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San Diego Padres' Tommy Pham hits an RBI single during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Padres counting on Pham to be part of lineup's 'heartbeat'

Mar. 3, 2020 4:38 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Tommy Pham’s cleats clacked on the sidewalk as he jogged between on-field batting practice and hitting in the cage. No walking until he returned to the San Diego Padres' clubhouse to get ready for Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Pham is all business at...

Padres' Davies compensates for lack of velocity with control

Feb. 20, 2020 1:11 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Davies has to compensate for his lack of velocity. “There are some guys who just go out there and throw, and that’s great and it works," San Diego's newly acquired pitcher said. "Unfortunately, I don’t have that. But there are ways to be successful other than...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado reacts during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Diego. The Padres head into spring training eager to get on with the ever-evolving rebuilding they hope will make them competitive sooner rather than later. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Machado had regular offseason with business focused on field

Feb. 18, 2020 3:57 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Manny Machado took care of business again this winter. It was all about baseball on the field this time. “It was good, it was a regular offseason for me," Machado said Tuesday before the San Diego Padres had their first full-squad workout of the spring. “I was able to...

San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Paddack throws during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Padres pitcher Paddack looks forward to showing off lion

Feb. 17, 2020 1:49 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — San Diego right-hander Chris Paddack has something new to show hitters this season — a blue-eyed lion. Two days before spring training opened, Paddack had a tattoo of a lion — his spirit animal — inked from wrist to elbow on the outside of his left forearm. When...

San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Paddack uses an elastic rope to stretch during baseball spring training Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Myers back with Padres after a rumor-filled offseason

Feb. 15, 2020 3:52 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A week ago, San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers did not expect to start spring training in Arizona. Already traded twice in his career, Myers figured he would be in Florida after another deal. “It seemed extremely real at that given moment,” Myers said. But after a...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. looks on from the dugout during the fifth inning of A baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in San Diego. Tatis Jr. has become one of major league baseball's most exciting young players, showing an instinct and aggressiveness that make it hard to believe he's only 20. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Tingler: Padres star Tatis Jr. to remain at shortstop

Feb. 12, 2020 5:35 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. will continue to make his diving, spinning moves at shortstop rather than in center field, rookie San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler said Wednesday. Tingler said he has no plans to give the Padres’ most dynamic player even a few spring training reps in...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers ponders a question during an interview with the media on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Fiers, the Oakland pitcher and whistleblower in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, appeared with teammates and manager Bob Melvin at team offices. Fiers has not spoken publicly about the sign stealing since the story was published in The Athletic in November. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Spring training: time for pitchers, catchers and cheaters

Feb. 8, 2020 12:13 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball returns to the field next week when pitchers, catchers and cheaters report to spring training. Fans await the annual sunny scenes of favorites stretching on bright green grass in Florida and Arizona. This year the players bring along dark clouds of scandal — the 2017...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. looks on from the dugout during the fifth inning of A baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in San Diego. Tatis Jr. has become one of major league baseball's most exciting young players, showing an instinct and aggressiveness that make it hard to believe he's only 20. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Padres look to welcome back Tatis from season-ending injury

Feb. 7, 2020 5:24 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres head into spring training fresh off the disappointment of not landing Mookie Betts but eager to get on with the ever-evolving rebuilding they hope will make them competitive sooner rather than later. Betts, the 2018 AL MVP with Boston, ended up with the division rival...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches the flight of his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. In what's become a familiar refrain, the Dodgers arrive at camp still looking for their first World Series championship since 1988. After losing in two straight World Series, they were ousted by Washington in five games in the NL Division Series last fall. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

NL West teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:01 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Los Angeles Dodgers Manager: Dave Roberts (fifth season). 2019: 106-56, first place, lost to Nationals in...