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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:29:37 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable (undisclosed) was hit by pitch in the Cactus League spring game Tuesday, March 26, but he did not suffer a serious injury.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:50:26 -0700
San Diego Padres OFs Cameron Maybin (back), Carlos Quentin (knee) and Will Venable (side) could return to action Friday, March 15, in split-squad games.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:19:28 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (back) took part in drills Wednesday, March 13, and could play Thursday, March 14, or Friday, March 15. OF Carlos Quentin (knee) took batting practice for the second time in as many days Wednesday, but there is no timetable for his return. 2B Logan Forsythe (foot) could have his protective boot removed soon, and he would need two to three days of therapy before returning to games. OF Will Venable (side) could return to games soon.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:43:43 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable finally found an acceptable approach to his swing after entrusting hitting coach Phil Plantier with fixing his mechanics, and Venable went on to post career highs in hits (110), games (148), doubles (26), triples (eight), runs (62) and at-bats (417). Plantier and assistant hitting coach Alonzo Powell eliminated Venable's double toe tap with the front foot in his stride. He also kept his bat much more quiet instead of waving it back and forth. "I'm trying to build on the improvements I made with the swing last year and not changing a whole lot. I want to continue to be natural and let my ability take over and stay out of the way as far as tinkering with too much mechanical stuff," Venable said.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:17:07 -0800
San Diego Padres OFs Chris Denorfia and Will Venable are expected to platoon in right field this year. Denorfia had a slash line of .337/.390/.500 with four homers and 22 RBIs in 178 at-bats against left-handed pitchers last year and Venable had a slash line of .270/.339/.400 with eight of his nine home runs in 353 at-bats against righties.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:38:14 -0800
Seven San Diego Padres players were among the 133 that filed for salary arbitration this week. C John Baker, SS Everth Cabrera, 3B Chase Headley, and P's Luke Gregerson, Joe Thatcher, Clayton Richard and Edinson Volquez filed. An eighth player, OF Will Venable, filed but settled with his team already. The Padres estimate their payroll will increase to $65 million with these arbitration filings.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:31:00 -0800
The San Diego Padres avoided arbitration with OF Will Venable by signing him to a one-year, $2.675 million contract.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:51:21 -0800
The San Diego Padres did not offer P Juan Oramas a contract for the 2013 season, making him a free agent. Oramas is recovering from Tommy John surgery and would not have been available until the middle of the year. The Padres tendered contracts to 31 players, including arbitration-eligible OF Will Venable, SS Everth Cabrera, 3B Chase Headley, RP's Luke Gregerson and Joe Thatcher, SP's Clayton Richard and Edinson Volquez, and C John Baker.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:07:34 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (Achilles') was out of the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 18, resting his sore left Achilles' tendon. "It's doing OK, it's still a little sore," manager Bud Black said. "We spoke today about if starting today's game would be beneficial. We decided that getting off the Achilles' was a good idea. We hope the pain subsides a little." OF Will Venable started in Maybin's stead.
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:28:43 -0700
The San Diego Padres could elect to trade OF Carlos Quentin in exchange for prospects this summer and then try to re-sign him in free agency at the end of the season. San Diego could sign Quentin to a multi-year contract now, but it would be tough considering the team is waiting on new ownership. The Friars could also decide to trade OFs Chris Denorfia, Mark Kotsay or Will Venable.