Broken hand likely ends Gwynn's season | padres.com: News
Padres center fielder Tony Gwynn, who is having one of the best defensive seasons of any National League outfielder, is likely done for the season after he suffered a fractured hamate bone in his right hand on Wednesday.
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But Gwynn's loss is going to weaken the Padres options in the outfield as well as the overall team defense. Padres manager Bud Black said Thursday that Will Venable and Scott Hairston might now spell Denorfia in center. Neither is the defender than Denorfia is.
PADRES NOTES: Gwynn may be done for year; Gerut signed
Recently, Chris Denorfia and his strong bat had been taking playing time away from Gwynn, who has struggled at the plate throughout the season. But Gwynn is valuable on a team whose success is predicated on run prevention.
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"That's instinct," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Will very astutely noticed the catcher was up the line and the pitcher was out of the play."
Padres sweep Cubs; Gwynn placed on DL - SignOnSanDiego.com
Earlier Thursday, the Padres placed center fielder Tony Gwynn on the 15-day disabled list with an apparent fracture of the hook of the hamate bone in his right wrist. Gwynn suffered the injury while swinging the bat in the sixth inning Wednesday.
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"Asinine," closer Heath Bell said
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"The curve was the best it has been in a while," said Latos. "It was coming out of my hand good. And we stuck to the game plan. Get ahead and get them to chase."
Stairs still has it at plate, in field | padres.com: News
Padres outfielder Matt Stairs was a tough man to find after the Padres' 5-1 win over the Cubs on Wednesday, as he was in the training room tending to his 42-year-old body after a full and gratifying day, in the field and at-bat.
Padres recall reliever Webb from Triple-A | padres.com: News
When outfielder Tony Gwynn hit the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a fractured right hand, the Padres recalled reliever Ryan Webb from Triple-A Portland to add depth to their bullpen.
Padres sign Gerut to Minor League deal | padres.com: News
On the day outfielder Tony Gwynn was placed on the disabled list with a fractured right hand, the Padres turned to a familiar face for some outfield depth.
PETCO Park to host ChivaClasico on Sept. 14 | padres.com: News
PETCO Park will transform into a soccer stadium for a day when the home of the Padres hosts the "ChivaClásico" between Chivas USA of Major League Soccer and Club Deportivo Guadalajara of the Mexican First Division on Sept. 14.
Padres complete four-game Wrigley sweep | padres.com: News
Will Venable had two RBIs and later hustled home during a four-run seventh, giving the first-place Padres a 5-3 win and a four-game sweep of the Cubs. The NL West leaders have won 10 of 11.
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"It is with complete sincerity that I assert that PETCO Park is the most underrated ballpark in the country." (Hat Tip: Ducksnorts)