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3/26/2015 | International scouting director Kemp leads charge abroad

From his home in Charlotte, Chris Kemp could -- and did -- cover a lot of ground scouting amateur players for the Rangers. Five months into the job as the Padres' director of international scouting, Kemp has traded those long hours in the car for frequent flyer miles and remote locations.

3/26/2015 | Padres claim hard-throwing Gustave off waivers

The Padres claimed 22-year-old right-handed pitcher Jandel Gustave off of waivers from the Royals on Thursday, which could complicate what is already a muddled bullpen situation.

3/26/2015 | Norris looking to break out after big day at plate

On Wednesday, Derek Norris became the last of general manager A.J. Preller's notable offseason acquisitions to reach the cheap seats, as the Padres' catcher hit his first home run of the spring against the Dodgers.

3/25/2015 | Lane allows three homers, hits one of his own against LA

Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, Justin Turner and Scott Van Slyke homered Wednesday at Camelback Ranch in the Dodgers' 9-5 win over the Padres, who got home runs from catcher Derek Norris and starting pitcher Jason Lane.

3/25/2015 | Playing games in Mexico high on CEO Dee's to-do list

On April 9, the Padres will unveil the largest video board in the National League for the team's home opener at Petco Park against the Giants. On July 12, 2016, the team will host baseball's All-Star Game. So what's next for the Padres and team president and CEO Mike Dee?

3/25/2015 | After sluggish start to spring, Kelley rounding into form

For a new guy trying to make a good first impression, Padres reliever Shawn Kelley didn't exactly get off to a strong start when Cactus League games began. However, he's allowed just one hit in his last 5 1/3 innings, with one walk and six strikeouts.

3/25/2015 | Morrow scratched due to blister

Right-hander Brandon Morrow, one of two candidates for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation, will not take his normal turn Thursday because of a blister on his right ring finger.

3/24/2015 | No question: Padres, Preller want to re-up Upton

The long-term future for Justin Upton is wide open. The Padres only hope that the future beyond this season will include them.

3/24/2015 | Padres' new sluggers overpower Mariners

Justin Upton hit his third home run of the spring and Matt Kemp added two hits as the Padres defeated the Mariners, 6-4, on Tuesday at the Peoria Sports Complex.

3/24/2015 | Padres send down catching prospect Hedges

The Padres reassigned catcher Austin Hedges to Minor League camp on Tuesday, hopeful that the next time he comes to big league camp for Spring Training that he might stay for good.

3/24/2015 | Ross joins Hooton Foundation Advisory Board

Tyson Ross was one of 22 active Major League players named Tuesday to the Advisory Board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation.

3/24/2015 | Little-known lefty began Preller's reshaping of club

Before Padres general manager A.J. Preller set the baseball world on its collective ear with a series of stunning December trades, acquiring Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers and several more, there was Kyle Bartsch.

3/24/2015 | Bell's final toll: Longtime closer elects to retire

Heath Bell, a three-time All-Star with the Padres in 2009-11, is bowing out after an 11-season career. The reason, Bell said, was pretty simple. "My kids wanted me home," said Bell, 37.

3/24/2015 | Still plenty of questions for Padres, Preller to answer

The Padres have several unsettled areas to address before camp breaks after their last game in Arizona on April 2 and before setting their 25-man roster before the opener against the Dodgers. To be sure, general manager A.J. Preller, his staff and manager Bud Black have some tough decisions to wrestle with in the coming days.

3/23/2015 | Ross tosses five scoreless as Padres roll

Tyson Ross was nearly unhittable for five innings, allowing one hit and striking out five, as the Padres rode a five-run fifth inning to a 10-4 spring victory over the visiting White Sox on Monday at the Peoria Sports Complex.

3/23/2015 | Johnson shakes off rust in first bullpen session

Padres right-hander Josh Johnson, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, completed his first bullpen session since the April 24 procedure.

3/23/2015 | Benoit getting better with age

Joaquin Benoit may turn 38 in July, but the Padres closer is showing no signs of slowing down.

3/23/2015 | Gyorko working to get back in the swing of things

Jedd Gyorko spring numbers -- a .188 average with 16 strikeouts in 32 at-bats entering Monday's action -- are ugly, but Padres second baseman continues to work with hitting coaches Mark Kotsay and Alonzo Powell.

3/22/2015 | Finding fault in start a stretch for Shields

Tossing five no-hit innings on a sun-kissed afternoon Sunday against the Cubs left Padres starting pitcher James Shields feeling almost entirely satisfied with his fourth appearance of the spring.

3/22/2015 | Shields fires five no-hit frames in Padres' win

Tommy Medica smacked a two-run homer in the eighth inning and James Shields threw five no-hit innings as the Padres beat the Cubs, 6-1, on Sunday in front of 15,206 at Sloan Park.

3/22/2015 | Padres send Erlin, Wisler to Minor League camp

The Padres continued to whittle down their roster, moving six players to their Minor League camp on Sunday.

3/22/2015 | Streaky Medica on another torrid spring tear

Don't tell Padres first baseman-outfielder Tommy Medica that Spring Training statistics don't mean anything.

3/22/2015 | Quentin adjusting to speed of game at first base

Carlos Quentin played six innings on defense at first base for the Padres on Saturday against the D-backs, the first time he's started at the position in a Cactus League game this spring.

3/21/2015 | Kelly's long-awaited return to mound for Friars short, sweet

Normally, Casey Kelly would be all about a nice, orderly and very efficient inning of work. But 10 months removed from pitching in any kind of game, Kelly wouldn't have minded if his inning on Saturday against the D-backs consisted of more than the seven pitches it took to get three outs.

3/21/2015 | Final rotation spot still up for grabs between Morrow, Despaigne

For two weeks, the two leading candidates for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation took turns matching each other, good outing for good outing. It's probably only fitting then that on Saturday neither fared especially well in a 7-5 loss to the D-backs at the Peoria Sports Complex.

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