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  • On-the-rise Padres the best fit for Hosmer
    On the back fields of the Peoria Sports Complex on Tuesday morning, Padres staff prepped for the first full-squad workout of 2018. In the nearby Colonnade room at Peoria Stadium, Eric Hosmer buttoned his home jersey and donned a Padres cap for the first time.
  • In SD, Hosmer sees similarities to Royals
    Seven years ago, Kansas City was primed to cash in on one of the game's top farm systems. Eric Hosmer, the No. 3 overall Draft selection in 2008, was a pivotal part of that process, in which the Royals stockpiled young talent in hopes of a future payoff. The same is true of San Diego -- except now Hosmer is the $144 million man and not the bright-eyed youngster.
  • All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers
    All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.
  • Hosmer to honor Yordano, wear No. 30 in SD
    The memory of his close friend and fallen former teammate, Yordano Ventura, remains embedded in Eric Hosmer. When Ventura was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic in February of last year, the tragedy shook Hosmer and the Royals organization.
  • Renfroe's future clouded by Hosmer's arrival
    Hunter Renfroe arrived in camp last week seemingly entrenched as the Padres' right fielder. Coming off a roller-coaster rookie campaign, there was always plenty for him to prove in Year 2. Except, suddenly, Renfroe finds himself squarely in a battle for his job with the pending arrival of Eric Hosmer.
  • Deal official, Padres unveil Hosmer
    The Padres introduced Eric Hosmer, their new first baseman, in a news conference Tuesday at the Peoria Sports Complex.
  • Hosmer deal accelerates Padres' rebuild
    The Padres spent the past two years doing their best to stay out of the limelight. In lieu of flashy moves, general manager A.J. Preller cultivated an elite farm system, building from within without making a major splash via trade or free agency.
  • Padres' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Padres have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Diego's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.
  • MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18
    Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.
  • Friars on Hosmer: 'I couldn't be more excited'
    Austin Hedges was fast asleep Saturday night, when his phone buzzed. Then it buzzed again. And then it buzzed again. He couldn't ignore it much longer.
  • Padres make 8-year deal with Hosmer official
    After an offseason filled with slow-churning drama, the Padres have landed their top target -- and one of the top targets on the entire market. Eric Hosmer is headed to San Diego, the team announced on Monday. The 28-year-old first baseman has agreed to an eight-year contract worth $144 million that includes an opt-out after the fifth year.
  • '18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft
    From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Padres' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
  • Hosmer's arrival will reshape outfield, lineup
    Thirteen months ago, the Padres hosted a news conference at Petco Park in which they unveiled their first baseman of the future. Earlier that day, Wil Myers put pen to paper on a massive multiyear contract. And he was presumed to be the anchor at that position for half a dozen years.
  • Headley picks up where he left off with Padres
    For a moment Saturday morning, it felt as though Chase Headley never left. Sure, the veteran third baseman was reporting to a new team after an offseason trade. But there was Padres third-base coach Glenn Hoffman greeting Headley with a wide smile and a hug.
  • Hosmer has an excellent Petco resume
    Hosmer already has an excellent Petco Park resume
  • Padres adjust schedule to get pitchers ready
    The Padres' first full-squad workout won't take place until Monday, only four days before their first Cactus League game. That doesn't exactly leave ample opportunity for pitchers to face hitters ahead of the spring opener. So the club got a head start Saturday .
  • Hoffman imparts wisdom to Padres' relievers
    On the daily schedule board in the far corner of the Padres clubhouse, there's a list of each day's activities organized into groups. Beneath the scheduled bullpen sessions and workout plans, a short 20-minute segment is blocked off for a handful of relievers. "Trevor Time," the caption says.
  • Young shortstop Tatis 'knocking at the door'
    There have been no shortage of expectations heaped upon 19-year-old Fernando Tatis Jr. in the past year. According to MLB Pipeline, he's the No. 8 prospect in baseball, the second-ranked shortstop and among the top Padres prospects.
  • Submariner Makita realizes Majors dream
    Padres reliever Kazuhisa Makita was a freshman at Seisei Kogyo High School in Japan when one of his coaches hatched an audacious idea. At the time, Makita's windup was relatively innocuous. But the torque in his body led that coach to believe he might succeed if he lowered his arm angle.
  • Ellis reaches Minors deal with Padres
    The Padres added a veteran backstop to their backup catcher battle Wednesday evening, agreeing to a non-roster deal with free agent A.J. Ellis.
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