Brad Hawpe goes deep, but Padres come up short vs. Mariners | padres.com: News
First baseman Brad Hawpe continued his strong spring with a homer off Erik Bedard, but it wasn't enough as the Padres fell to the Mariners, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon in Peoria, Ariz.
PADRES NOTES: Proud alum Black loving Aztecs' run
"It was a terrific victory," Black said. "We're going to the Sweet Sixteen. Sweet Sixteen?"
Padres acquire reliever Neshek from Twins, option Durango, Deduno - SignOnSanDiego.com
"We like him," Padres general manager Jed Hoyer of Neshek. "He was dominant before the surgery. His velocity hasn't come all the way back."
PADRES: Potential draft bounty awaits in June
"We have a bunch of high picks, and we feel really good about it, really confident," said Jason McLeod, a Padres vice president and assistant general manager. "You don't get this type of opportunity to infuse talent into the organization that often. We won't go with super-risk guys. We're looking for talented players.
Padres claim reliever Pat Neshek off waivers | padres.com: News
The Padres rolled the dice a little on Sunday, taking a $625,000 gamble by betting that relief pitcher Pat Neshek, claimed off waivers from the Twins, will help them this season. It might not be on Opening Day, though.
Padres find a No. 3 hitter in Hudson | padres.com: News
He might not fit the traditional blueprint of an ideal No. 3 hitter, but it appears as if new second baseman Orlando Hudson could get most of his at-bats in that spot for the Padres this season.
Patterson showing some unlikely pop | padres.com: News
When the Padres acquired infielder/outfielder Eric Patterson from the Red Sox as the player to be named later in the Adrian Gonzalez deal, San Diego general manager Jed Hoyer said he considered Patterson an ideal National League player.