3/14/2014 | View from Studio 3: Gyorko ready to break out
He finished his rookie season in 2013 with more home runs that Ian Kinsler, Brandon Phillips and Dan Uggla. He had more doubles than Chase Utley, Neil Walker and Howie Kendrick. And he posted a higher slugging percentage than Dustin Pedroia, Ben Zobrist and Jose Altuve. Meet Jedd Gyorko -- the best offensive second baseman who doesn't get nearly enough attention outside of San Diego.
3/14/2014 | Two Padres homer behind stellar Stults
Eric Stults had his best start of the spring, and Nick Hundley and Jedd Gyorko each drilled home runs as the Padres defeated the Angels, 4-2, on Friday at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/14/2014 | Black successfully challenges call vs. Angels
Bud Black sprung from the chair in front of the home dugout Friday to challenge a call on a close play at first base in the fifth inning -- and the Padres' manager was rewarded for doing so.
3/14/2014 | Exhibition games to be played at Fowler Park
The Padres will bring a taste of spring training home to San Diego March 28 and 29 with a pair of exhibition games at Fowler Park on the campus of the University of San Diego.
3/14/2014 | Nady tries to take journeyman career full circle
Xavier Nady, 35, is in Padres camp as a non-roster invitee, trying to land a spot on manager Bud Black's bench as someone capable of playing first base and the corner outfield and who can hit, especially against left-handed pitching late in games.
3/14/2014 | Black: 'We're excited about these players'
Manager Bud Black is heading into his eighth season with the Padres. He recently talked with MLB.com about his time in San Diego, the expectations for this team and much more.
3/13/2014 | Improved pitching and better health key for Padres
Better health and better pitching would make the Padres a contending club in 2014, general manager Josh Byrnes and manager Bud Black believe.
3/13/2014 | Johnson happy with slider in Thursday's start
On Thursday against the Brewers, Josh Johnson tested out his slider, which has been a plus pitch for him at times during his career.
3/13/2014 | Padres make second round of cuts
The Padres made their second round of camp cuts Thursday, though none of the moves yielded much surprise. The Padres now have 52 players in big league camp.
3/13/2014 | Noel feels like a 'true switch-hitter' now
It took him two seasons, but Padres outfielder Rico Noel now considers himself to be a "true switch-hitter." It was a rough adjustment at first for Noel, a natural right-handed hitter who took up switch-hitting at the urging of the organization before the 2012 season.
3/13/2014 | Alonso hits two doubles, Gyorko adds a two-bagger
The Padres got two doubles from Yonder Alonso, and Jedd Gyorko also had a double and was robbed of extra bases by a nice running catch in deep center field by Logan Schafer in the fourth.
3/12/2014 | Ross pleased with outing
Tyson Ross had been very sharp all spring and suffered a bit of a statistical bump in the road in his Wednesday start against the Indians, but said everything is going the way it should.
3/12/2014 | Grandal playing catch-up after rehabbing knee
Yasmani Grandal's knee has progressed quickly and he made his Cactus League debut Monday vs. the Rockies. On Wednesday morning, Padres manager Bud Black said Grandal would likely play in Thursday's home game against the Brewers, too.
3/12/2014 | Padres may adjust rotation vs. division rivals
Bud Black may opt to adjust his rotation as the Padres play NL West rivals in the coming days.
3/12/2014 | Headley getting closer to game action
Third baseman Chase Headley, who has not played in any Cactus League games since straining his right calf Feb. 22, is improving and could get in a game within a week, according to Padres manager Bud Black.
3/12/2014 | Ross builds endurance but gives up three earned runs
San Diego starter Tyson Ross gave up three earned runs on four hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings, surrendering a homer to Indians third baseman Carlos Santana.
3/12/2014 | Medica's hot bat has Padres looking for a spot for him
Tommy Medica, who was a catcher for the early part of his professional career before transitioning to first base four seasons ago, has been trying out the outfield.
3/11/2014 | Kennedy rebounds after slow start vs. A's
Of the 67 pitches that Ian Kennedy threw on Tuesday, he was really only happy with one of them. And that happened to be his final pitch against the A's at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/11/2014 | Cashner stays grounded during scoreless streak
Andrew Cashner ran his scoreless-innings streak to nine on Monday when he tossed four shutout innings against the Rockies, though that's not the number that stood out most to his pitching coach, Darren Balsley.
3/11/2014 | Jackson in running for backup infield position
The Padres are taking a long look this spring at Ryan Jackson, who is hoping to land a job as the team's reserve infielder.
3/11/2014 | In second year, Gyorko practicing patience at plate
No one is more aware of the fact that Jedd Gyorko needs to take more walks more than, well, Jedd Gyorko. He is taking steps this spring toward being a more patient hitter than he was a year ago as a rookie second baseman for the Padres.
3/11/2014 | Padres rally behind Dickerson's three-run homer
The Padres rallied from a five-run deficit on Tuesday for a 6-5 victory over the A's at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/10/2014 | Return performance a success for Grandal
Not a bad spring debut for Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, who played in his first game since July 6 of last season. Grandal, coming off arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last August, had a single in his first at-bat, while also catching the final three innings of the Padres' 5-0 victory over the Rockies.
3/10/2014 | Prior reflects on career, transitions to front office
Former All-Star pitcher Mark Prior wants no special treatment as he embraces the challenge of working for San Diego, and he made it clear to assistant general manager A.J. Hinch that he is ready to work.
3/10/2014 | Cashner cruises through four in Padres' shutout
Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner continued his Cactus League shutout streak and second baseman Ryan Jackson homered to lead San Diego to a 5-0 win over the Rockies on Monday at Salt River Fields.
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