Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:59:29 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross won the No. 5 starter battle because he had a sound spring and the Padres want to ease Andrew Cashner into action via the bullpen. Early in camp, Ross worked with pitching coach Darren Balsley to change his stride during his delivery to help his pitches stay lower in the strike zone. At one point, Ross had a run of 15 1/3 scoreless innings in spring ball. The Padres probably will cap Cashner's innings this year at somewhere between 150 and 160.
Fantasy Tip: Ross has long boasted potential for more strikeouts and better consistency, so this looks like a sound opportunity for him to step into deep-league relevance, even if only for a short stretch. Expect Cashner, whose thumb looks to have healed, to be the first man up if a rotation spot clears. In deep mixed leagues, he's still worth monitoring or stashing; he should still provide plenty of K's as a reliever.
Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:48:43 -0700
The San Diego Padres announced their coaching staff Monday, Oct. 18, for the 2011 season, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock. Dave Roberts will serve as the new first base coach and Rick Renteria will move to bench coach, with former bench coach Ted Simmons not returning. Bullpen coach Darrell Akerfelds, pitching coach Darren Balsley, third base coach Glenn Hoffman and hitting coach Randy Ready will all return.
Wed, 06 Oct 2010 20:44:44 -0700
San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria is expected to return as the bench coach next season, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock. However, the Toronto Blue Jays have received permission to interview him for their managerial opening. Special assistant Dave Roberts will serve as the team's first base coach next year. Bench coach Ted Simmons will be pursuing a managerial position in the offseason. Pitching coach Darren Balsley, hitting coach Randy Ready and bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds are all expected to return.
Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:54:01 -0700
Corey Brock, of MLB.com, reports the San Diego Padres agreed to one-year contract extensions with their entire coaching staff for the 2010 season, which includes bench coach Ted Simmons, hitting coach Randy Ready, pitching coach Darren Balsley, first base coach Rick Renteria, third base coach Glenn Hoffman and bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:49:04 -0700
Tom Krasovic, of The San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Padres P Walter Silva allowed three runs while striking out five in a minor league game Friday, March 27. Pitching coach Darren Balsley said Silva has at least four average major league pitches in his repertoire.
Mon, 29 Sep 2008 18:59:52 -0700
The Sports Network reports San Diego Padres manager Bud Black will return to the team next season. Also returning for the 2009 season will be bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds, pitching coach Darren Balsley, third-base coach Glenn Hoffman and first-base coach Rick Renteria.
Tue, 21 Nov 2006 22:31:36 -0800
Updating previous items, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports the San Diego Padres signed pitching coach Darren Balsley to a two-year contract extension Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Mon, 13 Nov 2006 09:28:55 -0800
Tom Krasovic, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the San Diego Padres will announce they have re-signed pitching coach Darren Balsley to a two-year contract Monday, Nov. 13.
Sun, 05 Nov 2006 17:23:16 -0800
The San Diego Union-Tribune's Tom Krasovic reports the contract of San Diego Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley has expired. However, according to Padres general manager Kevin Towers, it does not mean the coach won't be coming back, as the team wants to get their managerial situation taken care of first.