Ron Fowler transitions to Vice Chairman

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SAN DIEGO — As announced by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball today, Peter Seidler has been formally approved by Major League team owners as control person of the San Diego Padres. Seidler will be accountable to Major League Baseball for the operation of the Club and its compliance with the rules of Baseball. Additionally, the Padres have announced that Seidler will assume the position of Chairman, while Ron Fowler will transition to the role of Vice Chairman.

Seidler, 60, previously held the title of General Partner and has been the lead investor of the Padres since 2012.

“I greatly appreciate the support of Commissioner Manfred and the other MLB team owners and am excited to assume the responsibilities of control person and Chairman,” Seidler said. “The Padres hold a special place in San Diego and our organization will continue to work tirelessly to bring consistent championship quality baseball to our supportive and deserving fans. I particularly want to thank Ron for being instrumental in building outstanding qualities including a strong work ethic, an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on continuous improvement into the foundation of our…


Clevinger will also undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday; expected to miss 2021 season

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RHP Mike Clevinger

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres have signed right-handed pitcher Mike Clevinger to a two-year contract through the 2022 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. The agreement replaces Clevinger’s two remaining seasons of arbitration eligibility and includes deferments and performance bonuses. Additionally, Clevinger is scheduled to undergo ulnar collateral ligament surgery (“Tommy John”) on Tuesday, November 17th. He is expected to miss the entirety of the 2021 season.

The 29-year-old posted a 2.84 ERA (6 ER, 19.0 IP) in four regular season starts for the Padres in 2020 after being acquired in a nine-player trade from the Cleveland Indians on August 31st. Between San Diego and Cleveland last season, the right-hander boasted a 3.02 ERA in eight starts with 40 strikeouts against 14 walks. Clevinger was diagnosed with a right posterior elbow impingement following his final regular season start on September 23 vs. LAA, and in his sole Postseason appearance in the 2020 National League Division Series on October 6 vs. …


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SAN DIEGO — Prior to Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Globe Life Field tonight, the San Diego Padres finalized their 28-man NLDS roster.

There are three changes from the Padres Wild Card roster: OF Greg Allen, RHP Mike Clevinger and LHP Ryan Weathers have replaced RHP Dan Altavilla and INFs Greg Garcia and Jorge Mateo.

Below is a breakdown of the club’s NLDS roster entering tonight’s game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas:

  • RHP (10): Austin Adams, Mike Clevinger, Zach Davies, Pierce Johnson, Chris Paddack, Emilio Pagán, Luis Patiño, Garrett Richards, Trevor Rosenthal, Craig Stammen
  • LHP (5): Tim Hill, Adrian Morejon, Drew Pomeranz, Matt Strahm, Ryan Weathers
  • C (3): Luis Campusano, Jason Castro, Austin Nola
  • INF (5): Jake Cronenworth, Eric Hosmer, Manny Machado, Mitch Moreland, Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • OF (5): Greg Allen, Trent Grisham, Wil Myers, Tommy Pham, Jurickson Profar


The San Diego Padres won Game Three of the Wild Card Series against the St Louis Cardinals to move on to the NLDS.

From Craig Stammen’s first pitch to Trevor Rosenthal’s last, the Padres pitching staff rose to the occasion on Friday in a 4–0 victory over the Cardinals in Game 3 of the NL Wild Card Series at Petco Park. Nine members of the Padres’ bullpen pitched scoreless ball — the most pitchers used in a nine-inning combined shutout since at least 1901, regular season or postseason.

The Padres will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One on Tuesday.

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SAN DIEGO — Prior to Game 1 of the National League Wild Card Series at Petco Park today, the San Diego Padres finalized their 28-man Wild Card Series roster.

Below is a breakdown of the Padres Wild Card roster entering this afternoon’s game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:

  • RHP (10): Austin Adams, Dan Altavilla, Zach Davies, Pierce Johnson, Chris Paddack, Emilio Pagán, Luis Patiño, Garrett Richards, Trevor Rosenthal, Craig Stammen
  • LHP (4): Tim Hill, Adrian Morejon, Drew Pomeranz, Matt Strahm
  • C (3): Luis Campusano, Jason Castro, Austin Nola
  • INF (7): Jake Cronenworth, Greg Garcia, Eric Hosmer, Manny Machado, Jorge Mateo, Mitch Moreland, Fernando Tatis Jr. …


The San Diego Padres worked out before Game 1 of the Wild Card Series at Petco Park on Wednesday.

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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres today announced their Cactus League schedule for 2021 Spring Training presented by Southwest Airlines ®, the club’s 28th spring in Peoria, Ariz.

The team will begin its 31-game schedule in Arizona with the annual charity game on Saturday, February 27, as the visiting team against the Seattle Mariners at the Peoria Sports Complex. The Padres will play 16 of their 31 games next spring in Peoria, all but one of them as the home team. San Diego’s Cactus League schedule features 17 games against American League opponents and eight meetings versus National League West rivals, including two each with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. Five of the Padres’ 15 home games will take place over the weekend (Sat. …


By Kourage Kundahl

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Sitting six games above .500 with a month left to play, the Padres emerge from a frenetic three days of dealing as a National League heavyweight.

Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller traded from both major league surplus and minor league depth to add nine players from five different teams to the organization. In the process, the starting lineup and top-tier farm system both remain largely intact, with the Padres still holding onto their top four prospects.

What can fans expect to see in San Diego come September?

  • A handful of righty relievers to slot in as late-inning options;
  • A catching tandem which puts a 10-year veteran alongside a breakout…


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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres have acquired right-hander Taylor Williams from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.

Williams, 29, has posted a 1–1 record with a 5.93 ERA (9 ER, 13.2 IP), 1.39 WHIP (12 H, 7 BB) and 19 strikeouts (12.5 SO/9.0 IP) in 14 relief appearances for the Mariners in 2020. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound righty led Seattle in saves this season converting all six of his save opportunities while limiting opposing hitters to a .231 average, including a .222 mark versus left-handed hitters and a .240 …


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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres have acquired right-hander Mike Clevinger, outfielder Greg Allen and a player to be named later from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for catcher Austin Hedges, infielders Gabriel Arias and Owen Miller, outfielder Josh Naylor, left-hander Joey Cantillo and right-hander Cal Quantrill, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.

Clevinger, 29, went 1–1 with a 3.18 ERA (8 ER, 22.2 IP) and 21 strikeouts in four starts for the Indians this season and held opponents to two-or-fewer runs in three of those four starts. In 2019, Clevinger posted a 13–4 record with a 2.71 ERA (38 ER, 126.0 IP), 1.06 WHIP, and 169 strikeouts (12.07 SO/9.0 IP) to just 37 walks in 21 starts. …

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