Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:13:23 -0700
The San Diego Padres "never seriously considered" firing manager Bud Black despite the team's struggles this season and the dismissal of GM Josh Byrnes, according to team president Mike Dee. Dee said it remains to be seen whether new general manager A.J. Preller will want Black to continue, but Dee expresses confidence in Black as a manager.
Mon, 26 May 2014 23:45:17 -0700
Sources indicate San Diego Padres manager Bud Black and general manager Josh Byrnes could be in jeopardy if the team does not turn around.
Sun, 25 May 2014 23:55:27 -0700
Although SP Billy Buckner and RP Blaine Boyer were designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres, manager Bud Black said the team would like to keep both and have them pitch at Triple-A El Paso. The team has 10 days to decide what it wants to do with both.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:21:19 -0700
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said there's a good chance 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) will return to the big club Friday, July 12.
Fantasy Tip: This'll mean a drop in playing time for Kyle Blanks, who's been cold lately. Jesus Guzman will probably stick on roster instead.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:11:30 -0700
San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) visited a doctor Monday, June 24, who said his hand injury is healing fine. Alonso could have the splint removed from his hand by the end of the week. The team hopes Alonso can resume baseball activities by the beginning of next week. "Start playing some catch and doing some strength exercises, and from there, maybe get in the batting cage," Padres manager Bud Black said.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:13:23 -0700
San Diego Padres INF Jedd Gyorko (groin), currently on the DL with a groin strain, will travel with the team to San Francisco on Monday, June 17, and according to manager Bud Black will do some hitting on the field and take ground balls. Black is hopeful Gyorko will resume normal baseball activities by the end of the week.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:03:29 -0800
The San Diego Padres have picked up club options for 2014 and 2015 on manager Bud Black. He will be entering his seventh season at the helm in 2013.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 23:14:01 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly will not start for the rest of the season. The Padres have decided to shut down Kelly, and SP Anthony Bass will start Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Padres manager Bud Black said it was also unlikely that Kelly would pitch in the Arizona Fall League as previously scheduled. "He hasn't bounced back after his last couple starts," said Black. "His arm is just a little sore. He wanted to make his last start. I took the ball."
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 01:48:29 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) will take live batting practice this weekend. Manager Bud Black said Quentin will remain in San Diego for rehabilitation purposes while the team travels to Los Angeles.
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:35:38 -0800
The San Diego Padres would like to see SP Cory Luebke continue to develop into a frontline starter and the Padres think that getting Luebke to throw his changeup more will help him achieve that. According to FanGraphs, Luebke used his changeup only 6.8 percent of the time in 2011, well behind the use of his fastball (64.3 percent) and slider (25.8). "I think the changeup is going to be critical for Cory as it is for a lot of pitchers. I think he knows that with the fastball and slider that the change a lot of times is a separator from guys who end up having successful, long careers," manager Bud Black said.