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    Instead of starting a thread for each one, I thought I'd put them all in this master thread.

    Big news to start us off:

    Signed: C Mike Collins (re-signed), 1B Joe Agreste (Gateway (Frontier)), 3B Anthony Contreras (re-signed)

    Rule 5 selections: RHP Rolando Valdez (Mets, AAA), LHP Orlando Lara (Mets, AAA)

  • #2
    Signed: RHP Jackson Quezada (re-signed), C Chris Stewart, OF Chris Denorfia
    Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Hayden Beard, LHP Brent Carter


    • #3
      Gonzalez headed to Japan; Padres sign Worrell

      TOKYO (AP) — Former San Diego Padres second baseman Edgar Gonzalez signed with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League on Friday.

      SAN DIEGO -- Pitcher Mark Worrell, who was believed to be the key piece to the Khalil Greene trade one year ago, signed a Minor League contract Thursday to remain with the Padres.


      • #4
        Promoted Tim Holt to central regional scouting supervisor, Ash Lawson to northeast regional scouting supervisor and Ilana Miller to coordinator, scouting and player development. Named Justin Baughman, Jeff Curtis, Josh Emmerick, Kevin Ellis, Shane Monahan and Mark Connor area scouts.


        • #5
          Padres avoid arb with Heath Bell

          San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres made it official Saturday, announcing they have agreed to terms with closer Heath Bell on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

          The team's website reported earlier the deal is worth $4 million.


          • #6
            Padres make trade

            San Diego Padres traded 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff to Oakland Athletics; Oakland Athletics traded Aaron Cunningham and LF Scott Hairston to San Diego Padres and San Antonio Missions traded 2B Eric Sogard to Midland RockHounds.


            • #7
              Padres sign Jerry Hairston, Jr.

              The San Diego Padres have signed infielder/outfielder Jerry Hairston Jr. to a one-year deal worth $2.13 million.

              I'd also like to report that after this offseason, I am retiring from reporting the daily team by team transactions (and the Baseball Fever community breathes a collective sigh of relief). It takes far too long to do.


              • #8
                Padres avoid arb with Adams

                he Padres and RHP Mike Adams avoided arbitration Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.
                Adams and the Padres were able to find common ground rather quickly. The 31-year-old reliever had an impressive 0.73 ERA, 0.59 WHIP and 45/8 K/BB ratio in 37 innings last season. He will serve as San Diego's primary setup man this year, manning the eighth inning while Heath Bell handles the ninth.
                Named Randy Smith director of player development.

                Signed: LHP Derrick Loop
                Last edited by Cowtipper; 01-20-2010, 04:11 PM.


                • #9
                  Padres sign Matt Stairs

                  SAN DIEGO — Canadian outfielder Matt Stairs and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a minor league deal.

                  Stairs, a Fredericton native who turns 42 in February, has spent last year and the final month of the 2008 season with Philadelphia, serving primarily as a pinch-hitter.


                  • #10
                    Padres release a few, hire Mark Loretta

                    Released: RHP Colin Lynch, LHP Andrew Bovich, LHP Andrew Morton, LHP Will Startup, 2B Joey Railey, 3B Seth Johnston, OF Julian Alvarez, OF Jason Codiroli, OF Angel Mercado

                    SAN DIEGO - Mark Loretta retired as a player Monday and was hired by the San Diego Padres as a special assistant to baseball operations.

                    Loretta's playing career spanned 15 big-league seasons. He played with the Padres from 2003 to 2005. Loretta most recently was with the Dodgers.


                    • #11
                      Padres sign Jon Garland

                      Picking up Jon Garland is not a sexy move, but it's an essential one. It'd be like picking up Velma for your mystery solving gang. She's the one doing all the essential tasks like being logical, deciphering scientific formulas, reading foreign languages and losing her glasses. After all that work she then lets a couple of bumbling idiots accidentally solve the mystery.

                      Jon Garland doesn't get a lot of strike outs, he doesn't walk a lot of players, he doesn't have very good stuff, he just has a rubber arm that eats innings - like Shaggy and Scoob eat Scooby snacks. When Garland eventually loses his glasses velocity, he did his job of paving the way for our bumbling bullpen to come in and let Scooby Doo Heath Bell be the hero.

                      So while I don't expect to be buying tickets and yelling "YES! Jon Garland is pitching tonight!" while pumping my fist furiously, he is just as essential to the Padres completing the season as fertilizer for the lawn and nacho cheese. And really you can't ask for a better endorsement than that.

                      Corey Brock of reports that the Padres have DFA’ed reliever Mike Ekstrom to make room on the 40-man roster for newly-acquired starter Jon Garland.

                      Ekstrom, 26, posted a 6.38 ERA in 12 apperances for the Padres in 2009, striking out 19 and walking 8 in 18.1 innings. He was a 12th round draft pick in 2004 for San Diego.
                      Last edited by Cowtipper; 01-27-2010, 11:35 AM.


                      • #12
                        Padres avoid arb with Hairston; Ekstrom claimed

                        SAN DIEGO -- The Padres agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.45 million Tuesday with outfielder Scott Hairston.

                        Hairston, obtained last month from the A's in the deal that sent Kevin Kouzmanoff to Oakland, was the last of four arbitration-eligible players to agree to deals for 2010.

                        The Rays claimed reliever Mike Ekstrom off waivers from the Padres, tweets Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. He'd been designated for assignment a week ago to make room for Jon Garland.

                        Ekstrom, 26, was done in by hits and home runs allowed in an 18.3-inning big league stint last year. At Triple A, he had a 1.73 ERA, 6.2 K/9, and 2.3 BB/9 in 62.3 innings.

                        They also released Walter Silva and Brian Joynt.

                        Last edited by Cowtipper; 02-03-2010, 12:03 PM.


                        • #13
                          Padres sign Yorvit Torrealba

                          The Padres agreed to sign Yorvit Torrealba to a one-year $1.25MM deal that includes a mutual option for 2011. The catcher will earn $750K this year and there's a $500K buyout on a $3.5MM mutual option for the following season. The deal is pending a physical, tweets Dan Hayes of the North County Times.


                          • #14
                            Released: RHP Gabe DeHoyos, 3B Justin Baum


                            • #15
                              Padres release Burke

                              To clear a roster spot, the Padres asked for unconditional release waivers on right-hander Greg Burke, who was 3-3 with a 4.14 ERA in 48 games for San Diego last year.


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