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Merchan's baseball travels land him back in Triple-A

Merchan's baseball travels land him back in Triple-A

Before a plainly unimpressed Padres bullpen, Salt Lake Bees left fielder Doug Deeds couldn't find the handle Monday night on a first-inning drive by Tucson's Matt Clark. For the right way to play the outfield, see below.

July 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Merchan's baseball travels land him back in Triple-A

Merchan's baseball travels land him back in Triple-A

Unlike Salt Lake's Deeds, Padres center fielder Daniel Robertson makes the play, coming up with a sliding catch in the third inning against the Bees.

July 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Merchan's baseball travels land him back in Triple-A

Merchan's baseball travels land him back in Triple-A

Jesus Merchan was going through his daily routine on June 9 - stretch, warm up and take batting practice while getting ready for another Atlantic League baseball game.

July 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Padres: Five-run first inning is too much for Aces

The Tucson Padres scored five runs in the first inning Sunday against Reno, including three on a home run by Anthony Contreras, beating the Aces 10-4 in Reno.

June 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

ACES 9, Padres 4: Reno defeats Tucson for 7th straight time

Reno's A.J. Pollock went 3 for 5 and drove in three runs to lead the Aces to a 9-4 victory, their seventh-straight triumph over the Tucson Padres, in Reno, Nev., Saturday night.

June 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson Padres: Comeback player Guerrero cleans up against Padres

Vladimir Guerrero, trying to return to the majors with Toronto, went 4 for 5 and drove in two runs as Las Vegas routed visiting Tucson 13-3 on Monday.

June 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Pitching biggest problem, and it starts with starters

Tucson Padres: Pitching biggest problem, and it starts with starters

Terry Kennedy doesn't pretend the Tucson Padres have just one problem.

June 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson Padres: True utility man: Owings tries to pitch, play first

When he was an All-America two-way player at Tulane, Micah Owings was frequently asked if he liked hitting or pitching more.

June 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson Padres: Former D-back rehabbing in Tucson

When he was an All-American two-way player at Tulane, Micah Owings was frequently asked if he liked hitting or pitching more.

June 09, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…

Tucson Padres: Reyes, Gyorko shine as Pads snap 5-game skid

Jorge Reyes pitched six shutout innings, and Jedd Gyorko delivered what turned out to be the winning two-run double as the Tucson Padres beat host Colorado Springs 3-1 Monday.

June 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Can't tell players even with program

Tucson Padres: Can't tell players even with program

Padres right fielder Jonathan Roof, an infielder by trade, had all three putouts in the Memphis fourth inning Monday, but none more painful than when he took a double away from Eugenio Velez. Roof also had three hits.

May 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Can't tell players even with program

Tucson Padres: Can't tell players even with program

Roster churn forced Anthony Contreras into a rare - very rare - start in left field Monday. Contreras has been a middle infielder for nearly all of his professional career.

May 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Can't tell players even with program

Tucson Padres: Can't tell players even with program

Anthony Contreras remembers playing a handful of games in left field in his first professional season seven years ago.

May 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Padres: 'Rover' ump waits for next call-up

Before Angel Campos arrived at Kino Stadium to serve as the home plate umpire for Saturday's Tucson Padres game, he went to another baseball game.

May 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson Padres: Major league 'rover' makes home in Tucson

Before Angel Campos arrived at Kino Stadium on Saturday night to serve as the home plate umpire for the Tucson Padres game, he went to another baseball game.

May 20, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…
Patrick Finley: Three games, 23 hours: 'Gotta get it done today'

Patrick Finley: Three games, 23 hours: 'Gotta get it done today'

Seven hundred and ninety-two pitches were thrown at Kino Stadium in less than a day's time, not counting warm-up tosses, ceremonial first throws and balls lobbed to dogs at Sunday's "Bark in the Park."

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Tucson Padres: Yow! Cuban catcher could be next Generation Y star

His name comes from one of his mom’s favorite Cuban soap opera characters: Y-A-S-M-A-N-I.

May 05, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…

Tucson Padres: Pads rally for 5 in 6th to win second straight

The Tucson Padres rallied for five runs in the sixth inning for a 6-4 victory and their second straight win in Sacramento Saturday.

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Tucson Padres: Hoffman is serious about his role as special assistant with Padres

Tucson Padres: Hoffman is serious about his role as special assistant with Padres

The familiar AC/DC song blared over the Kino Stadium speakers, all gonging bells and guitar riffs. Trevor Hoffman couldn't help himself.

April 24, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…
Tucson Padres: Trusty Carroll waiting for shot

Tucson Padres: Trusty Carroll waiting for shot

The Tucson Padres didn't take batting practice as a team on Sunday, a day-game-after-a-night-game custom that proved prudent as the temperature reached 101 degrees.

April 23, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

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