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Padres | Josh Johnson signs with Padres
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:45:20 -0800

Updating a previous report, free-agent SP Josh Johnson (Padres) signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres Thursday, Dec. 18. The deal is expected to be worth a bit less than $2 million, but incentives could make it worth as much as $8 million.


Padres | Josh Johnson expected back with Padres
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:13:55 -0800

Free-agent SP Josh Johnson (Padres) is on the verge of signing a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres, according to sources. The deal is expected to include significant incentives for games started.


Rockies | Audry Perez signs
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:41:50 -0800

The Colorado Rockies signed free-agent C Audry Perez (Cardinals) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Thursday, Dec. 18.


Padres | Matt Kemp deal expected to go through
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:24:55 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp's (hips) physical has delayed a decision on whether the San Diego Padres will accept the blockbuster deal, but several sources believe the deal ultimately is unlikely to be derailed. There is no evidence that the Padres are trying to rework the trade for Kemp, and the team is likely studying the exam finding to see if they can be insured reasonably.


Rockies | Three players being discussed in trades
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:51:41 -0800

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki, OF Carlos Gonzalez and 1B Justin Morneau have all been talked about in trades this offseason, but no deals are imminent. The Rockies want pitching back in return.


Dodgers | Shawn Zarraga acquired
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:51:05 -0800

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired C Shawn Zarraga from the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Dec. 18, in exchange for OF Matt Long and RP Jarret Martin.


Padres | Matt Kemp has arthritis in hips
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:21:30 -0800

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hips) has not been officially traded to the San Diego Padres, because his physical showed he has arthritis in both of his hips. The Padres are meeting with medical experts about the situation.


Padres | Matt Kemp's agent expects trade to SD to happen
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:34:27 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp's agent, Junior Spivey, said he believes the trade to the San Diego Padres will happen. Spivey said there are still some final details to be worked out before the deal can occur.


Rockies | Colorado interested in Kyle Kendrick
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:27:15 -0800

Free-agent SP Kyle Kendrick (Phillies) is drawing interest from the Colorado Rockies.


Cardinals | More on Mark Reynolds terms
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:26:23 -0800

Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals 1B/3B Mark Reynolds received a one-year, $2 million deal. He can earn $200,000 for 250, 350, 450 and 550 plate appearances in 2015.


Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy's Dodgers deal has injury clause
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:25:07 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy has an injury clause built into his four-year, $48 million contract. The Dodgers would pay McCarthy a $5 million club option in 2019 if he missed more than 179 innings while on the disabled list. If McCarthy misses between 119 and 179 innings, the club option is $8 million.


Padres | Seth Smith on the move?
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:10:35 -0800

San Diego Padres OF Seth Smith could be on the move following the acquisition of OF Wil Myers, and the potential addition and finalization of a deal for OF Matt Kemp.


Padres | Acquire Gerardo Reyes
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:48:44 -0800

Updating a previous report, the San Diego Padres also acquired P Gerardo Reyes in the three-team trade Wednesday, Dec. 16, between the Padres, Washington Nationals and Tampa Bay Rays.


Diamondbacks | David Hernandez financials
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:36:22 -0800

Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks RP David Hernandez's one-year contract is worth $2 million.


Diamondbacks | David Hernandez avoids arbitration
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:16:54 -0800

Arizona Diamondbacks RP David Hernandez agreed to a one-year contract with the team Wednesday, Dec. 17, and will avoid arbitration.


Padres | San Diego acquires Wil Myers
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:14:04 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers was traded to the San Diego Padres as the centerpiece of a three-team deal Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Marlins | Michael Morse contract financials
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:31:50 -0800

Correcting a previous report, Miami Marlins 1B Michael Morse's two-year contract is worth $7 million in 2015 and $8 million in 2016. Morse also received a $1 million signing bonus.


Mets | Everth Cabrera, Stephen Drew on Mets' radar
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:28:38 -0800

Free-agent SSs Everth Cabrera (Padres) and Stephen Drew (Yankees) are of interest to the New York Mets, according to sources. Although, general manager Sandy Alderson said earlier this week that SS Wilmer Flores will likely begin the season as the starting shortstop.


Braves | Nick Markakis on track for spring training
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:50:42 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis (neck) is expected to resume baseball activities before the team begins spring training in late February, the team announced Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Mets | David Wright resumes swinging bat
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:45:02 -0800

New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) said he has resumed swinging a bat Wednesday, Dec. 17, and he expects to increase the volume soon. Wright noted he expects to visit hitting coach Kevin Long in Phoenix in January.


Braves | ATL unlikely to move B.J. Upton before season
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:45:57 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton likely will not be traded before the start of the regular season because other teams do not want to pay for any of his salary.


Giants | Sergio Romo re-signs with SF
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:53:08 -0800

The San Francisco Giants re-signed RP Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million deal Wednesday, Dec. 17, according to sources.


Giants | SF close to re-signing Sergio Romo
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:44:50 -0800

Free-agents RP Sergio Romo (Giants) is close to re-signing with the San Francisco Giants, according to sources.


Padres | SD to swap catchers with Tampa?
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:44:24 -0800

San Diego Padres C Rene Rivera is being discussed in a swap with the Tampa Bay Rays that would send C Ryan Hanigan to the Padres, according to sources. This trade would potentially be a part of the blockbuster trade involving OF Wil Myers.


Brewers | Kyle Heckathorn, Andy Moye released
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:23:04 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers Ps Kyle Heckathorn and Andy Moye were released Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Padres | SD believes Matt Kemp's physical is fine
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:07:42 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp's physical is believed to be fine, but the San Diego Padres are waiting for the final details. The Padres' acquisition of Kemp has not been made official at this point.


Giants | Curtis Partch signs
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:00:42 -0800

The San Francisco Giants signed free-agent P Curtis Partch (Reds) to a minor league deal Tuesday, Dec. 16.


Padres | SD sending prospects to Rays?
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:59:00 -0800

San Diego Padres 1B Jake Bauers, Ps Joe Ross and Burch Smith and two other players would be sent to the Tampa Bay Rays in a potential blockbuster deal involving OF Wil Myers, according to a source. An industry source said Tampa Bay may be working on another trade involving more pieces they would receive from San Diego, and the Washington Nationals are involved in the those conversations.


Braves | Anthony Varvaro traded
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:52:09 -0800

The Atlanta Braves traded RP Anthony Varvaro to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for P Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.


Padres | Matt Kemp to SD still not official
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:48:44 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp has still not officially been traded to the San Diego Padres, because the two sides are still working on things, according to an official. The Padres would not say if Kemp passed or failed his physical.

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