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Around the Mission: 8/20 Padres Links

  • Padres sweep Cubs; Gwynn placed on DL -
    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.

  • Padres excited about soccer, players not so much -
    "Asinine," closer Heath Bell said

  • Latos already a record-setter -
    "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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

  • PETCO Park | All Down The Line
    "It is with complete sincerity that I assert that PETCO Park is the most underrated ballpark in the country." (Hat Tip: Ducksnorts)