudson Head, left-handed pitcher Omar Cruz, and right-handed pitchers David Bednar and Drake Fellows. As part of the agreement, the Padres will send left-handed pitcher Joey Lucchesi to the

Padres broadcaster Ted Leitner to transition to new role in 2021

January 15, 2021

SAN DIEGO – Padres radio broadcaster Ted Leitner today announced his plans to transition to a new role within the organization beginning in 2021 after completing his 41st as the primary play-by-play radio voice of “My Padres” during the 2020 season. As a long-time fixture in the San Diego community,

Padres sign Ha-Seong Kim to four-year contract

Kim will become the first Korean-born position player in club history
December 31, 2020

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have signed infielder Ha-Seong Kim to a four-year contract with a mutual option for the 2025 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. To make room for Kim on the 40-man roster, the Padres designated Greg Allen for assignment. In 138