Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:56:44 -0700
San Diego Padres hitting coach Phil Plantier was fired Wednesday, Oct. 22, after the team hit a collective .226 last year, which was worst in the majors. Assistant hitting coach Alonzo Powell will be a candidate to take the position. Bench coach Dave Roberts, pitching coach Darren Balsley, third base coach Glenn Hoffman, first base coach Jose Valentin and bullpen coach Willie Blair will all return.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:48:38 -0800
San Diego Padres first base coach Dave Roberts has been promoted to bench coach.
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.
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 03:40:15 -0700
San Diego Padres special assistant Dave Roberts said he's encouraged after finishing chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma and said a PET scan was clean, The Associated Press reports. He has three weeks of radiation treatment scheduled next month.
Tue, 04 May 2010 02:22:59 -0700
Former MLB OF Dave Roberts, currently a special assistant for the San Diego Padres, said Monday, May 3, that he is being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez.
Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:57:19 -0800
John Maffei, of the North County Times, reports former OF Dave Roberts will work with San Diego Padres OF Tony Gwynn Jr., OF Will Venable and SS Everth Cabrera on bunting and base stealing during Spring Training. Roberts is now a special assistant for baseball operations with the team.
Fri, 06 Mar 2009 11:15:11 -0800
Adam McCalvy, of MLB.com, reports free-agent OF Dave Roberts' (Giants) agent, John Boggs, has made contact with the Milwaukee Brewers to gauge their interest.
Fri, 06 Mar 2009 10:55:46 -0800
Andrew Baggarly, of The Mercury News, reports San Francisco Giants SS Eugenio Velez is seeing more and more time as an outfielder in Spring Training and is likely to take free-agent OF Dave Roberts' (Giants) place as the utility outfielder this season. Velez is likely out of the competition at second base as a result.
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 10:11:32 -0800
Chris Haft, of MLB.com, reports the San Francisco Giants explored trade options for free-agent OF Dave Roberts (Giants) during Spring Training, according to general manager Brian Sabean.