Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:21:26 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable (back) was not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 12, because of a back strain.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:24:32 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable (back) left the game early because of a back strain Wednesday, Sept. 10, and he could be out a few days.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:48:30 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (undisclosed) left the game Friday, July 25, against the Atlanta Braves due to an undisclosed reason. He struck out, and appeared to be frustrated returning to the dugout. OF Will Venable replaced him in the lineup midway through the game.
Fantasy Tip: It is unknown if Quentin suffered an injury, but given his medical history, it wouldn't be shocking in the least to see him on the shelf again.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:14:38 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games by MLB because of amphetamine use.
Fantasy Tip: Will Venable, Jeff Francoeur and Chris Denorfia could receive more playing time with Maybin suspended, but there have been reports that Denorfia could be moved by the trade deadline. Owners in deep leagues could consider adding Venable to their team, while Francoeur and Denforia should only be considered in NL-only leagues for now.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:49:14 -0700
The San Diego Padres may be willing to listen to trade offers for OFs Seth Smith, Chris Denorfia and Will Venable. The team is not interested in moving OF Cameron Maybin.
Tue, 27 May 2014 19:31:41 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable (foot) was out of the lineup for a third straight day Tuesday, May 27. However, he was able to hit and run on the field before the game. He has been dealing with swelling in his right foot, but is starting to feel better.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:38:19 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable (back) is expected to be healthy enough to play against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, March 30, after missing the last two exhibition games against the Cleveland Indians because of minor back pain. If he is unable to start, 1B/OF Tommy Medica could replace him in left field.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:45:46 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (biceps) is opting not to have surgery to fix his ruptured left biceps tendon after meeting with doctors Thursday, March 6. Now, he may be able to return in four to six weeks instead of the initial diagnosis of two to three months. OF Will Venable will likely take Maybin's spot in the lineup and in center field.
Fantasy Tip: This is great news unless he suffers a setback and eventually needs surgery, which could end his season. Maybin may wind up only missing part of the first month of the season, which might warrant drafting him late in a very deep league if you have DL spots available to use.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:17:12 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (biceps) will be out two to three months after his MRI exam showed a ruptured left biceps tendon.
Fantasy Tip: The Friars will likely shift Will Venable to center field. Chris Denorfia and Seth Smith can form a platoon in right field, with both players being valuable mainly in NL-only leagues. Maybin's 2013 season was derailed by injuries, and this year hasn't started any better. He could become a force for stolen bases later in the year, but he shouldn't be drafted in standard leagues now.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:36:04 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable (abdominal) was able to return to the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 25, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He had missed the past two games due to an abdominal injury.